Last March 9, the SM Activity Center was filled with beauty queens, as 16 of them vied for the most coveted spot for the Visayas regional screening of Miss Philippines Earth 2013.
|The beautiful host was none other than Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry.|
It was very timely because the summer season is on, and the 16 ladies surely made the stage sizzling. The hunt for the most well-rounded beauty has indeed already begun. The committee is on the search for the perfect woman with the astonishing combination of allurement, skills, environmental campaign, grace, and drawing power. The winner will end up with the fame and fortune all the beauty queen aspirants have always longed for.
Miss Philippines Earth is unlike most beauty pageants because aside from physical beauty, love and concern for mother nature are also a big considerations in choosing the rightful candidate who will rightfully win the crown. The victor will end up as the ambassador for Miss Earth Foundation, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), other assemblies and ultimately, as a representative for the Miss Earth international championship.
The first leg of the pageant was hosted by SM. While the contestants wowed the audience with their catwalk and cocktail dresses, they also carried with them an SM Greenbag in support for SM Food Group's M.O.B. or MyOwnBag which aims to advocate reusing of bags during shopping or doing of groceries.
A total of 16 contestants performed with the hopes of garnering the highest scores, ranging from singing to dancing. After the performances, the most-awaited portion of every beauty pageant commenced. Questions about environmental issues were asked and the candidates handled them with the best that they could at that time.
The regional winners who will make it to the big day on May 19, 2013 will be informed individually. By that moment, they'd have to do more than the best that they managed during the regional screening. I wish them all the best. Beauty and brains is not enough nowadays. The crown bearer must have the guts to pursue environment nurturing.
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