Prominent personalities and residents of Oriental Mindoro have flocked into Jolly Waves Waterpark & Resort to witness Calapan City’s biggest event of the year—the Miss Earth 2019 Talent Competition on Oct. 10.
Hosted by the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, city government of Calapan and Jolly Waves, the Miss Earth 2019 Fire Group Talent Competition brought delegates from 29 countries from all over the world to Calapan City, which is fast becoming the central hub of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (MIMAROPA) region.
For rendering an opera song, Miss Mongolia Azzaya Tsogt-Ochir earned her the gold award in the talent competition.
Silver went to Miss Denmark Sara Langtved while Miss South Korea Woo Hee-jun, who was also chosen as Jolly Waves ambassador as a special recognition, got the bronze award.
The three beauty winners were among the 29 contestants from all over the world under the Miss Earth Fire Group who showed off their individual talents in Miss Earth talent portion.
The talent competition had a distinguished panel of judges, namely Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito Dolor, Calapan Councilor Marian Teresa Tagupa, Pola Mayor Jennifer Cruz, Jolliville Holdings Corporation Vice President Ortrud Yao, and Jolliville Leisure & Resort Corporation Chairman Jolly Ting.
The Miss Earth beauties made a motorcade in the City and were welcomed at the Provincial Capitol by Oriental Mindoro Administrator Hubert A. Dolor.
Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez represented City Mayor Arnan Panaligan when the candidates visited the Calapan City Hall. Businessman Jolly Ting was present at both the Provincial Capitol and the City Hall events to welcome the Miss Earth delegates.
Conceptualized in 2001, Miss Earth is an international pageant and environmental event that promotes sustainability. It channels the beauty pageant industry into an effective tool to promote environmental awareness and eco-tourism spots.
The delegates stayed overnight at the Camping Pods of Jolly Waves, and had a fun time enjoying the world-class facilities, including the giant wave pool, raging river, zip line, sky bicycle, and giant slides.
True to promoting environmental awareness and sustainability, the delegates led a tree-planting activity sponsored by Calapan Water and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Oct. 11.
Produced by Carousel Productions, the talent competition is a part of the 2019 Miss Earth Pageant that culminates on Oct. 26 at Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum in Naga City, where Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam, the reigning Miss Earth 2018, will crown her successor.
Candidates from 80 countries are participating in the 19th edition of the international beauty pageant that promotes environmental awareness and eco-tourism destinations.
Jolly Waves is the first world-class recreational facility in Calapan City and the whole of Oriental Mindoro. The five-hectare development by Jolliville Leisure & Resort Corporation has been dubbed as a game-changer for the tourism industry in the MIMAROPA region.
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