Stephany Stefanowitz is crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2012 in the showcase of beauty and talent last night at the SM Centerstage in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
The 22-year old freelance model, designer, host, and singer from Quezon City bested other 46 candidates who represented their respective cities and municipalities, as well as Filipino communities outside the country.
Stephany will represent the country in the upcoming Miss Earth 2012 pageant in Indonesia.
Aside from being the country's representative, she will also serve as an ambassador to environmental protection campaigns. Miss Earth aims to protect the world by conducting environmental projects and promoting awareness.
The coronation night was hosted by Marc Nelson, Rovilson Fernandez and Ginger Conejero and was aired on ABS-CBN.
View the full list of winners and special awardees here.