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Hiroko and Sayo of Japan – former Miss Universe contestants and beauty winners, visited the beautiful and clean beaches of Cebu early this year …. And they had these beautiful tourism photos that would surely attract visitors to the best and first class resorts in the country ….

Photos of thse pristene sea waters, planked by two perfect Asian beauties …
speaks louder than words !!!
Escorted by two Filipinas working in the resort … these Japanese beauties were indeed Beauty Queens that deserves to be respected, served, admired and pampered …
And maybe, thanked for the honor of visiting the island and promoting it :)
And with these photos … they would have truly promoted tourism and much more so!

Photos courtesy of Ines Ligron – - – > http://inesligron.com/?s=philippines

Also late this year, during the Miss Earth 2008 competition … the candidates were shown the worst section of the Philippines … especially the polluted and dirty bay areas in Manila … and they were made to clean up these beaches, as part of their contribution …

And these photos speak louder than voice !

Although these beauty queens would have different motives altogether, and it would be unfair to compare both actions, I could not help myself seeing these contrast.

They would have made an impact whichever way you look at it.

But which one is more real and effective, I will leave it up to you to think about!

Hiroko and Sayo of Japan – former Miss Universe contestants and beauty winners, visited the beautiful and clean beaches of Cebu early this year …. And they had these beautiful tourism photos that would surely attract visitors to the best and first class resorts in the country ….

Photos of thse pristene sea waters, planked by two perfect Asian beauties …
speaks louder than words !!!
Escorted by two Filipinas working in the resort … these Japanese beauties were indeed Beauty Queens that deserves to be respected, served, admired and pampered …
And maybe, thanked for the honor of visiting the island and promoting it :)
And with these photos … they would have truly promoted tourism and much more so!

Photos courtesy of Ines Ligron – - – > http://inesligron.com/?s=philippines

Also late this year, during the Miss Earth 2008 competition … the candidates were shown the worst section of the Philippines … especially the polluted and dirty bay areas in Manila … and they were made to clean up these beaches, as part of their contribution …

And these photos speak louder than voice !

Although these beauty queens would have different motives altogether, and it would be unfair to compare both actions, I could not help myself seeing these contrast.

They would have made an impact whichever way you look at it.

But which one is more real and effective, I will leave it up to you to think about!

If the results of the match yesterday … went the other way! Then the title – “He died with a Penis in his mouth!” … (along so with Philippine’s only pride and hope of worldwide recognition …. :)) Would have been a fantastique title of Manny’s best selling biography!

Or how about “HE IS BORN WITH A PENIS IN HIS MOUTH”

A very catchy title of a book …. about the life and times of Manny Pacquiao !

By the way, what is the common factor between Manny and Mel Beckham ???

This is the clue …

O divahhhhhh ???
If the results of the match yesterday … went the other way! Then the title – “He died with a Penis in his mouth!” … (along so with Philippine’s only pride and hope of worldwide recognition …. :)) Would have been a fantastique title of Manny’s best selling biography!

Or how about “HE IS BORN WITH A PENIS IN HIS MOUTH”

A very catchy title of a book …. about the life and times of Manny Pacquiao !

By the way, what is the common factor between Manny and Mel Beckham ???

This is the clue …

O divahhhhhh ???

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Karla faced her biggest challenge so far when asked by TV Patrol after winning the crown with hometown advantage. With queenly grace she answered “I gave my best tonight and I think/believe I deserve the title”

(Source: Miss Philippines Beyond 2008)

CONGRATULATIONS to Karla Paula Henry of the Philippines for winning the Miss Earth crown for Asia. Finally, Asia is represented!!!!

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It was Miss Philippines’ night even before the announcement of the top 4 when she nailed the swimsuit and parading in a beautiful gown which is entirely different from her prelim gown. Her answer in the final question sealed her to the Miss Earth title. I personally was rooting for Miss Tanzania but she over-extended her answer to the question and lost her composure. Indeed, Karla gave the best answer that night. A well deserved win for the Philippines! OMG it’s like a Denise Quinones flashback when she won the Miss Universe crown at her native Puerto Rico.

