|Miss Earth 2017 Long Gown Competition Group 2 medallists. (L-R) : Peru, Philippines, Costa Rica and Nigeria.|
The Long Gown Competition for the Miss Earth 2017 Group 2 delegates ended last night with Karen Rojas Chavez of Peru clinching the Gold Medal. Not so far from behind were the delegates of Costa Rica, Fernanda Rodriguez and Philippines' Karen Ibasco sharing the second spot thus nabbing the Silver Medal. Eucharis Akani of Nigeria completed the winning circle with her Bronze Medal.
Twenty-nine lovely delegates of Group 2 competed for the said event. The competition was staged inside Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites in Manila, Philippines.
|Miss Earth 2017 Long Gown Competition Group 2 medallists|
Note: The Medal System doesn't have any bearing in the final selection of the Top 16 Semi-finalists. The medals are introduced to give credits to the girls who stood out in the mini-competitions. The Long Gown Competition is not part of the actual preliminaries that will select the Top 16 qualifiers which will be announced in the coronation night on November 4th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
The actual Preliminary Competition will be posted 'live' on the Miss Earth Facebook page. All 87 delegates will be judged on the three main categories:
1. Beauty of the Face (No Make-Up Challenge)
2. Beauty of Form and Figure and;
3. Intelligence (Interview).
The 16 delegates who will get the highest scores based on these categories will advance as Semi-finalists which will be announced on the grand finale.