Miss SAN FERNANDO, CEBU

KHESHEN BABATID

Age: 22
Height: 5 feet 5.5 inches
Measurements: 36 inches - 25 inches - 34 inches
Occupation/Education: Entrepreneur

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I was timid and a shy type kid back then and I used to have stage fright and social anxiety which makes me separated from my classmates.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I learned that I shouldn’t hide the gift that God gave me. I must use it to help others so I can maximize his blessings even more.

Most memorable moment:
My college graduation, because it has been my goal ever since to finish with my studies.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
Because I love the earth. Love here is a verb or an action word. Therefore, I believe if you love something or someone, you must find ways to show that love. And this is my way of showing love for the dearest mother nature. To advocate cleanliness especially that I am a thalassophile and I’ve been to many beaches in the Philippines that are full of garbage. I want to focus my advocacy on cleaning our shores to ensure the safety of the animals underwater and even humans around the earth.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Abovementioned, I want to focus my advocacy in cleaning our shores or our beaches because aside from it can allure more tourists, it is also vital to care for the creatures living underwater like turtles, whales and other species. We are a tropical country and almost every day is a summer day and everybody wants to go to the beach but it bothers me every time I see people taking snaps of the beach yet doesn’t know how to dispose their garbage properly and so when they leave, all their trashes are going to the ocean which is definitely unideal for our sea-creatures or even for us humans.