Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco is recently crowned as the Miss Earth 2017. Aside from her beauty, charm, and self-confidence, one of the main reasons that made her win the crown is her wit and intelligence.
There were two question and answer portions during the coronation night. During the first segment, wherein she made it to the Top 8 finalists, contestants were given 30 seconds to share their ideas on a particular hashtag. Karen picked the hashtag #biodiversity wherein she confidently said:
“Biodiversity is very important. We are very known in the Philippines to have a lot of biodiversity, and they’re very important because they also balances the ecosystem. It’s very important for us to protect them, because as we protect them, we protect the environment to help save our home, our planet, our Earth, to be a better place to live in. Thank you.”
For the second portion, the final 4 ladies where asked: “Who or what do you think is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth and why?”
With this, Karen answered: “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. Thank you.”
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador crowned Karen Ibasco on Saturday, November 4, at the Mall of Asia Arena.