Karen Ibasco is Miss Philippines Earth 2017, Girltrends' Jessica Marasigan wins Miss Water title

Karen Ibasco representing the City of Manila has just been crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2017 during the pageant's grand coronation night held earlier at the MOA Arena.

Here's Karen during the winner announcement with Miss Caloocan City Jessica Marasigan, who took home the Miss Philippines Water 2017 title. (screenshot from the Miss Philippines Earth live stream)

Marasigan is a former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother (that edition where Miho Nishida was named the winner) and also one of the Girltrends members on It's Showtime. She was also Miss Philippines-USA 1st Runner Up in 2012.

Miss Olongapo Kim De Guzman, another ex-PBB housemate (Slater Young and Pamu Pamorada's batchmate), also emerged as one of the crown winners. She was crowned Miss Philippines Air 2017. Previously, she was Wowowee's Miss Fitrum 2008 1st Runner-Up, Miss Bikini Philippines World 2009 winner and Mutya ng Pilipinas 2010 candidate.

Check out full results of MPE 2017 here => Miss Philippines Earth 2017 winners and official results

Karen Ibasco, Miss Philippines Earth 2017 winner (photo by @MOAArena)

Ibasco is 26 years old and a professor from the University of Sto. Tomas. She will be representing the Philippines at the Miss Earth 2017 pageant in November.

A non-placer at Binibining Pilipinas 2016, Karen impressed the MPE judges with her response during the Final Q&A portion where the Top 5 finalists were given just one question ("What change do you want to see in national environmental policies?").

Her winning answer was: "In terms of environmental policies, everyone is experiencing climate change. The whole world is experiencing climate change and I’m just grateful that the Philippines signed the Paris Treaty. What I want to see is...to pass a carbon tax. In that way, we would invest in renewable energy to help our world be a better place, greener, inhabitable for the whole humanity." - Mykiru.ph

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Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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