The 25-year-old beauty Angelia Ong won the historic back-to-back Miss Earth titles for the Philippines in the history of the pageant since it started in 2001, also in the first time the pageant was held outside of Asia.
Angelia Ong wins historic back-to-back Miss Earth titles for the Philippines.
Angelia Ong of Manila was crowned the title of Miss Earth 2015 by the out-going queen Jamie Herrell of Philippines on 5 December 2015 at Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria.
At the same event, Dayanna Grageda of Australia was crowned Miss Earth-Air 2015; Brittany Payne of USA was crowned Miss Earth-Water 2015, and Thiessa Sickert was crowned Miss Earth-Fire 2015.
Angelia Ong was born on June 27, 1990 into a Filipina-Chinese family in Lapuz Norte, Lapuz, Iloilo City. She finished her high school from Hua Siong College of Iloilo. She pursued her college education in Manila in 2012 taking up Marketing Management at the De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde. She does part-time consultancy work at Manila City Hall and at a marketing firm.
She represented Iloilo City and was awarded the Face of Bb. Pilipinas 2011 special award at the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 pageant. Ong finished Second Runner-Up at Miss Manila 2014 pageant. Angelia was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2015 on May 31, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena and represented the Philippines at Miss Earth 2015.
Before departing for Austria, Ong said that she hopes to win the title so that she could participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, which began last November 30 and will run until December 11.
Ong wrote on her Miss Earth profile page that: “I chose to continue the advocacy I started when I was just a candidate for Miss Philippines Earth.”
“These were Restoration, Reforestation, minimizing carbon footprints and taking 5R (Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Respect) by heart which brings me to a campaign I call #WEWILLBECAUSEWECAN.”
“This campaign aims to inspire and educate people on how they can contribute in helping the environment in their own little ways and even through social media.”
“Getting the campaigns online is a strategy to get the message out there and create more awareness. Awareness or identifying the problem is the first step in solving the problem.”
“We have to educate people about the threats of Climate Change because it is only through an educated society can true reform be achieved.”