Cloie Syquia Skarne, KC Concepcion’s half-sister through father Gabby Concepcion, won the Miss Earth Sweden 2016 title on Sunday night (Monday in Manila).
Cloie is the daughter of actor Gabby Concepcion with ex-wife and former actress-model Jenny Syquia, who adopted her stepfather Filip Skarne’s surname.
The 22-year-old Stockholm University student will be Swenden’s representative to the Miss Earth 2016 pageant, which will be held here in the Philippines in October.
KC proudly confirmed the news herself on Monday via Twitter, “Her childhood dream has finally come true! Congratulations to my sister @CloieSyquiaS=MISS EARTH Sweden!”
Shortly after, Cloie thanked her supporters on her Instagram account with the post, “I’m Miss Earth Sweden 2016! Thank you to those who have supported me and believed in me. I would not have been who I am today without you.”
Skarne will be up against Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Imelda Schweighart from Puerto Princesa City, who was crowned in June.
The Philippines is eyeing a third straight victory for the prestigious pageant, following back-to-back wins from Angelia Ong (2015) and Jamie Herrell (2014).