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READ: The TRUTH about the Yellow Gown according to Leo Almodal

During the Miss Earth 2016 competition, Imelda Schweighart posted a video showing a stunning Leo Almodal gown, which supposedly she’s going to wear, but unfortunately she didn’t make the cut as part of the Top 16.

Imelda posted this on her Facebook account.
After that everyone was scratching their heads when Miss Ecuador Katherine Espin sashayed on stage with the same Leo Almodal gown. Everyone was thinking that probably Imelda lend the gown to Katherine but to everyone’s surprise, she claimed in a phone interview via CNN Philippines that the gown was taken away from her without her consent and she felt offended by it. She also adds that she doesn’t have any gown to wear so Miss Guam lend her one.

You can watch the video from CNN Philippines about the phone interview of Imelda here.
Now, the designer of the gown, Leo Almodal finally spoke up to clear everything out via his Facebook account. 
“The Truth. The other side of the coin…
the yellow gown was part of my collection it was made for my upcoming international fashion shows and high fashion editorial video. I wanted to produce a book-catalog that im planning to launched next year inspired from fairytales and Mythological Goddesses. Originally that gown is called “artemis” the moon goddess…
I was requested by Imelda’s training camp to dress her up and without hesitations I said Yes. I chose that design because it suits their color requirement and styling. To set and clarify things; Imelda or anyone from her camp has not given or paid me a single peso for that gown. That yellow gown is technically my property and just letting her borrow it for Miss Earth pageant; that if she makes it to the top 16. As the owner it will be under my discretion to whom it will be used. Since she did not make it to top 16, not competing for the evening gown segment and unfortunately I didnt finish the gown of Ecuador on time which I am obliged because she already paid half of the amount as downpayment…. My team made that decision to dress her up in that yellow gown. It was actually a blessing in disguise that saved me from further troubles, shame and humiliation. I believe that things happens for a reason and checking the fit, length and style of the gown; it suits Katherine perfectly. Before dressing up Katherine I sent Imelda messages in facebook to take down the photos and videos but she never listened… she posted it after she did not make it to the top 16 cut. I actually begged her… she was not ripped or robbed; The gown was not taken away from her and she was asked nicely… Technically it’s MINE; and I dont want that masterpiece to go to waste. I want to show it to the world because that gown is made for that purpose… Contrary to her statement that she has nothing to wear is an absolute LIE!!! I provided her with a beautiful red gown but she smiled and refused to wear it, saying that it looks like Miss Belgium’s gown and opted to borrow from miss Guam instead…

Miss Ecuador Katherine is my client and she ordered her gown last minute. Basically for orders it has to be 3 months prior of the event but since she was reffered to me by Angelia and few of my friends told me that she’s the front runner of Miss Earth and she was very nice to me; I didn’t refuse her order and tried to do the impossible ( I want the the next Miss earth to be an Almodal Muse and having 5 front runner miss earth queens in Almodal masterpiece competing for the crown gives me a bigger chance to win it again) I thought that it is possible to finish it if i wont sleep for days… Sad to say I failed and that’s a lesson learned… I Cried a lot on that day because i really wanted to go to the pageant and support my muses. feeling so miserable and depress stock with an unfinished gown and still trying to finish it… Now, i have hundreds of people asking me what happened; i actually dont want to say a thing anymore but it has completely gone out of control and i have tell everyone the truth… 
Katherine is unaware of the issue not until imelda posted the videos of her vulgar demeanor and bitter statement in social media…
I wish this made things clear… Thank You…”


JUST IN: Imelda Schweighart resigned as Miss Philippines Earth 2016

After all the controversies surrounded her throughout the Miss Earth 2016 competition, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart decided to do a voluntary resignation and the Carousel Productions accepted it. This was confirmed via reports on AbsCbn.

According to the report, Imelda together with her mom Annabeth Bautista met with Lorraine Schuck of Carousel Productions and decided to relinquish her crown as Miss Philippines Earth 2016 because her daughter was heavily bashed on social media.

Kiara Gregorio, her runner up last year is expected to fulfil the remaining duties as the new Miss Philippines Earth 2016. She’s 19 years old and she represented London during the competition.

Source: AbsCbn News

(WATCH) Controversy Alert: Imelda Schweighart statement against a Miss Earth 2016 winner

It seems like Miss Earth Philippines 2016 Imelda Schweighart is a magnet for controversies. First the Hitler issue with President Duterte, the rambutan issue, the “Karla Henry” issue now this. 
The video shows Imelda talking to pageant fans after the Miss Earth 2016 coronation night and made a statement “Yung nanalo, fake yung ilong, fake yung baba, fake yung boobs. Miss Earth dapat natural (The winner has a fake nose, fake chin, fake boobs. Miss Earth should be all natural)”. It looks like she’s joking around with the fans, but still this is a serious accusations. 
This is the video courtesy of Edi Wow.

Imelda Schweighart did not make it on the top 16 of Miss Earth 2016. Katherine Espin of Ecuador was crowned Miss Earth 2016.
I really hope there’s no more controversies for her. Good luck Imelda for your next endeavor.

Miss Earth 2016 is Ecuador. A well deserved win for Katherine Espin

A well deserved win for this gorgeous lady, Katherine Espin. She is Miss Earth 2016!. The 23 years old bested 82 other candidates who hailed from Quito, Ecuador was a favorite from the start to win the crown because during the pre-pageant activities she won the most number of medals, 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Katherine is the second title holder to win Miss Earth from Ecuador.

