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Miss Earth 2013, Alyz Henrich, will the special guest for the United Nations' Youth Conference for Environment and Biodiversity in Hurghada, Egypt on March 7 to 11. She will deliver a speech during the Opening Ceremony of the conference. On March 7, Alyz will be the moderator for the Global Village Festival with the kids at the Berlin University in El Gouna.
A short video of the environmental and social activities of the beautiful delegates of Miss Earth 2013 supported by Hana Shampoo.
Venezuela's candidate to the 2013 Miss Earth pageant, Alyz Henrich, was crowned the title winner on Saturday during the finals night held at Versailles Alabang in Alabang.
Austria's Katia Wagner was named Miss Air, Thailand's Punika Kulsoontornrut took home the Miss Water title, while Korea's Catharina Choi placed as Miss Fire.
Henrich, whose advocacy is the conservation of the Los Roques chain of islands in her native country, was asked during the Question & Answer round how she thinks eco-tourism can contribute to the protection of the environment.
The 22-year-old answered: "We are responsible for the destruction of our nature. We need to be aware and take care of Mother Earth."
The crowing of Henrich marks the second Miss Earth win for Venezuela, considered as a pageant powerhouse, in international beauty competitions this year. Alexandra Braun was the first Venezuelan to win Miss Earth in 2005.
Misses Serbia, Poland, Mexico and Philippines were the finalists. Completing the top 16 were the candidates of Turkey, Chile, France, China, Mauritius, Spain, USA, and South Africa.
Special awards such as the Best in Swimwear and Best in Evening Gown, which Henrich and Ukraine's Anastasia Sukh won, respecitvely, were handed out days before the coronation night.
Kazakhstan's Kumis Bazarbayeva got the Best in Talent award, Kulsoontornrut won Best in Resorts Wear, while India's Sobhita Dhulipala took home the Miss Photogenic trophy and the Miss Eco-Beauty title, where each candidate showcases her environmental advoacy through a video.
Awarded Miss Friendship were Indonesia's Nita Sofiani, Lebanon's Rita Houkayem, and Gabon's Filiane Mayombo Koundi.
Leading up to the coronation night, the candidates took part in relief efforts for the survivors of "Yolanda." This year's pageant had been announced to focus on raising awareness about climate change, in relation to the devastation caused by the typhoon.
Get to know your MISS EARTH 2013 beauties and their environmental advocacy even better and Vote for the video of your favourite candidate! With so many advocacies echoed by these beautiful delegates the power is in your hands to decide which of them deliver the most creative, promising and most sincere environmental advocacy in their video entries.
The whole world will have the chance to witness the beauty of the Philippines as Miss Earth 2013 takes the lead in promoting eco-tourism to the global community.
Miss Earth, the only pageant with a proactive advocacy in saving the environment, will focus on eco-tourism this year as its contribution to the country’s efforts to use tourism as a means to help alleviate poverty. With the event being broadcast in more than 50 countries around the world, Miss Earth will prove to be a very effective channel to promote the Philippines as a top eco-tourism destination that tourists from other countries can visit all year round. Carousel Productions, Inc., the pageant organizer, will be working hand in hand with Miss Earth Foundation and ABS-CBN Foundation to achieve the eco-tourism goals of Miss Earth and make the pageant event even more spectacular this year.
Miss Earth President Ramon Monzon says that this year, Miss Earth will showcase to the world how beautiful our country is. “The Philippines is naturally beautiful – the bodies of water, the land forms, and the Filipinos’ warm and hardworking disposition – are the perfect components for a successful eco-tourism campaign,” he declares.
Executive Vice President Lorraine Schuck says, “The show will feature the most breathtaking eco-tourism places in the Philippines and will be our way of giving back to our country.”
90 Miss Earth beauties for a cause will converge in the country starting the second week of November to engage in environmental awareness and conservation activities, and compete for the coveted Miss Earth crown. With more than a decade of eco-service to the world, the Miss Earth pageant has continually produced beauty queens who serve as eco-ambassadors that inspire worldwide cooperation to promote and work towards a sustainable Earth.
