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Miss Earth 2017 beauty pageant

The new Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, second from right, of the Philippines, poses with Colombia’s Juliana Franco, right, Miss Earth Water 2017 (1st Runner up), Australia’s Nina Robertson, left, Miss Earth Air 2017( 3rd Runner-up) and Russia’s Lada Akimova, second from left, as Miss Earth Fire 2017 (2nd Runner-up) (Photo: Associated Press)

Karen Ibasco of the Philippines wins Miss Earth 2017

The Philippines’ Karen Ibasco won the title of Miss Earth 2017 on Saturday (4 Nov), beating out 85 other contestants from all over the world.

The environment-themed international beauty pageant aims to promote campaigns to save and protect the environment. This year’s pageant was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, south of the Philippine capital Manila.

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