Philippines’ Queens once again delivers phenomenally in Beauty Pageants in 2017

08 Jan 2018 | Srishti Jain

If we call 2017 the year of Philippines in beauty pageants, we are not wrong. While the expectations were high from the country’s beauties, they stood up to the challenge and brought immense glory to the Philippines.

This country has gained has gained so much adoration for beauty pageants in such short span of time and has become the hub of pageantry lovers. From the time that year’s Binibining Pilipinas contest starts to the time the winners are representing their country, and even after that, it seems like the natives are celebrating some festival as a lot of zeal and enthusiasm can be seen throughout. So, it’s natural that the natives of Philippines want their representatives to win and it’s a great feeling when the victory comes.

2017 was no different as the queens of Philippines battled it out in the international beauty pageants and triumphed. Let’s see the major wins of Philippines in 2017 -

Karen Ibasco Miss Earth 2017

Karen Ibasco was crowned Miss Earth 2017 on 4th November 2017, bringing the glory for the Philippines for the fourth time in Miss Earth international pageant. This physicist/DOST scholar/university instructor/ academic achiever is perhaps the first scientist to win the Miss Earth competition to date. What worked the most for her was her confidence and use of knowledge in the best way to advocate her social causes. Karen has a simplistic beauty that is enhanced by her beautiful mind. Brain and beauty do go hand in hand when it comes to this crowned queen Miss Earth 2017.



It takes quite some time until it fully sinks in. Never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought I would represent the Philippines and win an international title in a prestigious pageant that upholds a relevant cause. I am honored and privileged to be the very first scientist to join and win in the whole history of Miss Earth as I shared my voice and represented the whole scientific community for the world to see and hear. I am confident enough to say that it was not by my own abilities that made me standout in performing during the coronation night in all segments especially in the question and answer portion, it was by the Spirit of God that led me through. Apart from Him I could not have done it. He was the One who gave me confidence and wisdom in presenting myself as a whole package in front of the whole world. It’s never easy to win the crown in your own country because you have to make double even triple efforts to show to everyone that you’re fighting the battle at your best just like everybody else but what made my journey extra special was the overwhelming support I got from my fellow Filipinos. If there’s one thing I am proud about my people despite of being known to be hospitable, it’s our camaraderie. We show to the whole world what bayanihan is all about when the spirit of communal unity and cooperation is displayed for all to see. No amount of words will change the fact that the battle has already been won. I don’t take this crown for myself, It is for the whole Philippines. This battle was not mine alone but ours. I am proud in raising our flag for the whole world to witness. I would like to thank EVERYONE for the love, prayers and support you have given me in my unforgettable journey here in Miss Earth. This once in a lifetime experience will truly be remembered and treasured forever. I am more than ready to continue the legacy of beauty and responsibility. May this be a beacon of hope for everyone to see that our micro efforts will have macro effect as we take this challenge together as a global community with a collective action. This is Karen Ibasco, your Miss Earth 2017!???????? ALL GLORY TO GOD!

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Teresita Ssen Marquez Reina Hispanoamericana 2017

Winwyn Marquez was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 on 4th November 2017 with which she became the first ever Filipina beauty to win a Reina Hispanoamericana pageant and that too when it was the representation from the Philippines ever. Her journey in the competition was nothing short of spectacular. Even when Winwyn faced language barriers initially in this journey of hers, she didn’t give up and kept going to achieve the final goal through her hard-work, determination and positivity. This queen is an inspiration to many and can be called a true queen of hearts.



WARNING : NOBELA PO ITO. Pagbigyan ?? Some people say its an unknown pageant, a small pageant, an insignificant pageant but if you really do find time to know about it you’ll be surprised what Reina Hispanoamericana is. The first few days was really tough kung alam niyo lang and naiyak talaga ako pero i pushed myself and nabuhayan ako ng loob dahil sa mga pinoy. ?? Gusto ko lang po mag thank you sa mga tao na tumulong saakin sorry if medyo nobela. ?? thank you sa wynaddicts na sobrang pinapasaya ako sa group chat and sa pag update sa lahat. Mga pages who also helped me spread the word for the votes, all fans of my friends - aldub and iba pa salamat!..:) my tikis, puks, southville, mga prof ko, tita gelene and sa lahat ng kaibigan ko na simula palang naniwala at walang sawa mag remind na kaya ko at pagalitan pa ako pag nasisisra loob ko. Pong, Renz and JP you 3 made sure i will look like a queen everyday kahit madami nag dodoubt saakin kayong 3 hindi ako iniwan and you made sure that i have everything i need to look like a queen thank you so much. MWP family, my sisters, bessie,pj and sir arnold salamat sa lahat ng help sa lahat ng stress natin nalagpasan natin hehe and sa ACES and QUEENS family ko mga mama ko my gosh kayo reason kung bakit mas naging confident ako mag perform, YOU GUYS pushed me and you never gave up on me and thank you soo much kahit minsan nag oover think ako naiintindihan niyo ako hehe (mama j ikaw reason bakit ganito lakad ko mana ako sayo haha - mama ru, momi, tito nad, kuya pau, albert ..sa lahat ng aces and queens i love you) . To mama, daddy, tita via, pangga ko and to my whole family kayo ang rock ko thank you for being beside me sa lahat lahat even if may point na ayaw niyo na ako sumali kasi nakita niyo kung gaano ako nalungkot pero dahil nakita niyo na gusto ko talaga you guys held my hand all the way to my dream ?? (continuation on my next post)

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Elizabeth Clenci – Second runner-up of Miss Grand International 2017

Elizabeth Clenci marked her presence in Miss Grand International 2017 and put the stage on fire on 25th October 2017 when the grand finale night took place and she became the 2nd runner-up of the competition. The Filipino-Australian beauty from Mandaue, Cebu is 26 years old, weighs 52 kg and has admirable vitals of 35-24-36. The lovely music major is a session bassist and singer, who also play guitar and piano while writing and composing songs. A fighter through and through, she fought with severe eczema and has come a long way since then making her country more than proud of her.



Rachel Peters – Top 10 of Miss Universe 2017

Rachel Peters entered the Miss Universe 2017 competition like a storm and became an early favourite for many. Whether we talk about the prelims or the national costume, she was thunderous in her performance throughout. The loudest cheers came for her from the audience when she came on stage on the gala night. She had the personality, looks, and knew how to walk, talk and present herself well. She is a complete package and that’s what got her on the list of Top 10 finalists, with which she made her country proud and happy.



Nelda Ibe – 1st runner-up of Miss Globe 2017

Nelda Ibe continued the winning streak for the Philippines as she was the first runner-up of Miss Globe 2017 held in Albania. This 23-year-old stunner standing tall at 178 cm is someone who is relaxed, laid-back and very beautifully sensible. Nelda has finished her Solo Fly as Captain Cadet Student and she is commonly called ‘Pilot Queen’ and we think this name quiet apt for the lovely queen.