MANILA, Philippines — Filipina beauty Jamie Herrell was crowned Miss Earth on Saturday at the University of the Philippines (UP) Theater.
Herrell, who wore a stunning red gown, bested the other contestants following her simple but smart response during the question-and-answer portion.
“If you win tonight’s crown what will you do to help slowdown or reverse the effects of global warming?” one of the judges asked.
“Global warming has been known for being a very long overdue issue. That is why if I am crowned tonight I will use my title to inspire others to help our environment and we start with the kids,” she said.
“The kids are the people of tomorrow and if we teach them, they will also help their community,” beauty queen added.
Herrell was joined onstage by Russia’s Anastasia Trusova (Miss Earth Fire), Venezuela’s Maira Alexandra Rodriguez (Miss Earth Water) and USA’s Andrea Neu (Miss Earth Air).