The daughter of veteran actor Gabby Concepcion and half-sister of actress KC Concepcion managed to win the Miss Earth Sweden beauty competition pageant on Sunday.
Cloie Syquia Skarne, the daughter of Gabby to former model-actress Jenny Syquia, has been based in Sweden since she was as young as two years old. In that young age, Cloie was legally adopted by her stepfather Filip Skarne, whom Jenny married in 1997 following the annulment of her marriage to Gabby Concepcion.
Cloie Syquia Skarne’s triumph earned her the right to represent the country of Sweden in this year’s Miss Earth pageant this coming October at a host country that has yet to be announced.
Today is the day we might have a Miss U in the family!!! ✨👑✨ My sis is competing for the Miss Universe Sweden crown. https://t.co/NwIIDCRG4I
— KC Concepcion (@kc_concepcion) August 28, 2016
Her childhood dream has finally come true! Congratulations to my sister @CloieSyquiaS = MISS EARTH Sweden! ✨👑✨
— KC Concepcion (@kc_concepcion) August 29, 2016
The Philippines has hosted the Miss Earth beauty pageant on 13 out of 15 events except in 2010 when the competition was took place in Vietnam and last year when it was held in Austria.
Skarne will be competing against the Philippines’ very own, Imelda Sweighart, a Filipino-German model and actress who won the 2016 Miss Philippines Earth title last June.
Earlier this August, Cloie made headlines for being a finalist in the 2016 Miss Universe Sweden pageant that was eventually clinch by Ida Ovmar.
Cloie’s half-sister KC was very opinionated on Twitter and kept on tweeting her support for Cloie in both pageants and congratulated her in winning the Miss Earth Sweden. Cloie was recently in the Philippines to undergo training for the said pageant.