The Miss Earth 2013 Coronation Night will be held at Versailles Alabang in Las Piñas on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. It will be telecast LIVE on Fox Network’s Star World channel and Latin American countries thru VENEVISON Venezuela and Mexico, and USA territories thru MVS/UNO TV, and on a delayed basis on ABS-CBN on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The show will also be telecast on The Filipino Channel and broadcast in participating countries.
Giving Miss Earth 2013 its full support is F1 HOTEL MANILA, its official residence, the Miss Earth Foundation and KITTCO Travel and Tours.
Reigning Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova finally returns to the Philippines after featuring in a series of environmental advocacy activities around the world. The environmental awareness and conservation activities are being spearheaded by Miss Earth organizers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Tereza was crowned as Miss Earth 2012 in a pageant held in the Philippines last December 2012. She is currently serving her duties as the lead eco-ambassador for Miss Earth’s environmental awareness and conservation campaigns.
Tereza is targeting to create a "Learn, See, and Do" project for the environment. “This project will involve convincing and influencing governments around the world to make environmental studies compulsory in early education. If children learn about the environment from an early age, they are more likely to continue this behavior in their adult years,” says Tereza. With more than a decade of eco-service to the world, the Miss Earth pageant has continually produced beauty queens, who serve as eco-ambassadors inspiring worldwide cooperation to promote and work towards a sustainable Earth. As the Miss Earth headquarters, the Philippines will again take the lead in promoting global eco-tourism geared towards poverty alleviation and societal change.
Lorraine Schuck, the organizer of Miss Earth says, “The Miss Earth Team will continually call for the cooperation of private organizations and governments to make our environmental efforts sustainable. The environment we live in will reflect on the kind of life we have.”
Schuck recognizes that the nationwide and worldwide campaigns of Miss Earth will not be as effective without the help of the Philippine government and the governments of countries around the world. “We need to work hand-in-hand with our leaders for they are the ones given the power by the people to implement what is good for the people,” she adds.
Besides environmental commitments, Tereza is returning to the Philippines to welcome the arrival of around one hundred “beauties for a cause” this November. The queenly delegates from countries around the world will come to the Philippines to compete for the coveted Miss Earth crown.
Speaking about the engagements of the delegates, Miss Earth President Ramon Monzon says, “These international eco-ambassadors will promote initiatives that preserve global natural resources and adopt the United Nation’s declaration of year 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation.” He added that Miss Earth shall work hand-in-hand with the ABS-CBN Foundation to promote poverty alleviation through eco-tourism.
The pageant activities shall culminate in the crowning event in December. As a pageant with a global reach and significance, Miss Earth 2013 will be telecast live on Star World on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00PM and on a delayed basis on ABS-CBN on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 10:00AM. It will also be telecast at a later date over The Filipino Channel and some broadcast networks of participating countries.
Sri Lanka, dubbed as the Wonder of Asia, welcomed Miss Earth 2012. Tereza participated in the Derana Green Walk, an activity which aims to promote environmental awareness amongst the citizens in Sri Lanka. This activity was organized by TV Derana, the national organizer of Miss Earth Sri Lanka. Ministers, public officials, students, teachers, parents, members of organizations, employees and other volunteers joined the contestants of Miss Earth Sri Lanka in this worthy cause.
Tereza visited Buddhist and Hindu temples and a Catholic Church. She also visited a historical building in Colombo called the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Miss Earth Sri Lanka sponsor, Aminra Jewellers gave Tereza a beautiful necklace which symbolizes the sun. She also visited Odel, an establishment that has a special program for animal protection. And on July 31, Tereza crowned the winner of the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2013. (Photos from TV Derana)
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza and Miss Earth 2012 runner-up Stephany graced the grand coronation night of Miss Earth Ghana 2013. But aside from that, they also had meetings with the Ministries of Foresty, Lands and Science and Technology Innovation in Accra. They also took part in several environmental activities with Miss Earth Ghana 2012 Jennifer Maame Yaa Kyekye Tete and the Miss Earth Ghana 2013 candidates.
