Graphics by Drew Francisco

The Miss Philippines Earth pageant has once again proven to be innovative.

Forced by the Covid-19 pandemic to shift gears, Carousel Productions and the MPE was quick to adapt to the “new normal.” The contest has revolutionized the pageant industry by launching a virtual competition this year, with the delegates presenting themselves in the virtual pre-pageant activities at the comforts of their homes.

The prejudging competitions (held on three separate occasions: figure & form, beauty of face & poise and intelligence category), alongside the other activities, were also streamed live on MPE’s Facebook page to better give us an impression as to who among these ladies are best equipped to continue the legacy of beauty and responsibility.

But before the virtual finals set for July 5, it’s time for us to reveal the girls who made it in our First Hot Picks! Check out the list here:

1 Atimonan, Quezon | Shane Quintana Tormes
2 Baguio City | Roxanne Allison Baeyens
3 Iloilo City | Tsina Jade Chu
4 Filipino Community of Dubai, UAE | Miah Llanes
5 Talacogon, Agusan del Sur | June Cyra Pineda

6 Mandaluyong City | Gianna Llanes
7 Daraga, Albay | Patrixia Shirley Santos
8 La Castellana, Negros Occidental | Rizza Paula Infante
9 City of Manila | Justiene Ortega
10 General Trias City | Rosene Bernardo

11 Opol, Misamis Oriental | Isobel Teaño
12 Davao City | Irha Mel Alfeche
13 Santa Rosa, Laguna | Hannah Bithiah Meriño
14 Pasig City | Iris Mabanta
15 Filipino Community of Melbourne, Australia | Ilyssa Marie Mendoza