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Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador crowned by outgoing Miss Earth Angelia Ong.

Ecuador's Katherine Elizabeth Espin was crowned Miss Earth 2016 on Saturday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Espin said she feels so blessed to have won and thanked the people in the Philippines for their warm hospitality: "I have never been to a country where people are so warm-hearted and I really want to thank every single (person) in the Philippines because they made me feel like I'm in my home," she told reporters. "People who have never seen me supporting me: that is something huge. Just by seeing that, I feel like a winner."

Espin also outlined what she would do as the new Miss Earth. "I am a lawyer and I fight for justice and for what is good," she said. "And now, as Miss Earth, I will fight for the environment and actually to have people be conscientious about the environment and about the respect that we need to have towards it."

Also crowned as the new elemental queens were: Colombia's Michelle Gomez as Miss Earth Air, Venezuela's Stephanie De Zorzi as Miss Earth Water and Brazil's Bruna Zanardo as Miss Earth Fire.

Corrin Stellakis from the USA, Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em from Vietnam, Aleksandra Cherepanova from Russia and Cloie Skarne from Sweden were the finalists. The rest of the semi-finalists were: Lyndl Kean from Australia, Denise Frigo from Italy, Itzel Astudillo from Mexico, Nozipho Magagula from South Africa, Clover Zhu from Macau SAR China, Luissa Burton from England, Chae-Yeung Lee from Korea and Julieann McStravick from Northern Ireland.

Miss Moldova, Tatiana Ovcinicova, was announced as winner of the Eco-Beauty Video competition; while Charlotte Hitchman of Wales was the first ever recipient of the Eco-Warrior Award.

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 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.

Miss Earth 2016
Some of the Miss Earth 2016 delegates with the Carousel Productions Executives at the Carousel Mansion for the 2016 Miss Earth Welcome Party last October 9.

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.

 Miss Earth 2016

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.

“We understand the need to raise funds through the promotion of our tourist spots, but not to the point of compromising nature,” Ms. Schuck explains. “We also need to strike a balance between creating profit and conserving the environment for the benefit of small communities.”

90 delegates are expected to arrive by early October. Aside from the event’s thrust to promote environmental consciousness, Miss Earth 2016 promises to be another spectacular television event that will be seen in an estimated 190+ countries around the world.

“We are very thankful for the support we have been getting from different international television networks,” shares Carousel President Ramon Monzon. “Our international broadcast is not only an indication of the worldwide popularity of Miss Earth, but equally important, it’s also a sign that Miss Earth’s mission is being heard and done in various countries.”

The grand coronation night of Miss Earth 2016 is slated on Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM at the MOA Arena, with local and international live telecast.


Miss Earth Attends Climate Reality Leadership Corps

Miss Earth titleholders and directors at the 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.

According to the organizers, "In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. It was just the beginning of a climate revolution, and later that year, he founded The Climate Reality Project to take the conversation forward and turn awareness into action.

The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to help solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are cultural leaders, marketers, organizers, scientists, storytellers and more, and we are committed to building a better future together."

 

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