Tereza paid a courtesy visit to the office of South Sudan's Minister of Information Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin. She was accompanied by Atong Demach (Miss Earth South Sudan 2010) and the Beauties of South Sudan 2013 winner and runner-up. Afterwhich, she also visited the memorial site of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, former Vice-President and a strong force in the independence of South Sudan.
Miss Earth 2012 was the special guest and one of the judges of the 2013 Beauties of South Sudan beauty pageant. Gloria Karsis, Beauties of South Sudan 2013 winner, was crowned by Tereza. She will go on to represent South Sudan in Miss Earth 2013.
Tereza arrived on June 28th in Juba for the Beauties of South Sudan competition where the new Miss Earth South Sudan will be crowned. She will also promote the environmental advocacies of the Miss Earth Foundation and participate in environmental programs of the government. South Sudan will celebrate its 2nd year of Independence next month.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova, along with Miss Earth Czech Republic 2013 Monika Leova, led a tree planting activity at the Sumava National Park in Czech Republic to help to promote planting of the trees in the area that was badly damaged by bark beetles.
Tereza's visit to Cote D'Ivoire together with Miss Earth South Africa 2012 Tamerin Jardine was a fruitful one. It was filled with school tours, meeting with the Ministers of Communications and Environment and a beach clean-up for World Ocean's Day organized by Miss Earth Cote'Ivoire led by Mr. Cheik Sylla.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova took part in the workshops and led the program held at Linnaulhati Camp, Joensuu, Finland for ENO Conference 2013.
Tereza visited an elementary school and talked about her job as Miss Earth and the importance of saving the planet to students.
El John Pageants held a press conference to launch Miss Earth Indonesia. A treeplanting activity was also participated in by the employees of the Host Hotel, Sutan Hotel.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova led a tree planting activity with students and titlists from Indonesia at the Waterboom, Lippo Cikarang. She also learned how to dance a traditional Indonesian number.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova graced the International Youth Green Summit (IYGS) 2013. She gave a talk about the theme “Changing the World Through Green Action” and the initiatives she has been doing as Miss Earth. The event was held last April 20 at the Sabha Widya, Wisma Makara, Universitas Indonesia.
The very first "I Love My Planet Earth" (ILMPE) School Tour outside the Philippines was held in Mauritius. Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova led the activities and the planting of trees within the campus. The ILMPE School Tour was initiated by the Miss Earth Foundation, Inc.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova had a courtesy meeting with the President of the Republic of Mauritius Kailash Purryag. She was accompanied by the Miss Earth Mauritius and Miss Earth Reunion Island organizers.
Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova along with the Miss Earth Reunion and Miss Earth Mauritus teams offered flowers and prayers to the people who died in flash floods on March 30th.
The new queens of the environment were crowned at the Versailles Palace, Alabang, November 24, 2012 in front of an international audience and media spectators who came over to the Philippines to witness the coronation event produced by Carousel Productions and hosted by host, Marc Nelson with former Miss Earth beauties; Ginger Conejero and Sandra Seifert and entertained by the G-Force dancers and international artist, Billy Crawford. The show went live on Starworld and shown on ABS CBN and channels of participating countries.
(L-R) MISS EARTH FIRE, Camila Goncalves of Brazil, MISS EARTH 2012, Tereza Fajksova of Czech Republic as the country’s very first pageant winner ever; MISS EARTH AIR, Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz of the Philippines and MISS EARTH WATER, Osmariel Villabos of Venezuela.
The accumulated Miss Earth website votes and Facebook "likes" determined the Most Photogenic candidates of Miss Earth 2012. Miss Venezuela placed 1st with 25,667 votes (Gold), Miss Thailand got 22,326 votes (Silver) and Miss Costa Rica earned 18,817 votes (Bronze).
