Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss Philippines won the Miss Earth 2008 crown.

Karla Paula Henry of the Philippines bested 84 other contestants from all over the world to win this year’s Miss Earth crown during the coronation night held at the Clark Expo, Pampanga Sunday evening.

Henry also won the Miss Earth Designers Award and Miss Photogenic special award. She will succeed Canada's Jessica Trisko, Miss Earth 2007.

In the question and answer round, the final four contestants were asked what they would tell US president-elect Barack Obama about the state of the global environment if ever they were to meet. Henry responded by saying she would encourage Obama to implement environmental knowledge in the curriculum of schools not just in the US, but also in the Philippines.

"Environmental knowledge is something that all of us must share, but most importantly we must teach the youth that this is something that we should instill in them so that in the near future they will be the ones to take care of our mother Earth," she said.

Other winners are Miss Tanzania, Miriam Odemba, Miss Earth Air (1st runner-up); Miss Mexico, Abigail Elizalde, Miss Earth Water (2nd runner-up), and Miss Brazil Tatiane Alves won Miss Earth Fire (3rd runner-up).

Billy Crawford, Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles, and Miss Earth Canada 2006 Riza Santos hosted the coronation night.

Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The participants themselves are involved with environmental causes.


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