MANILA – Television host and actress KC Concepcion is beaming with pride after her half-sister, Sweden’s Cloie Syquia Skarne, finished in the top eight of the Miss Earth 2016 pageant, which was held Saturday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
“We feel so proud of [Cloie],” wrote Concepcion, who attended the coronation night, on her Twitter account. “She made it so far and looked absolutely STUNNING! She’s worked so hard and come so far!”
Miss Earth 2016 was the first major pageant Skarne joined. To prepare, she trained under the same people who helped Filipina beauty queen Pia Wurtzbach win the coveted Miss Universe crown.
According to her Miss Earth profile, Skarne, the daughter of actor Gabby Concepcion and former actress Jenny Syquia, entered the beauty contest to forward her advocacy of cutting the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the meat industry.
For the full list of winners of Saturday’s pageant, click here.