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Karen Ibasco of the Philippines wins the Miss Earth 2017 beauty pageant (Photo: Associated Press)

Karen Ibasco of the Philippines wins the Miss Earth 2017 pageant (Photo: Associated Press)

Karen Ibasco of the Philippines wins Miss Earth 2017

The Philippines’ Karen Ibasco won the title of Miss Earth 2017 on Saturday (4 Nov), beating out 85 other contestants from all over the world.

The environment-themed international beauty pageant aims to promote campaigns to save and protect the environment. This year’s pageant was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, south of the Philippine capital Manila.

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