Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gayle Suzette Garces Yu is Bohol’s Bet for Miss Philippines Earth 2015

Twenty three old Gayle Suzette Garces Yu, a registered nurse, bested a field of nine ladies before a jampacked crowd at the Island City Mall (ICM) Activity Center last Sunday, March 29 & earned the right to represent the province of Bohol in the forthcoming national finals of the 2015 Miss Philippines Earth Pageant. 

Aside from being the recipient of the Miss Javita Coffee & Miss Creamsilk Beautiful Hair corporate awards, Ms Yu was also the People’s Choice Awardee, Best in Swimsuit & Best in Interview. 

Her ecotourism video that promoted the tourism potentials of her hometown Calape was also adjudged the best.

Selected as the Best in Eco-Tourism Video, during the Miss Philippines Earth 2015-Bohol Search.
Posted by Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Bohol Search on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
As the inaugural winner of Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol Search, Gayle will be flying off to Manila on April 9 for the month- long series of challenges & pre- pageant activities leading to the Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Grand Coronation Night on May, SM MOA Arena & telecast live over ABS CBN. 

When interviewed, Ms Yu remarked " This is totally unexpected. Right after college graduation, I flew to the US, took and passed the NCLEX. I was about to start work but had to come summer of last year to take care personally of my mom who was battling the Big C. After my mom lost her battle with cancer, I was all set to go back to the US when I heard of the pageant. As a campus writer during my high school & college years, environmental issues have been one of my passions" I dedicate my triumph to my mom Grace who I'm sure is proud of my accomplishment" This is also for my dad and my sister and brothers, relatives & friends"

L-R: 1st RU Genina Abrau, Ms Phil Earth Bohol Gayle Yu 2nd RU Olive Zoilo
Named 1st RU was the very charming Jenina Abrau from the Municipality of San Miguel who topped the Evening Gown Competition with her flawless & elegant presentation. 2nd RU was the very polished & well- prepared Olive Zoilo of Tubigon. Named Miss Talent was Imaculada Cleofe Leopardas of Baclayon.   
Miss Talent is Imma Leopardas
Best in Gown is Genina Abrau
All the candidates competed & were judged in the talent, Hanz Coquila swimsuits, evening gowns, interviews and submitted a three minute ecotourism video before the winners were proclaimed & crowned.


Judging the Bohol search were reigning 2014 Miss Philippines Earth- Water Kimberley Covert, Carousel Productions’s International Franchise & Branding Manager Director Astrud Margaret Schuck, renowned Boholano pageant & event director Michael Ryan Tago, Miss Tagbilaran 1987 & cultural impresario Fiel Angeli Araoarao Gabin & Your Blogger

Ms Phil Earth Bohol & Runners Up with the Judges


As with the ongoing provincial & regional screenings & searches, the Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol search included a swimsuit & evening gown competition, talent competition, a three- minute ecotourism video where the girls promote the tourism potentials & environmental situation of their respective towns/ cities. With the Miss Philippines Earth Pageant’s focus on having its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth, more weight is given to personality and also to ecological and environmental intelligence in the interview portion.

Since 2008, Miss Philippines-Earth has broadened its coverage to include candidates from various provinces, cities, and municipalities. The decision to transform Miss Philippines Earth in a larger-scale was made to further the cause of Miss Philippines Earth and with more participants involved, Carousel Productions would be able to reach more people and communities involved in its environmental advocacy. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment. They also serve as spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations. The grand winner will represent Philippines in Miss Earth pageant.

The Miss Philippines Earth & the Miss Earth pageants are both owned by Philippine- based Carousel Productions with Alturas Group of Companies as Miss Philippines Earth Bohol franchise holder

Photo Credits: dagzpoy, Sideroom Studio

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