Philippine bet Karen Ibasco leads Miss Earth 2017 medal tally

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Karen Ibasco will be competing for the Miss Earth crown this Saturday, November 4, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.


Philippine bet Karen Ibasco is doing a good show of raking in the most number of medals in Miss Earth 2017 preliminary activities.

The 26-year-old medical physicist has so far won five medals—three gold and two silver.

She won gold at the National Costume-Asia Pacific competition last Tuesday, October 31.

Her national costume was designed by Louis Pangilinan.

Thailand's Paweensuda Drouin and Japan's Yasuyo Saito received silver and bronze medals, respectively.

She earned her other gold from the swimsuit competition for Group 2.

The runner-ups in this pre-pageant activity were Peru's Karen Rojas and Russia's Lada Akimova.

Karen bagged another gold medal from the Miss Earth 2017 press presentation last October 30, where she was hailed "Darling of the Press."

Thailand's Paweensuda Drouin and Zambia's Abigail Chama won silver and bronze medals, respectively.

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Karen also received a silver medal from Group 2's long gown competition in a tie with Costa Rica's Fernanda Rodrìguez.

Peru's Karen Rojas won the top award, while Nigeria's Eucharia Akani received the bronze medal.

The Philippine bet also won another silver medal from Group 2's resorts wear competition held last October 27 at Echague, Isabela.

Russia's Lada Akimova emerged the winner while Peru's Karen Rojas bagged the bronze medal.

Vietnamese beauty queen Lê Thi Hà Thu is second to Karen in the medal tally, with three gold and two bronze medals.

Russia's Lada Akimova is in third place with three gold and one bronze medals.

The 86 candidates of the environment-driven beauty contest were divided into three groups.

The pre-pageant activities are part of the total criteria in identifying the top 16 finalists of the competition.

Ecuador's Katherine Espin will pass on the title during the pageant's grand coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, this Saturday, November 4.


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