WATCH: Karen Ibasco's Miss Earth 2017 Q&A

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Posted at Nov 05 2017 11:45 AM | Updated as of Nov 05 2017 11:53 AM

Karen Ibasco demonstrated the perfect blend of beauty and intelligence during the coronation night of the Miss Earth 2017 pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday night.

During the competition’s final Q&A portion, Ibasco was asked who or what she thinks is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth and why.

Ibasco said: “I believe that the real problem in this world is not climate change. The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.”

The Miss Earth crown was passed onto Ibasco by Ecuador’s Katherine Espin, last year’s Miss Earth winner.

A medical physicist, Ibasco’s advocacy is conserving energy and embracing renewable and sustainable sources of it.