Jamie Herrell

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Jamie Herrell
Beauty pageant titleholder
Jamie Herrell (Miss Philippines Earth 2014 ).jpg
Jamie Herrell after she was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2014.
Born Jamie Herrell[fn 1]
(1994-07-12) July 12, 1994 (age 23)
Glendora, California, U.S.[1][2]
Hometown Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Reyna ng Aliwan 2013
Sinulog Festival Queen 2013
Miss MegaCebu 2013
Miss Philippines Earth 2014
Miss Earth 2014
Miss Philippines Earth 2014
Miss Earth 2014

Jamie Herrell[fn 1] (born July 12, 1994)[1] is a Filipino-American actress, TV Host, dancer and beauty queen. She won Miss Philippines Earth 2014[3] and Miss Earth 2014 titles.[4][5][6][7] Herrell was a recipient of the Outstanding Individual Award during the 80th Cebu City Charter Day Awarding Ceremony for her environmental advocacies.[8][9][10]


Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Herrell was born on July 12, 1994 in Glendora, east of Los Angeles, California to James Edward Herrell (April 22, 1934 - March 1, 2013),[11] an American from Seattle, Washington, and Mary Snow "Snowie" del Rosario[12] (born October 15, 1961),[13] a Filipino from Medellin, Cebu.[2]

Herrell spent her childhood in the United States and then settled down in Cebu City where her mother is from. In Cebu, she was a Mass Communication student at the University of San Jose-Recoletos before transferring to International Academy of Film and Television to study acting. Aside from studying, she also manages her own dance company called Mactan Dynamics. She was also a former managerial director of Solid Source Trading for the Visayas Region. She starred in a few commercials and short films prior joining beauty pageants and she shared the she never saw herself as a beauty queen.[14]

Pre Miss Earth[edit]

She competed in the Miss Resorts World Manila 2013 pageant, where she was unplaced.[15][16] She won three titles in 2013: Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, Miss MegaCebu 2013, and Reyna ng Aliwan 2013.[17][18]

Miss Philippines Earth 2014[edit]

Herrell participated and won Miss Philippines Earth 2014 during the pageant's coronation night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 11, 2014 and she bested 49 other contestants for the title and earned the right to compete for the international Miss Earth crown on the same year.[19][20][21]

During the question-and-answer portion, Herrell was asked by former Akbayan lawmaker Risa Hontiveros, "Do you think that we, human beings, have been good children to Mother Earth?" Herrell answered:[22]

Honestly, in my opinion, we haven’t been good children. In fact, I believe that we are the number one cause of her problems, we are the reason why we're having climate change, and we are the reason why we're having floods. But in return, if we can only help her and salvage her, she will help us back and take care of us, too.

Miss Earth 2014[edit]

"Global warming has been known to be a long, overdue issue [in terms of action, discussion] ...I will use my title to inspire others, help our environment, and we start with the kids...the kids are the people of tomorrow."
—Jamie Herrell's answer when she was asked about what she can do in order to reverse the effects of Global Warming during the top eight question and answer portion.[23]

By winning the Miss Philippines Earth 2014 title, Jamie became the Philippines' delegate for the Miss Earth 2014 finals.

On November 29, 2014, Herrell was crowned Miss Earth 2014 at the UP Theater by her predecessor, Alyz Henrich from Venezuela and obtained the second Miss Earth crown after Karla Henry's victory in 2008.[24][25]

Media and environmental activism[edit]

The day after Herrell won Miss Earth 2014, she guested in the celebrity talk show in the Philippines, The Buzz and talked about her victory.[26]

On 16 December 2014, Harrell joined members of the EcoWaste Coalition at a school in Paco, Manila to campaign against the use of firecrackers to avoid injuries and pollution during the New Year revelries.[27][28]

Herrell flew to her hometown, Cebu, to celebrate her victory in here hometown and had various courtesy calls, press interviews, and environmental activities.[29][30] During Christmas Eve, Herrell visited to Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center which serves as the home of the world-famous Cebu dancing inmates.[31] She had the chance to pose with them and gave an inspirational message at the same time. Her message stated, "I am personally amazed with your performances because I love to dance myself and it takes dedication and hard work."[32]

