Bb. Pilipinas thank-you-girl Karla Paula Henry was crowned Miss Earth 2008. After besting 84 other delegates from different countries around the globe, 22-year-old Henry was named the most eco-friendly beauty on Nov. 9 at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Angeles City, Pampanga.
In the final question and answer round, the final four were asked on what they would tell newly elect US president Barack Obama about the state of the global environment if ever they were to meet.
Henry responded by saying she would encourage Obama to implement environmental knowledge in the curriculum of schools not just in the US, but also in the Philippines.
“Environmental knowledge is something that all of us must share, but most importantly we must teach the youth that this is something that we should instill in them so that in the near future they will be the ones to take care of our mother Earth,” she said.
Other winners are:
Miss Earth Air (1st runner-up): Miriam Odemba (Tanzania)
Miss Earth Water (2nd runner-up): Abigail Elizalde (Mexico)
Miss Earth Fire (3rd runner-up): Tatiane Alves (Brazil)
Top 8 Finalists: Mariana Rodríguez (Colombia), Adriana Reverón (Spain), Nasanin Nuri (Switzerland), Daniela Torrealba (Venezuela).