Miss Earth 2017  winner Karen Ibasco of the Philippines (second from right) is flanked by (from left) Miss Air Nina Josie Robertson of Australia, Miss Fire Lada Akimova of Russia and Miss Water Juliana Franco of Colombia during the pageant's coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last night. Joven  Cagande

Miss Earth 2018 to be held in Philippines in time for Boracay reopening
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - July 27, 2018 - 4:55pm

MANILA, Philippines — For the 16th time since its inaugural pageant in 2001, international beauty pageant Miss Earth will be held again in the Philippines this coming October 6 to November 3. 

The pageant already posted a video teaser of the event on its Facebook page as netizens clamor that the annual international competition will be held in Boracay, which will be re-opened to the public in October 26.

The people behind the environment-themed beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness, however, still have no announcement where it is to be held in the country.

Vietnam and Austria are the only countries that hosted the beauty contest apart from the Philippines.

Filipino-Italian and Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Sylvia Celeste Cortesi is gunning for a back-to-back win for the Philippines since Karen Ibasco bagged the crown last year. 

The Philippines already produced four Miss Earth winners: Karla Henry in 2008, Jamie Herrel in 2014, Angelia Ong in 2015 and Ibasco in 2017.

Kapuso actor John Estrada's wife, actress Priscilla Meirelles, also won the pageant back in 2004.

The titleholders are tasked to dedicate their reign to promote specific projects and address issues concerning the environment.

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