As I mentioned in my earlier post, Joanna Marie Faurillo won the crown as this year's Miss Earth Sabah. But wouldnt you like to see exactly how it happened? Here I am to give you the 411 on the Grand Coronation Night. =)
Every story must start from the beginning......
|Miss Earth Sabah 2011 getting her hair did...|
|Deidre sitting pretty!|
|Joanna getting primped!|
|With Official Photographer Roots - Well someone has to test the backdrop before the guests come! ;p|
|A testimony of my luck - just before the event! =.= Luckily the dancers had eyelash glue I could borrow.. Worked like a charm! ;p|
|Farhan Hitz and Christ from RTM.|
|Olivia with her mom & her mom's teachers (Her mom's a principal!) =)|
|A Green Night indeed...|
|A drumming entrance on the red carpet!|
|Host for the night - American-Japanese model Josiah Mizukami|
|Organising Chairperson Mandy Nandu giving her opening speech|
Finally, the finalists came out, looking amazing in their bandage dresses sponsored by Divana Couture. Before the introduction however, the audience was in for a treat: The girls danced to popular songs by Pitbull!
|Affy Jackleyinda Entawin|
|Carolren Vinnie Yong|
|Chan Hui Ching|
|Christini Loo Ai Ling|
|Daphne Fay W. Santor|
|Deidre Ann Walker|
|Frederica Fabian Peter|
|Grace Chang Siew Ling|
|Isabelle Ng Yuin Yuen|
|Joanna Marie Faurillo|
|Tatiana Rudolf J. Millip|
|Xandria Ban Kah Yee|
The swimsuit/batik round incorporated a Brazillian performance by the Bodycare dancers. The batik was sponsored by Olumis Borneo Batik House.
Down to the final showing before the announcement of the subsidiary winners and top 7 finalists, the girls showed off an elegant side with gowns designed by KL-based designer Justin Yap. Mandy & Olivia's gowns were designed by him too, and gosh didnt they both look stunning??? =D
Accompanied by Appy Tots singing on stage while they glided down the runway, here they are:
*this set of photos are courtesy of BorneoColours.com The colour on mine didnt turn out n I wanted to give you the best! ;p Thank you Tom!! =)
Well, the start anyway. The subsidiary titles were given out first:
Miss Facebook Favourite - Joanna
Miss Natural Beauty - Joanna again!
Miss Congeniality - Xandria
Miss Eco Brainy - Isabelle
Miss Photogenic - Christini
Miss Best in Talent - Joanna AGAIN!!
Miss Eco Green - Grace
Miss Eco Design - Grace once more!
Miss Audience Favourite - Who else but JOANNA!
A performance by Esther Applunius followed
|Of One In A MIllion fame...|
|Xandria: "Humans and the environment co-exist in this world. How would you describe the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment?"|
|Joanna: "Some people would rather choose convenience all the time and put the importance of preserving the environment in the backseat.In what way would you sacrifice your convenience in the long run, for the sake of the environment?"|
|Isabelle: "If you were given a chance to start a green revolution, what would be the issue you would focus on?" (Her answer was Deforestation btw ;p)|
|Grace: "Based on your experience, what is the best way to change people's mindset on the use of plastic bags?"|
|Tatiana: "Development will never cease. Based on your experiences during all the activities throughout the pageant week, what do you understand about 'Sustainable Development'?"|
|Deidre: " How do you play your role as a Green Ambassador in your daily life?"|
|Deidre: "The phrase 'REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE' has been overused but is underdone. What would you do to make sure this movement is carried out in Sabah?"|
When Olivia came on stage to get ready to give away her crown, I'm sure hearts were pounding backstage!
So without further ado, the winners!! =D
|Miss Earth Sabah Fire - XANDRIA BAN!!|
|Miss Earth Sabah Water - GRACE CHANG!!|
|Miss Earth Sabah Air - DEIDRE WALKER!!|
|Miss Earth Sabah 2012 - JOANNA MARIE FAURILLO!!!|
|L-R: Olivia, Xandria, Grace, Joanna, Deidre, Mandy|
...photos with all the beautiful people of the night!! =D
|Miss Earth Sabah '09 & '10 - May & Olivia!|
|Designer Justin Yap!|
|Your host for the evening - Josiah Mizukami!!|
|And of course, the always gorgeous Director of MNE Productions - Mandy Nandu!!|
|Joanna & her loving family - they've been to nearly every activity to show their support!|
PS: Yes, I know I need a new camera.. Anyone willing to sponsor? Hahaha.. ;p For better photos, please go to the official facebook page HERE. Obviously, you will see why they are the professionals and I am a point-and-shooter! (Think it's time to learn some photography skills..?) ;p