Jamie Herrell (third from left), together with the other winners. Photo: Facebook Page of Jamie Herrell
The 19-year-old Jamie Herrell of Cebu City was crowned Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 on Sunday, May 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Aside from her wit and beauty, Herrell also made an impact during the question and answer portion.
Judge Akbayan partylist spokesperson Risa Hontiveros’ question to her was: “Do you think that we, human beings, have been good children to Mother Earth?”
She replied: “We haven’t been good children. In fact, I believe that we are the number one cause of her problems.”
She added: “We are the reason why we’re having climate change. We are the reason why we’re having floods. But in return, if we can only help her, she can help us back and take care of us, too.”
According to the Miss Philippines-Earth website, Herrell is an animal rights advocate.
“My environmental advocacy is anti-animal cruelty. Because I have seen how some people treat animals in a wrong way and I believe animals should be treated with love or at least in a proper manner,” she said.
Along with the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International, the Miss Earth is considered as among the world’s four largest beauty pageants.
In 2008, Philippines’ representative Karla Henry won the Miss Earth title.
Meanwhile, Angelee delos Reyes, last year’s Philippine representative to the Miss Earth pageant finished in the top eight of the contest.
Here’s the complete list of Miss Earth-Philippines 2014 winners :
Miss Philippines – Earth: Cebu City, Jamie Herrell
Miss Philippines – Water: Dumaguete City, Kimberly Covert
Miss Philippines – Air: Tanauan City, Dianne Querrer
Miss Philippines – Fire: Gapan City, Bianca Paz
Miss Philippines – Eco-Tourism: Dinalupihan City, Monique Manuel
Top 10 Finalists:
1. Gapan City – Bianca Paz
2. Cebu City – Jamie Herrel
3. Dinalupihan City, Bataan – Monique Manuel
4. Tanauan City – Dianne Querrer
5. Duenas, Iloilo – Bencelle Bianzon
6. Cainta, Rizal – Maria Jenny Gonzales
7. Sta. Rita, Pampanga – Angelie Ocampo
8. Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental – Kimberly Covert
9. Liloan, Cebu – Crystal Star Aberasturi
10. Sydney, Australia – Melanie Balagtas
1. Dinalupihan City, Bataan – Monique Manuel
2. Gapan City – Bianca Paz
3. San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija – Leslie Paz
4. Sta. Rita, Pampanga – Angelie Ocampo
5. Cainta, Rizal – Maria Jenny Gonzales
6. Tanauan City – Dianne Querrer
7. Cebu City – Jamie Herrel
8. Duenas, Iloilo – Bencelle Bianzon
9. Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental – Kimberly Covert
10. Liloan, Cebu – Crystal Star Aberasturi
11. Davao City – Janelle Tee
12. Brussels, Belgium – Ashlejane Alcancia
13. Sydney, Australia – Melanie Balagtas
14. Makati City – Sarah Stewart
15. Muntinlupa City – Mary Anne Misa
Miss Hana: Ms Davao City, Janelle Tee
Miss Solaire: Ms Cebu City, Jamie Herrel
Miss SM Markets: Ms Dumaguete City, Kimberly Covert