Abigail Elizalde of Mexico wins Miss Earth 2008 Best in Swimsuit

Miss Mexico Abigail Elizalde, one of the favorites for Miss Earth 2008, has been adjudged Best in Swimsuit Saturday, November 01, 2008 at the Fontana Leisure Park in Pampanga, Philippines.

Mexico won over 14 other finalists for Best in Swimsuit who were chosen last October 25, 2008.

This is the second special award for Miss Mexico, the first being was the Gandang Ricky Reyes Award given last October 28th.

In the swimsuit presentation, two sponsor awards were handed out.

Miss Philippines Karla Paula Henry won as Miss Earth Fontana 2008 while Desbouiges from Guadeloupe was Miss Active White, which is of course in favor to "white" delegates (just like Miss Pond's Rosy White Skin in Miss Earth 2001).


The Miss Earth 2008 Talent Competition was held Sunday, November 02, 2008 with Miss Australia Rachael Smith winning the top plum. On November 03, Miss Venezuela Daniela Torrealba was adjudged Best in Long Gown by Ever Bilena Cosmetics while the gown worn by Miss Philippines Karla Paula Henry won the Miss Earth Designers Award.

Miss Brazil Tatiane Alves won the Best Smile award, Miss Spain Adriana Reverón
as Miss RCBC E-Woman while Miss Philippines Karla Paula Henry won the Eagle Express award.

Miss Mexico Abigail Elizalde was the choice of the Jubilee Foundation group while Miss Honduras Kenia Melissa Andrade was Miss Asei.

Pasigandahan Awards were also handed out:

Jamaica, Simone Burke - for Makati
Finland, Minna Nikkila - for Mandaluyong
Philippines Karla Paula Henry - for Manila
Israel, Lin Mor - for Pasig
Korea, Seo Seol-hee - Pasigandahan's overall winner


With Mexico and Venezuela winning Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown respectively, shall we expect them in the Top 16 on the finals night? In the history of Miss Earth, all winners of Best in Long Gown and Best in Swimsuit, except for one (in 2003), managed to make it in the semi-finals.

Photo courtesy of Melvin Sia for OPMB Worldwide

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