Miss Philippines Stephany Stephanowitz won top honors after being awarded the Gold medal confirming her election as ‘Darling of the Press’ during the Miss Earth 2012 press presentation at the Best Western F1 hotel in Taguig City on November 6th. Miss Thailand Waratthaya Wongchayapornwon the Silver medal, while Miss USA Siria Bojorquez was awarded the Bronze medal.
68 contestants were presented to the local and international media present at the place. 20 contestants are still expected to arrive during the following days.
Four delegates catched the eye of the presents at the event: Thailand, Brazil, Czech Republic and Venezuela, “the magnificent four”, ratified their status as favorites, and are considered the frontrunners for the crown. While nice surprises like Mongolia, Moldova, Norway and Costa Rica gained points with the experts.
Nepal, South Africa, Turkey, US Virgin Islands, USA, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Kenya and of course, Philippines, are also among those most talked by fans and experts covering the event. Once the group is complete things might change.
The beauties were greeted by Athena Imperial, Miss Earth-Water 2011. Olga Alava, the reigning Miss Earth from Ecuador, will join the contestants on November 17th.
The Miss Earth 2012 finals will take place on November 24th at the Versailles Clubhouse in Alabang, Metro Manila.
This Year Miss Malaysia Earth 2012 is represented by R. Deviyah Daranee from Ipoh.