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Miss Earth 2016 Rides the Wave of Change
It’s a sweet homecoming for Miss Earth as the highly anticipated environmental event of the year gets underway.
Close to 90 delegates from all over the world made their way to the nation’s capital to participate in various environmental activities and compete to be the next rightful bearer of the Miss Earth crown.
“We have a busy yet meaningful schedule prepared for the delegates this year,” shares Carousel Productions Executive Vice-President and founder of Miss Earth Lorraine Schuck. “The delegates will visit several provinces all over the Philippines and explore our ecotourism destinations.
“These are not just mere leisure activities. They will have the chance to meet with the locals and learn how these ecotourism spots are protected,” Ms. Shuck adds.
Among the provinces that the delegates are scheduled to visit include Davao, Island Garden City of Samal, Isabela, Tacloban, Guimaras, Cebu, Boracay Island, Sorsogon, Benguet, Sablayan, Lanao and Butuan.
The 16th edition of Miss Earth will focus on making an effective change to address pressing environmental issues. The delegates have been doing various activities in their respective countries before flying to Manila, and have also made their stand on how to protect the planet through their eco-videos. These videos can be viewed on Miss Earth’s official YouTube account.
“The delegates are getting more competitive each year,” observes Carousel President Ramon Monzon, “and their awareness on environmental issues are really impressive. We are confident that anyone we crown will be a deserving winner who will continue to redefine the role of beauty queens.”
Preparations are also underway for the grand coronation night slated on Saturday, October 29, 7PM at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. The event will be telecast live on worldwide and on rappler.com via live streaming. It will also be shown on ABS-CBN on Sunday, October 30, at 10 AM.
In true Miss Earth tradition, the final night will not only be a competition of pretty faces, but will also highlight the delegates’ dedication to the Miss Earth cause.
Outgoing queen Angelia Ong, who made a historic back-to-back win for the Philippines will be passing on her crown to the new environmental ambassador who will be expected to travel the world and carry out the mission to encourage the global community to make a change to save and protect the environment.
Miss Earth 2016 is supported by Diamond Hotel Philippines, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila and Century Park Hotel as official residences of the delegates; together with official airlines Philippine Airlines and Air Asia; Institutional partnership with Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board and brought you by Miss Earth Foundation and KITTCO Travel and Tours.
Miss Earth 2016: Empowered to Make a Change
The Philippines once again plays host to the 16th edition of Miss Earth, the highly anticipated international environmental event that has been crowning beauty queens who serve at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness.
The announcement was made by Carousel’s Executive Vice President and Miss Earth founder Lorraine Schuck. Following the success of the Austrian staging of the event last year, Carousel thought it best to bring back Miss Earth to its home country where change is adamantly implemented in different sectors.
“It has always been our mission to encourage everyone to make a change in their day-to-day activities in terms of lessening their carbon footprint,” states Ms. Schuck. “Imagine the effects of these little steps if there would be millions who are willing to make that change.”
Carousel believes that the Philippine staging of Miss Earth 2016 will amplify the current administration’s stand on environmental issues. Both Carousel and the current Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez have been partners in the past in a campaign for a cleaner and greener environment.
This year’s delegates are scheduled to visit ecotourism destinations in different parts of the country. A far cry from the leisure and touristy spots, Miss Earth 2016 will showcase the rich biodiversity of the country and encourage sustainability in the process.
Miss Earth Attends Climate Reality Leadership Corps
Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, Miss Earth Air 2015 Dayanna Grageda, Laura Clark of Miss Earth United States, Kelly Louise Maguire of Miss Earth Australia, Tatiana Andreeva of Miss Earth Russia, Ella Bella & Catherine Constantides of Miss Earth South Africa, Aleksandra Cherepanova Miss Earth Russia 2016, Jade Axon Miss Earth South Africa 2015 Runner Up, IIze Saunders Miss South Africa 2014 and Nikita Lagler Miss Earth South Africa Ambassadors attended the Climate Reality Project Training in the Philippines. Environmental leader Al Gore leads the training of hundred eco-leaders from various sectors of society.