Ms Olongapo crowned Ms PH Earth 2013

Pia Ranada
Miss Olongapo Angelee delos Reyes is crowned Miss PH Earth 2013

WINNERS OF THE NIGHT. From left to right: Bernadette Mae Aguirre (Eco-tourism), Nancy Leonard (Water), Angelee delos Reyes (Ms PH Earth), Kimverlyn Suiza (Air) and Alma Cabasal (Fire). All photos by Andrew Robles

MANILA, Philippines – Olongapo City’s Angelee delos Reyes of Olongapo City was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2013 on Sunday, May 19.

Reyes will be representing the Philippines at this year’s Miss Earth pageant, one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world.

The holographic stage designs in SM MOA Arena seemed to glow especially bright for Angelee and the 4 other girls who were awarded titles that night. 

Coronation night

The 5 winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 47 hopefuls. The pageant began with 48 contestants before Miss Muntinlupa Ferina Juny-Ann de Paz backed out of the competition.

All candidates showed off their beach bodies during the pageant’s swimwear event. The first 5 who made it into the top 10 were announced, while the next 5 were announced after the evening gown portion.
CROWNED AND PROUD. The night's winning ladies smile for hundreds of cameras

The top 10 were:

The top 10 contestants then went through a gruelling question-and-answer portion, where each candidate chose the name of the judge whose question each would answer. 

MISS PH EARTH 2013. Miss Olongapo Angelee delos Reyes proved that pageant experience wins crowns

Angelee’s answer stood out for being straightforward, brief yet meaningful. 

To the question, “What criteria would you add to beauty pageants aside from beauty and intelligence?” Angelee replied that she would add the possession of a “genuine heart” that cares about the protection of the environment.
Crowned for Mother Nature

Even before coronation night, many pageant watchers followed Angelee’s progress throughout the competition. The 25-year-old marketing head is a veteran of beauty pageants, having already joined Binibining Pilipinas and two international pageants, according to Adventures of a Beauty Queen blogger Joyce Burton-Titular.

More people continue to watch her as she prepares to represent the country in Miss Earth.

Missed the coronation night? See Rappler’s Live Blog of the event. –

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at