Maureen Montagne explains why she is not Miss Eco International

Heidi Hsia

1 Jun – Maureen Montagne should have been the one to replace Suheyn Cipriani as the reigning Miss Eco International, if not for her goal of winning the 2020 Binibining Pilipinas.

In a statement she released on social media, Montagne, who won first runner-up at the said pageant last year, stated that she has poured her "heart and soul" and will continue to chase her dreams of competing on the Bb. Pilipinas stage in the hopes of representing the Philippines on the international stage.

"I am thankful for the opportunities I have been offered this week by the Miss Eco International Organization to whom I will always be thankful to, but I know deep down I need to do what's right in my heart. I sincerely wish the woman who will take the crown a wonderful reign ahead," she added.

Peruvian beauty Suheyn Cipriani was dethroned recently as she was unable to fulfil her obligations due to pregnancy, and is now being replaced by Malaysia's Amy Tinie Abdul Aziz, who won fourth runner-up in the said 2019 pageant.

Amy Tinie will be reigning for four months before the new Miss Eco International is chosen in September this year.

(Photo Source: Maureen Montagne Instagram)