Patunayan mo! Miss Earth 2016 dares Imelda Schweighart to show evidence of plastic surgery
This year, Miss Ecuador Katherine Espin won the competition as Miss Earth 2016, beaten 83 beauty queens which the Filipina-German Imelda Schweighart lost.
After the pageant, Espin finally spoke about the accusations of Miss Schweighart that she made plastic surgery but Miss Espin quickly respond and challenged Schweighart to prove it.
"I’ve never done anything in my face, never. I’ve never even done plastic surgery in my face. No. Her saying that, she will have to prove it I guess," Miss Espin said.
The Filipina-German also complained that the yellow gown wore by Miss Espin was specifically made for her.
But the Miss Earth defend herself and she explained, "When I got into top 16, I was like, ‘Where’s my dress?’ His assistant was telling me, ‘We didn’t finish. We have this yellow dress. Try this yellow dress.’ I’ve never even tried the yellow dress in my life. I never even knew how it looked on me. They just put it on me and I never knew it was Imelda’s dress," she said.
"Imagine, I [did not have] a dress. It was crazy backstage. No one knows about this. I think Imelda got upset about this. She must know that it wasn’t my fault. It was actually a misunderstanding with Leo. He didn’t know what to do. I’m clarifying that right now. Leo will do it on social media and probably have an interview explaining all these issues. It’s his responsibility actually," she added.
Meanwhile, Miss Philippines-Earth Imelda Schweighart now resigned from title and past her duties to Miss Philippines Earth first runner-up Kiara Giel Gregorio.