Miss Philippines Earth 2018 contestant Jean De Jesus

25 Apr 2018 | Angelique Reyes

Miss Philippines Earth 2018, has made all its finalists known. The Miss Philippines Earth pageant is another one of really popular pageants in the country, and a celebrated one too. Over 40 girls have been selected as the contestants from thousands of applications. These earth warriors will fight for the crown that currently belongs to Miss Earth Karen Ibasco, and a winner will be crowned at the finale of Miss Philippines Earth 2018 on 19th May 2018 at MOA Arena.

But before we the finale, it’s necessary to get to know the ladies fighting for the crown.

The representative of San Raafel, Bulacan is Jean De Jesus. The beauty queen has been given the title of the Goddess Of Recycling. 25 years old, Jean is a Business Finance Student. She stands tall at 5 feet 5.5 inches and measures 36 inches - 26 inches - 36 inches.


Miss Philippines Earth 2018 contestant Jean De Jesus


Being brought up in Canada by parents who were immigrants, was challenging at times for Jean. 8-13 is an age where you become more aware of life. Her family didn’t have things most people had or did the same things they did. She was fortunate that she had many cousins and family members around to provide the feeling of security. She was also bullied at school for being overweight and the way she looked.

Being bullied, she learned that respect is very important, whether someone respects you or not. You should never let other people’s behaviour deplete your manners because you represent yourself not others.


Miss Philippines Earth 2018 contestant Jean De Jesus

(Photo Credits: Jean de Jesus Instagram Official)

Her most memorable moment is singing on stage for the first time. She was about 5 years old and it was at her little sister's baptism reception. She remembers being very nervous but once on stage, she had a feeling of euphoria. Thinking about it still makes her remember that feeling. Even though she was so young she remembers how amazing it was to connect with others on another level, different from just conversing.

She wants to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018 because she says, “We only have one Earth and we aren’t doing a good job of preserving it.” She wants to have the platform to make a difference. “If we do not change our ways soon it will be too late to reverse the effects of climate change and conservation of our natural resources,” she adds.

Her environmental advocacy is to bring awareness regarding recycling and reducing waste. She wants to bring international standards to the Philippines when it comes to reprocessing recycled materials. She chose this because she has been living in the Philippines for four months now and she noticed plastic bottles being thrown in the garbage, no recycling bins or depots. It is seldom that she sees proper waste disposal here and she wants to help take part in making new processes here in the Philippines.

Do you think Jean will be the next Earth Queen in the Philippines?