The Miss Earth Pageant

Miss Earth Belize 2016

Chantae Guy

Age: 24
Height: 178 cm
Measurements: 86 cm - 71 cm - 89 cm
Hometown: Belmopan
Profession: Entrepreneur and Model

"Be the change you want to see , Go Green and Keep it Clean"

Miss Earth Belize 2016
Describe your childhood growing years:
I was born in the capital of Belize, Belmopan City where I still reside. Belmopan is known as “The Garden City” rich in flora. I can remember walking to school from home only 10 minutes away with my siblings taking in the fresh air and thinking how beautiful and peaceful my city is. I’ve attended the same public school since I was 5 years old and graduated at age 13. I’ve walked the same path and saw the same trees grow, blossom and ripen with fruits year after year. I have always felt safe and connected to my birth place , traveling has thought me to even hold a greater appreciation for the simple , slow and laid back lifestyle we have here in Belize. Our streets are never overly busy and people aren’t in a rush always finding the time to greet with a smile and bid the time of the day.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood?
My childhood has thought me to be comfortable in my own skin and appreciate what I have. Belize is a melting pot, we have a small and very diverse population with people from all race and class. I was privilege to interact with people from all walks of life , some had more than me and a lot had less , this encouraged me to maintain balance and be grateful for what I do have and allowed me to be very creative making the best use of all my resources.
Any special facts or story about your family?
Although I was born and raised in the city both my parents were raised in the rural areas of Belize. My mom especially made sure we were well connected with the history of where she was from and visited my grandparents as often as permitted spending the entire summer at times. They thought us hard work as my parents were thought, working the farms planting corn and rice and feeding chickens. As children we never saw these as a chores , we were just overly excited that they trusted us with these tasks and competed to see who was able to get it done most efficiently.
What is the most unusual thing you have ever done?
I made a life choice to become a pescetarian after my grandmother died from cancer when I was 13 years old. I revamped my entire diet adding mostly organic foods, cutting out all red meat and only eating seafood as animal protein. When I visited China I accidentally at a piece of snake mistaking it for fish , that is by far the most unusual thing I’ve ever done , given it isn’t in our culture in the Caribbean to eat reptiles neither my diet.
What is your most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment would have to me snorkeling at the Belize Barrier Reef. We have the world’s largest living barrier right off our coast, to say its magnificent would be understated. To experience the abundance in aquatic flora and fauna immediately below the surface of the Caribbean Sea in my own home is something that I cannot compare to any other country I have visited and explored.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
I choose Conservation. Belize has a low population density and we have been able to preserve most of our natural rainforest and aquatic life. I believe that we should continuously advocate for conservation so that generations to come can enjoy the bountiful natural resource that I can now appreciate here at home. So I’m saying “NO!” to offshore drilling and “NO!” to deforestation. Our magnificent barrier reef and lush rain forests encourages tourism and most importantly sustainability for all Belizeans.
What can you promote about your country?
Belize is home of the largest living Barrier Reef on the entire planet. I want people to know and understand that my home is a rare jewel!
What trivia about yourself would like to share?
I love green tea and I have a small organic green tea business called “Jungle Fever Teas”.