Since the top 12 finalists has been revealed in May, the Finalists/Earth Sisters embark on a journey to become a true green ambassador, groomed in public speaking to build confidence, joining in various environmental related activities and talks. They are all given this great opportunity to venture on an educational green journey to learn and get as much knowledge about the environment and the importance of its preservation. The finalists urged to continue practicing green lifestyle and spreading the knowledge to others even after the pageant is over.
I know that the grand coronation has already passed, but lets look back to where they started out, down the road to grand coronation…
May 19, 2012: The Top 12 Finalists for Miss Earth Sabah 2012 was announced, a photo gallery of the finalists was put up on their official Facebook page. Families, friends and new fans gave their support for their favorite finalist. My first impression has made Joanna Marie Faurillo as my most favoured finalist. My blogger buddies Arms and Daniel room8five set their eyes on Xandria Ban Kah Yee.
May 27, 2012: Exclusive East meets West appearance by Miss Earth Sabah 2012 and Super GT Queen Malaysia at Suria Sabah. This is their first public appearance since they were introduced. Here I began to realize Deidre Ann Walker potential, I nicknamed her Miss Fabulous.
View the full album of them here.
June 2, 2012: High Fashion Photo shoot with Mel Shazreen, themed Ocean Diva.
View the full album of them here.
June 4, 2012: Eco Marine Educational Tour, hopping on board “The Spirit Of Borneo” ship to Manukan Island.
From the island, they are off to Bukit Padang to learn about SRI planting technique.
June 5, 2012: Tree Planting ‘To Earth With Love’ in conjunction with World Environment Day. This event was jointly organized by Sutera Harbour Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu City Council (DBKK) and Environmental Action Centre (EAC) at Grace Point Sembulan.
Meanwhile, before Green Charity Zumba Party on June 8, the Earth Sisters has begun practicing their Zumba steps. All done with Miss Earth Sabah 2012 official Zumba Instructor, Lolee Lopez.
June 8, 2012: Green Charity Zumba Party, Miss Earth Sabah finalists with many zumba enthusiast turn up and having fun working out together. The event took place at Covered Tennis Court, Marina Golf & Country Country Club, Sutera Harbour Resort. The nett of the charity was channeled to Outreach Rural Education Program (ORED).
I have to say, this is the first Zumba I ever had. It was exhilarating and fun to join in, I introduced this event to lady blogger buddies, and they were so excited and joined in the fun.
June 9, 2012: The finalists made their special appearance at 1Borneo Hypermall. This is also the first time they showcase their Eco Dress.
Later that night, the finalists entered Talent Performance Competition at JUGS Sport Bar, The Pacific Sutera, Sutera Harbour Resort. Joanna was announced as the winner.
June 10, 2012: Miss Earth Sabah 2012 official press conference. The pageant was also officially launched by Dr. Jammie Gabriel, Deputy Director of Sabah Environment Protection Department, representing Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, YB Datuk Masidi Manjun.
June 11, 2012: Rehearsals leading to the grand coronation night has been done earlier to make sure everything went accordingly. The finalists undergo sessions on grooming, etiquette and building confidence in public speaking. It is very important for them to be equipped with these skills as they will become the ambassadors for the environment.
The day started off with Environmental Talk session with guest speaker, Daniel Doughty.
Later, ‘Effective Public Speaking Skills’ session with guest speaker, Richard Gontusan.
Photos above are courtesy of Calista Leah Liew, the lovely petite blogger of petitemodel87.blogspot.com
The finalists later attended a high tea reception with Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah, hosted by Sabah Tourism Board.
Finally, they entered No Plastic Bag Challenge held at Giant, Citymall.
June 12, 2012: The finalists embark on a journey to Zip Borneo for a fun filled fitness session.
Later the finalists visited Upside Down House Tamparuli for eco educational visit and lunch.
The journey doesn’t end there, they also go for fish spa session and tea break Kg. Poturidong river, Tamparuli. The program here was very special as the villagers together with YB Datuk Louis Rampas and wife, welcomed the Miss Earth Sabah Team.
June 13, 2012: A n environmental talk called Convergence Of Green Innovation For Your E-Commerce by AgroEcologic, held at The Sutera Pacific Hotel. The program focuses on the interface between agriculture, natural ecosystems and urban development.
June 14, 2012: Basic introduction on diving equipments with Borneo Divers.
June 15, 2012: Full rehearsal and Pre-Judging
And the Grand Coronation Night has finally arrived….
p/s: Except te ones watermarked with my logo, the photos was taken from Miss Earth Sabah Official Facebook Page. All the information I gor from their Twitter and Facebook page, some from their momento book given in coronation night.
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