Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Miss Earth 2017 Darling of the Press and Best in National Costume Asia-Oceana is Miss Philippines, Miss Thailand Close Second, Plus Photos of All Winners

Miss Earth 2017 Best in Costume - Asia and Oceana, from left, Bronze - Miss Japan Yasuyo Saito, Gold - Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco wearing a Louis Pangilinan creation, Silver - Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin, during the National Costume Competition on October 30, 2017 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.

October 30, 2017 is a lucky day for Miss Earth Philippines 2017, Karen Ibasco, who clinched two coveted awards at the Miss Earth 2017 Preliminaries, winning gold in both Darling of the Press and Best in National Costume - Asia and Oceana wearing a Louis Pangilinan creation. Coming in close second winning silver for the same categories is Miss Thailand, Paweensuda Drouin.

The National Costume Competition, which was held at the Century Park in Manila, was a spectacle of colorful creations.  The parade of 86 candidates floored the judges, led by Hollywood actor, Steven Segall. Aside from the Best in National Costume Awards, the evening also recognized other special awards, including Miss Friendship for each group.  The ladies themselves voted for their favorite miss congeniality.

Earlier in the day, the delegates were formally presented to the press at Diamond Hotel Manila. The press corp voted for their choices in the Darling of the Press Competition.  Watch Facebook Live Feed of the delegates parading in white bikinis designed by Ricky Abad.

Darling of the Press Winners. Gold -  Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco, Silver - Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin, Bronze - Miss Zambia Nabirye Josephine Mutesi at the press conference held on October 30, 2017 at Diamond Hotel in Manila.

The Miss Earth Grand Coronation Night will be held on November 4, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Live telecast on FoxLife November 4, 2017 at 8AM , Channel 48 on Sky Cable, and Replay on ABS-CBN on November 5, 2017 at 10AM.

Winners of Miss Friendship

Miss Friendship Group 1: Gold - Miss Korea Hanna Lee, Silver - Miss Sierra Leone Ismatu Daramy, Bronze - Miss Sweden Camila Fogestedt.

Miss Friendship Group 2: Gold - Miss Japan Yasuyo Saito, Silver - Miss Spain Ainara De Santamaria, Bronze - Miss Peru Karen Rojas.

Miss Friendship Group 3: Gold - Miss Tonga Diamond Langi, Silver - Miss India Shaan Suhas Kumar, Bronze - Miss Switzerland Sarah Laura Peyrel.

Winners Best in National Costume

Central and Western Europe: Gold - Miss Portugal Gloria Silva, Silver - Miss Italy Fabiana Enrica Barra, Bronze - Miss Wales Sophie Bettridge.

Eastern Europe: Gold - Miss Russia Lada Akimova, Miss Cyprus Artemis Charalambous, Bronze - Miss Slovenia Sara Gavranid

North and Central America: Gold - Miss Guatemala Maria Jose Castaneda, Silver - Miss Canada Jacqueline Marsh, Bronze - Miss Dominican Republic Ingrid Franco.

South America: Gold - Miss Bolivia Giancarla Fernandez, Silver - Miss Venezuela Ninoska Vasquez, Bronze - Miss Paraguay Valeria Ivasuiten.

Asia and Oceana: Gold - Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco, Silver - Miss Thailand Paweensuda Drouin, Bronze - Miss Japan Yasuyo Saito.

Africa: Gold - Miss Ghana Maud Fadi, Silver - Miss Angola Emelinda De Matos, Bronze - Miss Cameroon Angele Kossinda. 

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Images by Monch Henares.