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.