A Moment for the Earth: The Cultural Gala of Miss Earth 2012 was successfully held at the Best Western Premiere F1 Hotel. Miss Thailand won the Gold medal for Best in Natonal Costume category, while Misses South Africa and Malaysia bagged the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The most glamorous of all Miss Earth event was held the SMDC pavilion, November 15, 2012 and it was a tough night for the judges but finally awarded bronze to Miss Norway, silver to Miss Thailand and Gold to Miss Guatemala for the most fabulous evening gowns!
The Makeup Challenge for Miss Earth’s group 3 was hosted by Ever Bilena where the ladies executed their skill in self makeover with premium Ever Bilena products. The medals went to the most beautiful makeovers: Miss Moldova (bronze), Miss Dominican Republic (silver) and Miss Russia (gold)!
The Swimsuit Competition of the third group was held at El Masfino. Miss Paraguay bagged the Gold Medal, Miss Norway placed 2nd and getting the silver medal, and Miss Argentina won the bronze medal for placing third.
Apart from an amazing time in Palawan’s underground river tour to witness one of the wonder’s of the world, group 1 flaunted away their femme forms in style at the swim suit competition where Miss South Africa, Miss Philippines and Miss Puerto Rico walked away with bronze, silver and gold respectively!
The Miss Earth delegates for Group 1 spent a fun day with 37 kids from Nayon ng Kabataan in partnership with the SM Food Group, Nido Discovery Center, and SM Cinemas. The ladies went to the Nayon ng Kabataan compound where they planted trees with the kids. They then went to the SM Nido Discovery Center where they learned more about eco-friendly practices and science. They also had a chance to ride at the SM Eye. They were treated to lunch at Taste Asia and Magnum Ice Cream while the other kids watched a movie. Eight delegates sold green bags, proceeds of which was doubled by the SM Food Group to buy items for Nayon ng Kabataan.
Team 3 of the Miss Earth 2012 held an entertaining Talent Show at Dilinger's Bar, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Malls. Most outstanding ladies of the night were Miss Malta (Bronze Medal) Miss Honduras (Silver Medal) and Miss Malaysia (Gold Medal).
Miss Thailand bagged the Miss MyPhone award for being the most avid user of MyPhone. Also today, the team did some school tours at the Ilaya and P. Jarin Elementary School at Tanay Rizal where the kids got their chance to vote for their "Best Teacher". Top favourite mentors were Miss Wales (Bronze Medal), Miss Argentina (Silver Medal) and Miss Fiji (Gold Medal).
The talent competition for MISS EARTH 2012’S Team 2 was held at the Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa Laguna, November 11, 2012 and medal awardees of the exciting evening were Miss Spain (Bronze), Miss Guadeloupe (Silver) and Miss Turkey (Gold)!
Hamilo Coast resort was a breathtaking experience for the lovely delegates of the Miss Earth 2012 and a fitting venue for the “Swimsuit Show”.The “Miss Eco-Ambassadress” awards went to Miss Ukraine (Bronze), Miss South Sudan (Silver) and Miss Germany (Gold).
High contenders for the MISS EARTH 2012 TEAM 2 swimsuit competition are Miss Korea (bronze medal), Miss USA (silver medal) and Miss Venezuela (gold medal) at the Golden Sunset resort, Batangas this November 10, 2012. Also, Miss Venezuela was named Miss Golden Sunset and Miss Spain was named Miss Gandang Ricky Reyes. Congratulations!
Its “My Own Bag” time at SM Mall of Asia’s SM Hypermart and Supermarket! The eco-beauties of Miss Earth take on the MOB challenge by encouraging shoppers to buy green bags instead of using plastic bags. Top sellers of each of the 3 teams who bagged medals are: (Bronze) Miss Slovak Republic, Miss Singapore and Miss South Africa; (Silver) Miss Bosnia, Miss Botswana, Miss Austria; (Gold) Miss Belgium, Miss Belize and Miss Australia. Part of their activity at the mall was the “Walk with ME” parade where the delegates hand out seedlings to mall goers and interact with them. In this event Miss Russia won the “People’s Choice Award” November 8, 2012
The MISS EARTH 2012 delegates of Group 2 strutted in their best forms for the “Resorts Wear Competition” at the PONTEFINO HOTEL, November 9, 2012. Miss Venezuela was awarded the Gold while Miss Turkey and Miss Costa Rica received Silver and Bronze medals respectively. Presenting the MISS PONTEFINO award to Miss Netherlands is Mr. Tommy Tantoco.
