Priscilla Meirelles

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Meirelles and the second or paternal family name is de Almeida.
Priscilla Meirelles
Beauty pageant titleholder
Priscilla Meirelles.jpg
Born Priscilla Meirelles de Almeida
(1983-09-05) 5 September 1983 (age 31)
Manaus, Brazil
Other names Priscilla Meirelles
Years active 2003–present
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Brown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Globe 2003 (Winner)
Miss Earth 2004 (Winner)

Priscilla Meirelles de Almeida-Estrada (born 5 September 1983) is a Brazilian model, host, actress, environmentalist, and beauty queen. She won the Miss Earth 2004 pageant held in the Philippines. She also won the Miss Globe 2003 pageant. Meirelles has been married to Filipino actor and model John Estrada since March 2011.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Meirelles was born in the city of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. She is of Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian descent. Her father Luis Claudio Almeida is an advertising company creative director and her mother, Marcia Regina Meirelles is a businesswoman.[2]

Married life[edit]

Philippine actor, host, and model John Estrada proposed to marry Mereilles on 15 July 2009 at Elbert’s Steak House in Makati.[3] They were married on 26 February 2011 in La Union, Philippines. The couple announced her pregnancy in July 2011 and had a baby shower of their first child on 22 January 2012 held at The Peninsula Manila.[4] She first gave birth to a daughter, Sammanta Anechka, on 6 February 2012.[5][6]

Beauty pageant[edit]

In 2003, Meirelles represented the State of Amazon in Miss Globe Brazil held on 15 March that year in Brasília, and was elected, then won the 2003 Miss Globe pageant in Antalya, Turkey on 25 July the same year.[7] On 28 July 2004 she won the Beleza Brazil pageant, held in Belo Horizonte and on 24 October 2004 she became the first Brazilian to be crowned Miss Earth, held in Quezon City (Philippines).[2] She also won the Most Photogenic Award. In winning Miss Earth, Brazil became the first country to win the "Big Four" in beauty pageants

Meirelles co-hosted the Miss Earth pageant coronation night for three succeeding years in the Philippines. She first co-hosted the Miss Earth 2006 won by Hil Hernández of Chile that took place in the grounds of the National Museum in Manila[8] followed by the Miss Earth 2007 pageant won by Jessica Trisko of Canada held at the University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City,[9][10] and lastly the Miss Earth 2008 pageant that took place at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Angeles City, Pampanga.[11][12] She was also the chairwoman of the Miss Earth 2009 panel of judges.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As one: John Estrada's and Priscilla Meirelles' wedding", Manila Bulletin, 2 March 2011, retrieved 21 June 2011 
  2. ^ a b Camposano, Jerni May H. (27 January 2008). "Star Dream Girl: Priscilla Meirelles". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  3. ^ News, Manila Bulletin (17 July 2009). "Priscilla Meirelles says yes to John Estrada’s proposal". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  4. ^ News, ABS-CBN (23 January 2012). "Priscilla Meirelles throws baby shower". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  5. ^ News, ABS-CBN (6 February 2012). "Mereilles gives birth to baby girl". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  6. ^ NR, Ramos (7 February 2012). "John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles now have child". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Miss Globe Official Website
  8. ^ Adina, Armin (28 November 2006). "Chile beauty is Miss Earth". Inquirer Entertainment. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  9. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (12 November 2007). "Fil-Canadian Jessica Nicole Trisko crowned Ms. Earth 2007". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Yazon J., Giovanni Paolo (18 November 2007). "Miss Earth 2007: A night of surprises". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 29 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Philippine bet is Miss Earth 2008". Entertainment News (ABS-CBN News). 10 November 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Mata, Paul (10 November 2008). "Ms Philippines wins Ms Earth pageant". GMA News. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Requintina, Robert R. (23 November 2009). "Brazilian coed is Miss Earth". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Adina, Armin (24 November 2009). "Brazilian is Miss Earth 2009". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

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Preceded by
Jennifer Schooler
Miss Globe International
2003
Succeeded by
Kristina Slavinskaya
Preceded by
Carlene Aguilar
Showtime Hurado
8 May 2010 – 29 May 2010
Succeeded by
Aubrey Miles