Miss Earth 2016 international beauty pageant officially starts in October of 2016 as part of its traditional annual event. Foreign representatives from around the world are now preparing their candidates along with their organizers and their respective beauty pageant camps who will fly to the Philippines. Fanatics of Miss Earth 2016 from around the world are now excited for the upcoming pageant that is held in the Philippines.

The reigning Miss Earth Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart is now under pressure to in this pageant in pursuit to a triple back-to-back-to-back win for the Philippines. The Philippines already had 3 Miss Earth crowns. This was initially won by Karla Henry in 2008, Jamie Herrell in 2014, and Angelia Ong in 2015 with a back-to-back win. Imelda hopes that her country could clinch a historic triple in an international beauty pageant. If her fate permits, it will be the first ever for the Philippines to win an international pageant three years in a row.
Miss Earth Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart
Imelda Schweighart is the reigning Miss Earth Philippines 2016 and she is expected to crown her successor for Miss Earth Philippines 2017 next year. She was crowned on June 11, 2016, at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. She was crowned by Angelia Ong, Miss Earth 2015 winner, which hopes that there will be a triple back-to-back-to-back winner for the country.

In 2012, Imelda Schweighart filed her application to the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated, which is the official organizer for Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) annual beauty pageant. Imelda's application was accepted after a series of screening, making her as an official candidate of Binibining Pilipinas' Golden year celebration of the pageant for operating at least 50 years. Imelda Schweighart penetrated the semi-finalist spot during the pageant.

Ariella Arida was the rightful winner and gained the license to represent the Philippines for the Miss Universe 2013 beauty pageant that was held in Russia. Ariella Arida landed the 3rd runner-up during the event. During this golden year, there were two representatives produced by the Binibining Pilipinas to various international pageants. They are Bea Alonzo who won as Miss International 2013. Mutya Datul also won Miss Supranational 2013, which is the first Filipina woman to win such title.

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The question is, what are her chances of winning Miss Earth 2016? This has been the issue for many pageant fanatics as they are now trying to weigh in her chances for the upcoming Miss Earth beauty pageant that will be held in her home court. This means that she will have more chances to fulfill her duties, responsibilities, and mission to escalate her beauty queen status from a national beauty title holder to an international pageant queen.

Chance as a Winner

Imelda Schweighart is considered as a prototype of a Miss Earth winner. She has the qualities of a winning ambassadress of environmental awareness and conservation. When you look at her figure, pageantry skills, and wit, you will definitely consider her as a potential winner. The only thing that is important is about the consistency. Imelda should maintain her queenly look, attitude, and perseverance in order to build her shape and aura. Her ability will only depend on her performance during the actual pageant that can take place on October.

Chance as a Runner-up

There are four runner-ups for Miss Earth international beauty pageant. These are Miss Earth-Air or first runner-up, Miss Earth-Water or Second runner-up, Miss Earth-Fire or Third runner-up, and Miss Earth-Eco-Tourism or 4th runner-up. Imelda could land as one of the runner-ups because there are other well-prepared candidates from other parts of the world who are ready to make either a historical win, or to maintain their ranking in Miss Earth beauty pageant this year.

Chance as a semi-finalist

Imelda Schweighart has been undergoing training to further improve her pageantry skills for Miss Earth 2016. She has been enrolled in several beauty pageant training camps in order to polish her catwalk skills, communication aspect, and improving her self-confidence. The only thing about her is self-confidence. Miss Earth is also looking for a woman who is outspoken so that they can easily establish a proper interpersonal relationship whenever they travel to other countries to attend important events.

What if no chance at all?

There is an urban legend or a myth that after a back-to-back win, the same representative for the succeeding pageant will end up as a clapper. This can happen to several powerhouse countries that produce international titleholders. However, with proper training and skills development, this myth can be overcome if the candidate is dedicated enough to maintain her productivity in beauty pageant industry.

If Imelda will suddenly lose her confidence during the pageant, she might comprehend with the curse for ending up unplaced during the pageant. All she needs to do is to believe in herself and she should not be carried away from the criticisms from random individuals and groups.


Imelda Schweighart remains as a fighter. Even if she transformed differently from her previous appearance during the coronation night, her skills will not let her down. She is a well-trained and an experienced beauty queen who is set to conquer Miss Earth this October. So never underestimate a candidate that could break the history of international beauty pageants.

So what are your thoughts about Imelda Schweighart?

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