Swedish-Filipino-American model Cloie Syquia Skarne — the daughter of Gabby Concepcion and half-sister of KC Concepcion — won the Miss Earth Sweden 2016 title at the Miss Universe Sweden pageant on Sunday, August 28.
The pageant was held at the Café Opera in Stockholm.
On her Instagram account, Cloie expressed gratitude towards people who had been with her before she was held as Miss Earth Sweden.
“I’m MISS EARTH SWEDEN 2016! Thank you to those who have supported me and believed in me. I would not have been who I am today without you. Thank you @aumauricio for my hair and makeup and @gakuyabykimgan for my gorgeous gown,” the beauty queen said in an Instagram post on Monday, August 29.
Meanwhile, KC Concepcion congratulated her half-sister on her Twitter account by saying, “Her childhood dream has finally come true! Congratulations to my sister @CloieSyquiaS = MISS EARTH Sweden!”
The reigning Miss Earth Sweden is set to compete at Miss Earth 2016 in the Philippines this October, and will be up against other candidates, including Filipina Imelda Schweighart of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Cloie’s competitor Ida Ovmar, who is from the city of Luleå, won the coveted Miss Universe Sweden title and will compete for the Miss Universe 2016 crown, which will be held in the Philippines in January 2017.