The winning streak record of Philippines for Miss Earth turns to end as Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart did not make it to the finals.
From eighty-three, the candidates were narrowed down to 16 during the coronation night of the said pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena, October 29.
This event breaks the Philippines’ winning streak as Jamie Herrell and Angelina Ong won as Miss Earth 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Schweighart experienced an eventful season for Miss Earth who was in the headlines recently for telling Austria’s representative that President Duterte is doing “Hitler stuff” in the country.Hitler was compared to Duterte for his massacre of the Jews to his controversial war on drugs, creating criticisms from people. Imelda’s comment about Duterte went viral and expressed her apologies right after.
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“I feel blessed to be here. Actually, this is my dream. I have been wanting to be Miss Earth since 16 years old,” Katherine said.
She also said she had the most amazing experience because she was able to a lot of people in Davao who are warmhearted and polite.
Katherine is currently taking up law and wants to fight for justice as her Instagram profile says she is a future lawyer and now that she is Miss Earth, she will fight for the environment.Part of her advocacy also includes environment education for children.