In an exclusive telecast of the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 coronation on GMA Network on July 5, Sunday, viewers witnessed the pageant be done online for the very first time in its 20-year history.
The virtual competition was decided to push through in order to continue promoting the advocacy of environment care and protection while putting the candidates and staff’s safety as the highest priority.
Roxanne Allison Baeyens earned the crown and title, as passed on by Miss Philippines Earth 2019 Janelle Lazo Tee. She also received the Social Media award.
Roxanne is an artist from Baguio City. She talked about culture in the region. “I get really thrilled when I have the opportunity to showcase my culture with pride. This costume symbolizes the strength and stamina of women from Cordillera. Proud Igorota, Proud Filipina!”
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"She is strong because she has God in her life"✨— I always say this quote everytime I walk on stage, or even before a question. I say this internally and sometimes even out loud to calm my fears, because I know He is with me; just right next to me. My dear Baguio City, I feel deeply honored and grateful to carry your name. My heart will always showcase how proud I am as an Igorota! ♥️♥️♥️ Despite not being with my loved ones in Baguio City due to the Pandemic, this situation taught me to be humble and grateful for what I have and make the most out of the resources available. When I feel discouraged, I just remind myself how lucky I am that I’m healthy to compete; that I’m given a great platform to reach out to others, and that I'm blessed with the most angelic hearts helping me even from a distance. After all, I lift everything to God, and dedicate this to Him. It’s true that you can still bloom beautifully wherever you are planted 🌺; you just have to be grateful for everything. Next, I want to give a big thank you to Miss Philippines Earth and Carousel Production Inc. for trusting me to continue this Beauty for a Cause, and also for organizing such a great and historic pageant this year to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Thank you to my family and friends who believe in me and always make me feel like a winner in their eyes. To My Team Baguio, RoxieForMPE Angels, esp kuyas @patacsilmichaeljv, and my Kfamilia, I love you guys! A big thank you! To every single sweet soul who showed their love (you know who you are), thank you so much! 🙏🏻 I am humbled by your never ending support. Mahal ko kayo! ♥️ This is Roxie Baeyens, Your Miss Philippines Earth 2020 Gown @rianfernandez888 HMUA @joericksingular Photo @blacktieproject
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A proud Tourism Management graduate, she aims to use her reign as a platform on helping the planet as #WomanOfTheEarth: “The other day I thought of asking my neighbor if he had plastic items that would no longer be used. With what I was given, I created a feeding container for strays.”
Currently, Roxanne is participating in various fund-raising drives for frontliners and unfortunate communities struggling in this pandemic.