Gloria Nelson is Miss Earth Guam 2016


Gloria Nelson Crowned Miss Earth Guam 2016

Gloria Cruz Nelson was crowned as Miss Earth Guam 2016 by the outgoing titleholder, Skye Celine Baker on March 7, 2016 at The Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort in Ocean Sirena Ballroom, Guam. Keana Artero was titled as Miss Air Guam, Kayla Sasaki was adjudged as Miss Water Guam and Jessica Nunez was declared as Miss Fire Guam.

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This year, 15 contestants vied for the title of Miss Earth Guam 2016, amongst whom were: Milanie Marie Tainatongo, Brittany Kelene Pangelinan Perez, Jasmine Marie Guerrero, Imee Lyn Reyes Nucum, Janey Nauta, Keana Artero, Kayla Sasaki, Valentina Garcia, Michelle Kremper, Gloria Cruz Nelson, Jessica Nunez, Noah Lin Gay DeChavez, Krisha Mae Ollet Ayson, Abigail Monique Tamayo and Dianne Valenzuela Panaguiton.

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The pageant opened with the Native Costumes show, thereafter the 15 finalists walked down the runway in swimsuits and evening gowns. Subsequently, the hosts announced the name of Top 8 finalists which comprised:

  1. Gloria Cruz Nelson
  2. Keana Artero
  3. Jessica Nunez
  4. Brittany Kelene Pangelinan Perez
  5. Kayla Sasaki
  6. Abigail Monique Tamayo
  7. Valentina Garcia
  8. Janey Nauta

Thereafter the contestants were assessed on the basis of question and answer and the finalists were trimmed down to Top 4 finalists which comprised:

  1. Keana Artero
  2. Gloria Cruz Nelson
  3. Jessica Nunez
  4. Kayla Sasaki

After a common question and answer round, the winners were announced by the hosts amongst the eager audience! Gloria Nelson said: “My purpose of being a contestant is to be a spokeswoman for Guam and help our environment because there are a lot of new things coming out like the Fujita culvert and the Pago Bay build up. I’d like to be an advocate for our environment here on island.”

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During the coronation night, many special awards were also allocated to the contestants, amongst which were:

Miss Photogenic- Kayla Sasaki

Best in Evening Gown- Kayla Sasaki

Best in Swimsuit- Gloria Cruz Nelson

Miss Friendship- Jessica Nunez

People’s Choice Award- Krisha Mae Ollet Ayson

Environmental Warrior award- Krisha Mae Ollet Ayson

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Skye Celine Baker

Last year through Skye Celine Baker, Guam placed as a Top 16 finalist at Miss Earth 2015, held on December 5th 2016 in Vienna, Austria. Do you think Gloria Cruz Nelson would be able to continue the placement streak of Guam at Miss Earth 2016?

Picture Credits: Kuam News

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