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Miss Philippines Karla Henry (2nd R), 22, poses for photographers after winning the Miss Earth 2008 beauty pageant at the Expo amphitheatre in Clark air base in Pampanga, north of Manila November 9, 2008. Henry beat around eighty-five beauties from around the world declared their personal environmental campaigns, with the theme for this year’s competition focused on “green lifestyle” during the coronation night on Sunday. In photo from L-R: Miss Brazil Tatiane Kelen Alves, 24, who won Miss Earth Fire, Miss Mexico Abigail Elizalde Romo, 23, Miss Earth Water, Miss Philippines, and Miriam Odemba, 25, of Tanzania, who won as Miss Earth Air.
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Miss Philippines Karla Henry (L), 22, reacts to winning the Miss Earth 2008 beauty pageant at the Expo amphitheatre in Clark air base in Pampanga, north of Manila November 9, 2008. Henry beat around eighty-five beauties from around the world declared their personal environmental campaigns, with the theme for this year’s competition focused on “green lifestyle” during the coronation night on Sunday. At right is Jessica Nicole Trisko, Miss Earth 2007.
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Miss Philippines Karla Henry (C), 22, is congratulated by other beauty contestants after winning the Miss Earth 2008 beauty pageant at the Expo amphitheatre in Clark air base in Pampanga, north of Manila November 9, 2008. Henry beat around eighty-five beauties from around the world declared their personal environmental campaigns, with the theme for this year’s competition focused on “green lifestyle” during the coronation night on Sunday.
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PART 2 – OPENING

PART 3 – FINAL QUESTIONS

 

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Miss Philippines Karla Henry, 22, reacts after winning the Miss Earth 2008 beauty pageant at the Expo amphitheatre in Clark air base in Pampanga, north of Manila November 9, 2008. Henry beat over eighty beauties from around the world. First runner-up, who won the title Miss Earth Air, was Miriam Odemba, 25, of Tanzania.  (Source: www.beautyschool.blogspot)

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A total package of beauty, brains and genuine concern for the environment, Karla Paula Henry won the first Miss Earth crown for the Philippines.

Miss Earth 2008: Karla Paula Henry, PHILIPPINES
Miss Air: Miriam Odemba, TANZANIA
Miss Water: Abigail Elizalde, MEXICO
Miss Fire: Tatiane Alves,
BRAZIL

TOP 8 FINALISTS:

COLOMBIA, Mariana Rodríguez
SPAIN, Adriana Reverón
SWITZERLAND, Nasanin Nuri
VENEZUELA, Daniela Torrealba

TOP 16 SEMI-FINALISTS:

CZECH REPUBLIC, Hana Svobodová
KOREA, Seo Seol-hee
NIGERIA, Uko Ezinne
POLAND, Karolina Filipkowska
ROMANIA, Ruxandra Popa
RUSSIA, Anna Mezentseva
THAILAND, Piyaporn Deejing
USA, Jana Murrell

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Miss Photogenic – Miss Philippines
Best in National Costume – Miss Panama
Best in Swimsuit – Miss Mexico
Miss Talent – Miss Australia
Best in Long Gown – Miss Venezuela
Miss Friendship – Ecuador

Video Links:

* Miss Earth 2008 – Presentation of the 85 Contestants

* Miss Earth 2008 – Top 16 Swimsuit Competition

* Miss Earth 2008 – 8 Finalists Up Close

* Miss Earth 2008 – Evening Gown Competition

* Miss Earth 2008 – The Final Question and Answer Portion – This is why Miss Philippines won!

Screencaps from the coronation night:

SOURCE : www.starmometer.com

 

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Karla Paula Henry
Miss Philippines

Age: 22
Height: 5′”6 1/2
Weight: 110 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Occupation: Model
Place of Birth: Cebu City

Can you describe yourself and your background?

