Purpose meets beauty with Miss Earth 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 November 2012 00:00

The search is now on for the next environmental beauty who will serve as an ambassadress and protector of the Earth's natural resources. She is Miss Earth 2012. As the world celebrates The International Year of Sustainable Energy this year, there will be 80 to 90 delegates from all across the globe who be coming over to compete for this prestigious beauty title with a cause. Our county, the Philippinesw, will host the most prestigious and relevant beauty pageant in the world that echoes the earth's clamor for environmental renewal at its ever growing urgency.

Because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, world-class beauty pageant organizer Carousel Productions, Inc. believed beauty queens would be a good and effective advocate of worthy causes. To give life to this vision, theylaunched in 2001 the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant, a beauty event whose raison d'etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.

Now on it's 12th year, this beauty contest continues to build its reputation as the most relevant and worthwhile beauty event in the world, setting a legacy of beauty and responsibility.  Apart from a strong emphasis on environmental protection programs, Miss Earth also aims to showcase and promote various tourist destinations. .

In 2002,  sophisticated  Zamboagueňa beauty April Rose Perez represented the Philippines for Miss Earth 2002. She was among the semi-finalists and won the coveted Miss Photogenic Award. This year,  22-year old Stephany Stefanowitz, a designer, freelance model, host and singer from Quezon City, will represent our country and vie for the prestigious Miss Earth 2012 title.

Here are Miss Stefanowitz intelligent answers to preliminary questions asked of her.

Miss Earth 2012: What environmental project will you create to promote the protection of Mother Earth and why?

Miss Stefanowitz :"There are a lot of things we can do for our environment, but the best thing we can actually do is to promote environmental awareness to our people, and especially to our children who are our future. School tours, seminars about the current situation of our environment and more tree planting activities to make people realize its importance."

Miss Earth 2012: What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose it?

Miss Stefanowitz :"The year 2012 I believe, is a time for positive change. It's time to put our foot down when it comes to conserving and preserving our natural resources. I will stand as a strong leader and role model to educate, inform and spread awareness, not only for ourselves but also, of course, for the future generations."

Miss Earth 2012: What tip can you share to promote sustainable energy for all?

Miss Stefanowitz :"Turn off your lights at home when not in use. Opt for the electric fan when it is not too warm instead of the AC. Walk!"

Let's wish the best for Miss Stefanowitz to bag the crown. Miss Earth 2012 coronation will be held on November 24, 2012 at Versailles Palace, Alabang. Metro Manila. Visit website http://www.missearth.tv/delegates.php and see who the other Miss Earth 2012 candidates are.

By Tita Corteza