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Miss Earth Belize 2017 Eco-Video

BELIZE
IRIS SALGUERO

Age: 21
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 81 cm - 66 cm - 93 cm
Profession: Business Student
Hometown: San Pedro
Language/s Spoken: Spanish and English

Miss Earth Belize 2017

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD)
My childhood at those ages was definitely adventurous. I have always had love and passion for nature and unlike other girls my age I never liked Barbie’s. For many years my father worked in agriculture, landscaping and gardening which he taught me and that is where my love for nature came from. My father would always talk to me about his appreciation for nature and how to care for it, especially flowers hence he named me Iris after the orchid. But when I wasn’t playing explorer in my father’s garden, I would be playing mermaid in what in my small island of San Pedro Ambergris caye we call our back yard. The Mesoamerican barrier reef, the second largest in the world. Growing up seeing the beauty of the underwater world really helped me to appreciate Mother Nature even more. And so from since my childhood I’ve been passionate for the conservation of our natural resources, doing my little part to help protect nature and make the world a better place.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
To start off I come from a large family of 12 siblings and even longer line of other relatives. It was never easy being one of the youngest for a lot of responsibility and independence was taught and given to us at a young age. But I always had the great examples of my parents, hardworking and honest people. They always strived to give my siblings and myself what we needed and more. Our education was always important to them and would encourage us to go after our dreams and passions. They instilled in us great morals and values and to always be united as a family, and for that they are my world and I owe all that I am to them.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
The most unusual thing I’ve ever done is diving down into the Blue Hole one of Belize’s most popular attractions. I would say it was unusual because it’s unlike anything in this world. It is a giant submarine sinkhole that is over 300 m across and 108 m deep. It was ranked one of the 10 most amazing places on earth by the Discovery channel. It is comprised a cave system and stalactites that gives this place an eerie yet beautiful feel.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE REPRESENTING?
What makes me proud to represent Belize is that even though it is still is a third world country we are striving to better this. Also Belize is rich in culture and natural resources. Belize is one of the few countries so diverse in culture and it is amazing to see the unity in its people regardless of religion, beliefs, cultural back ground and skin color. To see the love an appreciation we all have for each other and our heritage. But that isn’t the only amazing site. In Belize we are rich in natural resources and they are easily accessible to enjoy, but be ready because we also take pride in educating you about the importance and the how to of conserving our resources. It is a great pride to represent a great country of great people, my home, and my family.

WHAT TRIVIA ABOUT YOURSELF WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
That I come like every other competitor with the dream of taking a title back home but with a humble heart remembering whom I am and where I come from. Proud knowing that I am doing my part in every way that I am capable of to promoting the protection of our mother Earth! Because I am a woman of the Earth.

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