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Miss Philippines Earth

Miss Earth Philippines
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New logo of the Miss Earth Philippines Pageant released last July 17, 2018.
Motto Beauties for a Cause
Formation 2001
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Manila
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
English
President
Ramon Monzon
Key people
Lorraine Schuck
Website www.missphilippines-earth.com

The Miss Earth Philippines, originally called "Miss Philippines" and "Miss Philippines Earth", is a Filipino national beauty pageant held annually in search of the most beautiful and environmentally-friendly woman in the Philippines.[1][2][3] Miss Philippines Earth is beauty pageant in the Philippines with 50 official candidates.[4][5][6]

The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment.[7] They also serve as spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.[8] The grand winner will represent Philippines in Miss Earth pageant.[5][6]

The beauty pageant's current titleholder is Silvia Celeste Cortesi from Rome who was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2018 by Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco on May 19, 2018.

History


Number of Wins

Current franchise
Pageant Title Winning year(s)
Miss Earth 4 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017

In the first quarter of 2001, Carousel Productions relinquished the franchise for both Mutya ng Pilipinas (Beauty of the Philippines) and Miss Asia Pacific International beauty contests and decided to establish a beauty pageant whose cause is to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth. As a result, Miss Philippines (currently called Miss Philippines Earth) and Miss Earth pageants were established.[2]

Miss Philippines beauty pageant was formally launched in a press conference on April 3, 2001 with the search of a delegate to represent Philippines in the international Miss Earth pageant.[9] The pageant tied up with the Philippine government agencies such as the Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and at least two international environmental groups such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the American Global Release to further its environmental advocacy.[10][11]

In its formative years, the pageant was simply known as Miss Philippines, but to avoid confusion with another Philippine national pageant of the same name, Binibining Pilipinas (which direct English translation is Miss Philippines), the name was changed to Miss Philippines Earth. In 2018, the title was renamed Miss Earth Philippines to further highlight the global “Miss Earth” tilt. [12] This pageant has no connection to the original "Miss Philippines" pageants of the early 1950s.

The pageant contestants are called "Beauties for a Cause." The competition includes swimsuit competition, long gown parade, talent competition, but more weight is given to personality and also to ecological and environmental intelligence in the interview portion.[13]

In 2006, Carousel Productions opened the contest to Filipina women of foreign ancestry, or from those living abroad such as Australia, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates and the United States.[2][14]

In 2008, Miss Philippines-Earth broadened its coverage to include candidates from various provinces, cities, and municipalities. The decision to transform Miss Philippines Earth in a larger-scale was made to further the cause of Miss Philippines Earth and with more participants involved, Carousel Productions would be able to reach more people and communities involved in its environmental advocacy.[2][14]

Delegates

Carousel Production previously held beauty contest in 12 Regions of the Philippines from 2001–2007, through its local franchises. The winners of those contest in turn competed with 12 more contestants from the National Capital Region for the coveted title.[5][6]

In 2006, Carousel Production opened the contest to Filipina women of foreign ancestry, or living abroad. In 2008, Miss Philippines-Earth broaden its coverage to various provinces, cities, municipalities to send in their candidate.[5][6]

The grand winner of Miss Philippines Earth goes on to represent her country in the Miss Earth.[5][6]

From 2007- 2008, the first runner-up or Miss Philippines Air, was officially designated the Miss Philippines Tourism Queen International (MTQI) title and competed at Miss Tourism Queen International pageant. However, in 2009, Grezilda Adelantar, Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism represented the Philippines in the Miss Tourism Queen International pageant. The franchise was transferred to Binibining Pilipinas in 2011.

In 2009, it was also declared that the four elemental court of the Miss Philippines Earth winner namely: Miss Philippines- Air, Miss Philippines- Water, Miss Philippines- Fire, and Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism are all equal winners and the remaining five finalists that failed to advance in the top five are the runners up of the pageant.

Awards and titles

Just like in Miss Earth pageant, the winner of the beauty contest is bestowed the title Miss Philippines Earth; her runners-up are also given titles named after the other natural elements:Miss Philippines Eco Tourism (fourth runner-up), Miss Philippines Fire (equivalent to third runner-up), Miss Philippines Water (second runner-up), and Miss Philippines Air (first runner-up). Miss Earth is the only one of the "Big Four" pageants which have individual titles for the runners-up.[5][6] In 2009, Carousel Productions, the organizer of Miss Philippines Earth, changed the ranking of the runners up and winners. The judges now select 10 finalists to compete for the top five. The top five then vie for the grand crown (Miss Philippines Earth) and the four other equal crowns. The remaining five finalists who fail to advance in the top five serve as the runners up of the pageant.[15][16][17]

