Karla Henry

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Karla Henry
Beauty pageant titleholder
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Karla Paula Henry
Miss Philippines Earth 2008
Birth name: Karla Paula Ginteroy Henry
Birth location: Crowne Plaza Galleria, Philippines
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Black
Title(s): Miss Philippines Earth 2008

Miss Earth 2008

Major Competition(s): Miss Cebu 2007
(2nd Runner-up)
Binibining Pilipinas 2008 (unplaced)

Miss Philippines Earth 2008 (Winner)
Miss Earth 2008 (Winner)


Karla Paula Ginteroy Henry (b. 23 May 1986) was crowned as Miss Earth 2008 during the Coronation Night held at the Clark Expo Ampitheater in Pampanga, Philippines. A Filipino-Canadian beauty queen and model, Karla beat over eighty beauties from around the world.

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Background

Karla Henry was born on May 23, 1986 in Limay, Bataan to Nenet Genteroy from Bataan and Dennis Henry from Vancouver, Canada (where Karla’s predecessor, half-Filipina Jessica Nicole Trisko, also hails from).

She went to Canada at the age of three and lived there until she was 13. She moved to Bicol but is currently residing in Cebu where she is studying for her BS Tourism degree.

Career highlights

Henry started modeling and joining pageants at the age of seventeen in Cebu, where she works as guest service associate at the Marco Polo Hotel. This is where she met Rodgil Flores (known as the "queen-maker") who encouraged her to join the year’s Bb. Pilipinas pageant, though she lost and wasn't able to bring home any title. This did not discourage her. Instead she underwent serious training for two months until she joined the Miss Philippines Earth 2008 pageant and took home the crown.

Pageant

Henry bested 84 other contestants from all over the world, succeeding Canada’s Jessica Trisko, Miss Earth 2007. She also won the Miss Earth Designers Award and Miss Photogenic special award. Miss Tanzania, Miriam Odemba was Miss Earth Air (1st runner-up); Miss Mexico, Abigail Elizalde was Miss Earth Water (2nd runner-up), and Miss Brazil Tatiane Alves won Miss Earth Fire (3rd runner-up).

Her national costume at the 2008 Miss Earth grand finals was designed by Renee Salud and her competition gown by Avel Bacudio.

Miss Earth is described as one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals.

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