Imelda Schweighart loses gown to Katherine Espín after failing to get into the Top 16

Imelda Schweighart loses gown to Katherine Espín after failing to get into the Top 16

- Miss Earth Ecuador Katherine Espín won as this year's Miss Earth

- Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart claimed that the Leo Almodal creation Espín won was made for her

- Miss Earth Sweden Cloie Syquia Skarne, the half-sister of KC Concepcion, was able to make it to the Top 8 of the competition

Despite not being able to place anything on this year's Miss Earth, Philippine bet Imelda Bautista Schweighart has turned the tables on her with an unexpected announcement.

On her Facebook page, she posted that the gown worn by this year's winner, Miss Earth Ecuador Katherine Espín, was specifically made for her by designer Leo Almodal.

Katherine Espín rocks the dazzling gold Leo Almodal number.

The form-fitting gold gown was worn by Espín during the question-and-answer portion up until she was crowned by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

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On her post, Imelda showed off the gown on all angles - featuring the exquisite beading on the bodice and train.

However, the gown will still be hers to wear if she did advance to the next level.

Instead, it was given to Miss Ecuador, who not only won the title but various awards prior to the major competition.

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Even if Imelda was not able to score a win on last night's pageant, another Filipina hopeful did - Miss Earth Sweden Cloie Syquia Skarne, the daughter of Gabby Concepcion and Jenny Syquia.

Cloie landed in the Top 8 along with winning medals in the pre-pageant and given special awards such as Face of the Century and Miss Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay.

Miss Earth-Sweden Cloie Syquia Skarne

There have also been pageants prior to Miss Earth - Miss Grand International and Miss International - and both of the Philippines' bets were recognized to be one of the best in their respective competitions.

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On October 25, Nicole Cordoves won first runner-up in Miss Grand International while Kylie Versoza won as this year's Miss International on October 27.

Imelda's loss has broken the Philippines' streak of placing in the Top 16 of Miss Earth since 2010, when the pageant was held in Vietnam.

Imelda might not have rocked her gown, but at least she was able to get the crown - on other instances.

The prestigious competition has been held in the country for 14 years, with only two occasions it was held in foreign land - Vietnam and Austria in 2015.

Even if she has not brought home the bacon, Imelda has proved that she is still a good sport and we hope that she may be able to redeem herself if given the chance. Here is her entry to the contest's environmental video, which will definitely inspire everyone.

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