Miss Earth is an international event that is celebrated annually to promote environmental awareness across the world. Miss Earth is one of the largest beauty pageants in the world aside from Miss Universe and Miss World.
Miss Earth is celebrating its 15th year this 2015. It is also the first ever Miss Earth pageant where the coronation was held in Europe. The coronation night was held at the Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria on December 5 (early Sunday morning of December 6, Manila) where 25 year-old Angelia Ong wins her title as Miss Earth 2015 beating eighty-five other contestants.
Angelia Ong is crowned as the Miss World 2015 and the Miss Philippines Earth 2015. She also won the crown of Binibining Pilipinas last 2011. Angelia Ong was born Iloilo City but moved in 2012 to Manila to finish her studies in Marketing Management in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. This Miss Earth 2015, Angelia Ong, also does part-time work at the Manila City Hall and at a marketing firm.
During the question and answer portion of the pageant, Angelia was asked to come up with a slogan for the next 15 years of Miss Earth. She of course stunned the audience and the judges with her respond.
“We will, because we can,” Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong said.
“I want to let everybody know that all things are possible and all things are feasible if we work together. We will, because we can,” Miss Angelia Ong explained
The runner-ups of this year’s Miss Earth 2015 includ Dayanna Grageda of Australia as Miss Earth Air, Brittany Ann Payne of USA as Miss Earth Water and Thiessa Sickert of Brazil for Miss Earth Fire.