Ecuador’s Katherine Espín crowned Miss Earth 2016
Espín was among the 83 individuals to compete for the title during this year’s Miss Earth, hosted at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday in Pasay City, succeeding Filipina candidate Angelia Ong. The second time Ecuador has won the Manila-based pageant.
Katherine Espin,The 23-year-old model/cosmetologist mentioned she joined the beauty pageant to give her support of instilling in young students the significance of taking good care of the planet.
She stated, “I chose this because I believe that the best age to teach a person to have environmental conscience is at an early age because on their growing years they will learn to have respect towards the environment which will help to the future generations”.
“I truly believe that there should exist on every academic pensum an environmental class and I will work hard on it to make it possible.”
Philippine bet Imelda Schweighart didn’t make it to the Top 16, while Sweden’s Cloie Syquia Skarne, the daughter of local celebrity Gabby Concepcion, made it to the Top 8.
Colombia’s representative Michelle Gomez crowned Miss Earth – Air (first runner-up), Venezuela’s Stephanie De Zorzi is Miss Earth – Water (second runner-up) and Brazil’s Bruna Zanardo is Miss Earth – Fire (third runner-up).
Miss Earth Air: Michelle Gomez of Colombia
Miss Earth Water: Stephanie De Zorzi of Venezuela
Miss Earth Fire: Bruna Zanardo of Brazil
The Miss Earth pageant is known as one of the world’s four major beauty pageants, together with Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International.
Just recently this week, Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines succeeded the Miss International crown while Nicole Cordoves won first runner-up in the Miss Grand International pageant.
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