With candidates joining remotely, Miss Philippines Earth 2020 held its competition online last July 5, 2020. The pageant organized by Carousel Productions is one of the first local pageants to push through with its finals after the country was placed on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Baguio City representative Roxanne Baeyens won the Miss Earth Philippines title and 2 other special awards – Darling of the Press and the Eco Video Award.
The 23-year old Filipino-Belgian beauty said she wanted to win the title because she was inspired by her mom, “I want to be the Miss Philippines Earth 2020 because all my life, I was a witness of my mom being an environmentalist and I wanted to continue the legacy in my family and be the change I want to see in the world.”
Roxie’s focus is on urban gardening, “My environmental advocacy is urban gardening because the cities are no longer green and we have to start making changes and start planting.”
Aside from her environmental initiatives, Roxie also partnered with several organizations that promote animal welfare, provide food for the needy, and work towards HIV/AIDS awareness.
Roxie is also an upcoming artist with Cornerstoe Entertainment who also handles Miss Universe 2019 Catriona Gray.