PASAY CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – When it comes to beauty pageants, the Philippines and Colombia can’t seem to get rid of the “Steve Harvey Moment.” Yes, that final moment at the Miss Universe pageant two years ago when the host announced the wrong winner and first runner-up.
At the recently concluded Miss Earth 2017 held in Manila, there were some very tense moments yet again when both Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco and Miss Colombia Juliana Franco were among the last four candidates standing — the top four finalists.
While the entire Earth knows that it was Miss Philippines who won the crown, the truth of the matter is it was Miss Colombia who clinched the title of Miss Earth…
… Miss Earth Water, that is.
Franco joins Australia’s Nina Robertson as Miss Earth Air, Russia’s Lada Akimova as Miss Earth fire to complete the three co-equal runner-up title holders in this environmentally-friendly beauty pageant.