PHILIPPINES' candidate Karen Ibasco was crowned 2017 Miss Earth on Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Ibasco, a medical physicist who graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, is the fourth Filipina to win the crown.
Ibasco's advocacy is conserving energy and embracing renewable and sustainable sources.
Australia’s Nina Robertson was crowned Miss Earth-Air, while Colombia’s Juliana Franco and Russia's Lada Akimov were named Miss Earth-Water and Miss Earth-Fire, respectively. (SunStar Philippines)