Athena Imperial

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Athena Imperial
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Athena Mae Duarte Imperial
2 February 1987 (1987-02-02) (age 30)
Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines
Occupation Field reporter
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)[1]
Measurements 34–24–35[1]
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Philippines Earth 2011
Miss Earth Water 2011
Miss Philippines Earth 2011
Miss Earth 2011

Athena Mae Duarte Imperial (born 2 February 1987) is a news field reporter, communication researcher and beauty queen from Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines.[2][3] She competed in the eleventh edition of the national Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant where she emerged as the winner and was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2011.[4] She was crowned Miss Earth-Water 2011 during the coronation night of the Miss Earth 2011 pageant held in the Philippines.

Miss Philippines Earth 2011[edit]

Imperial joined and represented Casiguran, Aurora in the national Miss Philippines Earth 2011.[5] She was one of the initial 50 candidates,[6] and after a series of four eliminations, she was announced as one of the final 10 finalists during the talent and cultural costume competitions at Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal.[7][8]

In the final competition of the Miss Philippines Earth 2011, she competed and achieved one of the five highest scores in the swimsuit, and evening gown competitions for her stage chops and question and answer portion of the pageant. At the conclusion of the pageant, she won and was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2011. She was crowned by the outgoing Miss Philippines Earth 2011 titleholder, Psyche Resus on 5 June 2011 at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum in Palawan. She also won the People's Choice award.[9]

She works as a program researcher for one of the country's biggest networks the GMA Network and she hopes to become a news reporter.[10]

After her feat in the Miss Philippines Earth pageant, the governor of the Philippine province of Aurora remarked that Imperial would someday follow in her footsteps as governor and said: "Every time I heard her speak, I told myself one day she will become governor of Aurora,"[11] because Imperial has a good political persona and given that she is a graduate of the country's premiere school, the University of the Philippines, where the Angaras had learned the hard knocks of life.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Imperial was born on 2 Feb 1987. She is the eldest child of Angel Imperial, a Philippine National Food Authority employee, and the former Mercy Duarte, a housewife. Formerly, she worked as a researcher and writer for GMA television network's investigative news magazine show, Reporter's Notebook.[13] Now, she works as a news reporter at the said TV network.

Miss Earth-Water 2011[edit]

Imperial finished third place during the coronation night of the 2011 Miss Earth beauty pageant held 3 December 2011 at the University of the Philippines Theater, Diliman, Quezon City. She was crowned Miss Earth-Water.[14]


  1. ^ a b c Schuck, Lorraine (1 May 2011). "Miss Municipality of Casiguran, Aurora". Miss Philippines Earth 2011 website. Archived from the original on 1 August 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Patao Jr., Jose D. (10 June 2011). "Another goddess rules the Earth". Malaya. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Requintina, Robert. R. (6 June 2011). "New beauty queen anti-nukes". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Casiguran beauty wins Miss Philippines-Earth 2011". ABS-CBN News. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Conejero, Ginger (7 May 2011). "Miss Philippines-Earth beauties tour Calapan, Mindoro". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Dumaual, Mario V. (17 May 2011). "Ms. Philippines Earth 2011 beauties wow Quezon town". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Top 10 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2011 unveiled". ABS-CBN News. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Top 10 Miss Philippines Earth beauties ready for coronation night". ABS-CBN News. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Miss Philippines-Earth 2011 Athena Mae Imperial clarifies misconstrued statement about Shamcey Supsup". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Uy, Ed (5 June 2011). "Who will be Miss Philippines-Earth 2011?". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Bañez, Mamer (10 June 2011). "Ms. Philippines-Earth could be Aurora gov". Journal Online. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "'Miss Philippines-Earth 2011' a gov-in-the-making?". The Philippine Star. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Yazon, Giovanni Paolo J. (10 June 2011). "Candidate from Aurora is Miss Philippines-Earth 2011". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "PH bet finishes 3rd in Miss Earth 2011". ABS-CBN. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Psyche Resus
Miss Philippines Earth
Succeeded by
Stephany Stefanowitz