|Miss Earth 2017 Group 3 Swimsuit Medalists and Special Awardees.|
Photo credit: Miss Earth
The Miss Earth 2017 Swimsuit Competition for Group 3 delegates culminated last night with Puerto Rico, Karla Aponte nabbing the Gold Medal. The Puerto Rican beauty bested 28 other delegates in her group including Switzerland's Sarah Laura Peyrel who got Silver and USA's Andreia Gibau who scored Bronze.
The other Special Awardees of the night were Maire Lynch of Northern Ireland who was named Miss Pontino Estates and Diana Mironenko of Ukraine who was proclaimed Miss Pontifino Hotel.
The event was held in Pontifino Hotel and Residences in Batangas, Philippines.
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 Swimsuit 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.