Angelia Ong for winning Miss Earth 2015 title
Dec. 6 (PNA) -- Malacañang on Sunday congratulated Filipina Angelia Ong for
winning this year’s Miss Earth beauty pageant.
The 25-year-old Ong was crowned Miss Earth 2015 during the coronation night
held in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), giving the
Philippines its first back-to-back win.
Filipina Jamie Herrell won the Miss Earth title in 2014.
“Ipinaparating po natin kay Binibining Angelia Ong ang pagbati ng buong
bansa dahil sa kanyang tagumpay sa pageant ng Miss Earth,” Communications
Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said during an interview over state-run dzRB
Radyo ng Bayan.
Ong bested 85 candidates from different countries in this year’s Miss Earth
“Ito po ay pagpapatunay muli sa kagandahan, katalinuhan at kahusayan ng
kababaihang Pilipina at ng mga Pilipino sa mga pandaigdigang kompetisyon na
idinaraos din naman para palawigin ang pakikipagkaibigan at kooperasyon ng
iba't ibang bansa,” Coloma said.
Also crowned as runners-up to Ong were Dayanna Grageda of Australia as Miss
Earth-Air (first runner-up); Brittany Payne of USA as Miss Earth-Water
(second runner-up); and Thiessa Sickert of Brazil as Miss Earth-Fire (third
Miss Earth is considered one of the world’s largest beauty pageants, along
with the Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International. (PNA)