Miss Philippines Earth 2012 - promoting environmental protection
Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz, a Filipina-German from Quezon City, was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2012 over the weekend at the Center Stage of SM mall of Asia in Pasay City.
Stefanowitz, 22, is a freelance model, designer, host, and singer. She graduated from De La Salle College of St. Benilde where she took up Fashion Design and Merchandising.
She also won Best in Evening Gown in the preliminary competition.
Stefanowitz will represent the Philippines in the Miss Earth 2012 competition on October 28 in Jakarta, Indonesia. She will also serve as ambassador to environmental protection campaigns in the country.
Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz
Completing the list of winners in this year's Miss Philippines Earth competition are:
• Samantha Purvor, Miss Philippines Water
• Glennifer Perido, Miss Philippines Air
• Thoreen Halvorsen, Miss Philippines Fire
• Mary Candice Ramos, Miss Philippines Eco Tourism
The Philippines has successfully placed in almost all Miss Earth competitions, which began in 2001. The country has won the Miss Earth crown once in 2008, became a runner-up thrice, and landed as semifinalist 5 times.
The country has hosted the 11-year old competition for 10 times. (Susan G. De Leon/PIA-NCR/RJB/SDL)