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Miss Earth Beauties Beat the Heat in Style
Date: May 2, 2014
After the glam fashion show organized by Pontefino CEO Fely Ramos and CFO Tommy Tantoco, five tantalizing contestants were declared winners, namely: Miss Cebu City Jamie Herrell (Best in Resort Wear gold medalist); Miss Zamboanga City Margie U. Alatan (Best in Resort Wear silver medalist); Miss Sta. Rita Angelie Crizelle S. Ocampo (Best in Resort Wear bronze medalist); Miss Tanauan City Diane Carmela T. Querrer (Miss Pontefino Hotel); Miss Liloan Crystal Star P. Aberasturi (Miss Pontefino Residences) and Miss Dinalupihan Monique Teruelle P. Manuel (Miss Kia Motors Philippines).
The 49 Earth-friendly beauties also planted tree saplings at the sprawling and ever-expanding Pontefino Residences prime area, one of the biggest residential development projects in Batangas City.
The ladies displayed their skills during the talent competition held at Malayan College in Cabuyao, Laguna last Sunday. And last Wednesday, the 49 girls vied for the swimsuit competition in a luau party held at the poolside of Solaire Resort & Casino in Parañaque.
Miss Dinalupihan, Bataan is Monique Teruelle Pamintuan Manuel, 24, a graduate of Assumption College. Now taking a second shot at the Miss Philippines Earth title after a top ten finish in 2009, the 5’6” Monique is dead-set on bringing home the crown this time.
She believes in going organic to reverse the ill effects of global warming. “Our food choices can be a powerful means of change, for I sincerely believe that eating takes so much of our lives, that what we choose to eat can be one of the most important ways to help save our planet. By going organic, you support in significantly reducing the use of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases responsible for the Earth’s warming.
“Organic farms do manure composting versus traditional farms that use fertilizers that produce more greenhouse gases,” Monique explained. “So choosing the right food can help reverse global warming, boost the economy and make lives better for farmers.”
Miss Sta. Rita, Pampanga is Angelie Crizelle Sese Ocampo, 21, a BS Tourism graduate of Holy Angel University in Angeles City, and currently employed at the office of Sen. Lito Lapid. Statuesque at 5’9”, Angelie wants to be the next Miss Philippines Earth because “I embody the ideals of the organization and the cause that it promotes. I cherish its purpose to help Mother Earth. But it’s not a simple task; it takes discipline and commitment. I have these values and with your help, we can work together, identify the specific areas of concern, and contribute to preserve nature.”
Miss Tanauan City, Batangas is Diane Carmela Torres Querrer, 25, a Certified Public Accountant and currently a Broadcast Media student at UP-Diliman. Diane first joined Miss Philippines in 2011 where she was a top 20 finisher (missing a spot in the final ten). She also won three awards: Best in Cultural Attire, Best in Long Gown and Best in Talent. Diane, 5’5” tall, has also won the Best in Talent (creative category) and Best Eco Costume in the ongoing challenge events, making her a strong contender for the titles at stake this year.
Her most memorable moment was when she reached the summit of Mount Pulag, the highest peak in Luzon. “It was peaceful seeing the beautiful sunrise and almost touching the clouds. For me, that experience was a genuine close encounter with the beauty of our nature. Now, I am looking forward to climb more mountains and experience more the splendor of our environment,” she enthused. She wants to teach children to become eco-warriors at a young age.