MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In every competition, there are hometown decisions, and then there are hometown decisions. Two for one, so to speak.
When the 2016 Miss Earth beauty pageant unravels in Manila on October 29, there will be two Filipinas who will be competing for the crown: Miss Philippines and Miss Sweden.
Miss Philippines is Imelda Schweighart who happens to be part German. Then there’s Filipina Cloie Skarne, Miss Sweden.
Cloie is Filipino by blood and strongly resembles singer-actress KC Concepcion who is her half sister.
Cloie is the daughter of actor Gabby Concepcion by Jenny Syquia but has taken on the last name of her Swedish adoptive father; while KC is Concepcion’s daughter by Sharon Cuneta.
The other contestants are already crying “foul” because they feel that the Philippines has two representatives to the pageant. “That doubles the chances that the next Miss Earth will be Filipina,” they claimed.
The reigning Miss Earth is also Filipina, Angelia Ong.