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Philippines wins Miss Eco Teen International 2020

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Dec 06, 2020 1:44 am

Roberta Angela Tamondong of the Philippines won the Miss Eco Teen International 2020 crown today, December 6 (Manila time).

The pageant’s coronation night was held in Hurghada, Egypt. 

Tamondong—who the Miss World Philippines Organization appointed to compete in the international pageant last month—won against 34 other contestants.

South Africa’s Jordan van Rensburh was named first runner-up, while the Netherlands’ Danielle Dolk was second runner-up. 

"Social media is a very powerful tool that we use nowadays. It can be used as entertainment, communication to your loved ones, your family or your friends, and third is information,” Tamondong answered in the pageant's question and answer portion.

"But more than that… social media can be a powerful change to use as information about what's happening to the environment. And that's my advocacy: spread awareness to the youth with regards to environmental issues via social media.”

Prior to the Miss Eco International 2020 finals, Tamondong, an 18-year-old beauty queen from Laguna, bagged three pre-pageants: she was second runner-up in the talent competition, first runner-up in the Beach Wear Prime competition, and the top prize for the Best Eco Dress award. 

Her winning dress, a modern Filipiniana made of plastic bags and rice sacks, was "In support to the banning of plastic in the country," Tamondong said in an Instagram post.