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Miss Earth 2023 Sashing Ceremony
Miss Earth 2023 Sashing Ceremony

On December 1st, the Miss Earth 2023 competition with the theme "Unique Bonds - One Planet" officially commenced in Vietnam, promising to hold various engaging activities. As of the current time, nearly 90 countries are present in Ho Chi Minh City, preparing for the scheduled events within the competition. To kick off the upcoming impressive journey,


Ms Truong Ngoc Anh - Head of the Miss Earth 2023 Organizing Committee, CEO of TNA Entertainment, conferred sashes to the outstanding contestants from all around the world. Ms Truong Ngoc Anh shared, "For beauty queens, the sash is a symbol of pride for their country. I hope that when the contestants wear their national sashes, they will feel more confident, gaining additional motivation to conquer the Miss Earth 2023 crown."


Moreover, aligned with the purpose of the Miss Earth 2023 competition, all sashes are handmade from environmentally friendly fabric. This holds greater significance as the beauty queens from different nations wearing these sashes carry the mission of the entire competition - a mission dedicated to advocating for environmental protection, nature, and Mother Earth.


More photos of the Miss Earth 2023 Sashing Ceremony HERE.

Miss Earth Partners with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week 2023
Miss Earth 2023 x Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week

Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week 2023 will be take place for 7 days, from December 4 to 10, 2023, creating a series of communication activities - opening events for the 2023 year-end festival season including activities complex activities, unique and highly experiential tourism, sports and music events to serve the community and domestic and international tourists along with shopping promotions and stimulating demand for products. Tourism products and services take place throughout tourist destinations in Thu Duc City and Districts of Ho Chi Minh City.


The theme "Green on every journey" is a message to call on the tourism service ecosystem community, residents and tourists to work together towards a clean city and green destination. This is a call to contribute to environmental protection and actively contribute to the socio-economic development of Ho Chi Minh City. The series of activities within the framework of Tourism Week is not only limited to event activities, but is also inclusive and spreads the "GREEN" message throughout the Thu Duc City and 21 other Districts.


With that good meaning and value, the Miss Earth 2023 contest is honored to accompany the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week and contributes to strongly spreading the meaning of promoting communication and promotion, developing tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, enhancing the image, promoting tourism and unique culture of the destination Ho Chi Minh City. Miss Earth 2023 contest is organized in Vietnam by TNA Entertainment, founded and run by actor - producer - businessman Truong Ngoc Anh. With the message "Unique Bonds - One Planet" (Means that: Acting together for a forever green Earth), Miss Earth 2023 is expected to have about 90 contestants participating from November 28 to December 22.


Within the framework of Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Week for the 3rd time in 2023, Miss Earth 2023 contestants will experience a diverse schedule of activities, exploring the rich beauty of the city, including: "Green on every journey" parade, check - in Thu Duc City and 21 Districts, explore Ho Chi Minh City tourism through Doodle art, attend a talk show to share and inspire about green tourism and entrepreneurship. Can said, the contestants of Miss Earth 2023 not only represent beauty and intelligence but also become great ambassadors to promote the tourism industry along with innovative development and environmental protection efforts of Ho Chi Minh City. Their presence will attract great interest from the international community, create a positive vision of the city and encourage international visitors to explore its vibrant beauty and the uniqueness of Ho Chi Minh City.

Miss Earth 2022
Miss Earth 2022

The long wait is now over. After successfully mounting its second virtual pageant last year, MISS EARTH 2022 is taking on a Hybrid format with virtual and on-ground events in the country. Followers around the globe can look forward to an exciting production of the finals showcasing the Philippines’s breath-taking tourism destinations and, of course, the beauty of the earth ambassadors - environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience.

“Although the pandemic is still upon us, we are making sure that all safety and health protocols are observed in order for the delegates to have a live on-ground pageant experience in a safe environment - which is what the pageant advocates for,” expresses Ramon Monzon, President and Co-Founder of MISS EARTH.

90 MISS E ARTH delegates from different countries will be in the Philippines by November 12 and take on this year’s theme, “ME Loves Fauna,” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life. The theme also gives awareness of how animal life, whether wildlife or domestic, and especially the endangered species, are essential members of the environment which must be given proper care and attention.

“Apart from this meaningful undertaking, showcasing the beauty of the Philippines to the world, as it rises up from the pandemic, would be beneficial to our tourism industry. The pageant will give more focus on staging events outdoors showing nature and picturesque eco landscapes as much as possible to showcase its beauty and at the same time lessening its carbon footprint with natural lighting,” Lorraine Schuck, EVP and co- Founder of Miss Earth further elaborated.

