Amid the setbacks that the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 has encountered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pageant will still push through with its coronation night—but with a major twist! For the first time in all pageant history, Miss Philippines Earth will crown its queens remotely.
The coronation night will be very interesting as the 33 aspiring beauty queens will be taped in their respective homes and will be aired on GMA 7 on July 5, Sunday, at 10 am. (Read: Anti-Terror Bill: Beauty Queens Urge Filipinos to Speak up, Be Informed)
Lorraine Schuck, executive vice president of Carousel Productions, says the decision to continue with the coronation despite the pandemic was very difficult to make. “While we are one with the nation in its battle against COVID-19, we also need to continue our mission in taking care of the environment, which is the heart and soul of the pageant.” (Read: 5 Times Pope Francis Championed Sustainable Living)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 already held its pre-pageant activities online. These include the long gown competition, fitness, form and poise competition, beachwear competition, and sportswear competition that were streamed on the pageant’s Facebook page.
The Miss Philippines Earth 2020 continues to highlight environmental awareness programs with this year’s overall theme, Eco-Angels. Throughout the course of the competition, the delegates have been using their own social media platforms to promote the preservation of wildlife and protection of Mother Earth. (Read: Catriona Gray takes stand on racism, joins ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement)
Having the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 online is a whole new challenge, but Schuck assured that the pageant will still have the same elements of a coronation night. “We will try our best to make the online final event as exciting as watching it live inside an arena. The only difference is that we have to make use of a non-traditional platform because of what our current situation dictates.”
On Sunday’s coronation night, Pasig City’s Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Janelle Lazo Tee is expected to join the event and crown her successor.