MANILA (UPDATE) - Miss Philippines Jamie Herrell was crowned Miss Earth 2014 at the pageant held Saturday at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Theater in Quezon City.
The other winners are:
- Miss Earth Fire: Anastasia Trusova of Russia
- Miss Earth Water: Maira Alexandra Rodriguez of Venezuela
- Miss Earth Air: Andrea Neu of USA
In the question and answer portion, Herrrel was asked: "If you win tonight's crown what will you do to reverse global warming?"
The Cebu native answered: "Global warming has been known to be a long, overdue issue. I will use my title to inspire others, help our environment, and we start with the kids -- the kids are the people of tomorrow."
The 20-year-old, in her Miss Earth profile page, said that she has always been an environmental advocate.
She wrote: "I have many environmental activities but I will promote the Miss Philippines Earth 'Think Twice Campaign' because it is a project that reigning queens of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 primarily do. I really worked hard for it and it is something I would like to share with the other delegates."
According to Herrell, "Think Twice" is a communications campaign that encourages people to find alternatives in our everyday lives to protect and help Mother Nature.
Miiss Philippines Jamie Herrell was crowned Miss Earth 2014. Photo taken from the official Facebook page of Miss Earth 2014
Herrell's win is the second for the Philippines since the pageant's inception back in 2004. Filipino-Canadian Karla Henry won the crown for the country in 2008.