The virtual and on-ground events and activities will be live streamed worldwide from MISS EARTH social media accounts – its official YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok and website, starting October 24 towards the finals on November 27, 2022.

MISS EARTH 2022 finals will be streamed online and telecast on national and international TV stations.

Miss Earth goes Virtual again for 2021
Miss Earth 2021

After the successfully mounting its 20th anniversary virtual pageant last year, Miss Earth once again opens its doors to aspiring beauty queens and environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience.

For its 21st edition, Miss Earth takes on the theme “Colors of the Earth” to reflect the vast and unique biodiversity of the world. The theme also alludes to the brighter outlook on 2021 coming from a rather bleak 2020 due to the pandemic.

The grand coronation of Miss Earth 2021 is set on November, and will take on a virtual format. With the continuous rise of Covid-19 new virant cases worldwide, Carousel thought it best to forego the live staging of the pageant for the second time. The safety of the delegates, the production staff, and the public is still paramount for the organization, and will not, in any way, put anyone involved with the event at risk.

But even without the live coronation event, Miss Earth followers can still look forward to an exciting virtual production showcasing the country’s breathtaking tourism destinations and, of course, the beauty of an Earth Ambassador.

It's Green and Go for Miss Earth 2020
Miss Earth 2020

Carousel Productions recently confirmed that preparations are underway for the 20th edition of the advocacy-driven pageant. Although it would not be the traditional coronation event pageants fans would expect, this year’s search would nonetheless take advantage of technology to bring the world together to promote its environmental campaign.

“We decided not to skip this year so we can continue with our mission to raise awareness on the state of the environment,” states Executive Vice-President and Miss Earth co-founder Lorraine Schuck. “Holding the pageant would enable another batch of delegates with the theme “Eco-Angels” to underscore the delegates’ role as guardians of nature, to inspire people across the world with their environmental platforms, which has always been Miss Earth’s mission.”

Ms. Schuck further says that the virtual event could also be an effective means to show the global community to be resilient in the face of a crisis, and that it is possible to cope with the challenges through the creative use of technology.

“While we understand the impact of COVID-19 to individuals and industries worldwide, we should also not let this unfortunate incident take a hold of our lives. We should eventually learn to move on, make the most of what we have, and inspire one another,” says the former beauty queen.

The national directors of the Miss Earth franchise have likewise expressed their eagerness to be part of the pageant’s milestone year and are now familiarizing themselves with the pageant’s not-so-usual format. Given Carousel’s recent experience in handling a virtual pageant, they have somehow got the grips of eliciting the excitement of a live television event in an online setting.

To mark Miss Earth’s 20th year, more than two-month long series of online pre-pageant events was laid out to give netizens in-depth insights on each delegate. The daily activities, “EARTH TALK” discussions and updates on environmental issues happening during these times of pandemic, features of the participants country’s landmarks and culture, entertainment, showcasing their fashion, talent, fitness, etc. ME delegates activities will commence by the end of September live streamed in Miss Earth’s social media accounts, while the finals will have its television broadcast and social media streaming on November 29.

1st Miss Earth crown for Puerto Rico
Miss Earth 2019 is Nellys Pimentel

Nellys Pimentel, a psychology graduate, became the first-ever Puerto Rican winner of the Miss Earth pageant during a coronation ceremony in Paranaque City on October 26. Pimentel, who called for her country's leaders to stop taking advantage of the environment and start initiatives to protect and give back to it during the pageant's Q&A portion, defeated 84 other candidates. The others in the international contest's Top 4 finished as follows: Miss Earth Air: USA's Emanii Davis, Miss Earth Water: Czech Republic's Klara Vavruskova and Miss Earth Fire: Belarus' Alisa Manenok. The pageant was held at the Cove in Okada Manila.

Phuong Khanh is back in Vietnam!
Miss Earth 2018 is back in Vietnam

The new Miss Earth, Nguyen Phuong Khanh, received the warmest welcome from the people of Vietnam! At the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, she was received by family, friends, fans and media. The homecoming progran kicked off with a grand press conference at the White Palace in Ho Chi Minh City. Days later, she travelled to her homwtown Ben Tre whe she had a ceremonial welcome, school visit and a scholarship granting event to secondary students.

