Runner-up Chanel Olive Thomas on Miss PH Earth experience

Alexa Villano
Runner-up Chanel Olive Thomas on Miss PH Earth experience
As Miss Philippines Air, Chanel says she wants to help improve public transportation in the country

MANILA, Philippines – She may have fallen short bagging the Miss Philippines Earth 2015 title, but Miss Philippines Air 2015 Chanel Olive Thomas said she is grateful for the experience. (READ: Jake Cuenca’s ex Chanel Olive Thomas joins Miss Philippines Earth)

“Actually I feel really blessed, happy and fortunate for this experience. So for me winning [a title in a pageant] like Miss Philippines Earth was a dream come true and I’m thankful for everyone who supported me and believed in me,” she told Rappler after the coronation night Sunday, May 31.

Chanel said that as Miss Philippines Air, she wants to help campaign in improving the public transportation in the country. (READ: Chanel Olive Thomas on joining Miss PH Earth: I want to bring that change)

“I want to work on improving our public transport. I take jeepneys, I take tricycles and I really feel like if we improve on them, people will likely to do that, and we will be able to reduce the carbon emissions in our country which will produce the air pollution,” she said.

As for her experience in the pageant, Chanel said she will definitely miss bonding with the candidates.

“I actually wanna cry because I am gonna miss the girls so much. They became my ates [sisters]. We’re gonna celebrate after and then probably cry for a bit,” she said with a smile. – 

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.