PHOTO RECAP: Miss Philippines Earth 2016 coronation night
MANILA, Philippines – Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong crowned Imelda Schweighart the new Miss Philippines Earth 2016 on Saturday, June 11, but not before a swimsuit, terno, and question and answer portions. (READ: Imelda Schweighart wins Miss Philippines Earth 2016)
The pageant was held at the UP Theater Diliman and was hosted by Robi Domingo and former Miss Philippines Earth title holders, Cathy Untalan, Sandra Seifert and Stephany Stefanowitz. (READ: FULL LIST: Miss Philippines Earth 2016 winners)
The night started with the contestants walking the stage and presenting themselves to the audience.
After a round of special awards, the Top 12 ladies vying for the title were announced.
The ladies then walked for the swimsuit and terno or long gown potions.
Next was a question and answer portion, where each of the Top 12 finalists picked a hashtag from a bowl and spoke about the issue that the hashtag stood for. Some of the issues were environmental, but others touched on politics, with some of the contestants speaking about president-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
Before the Top 5 were announced, Jason Fernandez serenaded the crowd and the Top 12 onstage.
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong were at the pageant too.
The Top 5 were then announced and each was asked, "If you had the chance to talk one-on-one with president-elect Duterte, what assistance would you ask from him on your climate change advocacy?"
To end the night, the girls were awarded Miss Philippines Water, Air, Wind, Fire, and Ecotourism, and Puerto Princesa's Imelda Schweighart was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2016 by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.
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