Vietnam's Phuong Khanh crowned Miss Earth 2018
Miss Earth 2018 is Miss Vietnam

Nguyen Phuong Khanh from Vietnam was crowned Miss Earth 2018 at the finale on November 3 in Manila, the Philippines. Khanh is the first Vietnamese to win the title. Born in 1994, the 1.71m tall beauty from Ben Tre province, weighs 51 kg, and measures 90-58-94. She is pursuing a degree in marketing at Curtin University, Singapore. Khanh will graduate in early 2019.

Nguyen won after telling her fellow millennials to stop using social media and technology for vanity purposes and "transform the world" in the pageant's question-and-answer round. She advocates for maintaining and preserving Vietnam's rivers and forests as her country "transforms itself into an industrialized nation,"

Melissa Flores of Mexico was named Miss Earth Fire, Colombia's Valeria Ayos as Miss Earth Water and Austria's Melanie Mader as Miss Earth Air.

Miss Earth Celebrates 18 Years of Beauties for a Cause
Miss Earth 2018 Press Presentation

Another season of beauty and responsibility is underway as Miss Earth marks 18 years of promoting environmental awareness. 89 delegates from across the world have made their way to Manila, each one poised to WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE LIVING.

The 18th edition of the premier beauty and environmental event promises to be another year of learning, sharing, PROMOTING THE BEAUTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES AND THEIR ADVOCACY’S.

Prior to the grand coronation night, the delegates are scheduled to visit various destinations in the Philippines promoting environmental awareness. They will also visit various schools in line with Miss Earth’s mission to educate the youth on the importance of taking care of the environment.

Also included in their hectic itinerary are the much talked-about preliminary judging in beauty and poise, figure, and intelligence and environmental awareness which will be streamed live on Miss Earth’s official Facebook page .

“It is going to be another busy year for us,” says Carousel Executive Vice President Lorraine Schuck. “It is really quite tiring with all that traveling and pre-pageant activities, but we cannot sidestep the organization’s main focus, which is to educate and get the public involved in the global movement to save the planet.” In addition to the environmental activities of the delegates, Carousel’s President, Ramon Monzon says, “Preparation is likewise in full swing for the goddess-themed finals night. Hall of famer journalist James Deakin makes a comeback to do hosting chores, while Grammy nominated Brian McKnight will be the guest performer, THE FINAL STAGE WILL BE MORE OR LESS 80% MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS.

The two-hour grand coronation night is slated on Saturday, November 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena, telecast live on FOXlife at 8:00 PM and on TV networks of participating countries. It will also be streamed live via Miss Earth’s Facebook page and on GMA Network's YouTube channel.

Miss Earth 2016 Queens in Reunion Island
Katherine Espin in Reunion Island

Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin and Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez were warmly welcomed in the island of Reunion for a series of environmental and eco-tourism activities, leading to the coronation of Miss Earth Reunion 2017. The queens visited Charles Cros -Mont Ver Les Hauts School for their environmental education campaign, where they planted trees with the students. They were also treated for a visit to famous eco-tourism spots and a helicopter ride around the island; plus a visit to the island's leading electric car company - Renault.

Katherine Espin Celebrating Earth Day in Angola
Katherine Espin Celebrating Earth Day in Angola

Miss Earth 2016 Katherin Espin celebrated Earth Day 2017 in Angola. She is the first Miss Earth titleholder to visit the African country, where she also crowned the very first Miss Earth Angola. Katherine, with Fundacao Verde, had a tree planting activity supported by the Government of Angola and the Ministerio do Ambiente.

Miss Earth 2016 Beauties for Ghana's "Trash in Bin" Campaign
Miss Earth 2016 Beauties for Ghana's "Trash in Bin" Campaign

Reigining Miss Earth Air Michelle Gomez of Colombia, with Miss Earth 2016 delegates from the Bahamas (Candisha Rolle), England (Luissa Burton), India (Rashi Yadav), Lebanon (Carole Kahwagi) & Zambia (Ketty Kabaso), and Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell graced the grand launch of Miss Earth Ghana Organiation's "Trash in Bin Campaign. The project, led by Miss Earth Ghana 2016 Deborah Eyram Dodor, aims to encourage everyone in Ghana to practice proper waste disposal and segregation. The ladies also participated in a clean-up activity, together with volunteers.