Herrell led a thousand dancers and artists in performing the finale of the grand parade during Sinulog Festival in January together with other seven beauty queens.[33] The festival is an opportunity to express gratitude to the Holy Child.[32][34] In the same month, Herrell became the cover story in a local magazine. In the interviews, she shared that she and her Miss Philippines court are part of an ongoing environmental campaign called "Think Twice" in which they do school tours and seminars and instruct and inspire people on how they can think twice in finding alternatives to help the environment by conserving energy and minimizing carbon footprint.[35]

In February 2015, Herrell spearheaded the "Think Twice" campaign in various school tours with her Miss Philippines Earth 2014 elemental court. One of which is a school in Manila where aside from sharing their environmental knowledge to the students, they also distributed recyclable rulers to these high school students.[36] Another event was when Jamie and her court went to a school in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to do various environmental campaigns and led the cutting of ribbon ceremony of the school's "Eco-Garden". Jamie also traveled to Placer, Masbate the same month to take part as one of the judges of the provincial pageant for Miss Philippines Earth.

Herrell was once again featured as one of the three beauty queens in a magazine through Muse magazine in their March 2015 issue. The other beauty queens are Miss International 2013 Bea Santiago and Miss Universe 2013 Third Runner Up Ariella Arida.[37][38]

Herrell hosted the Makati Earth Hour 2015 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens and Tower One and Exchange Plaza on 28 March 2015 which has been held by the city government since 2008 together with partners to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and, at the same time, enhance awareness among residents, the business community, and other stakeholders on the importance of lower energy consumption.[39][40]

Herrell led the Earth Day Bike Parade on 21 April together with Miss Philippines Earth 2015 candidates and Miss Earth Foundation's Princess Manzon. The ride is organized by National Bike Organization and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,[41] which aims to promote non-motorized transportation in support of the objectives of the Clean Air Act.[42] Herrell graced the Earth Day event at Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife Center with a theme of "Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere, for Everyone " together with some candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2015 and showed solidarity for a common Earth-dedicated objective.[43] Also in celebration of Earth Day, Herrell was invited by Thomson Reuters where she spoke about her environmental advocacy during a forum at McKinley Hill. Herrell also took part with the "Make a Pledge" campaign and encouraged everyone to "Think Twice" about the potential impact of our every day lifestyle choices on the sustainability of the planet Earth.[44]

Herrell, together with Miss Earth Foundation executives Catherine Untalan and AJ Mira, did a courtesy visit and environmental presentation at Malacañang Palace in May 2015. She then graced the cover of Zee Lifestyle magazine in their May 2015 issue and talked about her environmental responsibilities and how she shares Megaworld Corporation’s vision of preserving Mactan’s natural resources and cultural heritage. Herrell joined a roster of women who are role models in society from the University of Cebu’s Candice Gotianuy, Southwestern University’s Maris Aznar Holopainen, and the University of Southern Philippines Foundation and shared their dedication in raising industry standards and keeping up with technological advances in order to provide quality education to Cebuanos.[45] This marks the third magazine cover of Jamie since winning the crown of Miss Earth.

Herrell screened the aspired candidates for Miss Philippines Earth 2015 and participated in all the environmental activities of the pageant. And on 31 May 2015, Jamie passed the crowned already to the new winner, Angelia Ong of the City of Manila.[46][47][48][49]

