The Philippines grabbed the crown again during the Miss Earth 2017.
Karen Ibasco, a licensed physicist, and professor won the crown.
She showed how intelligent she is during the Q&A portion.
Hail to the queen! The Philippines was able to bring home the bacon again with Miss Earth 2017.
The Philippines’ representative, Karen Ibasco, was in tears after she was named as Miss Earth 2017 during the coronation night held at the Mall of Asia Arena, last night, November 4.
The whole MOA Arena was filled with cheers and screams from Filipinos who cheered for Ibasco.
Who is Karen Ibasco?
As a licensed physicist, Ibasco’s advocacy is to conserve energy as well as to embrace renewable and sustainable sources from Mother Earth. According to her profile on the Miss Earth website, she is half-Filipino and half-Chinese and a university instructor in Manila.
She is also proud to represent the Philippines in the prestigious competition.
“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.”
Beauty and Brains
During the final Question and Answer portion, Ibasco was asked who or what she thinks is the biggest enemy of Mother Eart and why.
What she answered surprised but at the same time, delighted the audience and judges.
“I believe that the real problem in this world is not climate change. The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.”
The last time that the country brought home the crown was last 2015, as represented by Angelia Ong.
Other than the new Miss Earth, other contestants who grabbed the other elemental crowns were:
Nina Robertson (Australia) as Miss Earth Air 2017
Lada Akimova (Russia) as Miss Earth Fire 2017
Juliana Franco (Columbia) as Miss Earth Water 2017
The Philippines proved again that we have the most beautiful and most intelligent ladies on Earth. Congratulations, Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco!
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