Miss Earth 2016 Returns to the Philippines
Miss Earth 2016 Beauties for Ghana's "Trash in Isabela Province
After winning Miss Earth 2016 in the Philippines last October 29, 2016, Katherine Espin of Ecuador returns to the Philippines once again to continue her work in advocating the preservation and protection of the environment to address Climate Change, promote Eco Tourism and good health. The reigning environmental queens of Miss Philippines -Earth and Eco Tourism 2016 shall join her in this journey.

Welcoming Katherine on her arrival on January 21 is Miss Philippines Earth 2016, Loren Mar Artajos who will be with her in the first part of their environmental trip on January 23. Katherine and Loren will be received by the warm hospitality of the Provincial Government of Isabela through Gov. Faustino “Bodjie” Dy III and Vice-Gov. Antonio “Tonypet” Albano, where they will be the official guests at the opening of the Agro-Ecotourism exhibit, Bambanti Village, Provincial Capitol, City of Iligan. On January 24, both ‘beauties for a cause’ will make an official visit to the restored virgin beaches in Palanan for eco tourism promotional activities. They shall be given a tour of the Eco-Fuel Agro-Industrial Plant, San Mariano Isabela and Sta. Victoria Green Sanctuary, City of Iligan on January 25. The queens shall engage in Tree Planting at Iligan’s Sindun Bayabo together with the community on the next day. Famous for putting up scarecrows to protect their crops, the people hold a parade of scarecrow displays every year called the Bambanti Kings and Queens where different groups compete in a colorful and exciting showdown of the best presentation. Katherine and Loren will be guest judges in this two-day fiesta.

Upon Katherine’s return to Manila, the eco queens of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 will join her in “I Love My Planet Earth” school tours of the Miss Earth Foundation to educate youngsters about the preservation of the environment. She will continue this message of environmental awareness in her events with other organizations, TV appearances and radio guestings in Manila. She will be flying to Ilocos Sur on February 1 to be with the Ilocanos’ Town Fiesta activities where the people celebrate their environmental prosperity. Then on February 21 she flies to Isabela once more to assist in Isabela’s Medical Mission activities which provides medical care for the good health of the people until the 25th. Katherine’s environmental undertaking in the Philippines shall continue until March 16 when she returns to her home in Ecuador.

Katherine is also expected to travel to Reunion Island, Mauritius, Chile, Angola, Ghana, Sri Lanka, the USA and Puerto Rico. She clearly stated, “The responsibility of preserving the environment should be taken seriously. I would continue to campaign on the implementation of environmental education in schools.” Follow Miss Earth on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for photos and updates.

The Queen's Grand Homecoming
Miss Earth 2016's Homecoming in Ecuador

Forty days after winning the most coveted and relevant beauty title, Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin is finally back in Ecuador! Straight from her media tour in the United States, the Queen was warmly welcomed by a huge crowd of excited and proud family, supporters and media at the Guayaquil International Airport. More photos here.

Ecuador's Second Miss Earth Crown
Miss Earth 2016 is Katherine Espin of Ecuador

Ecuador's Katherine Elizabeth Espin was crowned Miss Earth 2016 on Saturday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Espin said she feels so blessed to have won and thanked the people in the Philippines for their warm hospitality: "I have never been to a country where people are so warm-hearted and I really want to thank every single (person) in the Philippines because they made me feel like I'm in my home," she told reporters. "People who have never seen me supporting me: that is something huge. Just by seeing that, I feel like a winner."

Espin also outlined what she would do as the new Miss Earth. "I am a lawyer and I fight for justice and for what is good," she said. "And now, as Miss Earth, I will fight for the environment and actually to have people be conscientious about the environment and about the respect that we need to have towards it."

Also crowned as the new elemental queens were: Colombia's Michelle Gomez as Miss Earth Air, Venezuela's Stephanie De Zorzi as Miss Earth Water and Brazil's Bruna Zanardo as Miss Earth Fire.

Corrin Stellakis from the USA, Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em from Vietnam, Aleksandra Cherepanova from Russia and Cloie Skarne from Sweden were the finalists. The rest of the semi-finalists were: Lyndl Kean from Australia, Denise Frigo from Italy, Itzel Astudillo from Mexico, Nozipho Magagula from South Africa, Clover Zhu from Macau SAR China, Luissa Burton from England, Chae-Yeung Lee from Korea and Julieann McStravick from Northern Ireland.

Miss Moldova, Tatiana Ovcinicova, was announced as winner of the Eco-Beauty Video competition; while Charlotte Hitchman of Wales was the first ever recipient of the Eco-Warrior Award.

