Miss Philippines Earth 2020 Delegates

Ilyssa Marie Mendoza
Fil-Melbourne, Australia

Age: 19
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 24 inches - 32 inches
Education: Studying Dermal Science

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Growing up, I was always studious. I liked to focus on my school, even giving myself homework when I had none. From writing assignments to practicing my mathematics abilities. Other than studying, I also spent a lot of time with my three brothers, either watching them play or playing outside with them.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I learned how to be independent, patient and understanding from my childhood years. It is important to work hard and earn the things we want in life. Having a positive outlook on life is essential to get through hardships. And most of all, failure is okay as long as I learn from it and choose to keep going.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment to date was winning the title Miss Philippines Earth Melbourne, which completely turned my life to a different direction. I find myself in the Philippines being given many opportunities to make changes in my life and the life of others with the authority that comes with the title of Miss Philippines Earth Melbourne.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2019?
I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2020 to make my family proud and to give something back to the Filipino people. It will also place me in a position that will enable me to make change in the Philippines and to inspire others.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is putting words into action in terms of improving our waste disposal by implementing the use of waste cans/bins. I chose this because there are too many pushes for education and awareness without the action to follow it.