Another impressive pageant finish by a Filipina stunner!
Our local pageant circle is sealing another year with an impressive run care of Tatyana Alexi Austria, who finished as first runner-up during the Miss Eco Teen International 2021 coronation night in Egypt on Monday, December 20.
Vietnam’s Vu HuyÃ¨n Diá»‡u was crowned the winner of the pageant, succeeding last year’s winner Roberta Tamondong, the first Filipina to take home the crown.
The 18-year-old beauty from ParaÃ±aque placed ahead of the United States, Belgium, and Egypt, who finished as second runner-up, third runner-up, and fourth runner-up, respectively.
During the finale’s question and answer portion, candidates were quizzed on their opinions on various pollutants. Austria was asked what she thought about the proliferation of plastic wastes, to which she responded:
“We are surrounded by plastics. In every single day of our lives and every single moment, we use plastics. It is time we use it wisely. We need to use it in a way that isn’t as destructive as it is today because we must conserve every single resource we have, conserve this planet as it is for the future generations. We must remember that this earth is not ours. It is merely borrowed from the future generations and it is time we give it back to them. It is time we live our lives for them. And it is time we do every single action of every single day of our lives with respect and solidarity for humanity for a brighter tomorrow.”
On social media, the Miss World Philippines organization also extended their congratulations to Austria for representing the country.
“You made us all proud. You really did well. Thank you for raising our flag,” the organization wrote.
On her Instagram page, Austria thanked everyone who supported her on her pageant journey, which brought her through the lowest.
Not all roads that led to Egypt were flawlessly smooth, my journey had me at rock bottom only to experience the delight at the mountain top,” the beauty queen wrote. “ would like to thank the Miss World Philippines Organization for trusting me to carry the nation’s sash across my chest. “
Before she was crowned Miss Eco Teen Philippines 2021 during the Miss World Philippines’ pageant night last October, Austria worked as a model.Â Â
Art Daniella Sison