Miss Earth 2016 is supported by Diamond Hotel Philippines, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila and Century Park Hotel as official residences of the delegates; together with official airlines Philippine Airlines and Air Asia; Institutional partnership with Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board and brought you by Miss Earth Foundation and KITTCO Travel and Tours.

Miss Earth 2016 Rides the Wave of Change
t’s a sweet homecoming for Miss Earth as the highly anticipated environmental event of the year gets underway.

Close to 90 delegates from all over the world made their way to the nation’s capital to participate in various environmental activities and compete to be the next rightful bearer of the Miss Earth crown.

“We have a busy yet meaningful schedule prepared for the delegates this year,” shares Carousel Productions Executive Vice-President and founder of Miss Earth Lorraine Schuck. “The delegates will visit several provinces all over the Philippines and explore our ecotourism destinations.

“These are not just mere leisure activities. They will have the chance to meet with the locals and learn how these ecotourism spots are protected,” Ms. Shuck adds.

Among the provinces that the delegates are scheduled to visit include Davao, Island Garden City of Samal, Isabela, Tacloban, Guimaras, Cebu, Boracay Island, Sorsogon, Benguet, Sablayan, Lanao and Butuan.

The 16th edition of Miss Earth will focus on making an effective change to address pressing environmental issues. The delegates have been doing various activities in their respective countries before flying to Manila, and have also made their stand on how to protect the planet through their eco-videos. These videos can be viewed on Miss Earth’s official YouTube account.

“The delegates are getting more competitive each year,” observes Carousel President Ramon Monzon, “and their awareness on environmental issues are really impressive. We are confident that anyone we crown will be a deserving winner who will continue to redefine the role of beauty queens.”

Preparations are also underway for the grand coronation night slated on Saturday, October 29, 7PM at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. The event will be telecast live on worldwide and on via live streaming. It will also be shown on ABS-CBN on Sunday, October 30, at 10 AM.

In true Miss Earth tradition, the final night will not only be a competition of pretty faces, but will also highlight the delegates’ dedication to the Miss Earth cause.

Outgoing queen Angelia Ong, who made a historic back-to-back win for the Philippines will be passing on her crown to the new environmental ambassador who will be expected to travel the world and carry out the mission to encourage the global community to make a change to save and protect the environment.

Miss Earth 2016 is supported by Diamond Hotel Philippines, Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila and Century Park Hotel as official residences of the delegates; together with official airlines Philippine Airlines and Air Asia; Institutional partnership with Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board and brought you by Miss Earth Foundation and KITTCO Travel and Tours.

Miss Earth 2016: Empowered to Make a Change

Miss Earth 2016: Empowered to Make a Change

“ The Philippines once again plays host to the 16th edition of Miss Earth, the highly anticipated international environmental event that has been crowning beauty queens who serve at the forefront of promoting environmental awareness.

The announcement was made by Carousel’s Executive Vice President and Miss Earth founder Lorraine Schuck. Following the success of the Austrian staging of the event last year, Carousel thought it best to bring back Miss Earth to its home country where change is adamantly implemented in different sectors.

“It has always been our mission to encourage everyone to make a change in their day-to-day activities in terms of lessening their carbon footprint,” states Ms. Schuck. “Imagine the effects of these little steps if there would be millions who are willing to make that change.”

Carousel believes that the Philippine staging of Miss Earth 2016 will amplify the current administration’s stand on environmental issues. Both Carousel and the current Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez have been partners in the past in a campaign for a cleaner and greener environment.

This year’s delegates are scheduled to visit ecotourism destinations in different parts of the country. A far cry from the leisure and touristy spots, Miss Earth 2016 will showcase the rich biodiversity of the country and encourage sustainability in the process.

We understand the need to raise funds through the promotion of our tourist spots, but not to the point of compromising nature,” Ms. Schuck explains. “We also need to strike a balance between creating profit and conserving the environment for the benefit of small communities.”

90 delegates are expected to arrive by early October. Aside from the event’s thrust to promote environmental consciousness, Miss Earth 2016 promises to be another spectacular television event that will be seen in an estimated 190+ countries around the world.

“We are very thankful for the support we have been getting from different international television networks,” shares Carousel President Ramon Monzon. “Our international broadcast is not only an indication of the worldwide popularity of Miss Earth, but equally important, it’s also a sign that Miss Earth’s mission is being heard and done in various countries.”

The grand coronation night of Miss Earth 2016 is slated on Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM at the MOA Arena, with local and international live telecast.