Herrell's international trip started officially when she traveled to Sri Lanka after her Miss Philippines Earth 2015 duties. She was welcomed at the airport and was later billeted to the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. Herrell later conducted interviews and pictorials for Derana TV and for various magazines and newspapers including Hi Magazine, Sunday Lankadeepa and Sunday Times. She also participated in a tree planting activity and a toured Colombo. Prior to crowning the next Miss Earth Sri Lanka, Herrell visited jewelry and crown creator Aminra and had a photo shoot on the Sri Lankan beach and was welcomed with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony at Citrus Hotel. Herrell graced the Miss Earth Sri Lanka 2015 pageant and at the end of the event, Herrell together with Miss Earth Sri Lanka 2014 Imaya Liyanage, crowned Visna Fernando as the winner of Miss Earth Sri Lanka 2015. She also led a lake clean-up activity with Derana TV, the Miss Earth Sri Lanka beauties and volunteers. Thereafter, she visited the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau where she planted the one millionth tree of the bureau's "1 Million Tree Project". She later visited a temple where she received blessings from a high priest.[50][51]

On 23 July 2015, Herrell traveled to Reunion Island to grace the Miss Earth Reunion 2015 pageant. And on 25 July, Herrell and Miss Earth Reunion 2014 Lolita Hoarau crowned Jade Soune-Seyne as the Miss Earth Reunion 2015.[52][53] Weeks before her departure to Reunion Island, Jamie was the cover of the June - July 2015 issue of Imag'in magazine which is a lifestyle magazine published in Reunion Island.[54]

Herrell was featured guest in the Act Now! Conference 2015 in Joensuu, Finland from 7 September to 11 2015 which focused on renewable energy together with Filipe Pinto, the winner of Ídolos Portugal season 3.[55] She participated in the conference organised by ENO Programme Association and conducted workshops regarding renewable energy and tree planting activity in Koli Peace Park which symbolized the entire conference.[56] Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksová and Miss Earth 2010 Nicole Faria also attended the conference in 2013 and in 2011, respectively.

Right after her trip to Finland, Herrell traveled to Mexico for Miss Earth México 2015 pageant. She was welcomed by the Miss Earth Mexico 2014 winner, Yareli Carrillo, and Miss Earth Mexico's national director, Paul Marsell.[57]

As Miss Earth 2014, she has traveled to the Reunion Island, Sri Lanka, Finland, Mexico, Austria, Belgium.

In October 29, 2016 Herrell was guest judge in the coronation night of Miss Earth 2016, in the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Awards and Commendations[edit]

President and Congress commendations[edit]

Herrell was commended by the office of the President of the Philippines and was honored both by the upper house and the lower house of the Philippine Congress by approving congress resolutions recognizing her victory in the Miss Earth pageant.[58][59][60]

The office of the Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III applauded Herrell through the Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., for winning the Miss Earth 2014 beauty title and stated that her feat once again placed the Philippines on the world map in terms of beauty and talent.[58][61][62][63]

The Senate of the Philippines made a press release which indicated that Senate Resolution No. 1039, authored by Senator Manuel Lapid, acknowledged the accomplishment of Herrell when she won the Miss Earth 2014 title against 83 other delegates around the world.[64] She attended the Senate session where she was feted by the Philippine senators and bestowed a copy of a resolution to applaud her feat.[65][66] The Senate resolution stated "By being crowned this year’s most beautiful woman on the planet, Jamie Herrell gave Filipinos unparalleled pride and showed the world the grace and excellence of Filipino beauty."[59][67]

The lower congress, House of Representatives of the Philippines also passed the HR01726 which is the House Resolution commending Herrell for winning the Miss Earth crown. Herrell was accompanied by the other elemental queens of Miss Earth 2014 attended the House of Representative session where she was given a copy of the resolution.[60][64][66]

Outstanding Individual Award[edit]

In February 24, 2017, Herrell was bestowed the Outstanding Individual Award during the 80th Cebu City Charter Day awarding ceremony for her work in Sustainable Environment and Good Livelihood for the community.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b Jamie Herrell was born in the United States. Thus, she does not possess her mother's maiden name which is del Rosario.


  1. ^ a b Herrell's birth certificate lists no middle name, despite the sometime reported middle name of "del Rosario." See the California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Venezuela Alyz Henrich
Miss Earth
Philippines 2014
Succeeded by
Philippines Angelia Ong
Preceded by
Angelee delos Reyes
Miss Philippines Earth
Succeeded by
Angelia Ong