Brazil wins Miss Earth,
Bacoleña 1 st runner-up
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
Brazil 's Larissa Ramos was declared Miss Earth, while the Philippines ' bet Bacoleña Sandra Seifert won the Miss Air 1 st runner-up title, in Boracay last night.
Ramos, a 20-year-old biology student, bested 81 other contenders from different countries. She is the second Brazilian to win the crown after Priscilla Meirelles in 2004.
Venezuela 's Jessica Barboza, 22, was second runner-up (Miss Water), while Spain 's Alejandra Echevarria, 20, was third runner-up (Miss Fire).
During the final round of the competition last night, the eight semi-finalists also included Colombia 's Alejandra Castillo Múnera, Martinique's Pascale Nelide , Poland 's Izabela Wilczek and Rujinan Phanseethum of Thailand .