Titleholders

Color keys
Year Miss Philippines Earth Elemental Court Titlists
Earth Air Water Fire Eco-Tourism
2001 Carlene Aguilar [18] Maria del Carmen Antigua Doctora Anjelly Gamboa Marites Orjalesa Gemma Gatdula
2002 April Ross Perez Justine Vinluan Gabionza Gina Ritter Sheryll Anne Ducusin Honeylet Christine Gascon
2003 Laura Marie Dunlap Evangeline Natalie S. Tarin Sheryl Lou Franco Lesley Jean Samson Mary Joyce Garcia
2004 Tamera Marie Szijarto Nadia C. Camolli Jasmin Chua Sheila Margrethe Alonso Keithley Anne Campos
2005 Genebelle Raagas Nadia Lee Cien Shami Arleine Villanueva Antonette Stephanie Yu April Lynn Villanueva
2006 Catherine Untalan Ginger Ann Conejero Katrina Grace Rigets Francis Dianne Cervantes Reena Rae Sarmiento
2007 Jeanne Harn Krystle Ann Gonzalez Dizon-Grant Joyce Nocomura Sarah Katrina Miñoza Anna Katrina Bautista
2008 Karla Paula Henry Marie Razel Eguia Marian Michelle Oblea Ma. Kristelle Lazaro Maria Venus Raj
2009[1] Sandra Inez Seifert Michelle Martha Braun Kirstie Joan Babor Patricia Marie Tumulak Grezilda Adelantar
2010 Kris Psyche Resus Renee Rosario McHugh Emmerie Dale Cunanan Gwennaelle Ruais Angela Lauren Fernando
2011[2] Athena Mae Imperial Jonavi Raisa Quiray Murielle Adrienne Orais Michelle Gavagan Mary Denisse Toribio
2012 Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz Glennifer Perido Samantha Purvor Thoreen Halvorsen Mary Candice Ramos
2013 Angelee Claudette delos Reyes Nancy Leonard Alma Cabasal Athina Karla Chia Bernadette Mae Aguirre
2014 Jamie Herrell Diane Carmela Querrer Kimberly Covert Bencelle Bianzon Monique Teruelle Manuel
2015 Angelia Gabrena Ong [19] Chanel Olive Thomas Catherine Joy Marin Carla Angela Valderrama Jona Sweett
2016 Loren Mar Artajos[20][21] Shannon Rebecca Bridgman [22] Melanie Mader [22] Maria Fatima Al-sowyed [22] Charinna Barro [22]
2017[3] Karen Ibasco Kim De Guzman Jessica Marasigan Nellza Bautista Vanessa Mae Castillo
2018[4] Silvia Celeste Cortesi Zahra Bianca Saldua Berjayneth Chee Jean Nicole de Jesus Halimatu Yushawu

^1 Note: The years 2009 and 2010 editions, the Miss Philippines Earth remained the grand title of the event, but the four other titles i.e., Miss Philippines- Air, Miss Philippines- Water, Miss Philippines- Fire, and Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism are all equal winners. The remaining five finalists in the top 10 that failed to advance in the top five are the runners up of the pageant. It happened once again in 2017. ^2 Note: By 2011, it reverted to its original order with Miss Air as the runner-up or 2nd place, followed by Miss Water, Miss Fire, and Miss Eco-Tourism as 3rd, 4th and 5th placings, respectively

Annual edition

Color keys
Edition Coronation Date Place represented Age1 Entrants Venue
1st April 28, 2001 Manila, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
19 24 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
2nd May 12, 2002 Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga Peninsula
20 24 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
3rd May 11, 2003 Angeles City, Pampanga
Central Luzon
19 24 Aguinaldo Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
4th May 2, 2004 Manila, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
21 24 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
5th May 29, 2005 Angeles City, Pampanga
Central Luzon
18 24 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
6th May 14, 2006 Manila, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
20 24 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
7th April 29, 2007 Rodriguez, Rizal
CALABARZON
25 23 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
8th May 11, 2008 Cebu City, Cebu
Central Visayas
21 41 Crowne Plaza, Galleria, Pasig City
9th May 10, 2009 Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Western Visayas
25 50 The Arena Entertainment and Recreational Center of the People, San Juan City
10th April 24, 2010 Infanta, Quezon
CALABARZON
22 49 Aquatica, Manila Ocean Park, Manila
11th June 5, 2011 Casiguran, Aurora
Central Luzon
24 49 Puerto Princesa Coliseum, Puerto Princesa City
12th May 27, 2012 Quezon City, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
22 47 Center Stage, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
13th May 19, 2013 Olongapo City, Zambales
Central Luzon
25 47 Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
14th May 11, 2014 Cebu City, Cebu
Central Visayas
19 49 Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
15th May 31, 2015 Manila, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
24 38 Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
16th June 11, 2016 Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
MIMAROPA
25 46 University of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Region
17th July 15, 2017 Manila, Metro Manila
National Capital Region
26 40 Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City
18th May 19, 2018 Filipino Community of Rome, Lazio
Italy
20 42 Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

1 Age at time of Miss Philippines Earth pageant
2 Schweighart resigned from her post as Miss Philippines Earth 2016 on the 31st of October 2016, two days after the Miss Earth 2016 pageant, following the leak of a video showing her making a controversial remark against Miss Earth 2016 winner Katherine Espin of Ecuador. The 2nd runner up, Loren Mar Artajos takes over her duties as Miss Philippines Earth. The 1st runner-up, Kiara Giel Gregorio could not assume the title due to studies in London.[23]

Current franchise

Below are the complete names of the annual titleholders of Miss Philippines Earth, listed in descending order and according to the year in which they participated in Miss Earth, their height and age during their national crowning and their final placement in the aforementioned international pageant after their participation.

