IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth 2017 candidates in national costume

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 31 2017 01:31 PM

MANILA – Philippine representative Karen Ibasco nabbed the gold medal among Asian contenders in the national costume competition of the 2017 Miss Earth pageant.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Ibasco said her outfit was made by Louie Pangilinan, a fashion designer from Laguna.

“This is inspired by the Spanish era when we were colonized by the Spaniards. As you can see, there are crosses that also show that the Spaniards introduced the Catholic Church to us,” she said.

Receiving the silver and bronze medals in Asia were Thailand and Japan, respectively.

According to Ibasco, she is having so much fun making new friends in the competition. “[My journey has been] great and I cannot wait for the coronation night. Everybody is nervous but I am excited,” she said. 

When asked who she’s closest to, Ibasco quipped: “It’s Colombia. I am always with her. I am also always with Belgium and Nepal and also Chile.”

She also teased that she will be wearing her favorite color in the pageant’s long gown competition.

The 2017 Miss Earth coronation night will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 4.

Here are some photos of the Miss Earth candidates in their national costumes:

Philippines

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Angola

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Cambodia

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Canada

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Chile

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Colombia

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Costa Rica

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Croatia

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

England

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

France

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Honduras

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

India

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Indonesia

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Italy

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Japan

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Korea

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Malta

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Myanmar

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Netherlands

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Northern Ireland

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Portugal

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Puerto Rico

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Sierra Leone

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Spain

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Sri Lanka

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Sweden

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Thailand

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US Virgin Islands

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

USA

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook

Wales

Photo from Miss Earth Facebook