MANILA, Philippines – Angelia Ong of Manila has won the title of Miss Philippines Earth 2015. The 24-year-old marketing management student beat out the other candidates for the honor of representing the Philippines at the Miss Earth 2015 international pageant later this year. (READ: FULL LIST: Miss Philippines Earth 2015 winners)
"I want to be the next Ms. Philippines Earth because I believe that this is the perfect venue to express myself and I feel that there are so many things to do to save our planet," she says in her bio on the Miss Philippines Earth website.
"The crown, aside from all the prestige that comes with it, will empower me to empower others to GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT our dying planet. It will give me the authority and legitimacy to inspire people on a personal level and up to encouraging them not to take Mother Earth for granted." (INPHOTOS: Miss PH Earth 2015 Angelia Ong's winning moment)
Watch her winning moment above – graceful and poised, Angelia happily blew kisses to the crowd as she received the crown from reigning queen Jamie Herrell.
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