Mia Bernielle Dela Cerna
Malita, Davao Occidental
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 23 inches - 37 inches
Occupation: College Teacher
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I can describe my childhood to be simple and fun.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I have learned that every experience in life that you will encounter, be it memorable or not, gives us lessons to keep and memories we should cherish.
Most memorable moment:
I consider my first pageant as my most memorable moment because it allowed me to experience one of the things I dreamed the most about- the dream of becoming a beauty queen. That pageant opened a lot of doors for me towards better opportunities, it also served as my stepping stone into pageantry. It helped me gain confidence and molded me to become a better version of myself.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2019?
I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2020 because I want to educate and remind people of their responsibilities and duties of their actions because people are oblivious to the effects of their own actions towards the environment. I want people to have a sense of stewardship.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My advocacy is Proper Solid Waste Management, specifically concerning a healthier ocean for healthier people. I chose this advocacy because I consider our bodies of waters as an essential element for us to survive. The Philippines is known for its bodies of waters and oceans, which serves as one of our main sources of livelihood income, especially in Malita. If we could not control and maintain its cleanliness, then nature will reciprocate its effect not only to us people but to the environment as well.