Miss Philippines Earth originally called “Miss Philippines” is an annual national beauty pageant held in Philippines every year that selects representatives for the Miss Earth international pageant. In case the winner does not qualify due to age or other reasons, a runner-up is sent instead. The Miss Earth pageant abides by the motto of “Beauty With A Cause.” Miss Philippines Earth is a beauty pageant held in search of the most beautiful and environmentally-friendly woman in the Philippines.
The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment. The winners dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment. The winner will represent Philippines in Miss Earth pageant.
The beauty pageant's current titleholder is Imelda Bautista Schweighart.
In the year 2001, the Carousel Production abandoned the franchise for both Beauty of the Philippines and Miss Asia Pacific International beauty contests and decided to establish a beauty pageant whose aim was to attain winners who could actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth. As a result, the Miss Philippines Earth and Miss Earth pageants were established.
The Miss Philippines Earth pageant involves a series of preliminary competitions including swimsuit, long gown, talent competition, resort wear, cocktail wear etc. but most important is the personality and ecological and environmental intelligence during the interview round. In the Year 2008, the pageant broadened its coverage to include candidates from various provinces, cities, and municipalities.
Apart from the title, a series of special awards are also given to the deserving candidates under the categories – Miss Friendship, Trash to Class Challenge, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Evening Gown, Miss Photogenic, Best in Cultural Costume, Miss Photogenic, Miss Talent, Best Cocktail Wear, Best Resort Wear and Darling of the Press.
Miss Philippines Earth 2016 was held on June 11' 2016 and the winners crowned were -
Imelda Bautista Schweighart Miss Philippines Earth 2016
Loren Artajos Miss Philippines Water 2016
Shannon Bridgman Miss Philippines Fire 2016
Melanie Mader from Vienna Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2016.
Miss Philippines Earth 2016 winners
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 was held on May 31' 2015 and the winners crowned were -
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 - Angelia Gabrena Ong (Manila City)
Miss Philippines Air 2015 - Chanel Olive Thomas (San Antonio, Nueva Ecija)
Miss Philippines Water 2015 - Catherine Joy Marin (Bago City)
Miss Philippines Fire 2015 - Carla Valderrama (Siniloan, Laguna)
Miss Philippines Eco 2015 -Tourism - Jona Sweett (Iloilo City)
Miss Philippines Earth 2015 winners
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 was held on May 11' 2014 and the winners crowned were -
Diane Carmela Querrer Miss Philippines Earth Air 2014
Kimberly Covert Miss Philippines Earth Water 2014
Maria Paula Bianca Paz Miss Philippines Earth Fire 2014
Monique Teruelle Manuel Miss Philippines Earth Eco Tourism 2014
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 winners