MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—The 2020 Miss Philippines Earth pageant wrapped up its series of virtual talent contests with a singing competition among 12 of its 33 delegates on June 3, with pageant veteran Shane Tormes of Atimonan, Quezon, bagging the gold medal.
Daniella Fernandez of Biñan City took home the silver, while the bronze went to Angelique Cabanlong of Zamboanga City. The competition was conducted using the Zoom meeting platform where the ladies performed from their own homes. It was shown live on the pageant’s official Facebook page.
This year’s pageant, the 20th edition, has lined up a series of online contests to adapt to the restrictions on live events caused by the government-imposed quarantine to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 28, it held a dance competition which was topped by June Cyra Pineda from Talacogon, Agusan del Sur. Diana Rose Hidalgo from Allacapan, Cagayan placed second, while Tsina Jade Chiu from Iloilo City rounded finished third.
The Creative Category Competition was held on June 1. Pageant veteran Patrixia Santos from Daraga, Albay bested 11 other contenders. South Cotabato’s Alayza Tolimao finished second, while Tacurong City’s Rica Mae Ramos placed third.
Even the crucial preliminary competitions will be held online.
The judging for “Figure, Form, and Poise” will be on June 6, while the judging for “Beauty of Face” will take place on June 13.
On June 20, the ladies will be judged for their “Intelligence and Environmental Awareness.”
The fashion competitions will likewise be held online—long gown on June 9, beachwear on June 11, sportswear on June 16, and casual wear on June 18.
Pageant partner Hana Shampoo, meanwhile, will announce its 10 Miss Hana delegates on June 15.
These competitions will be shown live on the pageant’s official Facebook page.
The coronation ceremony is scheduled on either July 1 or 2, and will still be held online, with all the delegates parading from their own hometowns via Zoom.
Reigning Miss Philippines Earth Janelle Tee will also deliver her farewell message online.
No telecast details have been finalized as of this writing, but pageant organizer Carousel Productions confirmed that the 2020 Miss Philippines Earth final ceremonies will have a free TV telecast.