Ninoska Vasquez from Venezuela is currently leading the medal tally of Miss Earth 2017. She won her second gold medal after the evening gown preliminary competition held at Versailles Palace in Alabang, the Philippines on October 26.

This 25-year-old psychologist from the city of Barquisimeto in the South American nation currently has a total of three medals, two gold, and a Silver Medal. She won her first gold medal during the resorts wear competition. She also bagged a silver medal in the swimsuit round of the pageant’s first group of contestants, Sun Star reported.

During the long gown competition, Thailand’s Paweensuda Drouin won as first runner-up. Meanwhile, Faith Landman from the Netherlands and Erika Parker from Panama tied in third place.

Vasquez wore an elegant royal blue gown with a high slit that revealed her legs as she walked on stage. Drouin sported a sparkling black strapless gown during the competition.

Trailing behind the Venezuelan beauty in the medal tally are Karla Aponte from Puerto Rico and Karen Ibasco from the Philippines. Puerto Rico’s representative currently has two gold medals. Meanwhile, Ibasco has one gold and silver medal.

The delegates from Peru, Vietnam, Australia, Crimea, Cyprus, the Netherlands and the United States also made it on the leaderboard.

Furthermore, the contestants from Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico may not have won a gold medal yet but they each won the first runner-up spot in the preliminaries.

National gifts

Each of the ladies competing in Miss Earth 2017 recently presented their national gifts in a media event held at City of Dreams in Manila on October 27.

They also promoted fitness and health at UFC Gym in Alabang.

Aside from this, they also visited Filinvest East Homes Clubhouse located at the southern part of the Philippine capital to share their environmental advocacies to the community. The pageant is one of the most prestigious beauty tilts in the world along with Miss Universe and Miss International.

Facebook live

Over 80 delegates will compete for the coveted title during the coronation night to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 4. Ecuador’s Katherine Espin will be crowning the new winner.

The event will also be aired via Facebook live aside from the television airing on cable networks and free TV channels. It will be hosted by James Deakin, an award-winning motoring journalist, and editor-in-chief of a reputable car magazine in the country.