Sunday, November 25, 2012

Miss Earth 2012: A Huge Remarkable Success

Miss Earth 2012 was a remarkable huge success during its telecast yesterday night on Star World and its primetime telecast now on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

What is Miss Earth Foundation?
According to the remarkable official website of Miss Earth Foundation, here's how it was established:

Established in 2004, MISS EARTH FOUNDATION, INC. is a non-stock, non-profit organization which ably serves as the environmental-social-humanitarian outreach arm of the MISS EARTH® organization worldwide. With its dedication to propagate environmental awareness and initiate changes with small and big impacts, MISS EARTH® winners, as well as delegates, become spokespersons and role models using their influence to send the urgent messages across.

Headed by Executive Director Cathy Untalan, MISS EARTH FOUNDATION, INC. works with the local and international groups and non-governmental organizations that are also actively involved in worthwhile environmental causes such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Now, Miss Earth according to Wikipedia is that:
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[1][2] Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the four largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals[3][4][5] and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world.[6][7][8]
The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues[9][10] through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fair, storytelling programs, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.[11]
The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.[12] The Miss Earth Foundation also works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).(Source:

The Miss Earth 2012 was held here in Philippines particularly in Versailles Palace, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

But before the momentum crown, there were several Special Awards. Challenges were also held and the winners are as follows: (For the full list of the winners for the Challenges, please refer to:

Miss Earth Trivia Challenge: The "Miss Earth 2012 Trivia Challenge" was held last November 4, 10 2012 (Challenges were held at Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Cavite and at Robinsons Pioneer Forum in Mandaluyong City):
In Cavite: Ms. South Africa

In Mandaluyong: Ms. Wales

Walk with Miss Earth 2012 Challenge: The "Walk with Miss Earth Campaign" were held on the following dates: November 4,6,7 and 8, 2012 .
Luneta Park: Ms. South Africa

SM North Edsa: Ms. Canada

SM Mall of Asia: Ms. Dominican Republic

I Love My Planet School Campaign: The "I Love My Planet School Tour Challenge" were held last November 5 and 8, 2012. The following candidates were chosen as the "Best School Tour Teachers".
For Binangonan Elem. School in Rizal: Ms. Turkey
For Ilaya and P. Jarin Elem. Schools in Rizal: Ms. Fiji

Dolphins Love Freedom Mural Painting Challenge:The "Dolphins Love Freedom Mural Painting Challenge" was held last November 5, 2012 at the Asian Center, Katipunan, Quezon City, Philippines.

For Group 1: Ms. England
For Group 2: Ms. Turkey

Press Presentation at Taguig: The Official Press Presentation of the Miss Earth 2012 candidates was held last November 6, 2012 at the F1 Hotel
Darling of the Press: Ms. Philippines

Liter of Light Project Campaign: The "Liter of Light Project Campaign" were held on the following dates: November 6, 8 and 10, 2012. The project promotes the use of plastic bottles with water as an alternative bulb. The following candidates are hailed as "The Fastest Learners" in making the project.

For Group 1: Ms. Puerto Rico
For Group 3: Ms. Germany

Environmental Seminar at NAPWC: The Environmental Seminar of the Miss Earth 2012 candidates was held last November 7, 2012 at the Bulwagang Ninoy, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Diliman, Quezon City.
Best Participant: Ms. South Africa
Most Sociable: Ms. Guam

M.E. 2012 My Own Bag Greenbag Challenge: The Miss Earth Greenbag Challenge was held at the most renowned SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The activity promotes the use of reusable bags.
Winners: Ms. Australia, Ms. Belgium and Ms. Belize

Resorts Wear Competition:  The Resorts Wear Competition of the Miss Earth 2012 candidates were held last November 9, 13, and 17.
For Lingayen, Pangasinan Challenge: Ms. Puerto Rico
For Pontefino Hotel Challenge: Ms. Venezuela
For Legazpi, Albay Challenge: Ms. Germany

Miss Earth Eco-Ambassadress: The Challenge was held at Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro:
Winner and Ms. Eco-Ambassadress: Ms. Germany