The current Miss Earth Philippines titleholder is Silvia Celeste Cortesi.

Color key
  •      Declared as Miss Earth
  •      Ended as Runner-up in Miss Earth
  •      Ended as one of the Top Finalists/ Semi-Finalists in Miss Earth
  •      Received or a candidate of a Special Award but did not place in Miss Earth
  •      The contestant was not able to compete in an international pageant.
Year Delegate Hometown Placement in Miss Earth Other awards
2001 Carlene Ang Aguilar [18] Quezon City, Metro Manila Top 10 Semi-Finalist
(7th Place)
Best in Long Gown
2002 April Ross Lim Perez Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur Top 10 Semi-Finalist
(6th Place)
Miss Photogenic
2003 Laura Marie Mercado Dunlap Angeles City, Pampanga Top 10 Semi-Finalist
(8th Place)
None
2004 Tamera Marie Lagac Szijarto Manila, Metro Manila Top 8 Finalist
(5th Place)
None
2005 Genebelle Francisco Raagas Angeles City, Pampanga Top 16 Semi-Finalist
(8th Place)
None
2006 Catherine "Cathy" Yu Untalan Manila, Metro Manila Miss Earth Water 2006 None
2007 Jeanne Angeles Harn Rodriguez, Rizal Miss Photogenic
2008 Karla Paula Ginteroy Henry Cebu City, Cebu Miss Earth 2008 Miss Photogenic
2009 Sandra Inez Suravilla Seifert Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Miss Earth Air 2009 Best in Long Gown & Swimsuit
2010 Kris Psyche Orozco Resus Infanta, Quezon Best in Swimsuit
2011 Athena Mae Duarte Imperial Casiguran, Aurora Miss Earth Water 2011 Darling of the Press
2012 Stephany Dianne Damondamon Stefanowitz Quezon City, Metro Manila Miss Earth Air 2012 Darling of the Press
2013 Angelee Claudette Francisco delos Reyes Olongapo City, Zambales Top 8 Finalist Miss Eco Tourism
2014 Jamie del Rosario Herrell Cebu City, Cebu Miss Earth 2014 Darling of the Press
2015 Angelia Gabrena Paglicawan Ong Manila, Metro Manila Miss Earth 2015
2016 Imelda Bautista Schweighart
(Resigned) [20][21]
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 1st, gold medalist(s) Darling of the Press
2017 Karen Santos Ibasco Manila, Metro Manila Miss Earth 2017 1st, gold medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 2)
1st, gold medalist(s) Darling of the Press
1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume (Asia Pacific)
2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi Rome, Italy TBD 2nd, silver medalist(s) Long Gown (Air group)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) National Costume (Asia & Oceania)

Former franchise

MTQI representatives


Number of Wins

Former franchise
Pageant Title Winning year(s)
Miss Tourism Queen International 1 2006

Miss Philippines Earth Organization (Carousel Productions) held the franchise for Miss Tourism Queen International (MTQI) pageant from 2005 until 2009. There were no international pageant in 2010. The franchise is currently under the management of BPCI (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.) effective in 2011.

The following is the list of the Miss Tourism Queen International Philippines titleholders and their placements:

Color key
  •      Declared as Miss Tourism Queen International
  •      Ended as runner-up in Miss Tourism Queen International
  •      Ended as one of the top finalists/ semifinalists in Miss Tourism Queen International
  •      Received or a candidate of a special award but did not place in Miss Tourism Queen International
Year Delegate National Title Placement in Miss Tourism Queen International Other awards
2004 Charisma 'Charisse' Agasid Ocrisma 2003 MTV Fashionista 2nd runner-up (Appointed) Unplaced Miss Bikini
2005 Sheila Margrethe Aguilar Alonso Miss Philippines Fire 2004 (Appointed) Top 12 Semifinalist Best Smile
2006 Justine Vinluan Gabionza Miss Philippines Air 2002 (Appointed) Miss Tourism Queen Int'l 2006 Asia's Queen
2007 Annemarie Rose Santos Jebb Miss Philippines Earth 2007 Top 10 Semifinalist (Appointed) Unplaced None
2008 Krystle Ann Gonzalez Dizon-Grant Miss Philippines Air 2007 Unplaced None
2009 Marie Razel Triff Eguia Miss Philippines Air 2008 Unplaced 3rd Place Best in Evening Gown
2010 Grezilda Ennis Adelantar Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2009 / 1st runner-up Miss Tourism Queen International 2010 cancelled

Gallery of Winners

Miss Philippines Earth

Elemental Courts

See also

References

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  18. ^ a b "The Filipino Chinese are part of our DNA". The Philippine Star. January 31, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
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