Karen Ibasco is a Filipino fashion model, who was crowned Miss Earth 2017 and Miss Philippines Earth 2017. She is the fourth beauty queen from the Philippines to win the title after Karla Henry (2008), Jamie Herrell (2014), and Angelia Ong (2015). Ibasco is a teacher and physicist. She had never thought of becoming a Physicist during her childhood as she was not good at mathematics.
Karen Ibasco Biography
Karen Ibasco was born on the 17th of December 1990, in Manila, Philippines. She is currently 31 years old.
|Birth Name||Karen Santos Ibasco|
|Date of Birth||December 17, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Manila, Philippines|
|Age||31 years old|
|Profession||Fashion Model, Medical Physicist, University Instructor|
|Ethnicity||Filipina and Chinese|
Family and Education
Talking about Ibasco’s personal life, there is not much to share regarding her family and siblings. She is half Filipina and half Chinese.
Ibasco graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics with a major in Instrumentation from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines in 2011. In 2013, she obtained her master’s degree in Applied Physics with a major in Medical Physics under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholarship. She graduated cum laude on both degrees.
She was a former Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City.
Karen Ibasco Love Life
Karen Ibasco prefers to stay away from the media spotlight when it comes to romantic affairs. She hasn’t revealed who she is currently dating and has kept her personal aspect of life under the wraps.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
Ibasco participated in the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 pageant and was subsequently crowned the Miss Philippines Earth 2017, the following year, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
She represented the Philippines at Miss Earth 2017 pageant and eventually won the pageantry. She became the fourth Filipina and the third in the last four years to be named the Miss Earth.
Karen Ibasco Net Worth
There’s no exact information related to her net worth available at this time.
Social Media Portfolio
Fewer Known Facts About Karen Ibasco
Karen is a former university instructor and activist. Karen talked about understanding the consumption of energy in everyday life.
“As a physicist, I understand the importance of daily consumption of energy, that is why my environmental advocacy is the conservation of energy and to embrace renewable and sustainable sources of energy in exchange for fossil fuel, which contributes to a huge percentage in global warming.”
Before joining Miss Philippines Earth, Karen tried her luck in Bb Pilipinas 2016. She was also the 1st runner-up in the Ms. Shape PH competition in 2015.
Karen knows the importance of using social media for social good, and she plans to use it wisely, just what she said during her win as Miss Philippines Earth.
She speaks fluently in English, Filipino, Mandarin, and Fookien.
She never intended to take up a job in science and as a teacher as she was never academically inclined, but fate had other ideas.
In May 2018, Ibasco was one of the recipients of The Outstanding Men and Women of the Year Philippines for her contributions to society and the country as well as the active pursuit of her environmental advocacies
In June 2018, she attended social and environmental activities of the Miss Earth Mexico pageant along with Miss Water 2017, Juliana Franco of Colombia.
She has traveled across the globe to countries including Cambodia, Vietnam, Mexico, Réunion Island, Singapore, Colombia, and Belgium during her stint as Miss Earth.
In December 2020, she was appointed as the ambassador for R.E.START Renewable Energy Transition to promote energy conservation and to raise awareness on renewable energy transition.