40 candidates were already named and 2 familiar faces surfaced had been part of the previous batches of Miss Philippines Earth Queens – Thoreen Halvorsen and Chanel Olive Thomas.
Thoreen was on the elemental court of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 and won the title Miss Philippines Fire when she was 19 years old behind eventual Miss Earth Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz. Since then, she went away from the limelight of beauty pageants only to come back 5 years later and become an official candidate for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Thoreen trained under Kagandahang Flores for this competition.
Chanel meanwhile was a more recent Miss Philippines Earth winner, she was named as Miss Philippines Air 2015 behind eventual Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong. Chanel was with Kagandahang Flores during her Miss Philippines Earth 2015 victory but moved to Aces and Queens for Bb. Pilipinas 2017. Your blogger remembers her as a lady who started her own fashion blog on a shoestring budget.
Who would be successful this time around on their quest for a Bb. Pilipinas crown?
[Photos by Bb. Pilipinas Official]