Silvia Celeste Cortesi wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018!
MANILA, Philippines – Silvia Celeste Cortesi of Rome, Italy is Miss Earth Philippines 2018!
Miss Earth Philippines 2017 Karen Ibasco crowned her successor on Saturday, May 19, at the Mall of Asia Arena. (FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018)
According to the Miss Philippines Earth website, Celeste is a 20-year-old model. Celeste said on the website that she had a tough childhood but learned to move on, and added that her experiences gave her the will to survive and continue on her journey.
“My advocacy is about trees in Italy,” she said on the website. “Because I believe we should protect our urban fragile forest, because trees are life. And the perfect example is here in Italy, for the existence of a law that protects monumental trees.."
The winners of the other major titles are:
- Miss Philippines Air – Zahra Bianca Saldua of Las Piñas City
- Miss Philippines Fire – Jean de Jesus of San Rafael, Bulacan
- Miss Philippines Water – Berjayneth Chee of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
- Miss Eco-Tourism Philippines – Halimatu Yushawu of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay