IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018
MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Earth Philippines 2018 pageant concluded on Saturday, May 19 with Filipino-Italian Silvia Celeste Cortesi winning the crown.
This is the first time that a representative from the Filipino community abroad won the title. (FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018)
It opened with candidates dressed according to this year's theme of "Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan" (goddesses of Mother Nature). (IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, 'Dyosa ng Kalikasan' segment)
From the costumes, the first set of awards was given, followed by the announcement of the ladies who did well in the beauty category.
The 42 candidates then sashayed in white swimsuits and cover-ups, followed by the announcement of the ladies who did well in the "fit and form" category.
Unlike in the past wherein only 15 semifinalists made it, the organizers decided to include 18 semifinalists.
But only 10 moved on to the next round, the Earth talk or the hashtag segment.
The top 10 ladies were called and had another round of swimsuit and long gown competitions.
From the 10, only 5 moved on to the final round of Q and A.
Those who made it to the final round were:
- Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay – Halimatu Yushawu
- San Rafael, Bulacan – Jean de Jesus
- Balingasag, Misamis Oriental – Berjayneth Chee
- Las Piñas City – Zahra Bianca Saldua
- Fil-Rome, Italy – Silvia Celeste Cortesi
For the final question, the ladies were asked about Boracay's closure and what people should do to prevent a similar problem from happening elsewhere.
The 2017 queens led by Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco made their farewell walks.
In the end, these ladies made up the elemental court:
- Miss Eco-tourism: Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay – Halimatu Yushawu
- Miss Philippines Fire: San Rafael, Bulacan – Jean de Jesus
- Miss Philippines Water: Balingasag, Misamis Oriental – Berjayneth Chee
- Miss Philippines Air: Las Piñas City – Zahra Bianca Saldua
- Miss Philippines Earth 2018: Fil-Rome, Italy – Silvia Celeste Cortesi
Celeste is set to represent the country in the Miss Earth pageant scheduled at the end of the year. – Rappler. com
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