PH's Nelda Ibe is 1st runner-up in Miss Globe 2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe placed first runner-up at the Miss Globe competition held in Tirana, Albania on Friday, November 3 (Saturday, November 4, Manila time).

Nelda in her sampaguita-inspired national costume by Frederick Berches. Screengrab from RTSH.

 

National costume is a NATIONAL IDENTITY. It reflects the country, it's culture, tradition and heritage. I am wearing another proud masterpiece by Frederick Berches @frederickberches for Miss Globe 2017. One interesting fact about the host country and home of Miss Globe which is Albania. IT HAS LOADS OF FLOWERS.Albania boasts more than 3,250 species of plants, which accounts for 30 percent of all flora in Europe. And that being said, I am happy to say that the Philippines National Flower, Sampaguita was the very inspiration of my costume. #culture #diversity #history #missglobe #themissglobe #pilot #pilotlife #pilotbeautyqueen #deliartassociation #albania #visitalbania A post shared by Nelda Ibe | Pilot Queen (@neldaibe) on Nov 1, 2017 at 9:10am PDT

 

Miss Philippines Globe 2017 @NeldaIbe in her swimsuit. #MissGlobe2017 updates on https://t.co/Asg0jyrsP7 pic.twitter.com/lEq8trnUAH — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 3, 2017 

 

Miss Philippines Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe in her evening gown. #MissGlobe2017 updates on https://t.co/Asg0jyrsP7 pic.twitter.com/AESQ5rGvjK — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 3, 2017

Hours after placing 1st runner-up, Nelda took to Instagram to say thank you to her family and supporters.

“It was an honor and privilege to represent you, my beloved country, the Philippines! To God be the glory! Love, your #PilotBeautyQueen and will always be, your Miss Globe 2017 1st runner-up.”

‪It was an honor and privileged to represent you my beloved country, The Philippines! To God be the Glory! Love, Your #PilotBeautyQueen and will always be, your Miss Globe 2017 1st Runner up‬ A post shared by Nelda Ibe | Pilot Queen (@neldaibe) on Nov 3, 2017 at 7:36pm PDT

Bb Pilipinas also congratulated Nelda for her performance in the competition: “BPCI [Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated] Chair Mrs Stella M Araneta congratulates Bb Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe for her 1st Runner-up finish in the Miss Globe 2017 beauty pageant that just concluded in Albania. Nelda showed grace and elegance befitting a proud Filipina, making her a true inspiration to women all over the world. BPCI is proud of you, and will continue to support you in your future endeavors.”

 

Tagged as the pilot queen, Nelda's achievement is the latest after Elizabeth Clenci's second runner-up placement at the Miss Grand International competition.

Here are the winners:

Miss Globe 2017 –  Do Tran Khanh Ngan of Vietnam 

1st runner-up –  Nelda Ibe of Philippines 

2nd runner-up – Elena Latypova of Siberia

3rd runner-up –  Alessia Çoku of Albania

4th runner-up– Simone Heijligers of Cape Verde

Previously, Ann Colis won the title for the country in 2015, while Nichole Manalo placed 3rd runner-up in 2016.  – Rappler.com