The Miss Earth Pageant
MISS EARTH 2016

Miss Earth Ecuador 2016

KATHERINE ESPIN
ECUADOR
 

Age: 23
Height: 172 cm
Measurements: 89 cm - 60 cm - 93 cm
Hometown: Quito
Profession: Lawyer and Model

"Implement environmental education in schools to promote a positive climate change to the future generations."

 
ECO-BEAUTY VIDEO
Miss Earth Ecuador 2016
Describe your childhood growing years:
When I was 9 years old I travelled to United States to study and live with my parents who were working there. I finished elementary and high school in New York City, I lived there for 6 and a half years. During my school years I was able to get many academic achievements such as student of the month, principals honor roll, science fair awards during 4 years, art awards in a competition in New York state. I also had sports awards and among them was track race winner.
 
What lessons did you learn from your childhood?
Due to my parent's occupation I couldn’t spent much time with them so I had to learn to be very independent since I was 11 years old, for example I had to travel by train to go to school by myself, stay home alone and learn how to cook because my parents were always working. All those experiences made me a strong independent woman and I thank my parents for that. It wasn’t easy but we made it possible together as a family. I had an amazing childhood life but lonely for 13 years because I was a single child until my sister was born when I was 13. I had facial paralysis when I was 13 and had to struggle with that for a while during my childhood.
 
Any special facts or story about your family?
My mom was very poor when she was very young so she had to help my grandmother who was a widow at a very early age and working since she was just 6 years old. She had a though childhood but was able to succeed due to her efforts.
 
What is the most unusual thing you have ever done?
When I was just 6 years old I was lost in a very big fair when I went with my mother and aunts , so they started looking for me like crazy everywhere, but I was so calm that when I realized I was lost I went directly to a police station and told the police officer that I was lost and that he should say by speaker that they found me. I gave my mom’s name and mine so she could know I was ok. She finally rescued me and I was so happy to see her again. All that due to my smart decision which is very weird and I’m still surprised until now that being so little I did that.
 
What is your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment was when I saw my little sister just born when I was 13 years old. Every birthday year my wish when blowing the candle was to have a sister so when I saw her for the first time I felt the happiest girl in the whole world.
 
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is environmental education in schools specially in elementary schools. I chose this because I believe that the best age to teach a person to have environmental conscience is at an early age because on their growing years they will learn to have respect towards the environment which will help to the future generations. I truly believe that there should exist on every academic pensum an environmental class and I will work hard on it to make it possible.
 
What can you promote about your country?
My country due to its government has been very caring to the environment and has created many laws to protect our natural and cultural heritage what we have in different parts of the country, for example, the Galapagos Islands is a paradise to visit due to its amazing islands and natural species of animals that only exist in my country. We also have an award as cultural heritage given to the capital of Ecuador Quito due to its architectural ancient buildings.
 
What trivia about yourself would like to share?
I have a personal diary that I have been writing on since I was 10 years old in which I have written all my good and bad experiences , I have my love letters stapled on them , my pictures of the most memorable moments and all the funny stickers that you can imagine because I used to put in every single page a different sticker depending on my mood of that day. I still keep writing on different diaries of course but I have never left that behind.