Miss Earth Talent: The "Miss Earth 2012 Talent Competition" were held last November 10, 11, 2012. The winners are:
For the Starmills Pampanga Challenge: Ms. Puerto Rico
For the EK, Sta. Rosa, Laguna Challenge: Ms. Turkey
For the Dilinger's Bar, Makati City Challenge: Ms. Malaysia

Miss Earth Sponsored Swimsuit Parade: The "Miss Earth 2012 Sponsored Swimsuit Parade" was held last November 9, 2012.
Winner for this Challenge: Ms. Paraguay

Miss Earth Swimsuit Challenge: The "Miss Earth 2012 Official Swimsuit Competition" were held last November 10 and 14, 2012.
For the Palawan Challenge: Ms. Puerto Rico
For the Batangas Challenge at Golden Sunset Resort: Ms. Venezuela
For the Bulacan Challenge at Northwoods: Ms. Paraguay

Miss Earth Most Fun Beauty: Winner for this Challenge is Ms. Ecuador.

Miss Earth TRESemme Hair Challenge: Winner for this Challenge is Ms. Belgium

Miss Earth Ever Bilena Make Up Challenge: Winner for this Challenge is Ms. Russia

Miss Earth Charity Day Challenge: Winner for this Challenge is: Ms. Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Miss Earth Evening Gown Competition: Winners for the Challenge are:
For the Pangasinan Challenge: Ms. South Africa
For the Tagaytay Challenge at The Lake Hotel: Ms. US Virgin Islands
For the SMDC Challenge: Ms. Guatemala

Miss Earth National Costume Competition: The "Miss Earth 2012 National Competition" was held last November 19, 2012 at the F1 Hotel.
Winner for this Challenge is: Ms. Thailand

Miss Earth 2012 started with the introduction of 80+ candidates with their presentation number.
Special Awards were also given:

Miss Earth Miss Photogenic: The Miss Photogenic winners were surprisingly announced last November 19, 2012 despite the end of the online voting is on the 21st. The untimely announcement created a stir to some of the pageant followers. However, the Miss Earth Organizers has issued a statement (thru Facebook) apologizing for misannouncing the deadline of online voting which should be on the 19th:
Winner for this Challenge is Ms. Venezuela

Miss Earth Miss Friendship Award:
Group 1 Winner: Ms. Colombia
Group 2 Winner: Ms. India
Group 3 Winner: Ms. Italy

Full Special Awards is found at the Miss Earth 2012 Wikipedia Page.

Then, right after which the Top 16 were announced. They are as follows:

1.) Russia
2.) South Africa
3.) Germany
4.) Venezuela
5.) Korea
6.) Italy
7.) Mexico
8.) Nepal
9.) Scotland

10.) Costa Rica
11.) Poland
12.) Japan
13.) Czech Republic
14.) Brazil
15.) Philippines
16.) USA
Executives of Carousel Prod.:
Ms. Peachy Veneracion
Ms. Lorraine Schuck
Mr. Ramon Monzon 
Now, from Top 16 they will be down to Top 8! Top 16 made their fabulous walk with their Swimsuits.
1.) Czech Republic
2.) South Africa
3.) Philippines
4.) Nepal
5.) Russia
6.) Venezuela
7.) USA
8.) Brazil

The 8 Semi-finalists ramped their gowns in the Evening Gown Competition.
Miss Earth
1 week royal accomodation at F1 Premiere Hotel
1 year supply of EB Cosmetrics
Charms and Crystals
MyPhone Mobile
Footwear from Alrberto
Naomi Pearl Necklace
Canon Pixma and Canon ixus for the Winner
1 year Ponds supply
From 8, they will be reduced into half again making the 4 remaining the Final 4:
1.) Brazil
2.) Venezuela
3.) Philippines
4.) Czech Republic
All of the ladies from Top 4 made their remarkable remarks regarding the final question: What would you consider as your defining moment as a woman?
Miss Earth 2011 makes a royal salute!
Now, the question is: Who among the Final 4 will be crowned as the new Miss Earth 2012?
Miss Fire: Brazil - Camila Brant
Miss Water: Venezuela - Osmariel Villalobos
Miss Air: Philippines - Stephany Stefanowitz
Miss Earth 2012: Czech Republic - Tereza Fajksová
The Miss Earth 2012 has been a remarkable success for the Philippines! Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz!

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