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Miss Earth Philippines 2017 Eco-Video

PHILIPPINES
KAREN IBASCO

Age: 26
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 84 cm - 61 cm - 91 cm
Profession: University Instructor
Hometown: Manila
Language/s Spoken: Tagalog, English, Mandarin, Fookien

Miss Earth Philippines 2017

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD)
If I could explain my childhood years in a word, it would be memorable. I grew up with a loving and supportive family. My siblings and I may not have the same interests in life but my parents never failed to show their care, guidance in every way and leading us to trust in Jesus Christ no matter what circumstances we go through in life.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
Being half Filipina and half Chinese was never easy growing up in a traditional Chinese background in my father’s side. My family developed perseverance throughout the years of opposition we have encountered due to the superiority of my father’s family.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
To be honest, it would be taking up a undergraduate course in applied physics which I never thought even existed at that time but I never imagined it would open doors of opportunity for me in this field of study.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE REPRESENTING?
I am proud to represent the Philippines because we uphold camaraderie in every aspect of life. The adversities we encountered are a catalyst that made as a resilient nation today. We are known in looking to the brighter side of every hardship never forgetting to put a smile in our faces because we believe that at the end it will be for our benefit as we look to the sovereign God in control of everything.

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
When I was younger I never imagined I would land in a job that is science related because I was never academically inclined. I used to fail in mathematics and science subjects but it’s true to say that a person needs to focus on areas she is bad at to step out from her comfort zone.

I also never wanted to become a teacher because I saw the huge responsibility they carried with them but to my surprise that was the first job I had and I was very much fulfilled in being one as I became a channel of catering knowledge to the younger generation and leading them in the field on study they are called to be in.

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