Ms PH Earth Parañaque City: Kimberly Tristine Ledesma
MANILA, Philippines - In line with the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 pageant's water conservation theme, this 19-year-old Hotel and Restaurant Management student says, "When you learn new things about water cooperation, use social networking sites to help spread awareness. Post relevant items on your sites that can move people into action."
Describe your childhood/growing-up years (8-13 years old):
I grew up apart from my parents. They have been working as musicians in Japan since 1980. I was not able to spend that much time with them during my childhood days. I lived with my uncle, two cousins and my elder sister. Back then, I could have all the things that I wanted, I could eat whatever I wanted, I could go wherever I wanted.
Most memorable moment:
I can’t remember how many times I've done such weird things but there was this time when 3 of my cousins, my uncle, my elder sister, two of our friends and I went for an adventure. We travelled by walking alongside 4 connecting river resorts in Candelaria, Quezon Province. It was a bit muddy so when I was about to step to go to the other side, I fell all the way down. Everyone was shocked. We were glad that I was safe. We all had a big laugh afterwards.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
I want to help protect endangered animals. We owe it not just to ourselves but also to the whole world to protect these species. It can be a good way to attract tourists thus we should help preserve them and their habitats.