One thing that can best describe my self is a word EARTH each letter will represent the characteristic that I possess E-nergetic, A-pproachable, R-eliable, T-alented and H-ospitable. Energetic in a way of accomplishing my duties, Approachable to all my countenance, Reliable in pursuing or realizing the dreams of a concern Filipino in making/keeping the GREEN Earth, Talented to attract other people from different countries and Hospitable for it is the best Filipino Traits known in the world. And I would like to be an instrument to every woman who believe in their own ways.

What are your preparations for the upcoming Miss Earth?

I believe winning the Miss Earth title need not to have that much preparation, because the significant on it is not the preparation you have to win the title but is what you have done for the Earth before the pageant night. That is why I prefer to spend much time in solving an environmental issues, visiting and helping other countries in Asia who have environmental problems, spreading words about the ways on how to help the planet in our own ways. And if I win the title it is because I deserve it but if I lose at least I’ll be able to contribute my capabilities in order to keep the Earth a better planet to live in.

What is your environmental slogan?

BASURA MO LINIS MO!!! (Be responsible for your own trash) that would be my environmental slogan… It is simple yet powerful and I am sure everybody can do this.

Of all the elements of the Earth: Fire, Water and Air, which element are you most likely to associate with and why?

WATER because this will connect every country in the world, the sea touches the Philippines is the same sea in other countries. I believe water symbolizes life because a wave in the ocean will represents people’s trials, a calm water will represents human’s satisfactions, a water in the river will represents love for no one can stop its flows.

Aside from its environmental platform, what makes Miss Earth different from other pageants like Miss World and Miss Universe?

For me, Miss Earth is so realistic in terms of commitments, the duties that you have as a reigning Miss Earth is for life time, because as long as you live in this Earth you are part of it, and you have still role for it .. The Miss Earth title is indeed remarkable.

In your country what are the major ways it does to protect or improve the environment?

Educating people is still the best way in order to protect and inprove the environment.

Any message to Woman of the Earth Forum?

A woman must love Nature for its never fails you. A woman must take courage and strength from all the elements of the Earth for the Earth called as MOTHER Earth because it is dedicated to the women of Earth. Therefore, we must be the first to take care of it, we must be a role model to the people of the world and we must be an instrument in protecting the planet earth.

Thank you very much to Miss Philippines, Karla Paula Henry and Ferdinand Abejon for the photos.

Originally posted at Woman of the Earth forum: http://www.voy.com/217922/

OMG !!! OMG !!! Candidate No 19 did not win.  It is candidate No 25 but I did not see her previous photos in the launching photographs …

 Anyway, congratulations Angelika.  O divah, may “K” talaga ang lola :) nyo to wear the crown this yar !!!  (inggit mode :))  Sana manalo rin siya sa Thailand !

Angelika Santillan, 27, winner of the Amazing Philippines Beauties 2008 contest for transvestites and transsexuals, waves to the crowd after beating some of the 24 contestants during the coronation night in Manila October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES).

Rianne Barrameda (L) transfers the crown to Angelika Santillan, 27, after Santillan won the Amazing Philippines Beauties 2008 contest for transvestites and transsexuals, beating some of the 24 contestants, during the coronation night in Manila October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)

Angelika Santillan, 27, winner of the Amazing Philippines Beauties 2008 contest for transvestites and transsexuals, walks during coronation night in Manila October 24, 2008. Santillan beat some of the 24 contestants during the event on Friday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)

Angelika Santillan (L), 27, reacts after being pronounced winner in the Amazing Philippines Beauties 2008 contest for transvestites and transsexuals, beating some of the 24 contestants, during the coronation night in Manila October 24, 2008. At right is Rosa Garcia, 19, who came in as first runner-up. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)

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And the videos, courtesy of CuteMulawin.

Note : It is a pleasant surprise to see Kuya Germs (of Germs Special) dekada 80′s handling out the flowers and awards to the contestants….. Truly Amazing :)

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This one is soo camp !!! I love it!  Thanks to Cutemulawin for uploading this videos !!! Mwah!