Cathy Untalan


Catherine "Cathy" Yu Untalan-Vital is a Filipino environmentalist, fashion model, psychologist, and beauty queen. She competed and won the beauty title of Miss Philippines-Earth 2006 and the international Miss Earth Water 2006. She is the Executive Director of Miss Earth Foundation, the environmental-social-humanitarian outreach arm of Miss Earth beauty pageant. She is a TV anchor at People's Television Network in the Philippines.[2]

Cathy Untalan
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Catherine Yu Untalan

(1985-08-08) August 8, 1985 (age 37)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Philippines Earth 2006
Miss Earth – Water 2006
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss Philippines Earth 2006
Miss Earth 2006
(2nd Runner-Up/Miss Water)


Catherine Untalan finished her high school education at St. Paul College of Parañaque. She graduated cum laude in Psychology at the University of the Philippines Diliman and received her diploma in Environment and Natural Resource Management from the University of the Philippines Open University and is currently pursuing her masters in Coastal Track on the same university.[3][4]

On August 18, 2006, she cohosted the awards night of Moonrise Film Festival, an annual film festival covering various environmental and cultural issues, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education, which was held at the Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City.[5]

She was a courtside reporter for the San Beda Red Lions during the first half of the 82nd season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Two years later, she became the courtside reporter for her alma mater's team, the UP Fighting Maroons during the University Athletic Association of the Philippines' 67th season.[3][6][7]

She is the spokesperson of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources for various campaigns and of the Philippine Department of Health for their anti-tobacco smoking campaign. The Sustainable Energy Development Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also chose her to be the spokesperson of their biofuels campaigns. The USAID cited her efforts and participation in their programs and she was awarded an environmental ambassador recognition, the first to be given such distinction by the agency. She hosted a show in NBN Channel 4 entitled Kapihan ng Bayan with veteran broadcast journalists, Mario Garcia and Ely Saludar. Currently, she's a columnist in the first green lifestyle magazine in the Philippines, called, Gen G Magazine.[8][9]

Beauty pageantEdit

She was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2006. She represented Philippines at Miss Earth 2006 and she won Miss Water (2nd Runner-up).[1]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Official Miss Earth website
  • Miss Earth Foundation website


  1. ^ a b Vanzi, Sol Jose (2006-05-12). "Miss Philippines-Earth tilt continues to reinvent itself". Philippine Headline News Online. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  2. ^ "Miss Earth Philippines winners: Where are they now?". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  3. ^ a b Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2008-03-04). "RP showbiz personalities who excel academically". GMA Network Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  4. ^ Avante, Wells (2006-11-14). "Global beauties campaign against global warming". Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  5. ^ Online News, Inquirer & GMA 7 (2006-08-12). "Moonrise Film Festival a Must See". Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  6. ^ Escandor Jr., Juan (2009-03-19). "Cop tells kids: Help mangroves". The INQUIRER Network. Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  7. ^ Roberto, Julles (2009-03-12). "Bakawan Children's Book Launching". Woman of the Earth. Archived from the original on 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  8. ^ "Meet more champs: Earth advocate". Philippine Daily Inquirer/The INQUIRER Network. 2009-03-11. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  9. ^ "DENR, Miss Earth join hands to save nature". Manila Bulletin. 2007-04-07. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2009-12-28 – via Highbeam.
Preceded by Miss Philippines-Earth
Succeeded by
Preceded by Miss Earth-Water
Succeeded by