More than 80 candidates are vying for the coveted Miss Earth title this year.
They were formally presented to the media at the poolside of Diamond Hotel in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, October 11, with four named as the Darlings of the Press. Miss Ecuador Katherine Espin and Miss Philippines Imelda Bautista Schweighart tied for the gold medal. Miss Venezuela Stephanie De Zorzi and Miss USA Corrin Stellakis won silver and bronze, respectively.
The Philippines’ back-to-back Miss Earth queens Angelia Gabrena Ong (2015) and Jamie Herrell (2014) graced the event. Miss Earth Air 2012 Stephanie Stefanowitz hosted the presentation.
Miss Palestine Natali Rantisi did not participate in the swimsuit presentation but joined the candidates during the traditional poolside group photo. Miss India Rashi Yadav is yet to arrive.
The delegates will visit several tourist destinations in the country before the coronation night on October 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Drew Francisco/Missosology.Org
Check out the delegates’ individual photos through the lens of Missosology’s Drew Francisco: