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Iris Salguero returns from Miss Earth 2017


San Pedro’s very own Iris Salguero returned to the island on Tuesday, November 21st after participating in the Miss Earth 2017 pageant in Manila, Philippines. Salguero represented Belize, and while she did not take the crown, she made the country proud by placing in the top 16 ‘Articulate and Intelligence’ segment.
Belize’s beauty ambassador arrived in San Pedro Town via Tropic Air shortly after 2PM, where supporters and fans gathered at the waiting area of the terminal to welcome her. An emotional Salguero greeted everyone, stating that she had an amazing experience – one which she will never forget.
Salguero told The San Pedro Sun that during the days prior to the pageant’s main event on November 4th, she and all the other participants from around the world took part in many activities. “We engaged in reforestation projects, beach clean-ups, school tours, educational and cultural presentations, and visiting protected areas,” said Salguero.
During her participation in the Question and Answer (Q&A) portion of the “Articulate and Intelligence” segment, Salguero managed to impress the judges, earning her the third spot. Taking over the title of Miss Earth 2017 and crown was Miss Philippines, Karen Ibasco. Other finishers included Miss Colombia, Juliana Franco as Miss Earth-Water, Russia’s Lada Akimova as Miss Earth-Fire, and Miss Australia, Nina Robertson as Miss Earth-Air.
Salguero’s pageant life began in 2015 when she was crowned Miss San Pedro. Salguero then went on to represent Belize in the 2016 Miss World Pageant. She will continue to reign as Miss Earth Belize until October 2018. During the upcoming months, she looks forward to working alongside Oceana in Belize, coming up with new environmental projects for Ambergris Caye and other parts of the country if possible.
The San Pedro Sun joins the island community in congratulating Miss Earth Belize Iris Salguero, and we wish her the best in future endeavours.

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