Night of the Veterans – Miss Philippines Earth 2012 Winners crowned!
Like Binibining Pilipinas 2012, pageant veterans prevailed on the 12th finals night of Miss Philippines Earth! Early favorites STEPHANY STEFANOWITZ of Quezon City and GLENNIFER PERIDO of Tabuk City finished first and second respectively on the only national pageant that truly cares for Mother Earth. Steph was a semifinalist of MPE last 2010 wearing Butuan City Sash. Glennifer Perido was 2011 Binibining Pilipinas candidate and also the Philippine representative in last year’s Miss Queen of the Year in Malaysia. Glenn and Steph were also the top 2 favorites of events2images based on their performance on several MPE challenges.
Another pageant enthusiast Samantha Purvor of San Juan City was crowned as Miss Water. She joined Miss Philippines World and Binibining Pilipinas prior to Miss Philippines Earth. Completeing the winning circles of 5 are Miss Philippines Fire 2012: Thoreen Halvorsen (Puerto Princesa City) and Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2012: Candice Ramos (Vigan City).
Miss Philippines Air 2012: Glennifer Perido (Tabuk City)
Miss Philippines Water 2012: Samantha Purvor (San Juan City)
Miss Philippines Fire 2012: Thoreen Halvorsen (Puerto Princesa City)
Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2012: Candice Ramos (Vigan City)
Glenna Christina Duch (Negros Oriental)
Roxanne Corluy (Belgium)
Princess Lieza Manzon (San Francisco, Cebu)
Jaydielou Dilidili (Indang, Cavite)
Kathleen Subijano (Muntinlupa City)
Major Special Awards:
Best in Swimsuit – Samantha Purvor (San Juan City)
Best in Cultural Attire – Zandra Flores (Manaoag)
Miss Photogenic – Cristelt Gerona (Pagadian City)
Best in Long Gown – Stephany Stefanowitz (Quezon City)
Miss Congeniality – Jennifer Japor (Lucena City)
Miss Talent – Aufelyn Zabala (Marilao)
DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS (8-13 Years old)
I had a very happy childhood. I was a very happy and energetic little girl! I was pretty much friends with everyone. Also, I was an honor student and a teacher’s pet. My hair, which was light blonde at that age, eventually grew to Ash blonde/brown.
WHAT LESSONS DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS?
Enjoy every bit of it, never be in a rush to grow up.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
We would celebrate every Christmas in our home and the family would be complete. It has always been tradition to have turkey– really good turkey, prepared by my mom! Also, when I was 9 years old, my mom threw me a huge Tweety Bird birthday party! Everything was Tweety Bird, down to the cake, ‘palayok’, and loot bags!
WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?
I climbed a mountain, Mount Makulot, with my brother. Never thought I could do it, but I did. It was a great experience and I would love to do it again!
WHAT IS YOUR AMBITION IN LIFE?
If God wills it, to finally take home the title of Miss Philippines Earth 2012, and eventually Miss Earth 2012 in the International pageant! To become successful, contented, happy! To live life to the fullest and to live it how God has planned it for me!
WHAT IS YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS?
The year 2012 I believe, is a time for positive change. It’s time to put our foot down when it comes to conserving and preserving our natural resources. I will stand as a strong leader and role model to educate, inform and spread awareness, not only for ourselves but also, of course, for the future generations.
WHAT TIP CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL?
Turning off your lights at home when not in use.
Opt for the electric fan when it is not too warm instead of the AC.