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MANILA, Philippines — A new set of Miss Philippines Earth queens were crowned on Wednesday, July 10, with Pasig City’s Janelle Tee gaining the right to represent the Philippines in the Miss Earth pageant. (READ: Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig is Miss Philippines Earth 2019)
This year’s competition had a number of changes from previous years. This is the first time that the pageant was held in the afternoon and on a weekday.
The Cove in Okada was this year’s location for the competition. Playing on a floral theme, the ladies started the program dressed in colorful outfits inspired by the flowers they represent.
The competition was hosted by the Philippines’ 4 Miss Earth winners — Karla Henry, Jamie Herrell, Angelia Ong, and Karen Ibasco, who looked radiant years after their respective reigns.
The first set of special award were given and as in previous years, the ladies who topped the 3 main preliminary events were announced.
The candidates were narrowed down to the Top 15, after which they went back on stage in sampaguita-inspired swimsuits. After the round, the candidates were narrowed down to the Top 10 for the hashtag portion.
A short tribute was given to former environment secretary Gina Lopez and her work in promoting eco-tourism and various environmental causes.
From the Top 10, only 5 moved on to the final round to answer the final question.
And after a break from pageantry, Janelle Tee of Pasig City was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2019. She and her elemental court will be working with the Miss Philippines Earth organization for its causes.
Congratulations to the winners! — Rappler.com
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