The 5’5″ Baguio lass Roxanne Allison Baeyens was named Miss Philippines Earth 2020!
Her elemental court comprise of:
Miss Philippines Air: Patrixia Santos, Daraga, Albay
Miss Philippines Fire: Shane Tormes, Atimonan, Quezon
Miss Philippines Water: Gianna Llanes, Mandaluyong City
Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism: Illysa Mendoza, Fil-Melbourne, Australia
Roxie is a 23-years-old Tourism degree holder from St. Louis University. She works as a commercial model and had commercials for Nescafe’s Creamy White Coffee, Axe among others.
Not new to pageantry, Roxie has participated at Miss Tourism and Culture Universe 2019 where she was placed as the first runner-up. She had also competed last 2019 at Miss Mandaluyong where she was placed as fourth runner-up.
Roxie’s advocacy is urban gardening because she feels that the cities are no longer green and we as individuals must start making decision in according to the environment. She is inspired by her mother who is an environmentalist and wanted to continue her legacy as the family strongly believes in making a change in the society. In her Instagram post last Mother’s Day, Roxanne said she has planted her first three as early as she was only six years old. The action bloomed to make urban farming her advocacy.
The Baguio lass also has a soft spot for animals. Amid the lockdown, she has been helping feed stray fur babies, who were left hungry for days. She started a small feeding drive called the STRAY-t From the Heart which helped feed several dogs and cats left on the streets.
During the finals, the top 5 were all asked what is the most important quality should a leader possess during a pandemic by host Paolo Bediones. Roxie responded, “A leader should display having a green thumb because at this point in time, we have a shortage in food supply. It is important to open the eyes of people to embrace having a sustainable life and start urban agriculture at their own homes. After all, a green life is a better life. I hope our leaders will give that to us.”
Special awards winners during the finals included:
Eco-Angel award: Lyka Chamberlaigneh Lagasca, Lallo, Cagayan
Darling of the Press: Roxanne Allison Baeyens, Baguio City
Eco-Video award: Roxanne Allison Baeyens, Baguio City
Hannah Shampoo award: Shane Tormes, Atimonan, Quezon