Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss Earth 2008

The 8th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held on November 9, 2008 at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Eighty-five delegates arrived from October 19, 2008 in the Philippines. The pageant was broadcasted live via ABS-CBN in the Philippines and to many countries worldwide via Star World, The Filipino Channel and other partner networks.

At the conclusion of the final night of the competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2007, Jessica Trisko of Canada crowned her successor Karla Henry of the Philippines. The pageant was hosted by Billy Crawford, Miss Earth 2004 winner Priscilla Meirelles, and Miss Earth Canada 2006 Riza Santos.


Winning Answer

Final Question in Miss Earth 2008: "What would you tell US president-elect Barack Obama about the state of the global environment if ever you were to meet him?"

Answer of Miss Earth 2008: “Environmental knowledge is something that all of us must share, but most importantly we must teach the youth that this is something that we should instill in them so that in the near future they will be the ones to take care of our mother Earth." - Karla Henry, represented Philippines

Special and Minor Awards

Special Awards

  • Best in National Costume: Shassia Ubillus (Panama)
  • Best in Swimsuit: Abigail Elizalde (Mexico)
  • Best in Long Gown: Daniela Torrealba (Venezuela)
  • Miss Earth Designers Award: Karla Henry (Philippines)
  • Miss Friendship: Andrea Carolina León (Ecuador)
  • Miss Photogenic: Karla Henry (Philippines)
  • Miss Talent: Rachael Smith (Australia)

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