Congratulations to the winners of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Trash to Class Competition.
Gold - Vienna, Austria (Melanie Mader)
Silver - Isabela City (Aicha Francisco)
Bronze - Laoang, Northern Samar (Ellyz Santos)
The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Trash to Class Competition was held on May 30 at Versailles Palace in Las Pinas.
Melanie Mader wore an outfit made from plastic straws, Aicha's evening gown was made from rice sacks and Ellyz costume is made from plastic spoons, forks and plastic bags. The competition is actually a challenge which is part of the advocacy of the Miss Earth pageant to practice the Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rethink and Respect.
Trash to Class Competition is when the candidates turns recyclable trash into classy costumes that can be worn to flaunt to the judges.
Judges in the competition were Filipino fashion designer Ito Curata, who designed some of the Filipiniana gowns of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her State-of-the-Nation Address and Hollywood stars like Sharon Stone, Mixy Dy, magna cum laude from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, who also worked for Kate Spade New York; Allen Roxas, president of State Properties Corp., owner and developer of Versailles; former beauty queen Peachy Veneracion, Vice President for External Affairs of Carousel Productions, organizer of the Miss Earth beauty pageant; and Tracey Suarkeo, Los Angeles-based senior fashion designer for Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and BCBG Maxazria.
The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 beauty pageant grand coronation night will be held in Kawit, Cavite on June 11, 2016.
Photos from Miss Philippines Earth 2016 (Official)