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Miss Earth Singapore 2019

SINGAPORE
GERLYN CHEAH

Height: 167 cm
Measurements: 36 in - 28 in - 31 in
Occupation: Environment, Health and Safety Coordinator
Flower Name: Vanda Miss Joaquim

Advocacy: My advocacy is that “Waste is a wasted resource. Let’s work towards a zero-waste society.” We should think about ways to turn our trash into resources by either upcycling, recycling, or downcycling them.
Miss Earth Singapore 2019

WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL QUALITIES OF THE FLOWER? HEALING? FUNCTION?
Singapore is the only country to have a hybrid as her national flower. Vanda Miss Joaquim is the first registered plant hybrid from Singapore. Free-flowering and blooms throughout the year in Singapore. Represent Singapore’s uniqueness and hybrid culture.

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD).
I grew up and studied in a neighborhood school. My school had kids from all walks of life. I had classmates and friends that came from children homes and underprivilege families. Being around them taught me the importance of humility and empathy. It also made me aware and appreciative of the life I have and the hard work my parents did to provide for me.

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
My most memorable moment would be graduating with my honors degree. I have been so passionate about environmental studies and have spent 4 years majoring it in. It was a great memory to graduate with it.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
My family has only ever had 2 dogs as pets in the family. Both of which are rescue dogs and both are the same breed which is Shih Tzu. We strongly believe in seconds chances and to adopt not shop.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
Camping under the stars in New Zealand would be the most unusual thing I have ever done. It was winter and the temperature was just under zero degrees. But camping outside was a beautiful sight away from civilization and light pollution. It was wonderful to be able to see a sky full of stars.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
My tip is to say yes to waste less. Always take a moment to think about what we are consuming and how much of that do we really need it. Forming a close loop system in our everyday lives helps us give back to the earth what we have taken from it.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
Singapore is a tiny country, but we are small but mighty. In just 54 years we managed to progress from a third world county to a first. We have a strong determination to be better each day and I believe that is something I am proud to represent.

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
Singapore is known as a clean and green city. Even with urbanization and all the tall buildings around, we keep our city green by planting trees along roads and at parks. These greeneries are also highly protected by the government with laws and regulations in which deters people from destroying it.

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