Miss Philippines Earth 2018 Delegates

Fil-Queensland, Australia
THERESSA ANNE MARIANO
Dyosa ng Ilaw ng Karunungan
Age & Profession/Education: 21, Film and Television Media Student
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
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Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Growing up, I was also taught to be kind and generous. “whatever you have in your pocket, always remember to share it with the people around you Theressa”. Every Christmas, our family invites all the kids in our neighborhood. It wasn’t the wealthiest community but it was the happiest and friendliest town that I’ve ever been. We didn’t have much in our plates back then, but I was always reminded of the fact that sharing your blessings is far more important than counting your blessings. We would dance all night with the kids, play music, give out gifts and just simply enjoy being a child.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I was taught that not everything in life comes in easily. If you want something, you have to work hard for it. The fruit of hard labour is always sweeter, and this applies to any aspect of our lives.

Most memorable moment:
Every Christmas, our family invites all the kids in our neighborhood. It wasn’t the wealthiest community but it was the happiest and friendliest town that I’ve ever been. We didn’t have much in our plates back then, but I was always reminded of the fact that sharing your blessings is far more important than counting your blessings. We would dance all night with the kids, play music, give out gifts and just simply enjoy being a child.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
This beauty pageant is a platform that showcases beauty with a purpose. I want to be the next Miss Earth 2018 to encourage and inspire people to find a way to mitigate ecological problems.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My advocacy is to keep the community aware, knowledgeable and skilled in environmental sustainability particularly in reducing and recycling waste. Wasted food often gets overlooked at, but this is also one of the main contribution of global warming. By turning food waste into biodegradable compost, it reduces garbage sent to landfills, improves nutrients for soil in plantation as well as compost can be use for seedlings production. This would contribute as an essential part of a circular economy, where resources are regenerated rather than wasted.