Cynthia Thomalla wins Miss Eco International 2018
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Cynthia Thomalla was crowned the new Miss Eco International 2018 during the pageant held on Friday, April 27 in Egypt (late morning, April 28, Manila time).
Cynthia succeeded Amber Bernachi of Canada, who won the crown last year.
Indonesia was declared the 1st runner-up. Rounding up the court were the representatives of Peru (2nd runner-up), Vietnam ( 3rd-runner-up), and Costa Rica (4th runner-up).
Cynthia is the last of the 4 beauty queens to compete under the Miss World Philippines Organization. Her victory follows the win of Teresita "Winwyn" Marquez, who became Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 and Sophiia Senoron, who the title of Miss Multinational.
The Miss Eco International pageant aims to promote eco-tourism and also help cancer survivors. (WATCH: Cynthia Thomalla's winning answer at Miss Eco International 2018)
During her send-off for the competition on April 6, Cynthia bared her advocacy for sustainable tourism and responsible traveling.
For her Eco video prepared for the competition, Cynthia went back to Southern Leyte, where she showcased what the province has to offer. Manila, Ormoc City, Palawan, and Davao Oriental are also featured in the video. – Rappler.com