FROM 41 Miss Philippines-Earth (MPE) 2022 official candidates introduced in May, the final Top 20 who will compete on coronation night were presented to the media on July 28.
Held with Okada Manila's The Fountain for a backdrop — the wonder that is touted as the world's largest multicolor dancing fountain — the candidates proceeded to compete in the swimsuit preliminaries at this meet and greet. At each one's turn on the runway, the girls likewise presented their respective environmental advocacies in keeping with pageant tradition and theme.
The day's emerging standouts were Mandaluyong's Jennifer De Asis, who won the Gold for her presentation, and Santa Ignacia, Tarlac's Jenny Ramp and Manila's Justiene Ortega, who were awarded Silver and Bronze, respectively.
Completing the Top 20 are Merhyl Kit Paraluman representing Alabel, Sarangani Province; Trisha Van Eldik, Balagtas, Bulacan; Nice Lampad, Bayugan City, Agusan; Jayra Aliyah Olvinada, Cadiz City; Kiara Liane Wellington, Cebu City; Rache Santos, Dipolog City; Chrisdalyn Yvonne Abrenica, Dubai, UAE Filipino Community; Jimema Tempra, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental; Bea Cecilio, Las Piñas City; Eryka Vina Tan, Legazpi City; Trina Martinez, Makati City; Micaela Legarda, Muntinlupa City; Jazmine Calma, Pateros; Lourdez De Leon, Quezon City; Jarizz Borcela, Sagay City; Jasmine Paguio, Toronto, Canada Filipino Community; and Angel Santos, Trece Martires City.
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Reigning Miss Philippines Earth Naelah Alshorbaji and Miss Philippines Air Ameera Almamari hosted the media call.
The finals and grand coronation of MPE 2022 will unfold tonight, August 6 in Coron, Palawan. The pageant will have a next-day telecast on August 7 on A2Z Channel 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The international Miss Earth 2022 competition is once again set in the Philippines towards the end of the year, with organizers already announcing Vietnam as the host country for 2023. Fittingly Miss Earth 2018 Nguyen Phoung Khanh of Vietnam has already agreed to be the event emcee.