IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2018 highlights

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Check out the evening's best moments!

NEW QUEENS. During coronation night, Miss Earth 2018 and Miss Earth 2018 Air, Water, and Fire were finally crowned. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines — Ninety beautiful candidates from all over the world graced our stage for the last time during the coronation night of Miss Earth 2018 on Saturday, November 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Miss Earth 2018 ended with a bang as audiences were treated to an energetic fashion show in line with this year’s theme “Goddesses of the Earth,” as well as candidates’ dressed in their most glamorous gowns and stylish swimsuits, plus the highly-anticipated insightful hashtag and Q and A round.

Check out the evening’s highlights here:

“Goddesses of the Earth” fashion show

IN THEME. The candidates each donned their own costume in line with this year's Miss Earth 2018 theme, Goddesses of the Earth. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Long gown segment

FIRST 9. 18 candidates were called on stage in two batches during the Miss Earth 2018 semi-finalist roll call early in the evening. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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NIGHT'S HOST. James Deakin helped keep the energy up throughout the night. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SURPRISE GUEST. Brian McKnight serenaded the crowd with his hit song Back To One. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MISS EARTH 2017. Last year's reigning queen Karen Ibasco from the Philippines was present to pass down her crown. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

 

Swimsuit segment

SWIMSUIT SEGMENT. The ladies showed off their white and gold swimsuits designed by Ricky Abad. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Hashtag round

HASHTAG ROUND. The top 12 candidates were asked to elaborate on a relevant hashtag randomly assigned to them. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

HASHTAG CONFLICT. Miss Vietnam said that we can avoid conflict if we are honest with ourselves. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

HASHTAG CORRUPTION. Miss Austria said corruption is a form of dishonest behavior. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

HASHTAG IMMIGRATION. Miss Colombia reiterated the importance of treating immigrants with respect and dignity. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

HASHTAG JUSTICE. Miss Portugal asks for justice for Mother Earth by rethinking our actions and reducing our steps. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

 

Q and A portion

TOP 4. Colombia, Mexico, Austria, and Vietnam were shortlisted to make it to the much-awaited Q and A segment. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Q and A. The core segment asked each of the top 4 candidates what issue they think is the most pressing in this generation as a millennial. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MEXICO'S ANSWER. Melissa Flores said we need to learn how to use technology correctly today for the next generation. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

COLOMBIA'S ANSWER. Valeria Ayos said that the great thing about the millennial generation is having a voice to be heard. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

VIETNAM'S ANSWER. Phuong Khanh Nguyen said that we end up caring only for ourselves because of social media, and we should change that. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

 

Awarding 

MISS EARTH FIRE 2018. Miss Mexico Melissa Flores was crowned as one of this year's elemental queens. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

 

MISS EARTH WATER 2018. Valeria Ayos is also another elemental queen for this year. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

THIS YEAR'S QUEEN. Congratulations to Phuong Khanh Nguyen from Vietnam, 2018's Miss Earth. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

CONGRATS LADIES! Miss Earth Fire 2018 (Mexico), Miss Earth Water 2018 (Colombia), Miss Earth Air 2018 (Austria), and Miss Earth 2018 huddle on stage for a celebratory group pic. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Congratulations to all 90 ladies for a job well done! —Rappler.com