After stepping down of Miss Earth Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart over making a controversial comments about the president and the Miss Earth winner, here comes Loren Artajos as the new Miss Earth Philippines 2016.
Pageant organizers earlier announced that one of the runner-ups, Miss Earth Philippines Air Kiara Giel Gregorio was the new Miss Earth Philippines. But Gregorio declined the duties due to her law school commitments in London.
However, Lorraine Schuck, executive vice-president of Carousel Productions which owns Miss Philippines Earth pageant confirmed that second runner-up Loren Artajos succeed Schweighart.
Schuck said the crown was offered to Artajos and she accepted the offer and became the new Miss Earth Philippines 2016.
SOME FACTS ABOUT LOREN ARTAJOS
Artajos auditioned for Binibining Pilipinas 2016. She’s been part of the initial list of this year’s Bb. Pilipinas candidates.
Artajos explained on why she wanted to be Miss Philippines Earth. She said that she want to be an advocate of the environment, spreading awareness over climate change issues and to implement measures to mitigate global warming.
Loren is from Laoag City.
According to her Miss Philippines Earth profile, she graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing before the competition. Her social media account Facebook said that she worked at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City.
She is a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo sect in the Philippines.
In her Instagram account (iamlorenmar) post, she stated that she’s ready to take responsibilities as the new Miss Philippines Earth with positivity, thanking everyone for love and support.