Our very own Miss Philippines, Imelda Schweighart did not make it to the Top 16. 
The grand coronation night was hosted by Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez and it was held at the Mall of Asia Arena last October 29, 2016.
Full List of Winners 
Miss Earth 2016 : Ecuador – Katherine Espín
Miss Earth – Air 2016 : Colombia – Michelle Gomez
Miss Earth – Water 2016: Venezuela – Stephanie de Zorzi
Miss Earth – Fire 2016: Brazil – Bruna Zanardo
Top 8
Top 16
South Korea
Northern Ireland
South Africa
Special Awards 
Best Eco Video: Moldova – Tatiana Ovcinicová
Miss Eco Warrior: Wales – Charlotte Hitchman
Miss Congeniality: Bahamas Candisha Rolle
Photogenic: Vietnam Nguyễn Thị Lệ Nam Em
Best National Costume : 
          Uganda – Priscilla Achieng (Africa)
          Mexico – Itzel Paola Astudillo(Americas)
          Thailand – Atcharee Buakhiao (Asia & Oceania)
          England – Luissa Burton (Europe)

The Philippines: Powerhouse country in Asia, but also in the world?

Is it safe to say that the Philippines is not just a powerhouse in Asia, but in the world as well in pageantry?. 
The Philippines won 6 crowns in Powerhouse Four pageants (so far) from 2013 – 2016. Megan Young won Miss World 2013, Bea Rose Santiago won Miss International 2013, Jamie Herrell won Miss Earth 2014, Angelia Ong won Miss Earth 2015 (historic back to back in Miss Earth), Pia Wurtzbach won Miss Universe​ 2015 and this year Kylie Verzosa won Miss International 2016. During those 4 years the Philippines have an outstanding achievement as well in the Minor Pageants which I would not say since it’s too many to mention. 
The Philippines were the third country to complete the Powerhouse Four pageants when Megan Young won Miss World in 2013. The first country to do that was Brazil then followed by Venezuela. 
When it comes to the most number of wins in the Powerhouse Four pageants the Philippines stands in the 3rd spot with 13 crowns. Venezuela have 22 crowns and United States of America have 14 crowns.
So if I were to answer the question, YES, the Philippines is safe to say that it is a powerhouse country in the world when it comes to pageantry. 
Do you agree?. If not, why?.
Powerhouse Four: Miss Universe​, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

(Full List of Winners) Puerto Princesa City’s Imelda Schweighart is Miss Philippines Earth 2016

It was a night to remember for Imelda Schweighart from Puerto Princesa as she was crowned as Miss Philippines Earth 2016 by the outgoing queen and also Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong at the UP Diliman Theater in Quezon City, Saturday, June 11. She will represent the Philippines in Miss Earth 2016 to be held sometime later this year.

Here are the full list of winners.

Miss Philippines Earth 2016: Puerto Princesa City, Imelda Schweighart
Miss Philippines Air: London, Kiaragiel Gregorio
Miss Philippines Water: Laoag City – Loren Mar Artajos
Miss Philippines Fire: Rosales, Pangasinan – Shannon Rebecca Bridgman
Miss Eco-tourism: Vienna – Melanie Mader
Top 12:
Cagayan de Oro City, Charinna Barro
City of San Pedro, Athena Mari Jamaica Catriz
Murcia, Negros Occidental, Jessica Zevenbergen
Vienna, Melanie Mader
Caloocan City, Joanna Rose Tolledo
Dumaguete City, Maria Fatima Al-sowyed
Puerto Princesa City, Imelda Schweighart
London, Kiaragiel Gregorio
Zamboanga City, Bellatrix Tan
Rosales, Pangasinan, Shannon Rebecca Bridgman
Lobo, Batangas, Krissandra Marie Abel
Laoag City, Loren Mar Artajos
Winners of the special awards:
Miss Hanna Shampoo 2016 – London, Kiaragiel Gregorio
Miss SM Market – City of Alaminos, Eva Eunice Reinoso
Community Award – Muntinlupa City, Aprilh Angelique Arciaga
Eco Warrior – Lobo, Batangas, Krissandra Marie Abel
Best Eco Video – Quezon City, Jan Louise Abejero
Best in Terno – Jolo, Sulu, Rhea Doll Gonzalo

EXCLUSIVE!…First look at the National Costume of Angelia Gabrena Ong – Miss Philippines Earth 2015 designed by Chico Estiva

Less than two months from now the Crystal year of Miss Earth will be staged in Vienna, Austria and our representative Miss Earth Philippines 2015 Angelia Ong were busy preparing already. As of this moment she now has a beautiful National Costume created by the talented designer Chico Estiva. We’re so lucky and thankful because Sir Chico gave us the EXCLUSIVE photos of the beautiful national costume.
Here it is! You see this first only here on powerhousePH.
This beautiful Terno was inspired from our national flower “The Sampaguita”. It signifies the elegance and purity of a Filipina. The costume comes with a beautiful parasol as well.

Miss Earth 2015, will be the 15th edition of Miss Earth pageant to be held on December 5, 2015 at Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria. Jamie Herrell of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Miss Earth Philippines 2015 Angelia Ong wearing the National Costume designed by Chico Estiva for a photoshoot.