Hindi masyadong popular sa mga Pilipino ang international beauty pageant na Miss Eco International.
Nagkaroon lang ito ng ingay nang manalo noong nakaraang taon ang Philippine delegate at Regal Entertainment, Inc. contract star na si Cynthia Thomalla.
Sa kabila ng tagumpay ni Cynthia, hindi pa rin masyadong tumatak sa mga Pilipino ang Miss Eco International.
Last night, March 29 (Saturday morning, March 30, Philippine time), muling ginanap sa Cairo, Egpyt, ang Miss Eco International.
Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla (in yellow gown) with new Miss Eco International 2019 Suheyn Cipriani of Peru (in orange gown) and her runners-up, including Miss Philippines Maureen Montagne (extreme right).
Bumalik sa naturang bansa si Cynthia para isalin ang kanyang korona sa bagong winner—si Suheyn Cipriani ng Peru.
Hindi nakuha ni Miss Philippines Maureen Montagne ang Miss Eco International 2019 crown, pero siya ang itinanghal na first runner-up.
Second runner-up si Miss USA Jordan Elizabeth, 3rd runner-up ang Ukraine candidate na si Diana Voliakova, at si Amy Nurtinie ng Malaysia ang 4th runner-up.
Postscript: Ang Diyos, ang kanyang mga magulang, kapatid, at mga supporter ang ilan sa pinasalamatan ni Cynthia sa farewell speech niya bilang Miss Eco International 2018.
"Mabuhay, last April 2018, the dream of my mom came true.
"Throughout the year, as I was able to teach kids about malnutrition, raised environmental awareness and teach people about the value of life and hardwork, my dream came true.
"Who knew a little girl from a very small island of the Philippines can make such a huge positive impact to the world, but this could not have been done without my army.
"God, thank you for the gift of life and for all the opportunities.
"To my parents for being my rock and also my siblings.
"To my mentors from Kagandahang Flores, maraming salamat po and thank you for making me this humble and dependable woman that I am right now," bahagi ng farewell speech ni Cynthia.