It was an evening of partying at the Buddha Bar for the Miss Earth beauties this November 7, 2012 hosted by Ambassador Amabile Aguiluz and another night of giving out medals to the outstanding ladies of the day’s events. Samantha Monzon of Carousel Productions and Alfonso Tagliaferri of the Italian Embassy awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold medals to Miss Zealand, Miss USA and Miss South Africa respectively for “Best Participation” in the Environmental Seminar and to Miss Singapore, Miss Italy and Miss Guam for “Most Sociable” in the same manner.
The breathtaking beauties of MISS EARTH 2012 strutted in their own swim wear at the poolside lounge on the 3rd floor of the Best Western Premier F1 Hotel of BGC today November 6, 2012 in front of the media of the presscon. Opening up the event was Cathy Untalan, Director of Miss Earth Foundation, with a meaningful piece entitled “Moment for the Earth” which was recited by the eco-delegates to remind us all to keep in mind our Earth, what is has done for us and what we can commit to give back.
Apart from the delegate’s parade of introductions, an exciting raffle draw was held for the media and press attendees who were also given a chance to vote for their favourite Miss Earth 2012 candidate and award 3 lucky gorgeous ladies as “Darling of the Press.” The popular darlings are: Miss USA for Bronze, Miss Thailand for Silver and Miss Philippines for Gold!
The school tours began today, November 5, 2012, for the Miss Earth 2012 beauties which gave the students of Binangonan, Rizal a chance to vote for their favourite and ‘best’ teacher. The kids’ top three choices were Miss Netherlands for bronze, Miss US Virgin Islands for silver and Miss Turkey for the gold!
The beautiful eco-delegates brought out their creative side for a cause today, November 5, 2012, at the MURAL PAINTING activity at the Asian Center, Katipunan, Quezon City together with AG Sano. The three most outstanding artists among the MISS EARTH candidates for Group 1 were Miss Crimea (Bronze medal awardee), Miss Czech Republic (Silver medal awardee) and Miss England as the gold medallist. For Group 2, Miss Australia won the bronze, Misss Nepal received silver and Miss Turkey wore the gold medal!
On the afternoon of November 4, 2012, the very first of the "Walk with ME" walkaton series kicked off at the Rizal Monument of Luneta Park, Manila. The ME delegates walked around the park as they interacted with park goers and distributed seedlings. The Pintakasi bus service and Mr. Chris Bauer of Frolich Tours personally drove the beautiful delegates to their destinations and the event ended at Tamayo's restaurant, Intramuros where they were warmly welcomed with a sumptuous buffet dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tamayo who also awarded the special winners of the walkaton for a cause with impressive medals from Action House corporate suppliers. Miss Denmark was awarded Bronze, Miss Nepal for Silver and Miss South Africa got the Gold!
The Trivia Challenge of the Miss Earth 2012 was held at Robinson' Dasmarinas Cavite, November 4, 2012 where Miss South Africa came out as the winner!
Once again, the delegates of Miss Earth 2012 will have a Resorts Wear Competition at Pontefino Hotel & Residences in Batangas City on November 9, 2012. Catch these gorgeous beauties as they flaunt their lovely forms in their most fashionable resort wear. A very special thanks to Pontefino Hotel & Residences for supporting Miss Earth 2012!
"The search is now on for the next environmental beauty who will serve as an ambassadress and protector of the Earth's natural resources. This year, as the world celebrates The International Year of Sustainable Energy, Carousel Productions Inc. will be bringing in 80 to 90 gorgeous delegates from all across the globe to echo the earth's clamor for environmental renewal at its ever growing urgency. Check them all out and see who's beauty stands out the most!
Vote your favourite environmental beauty for MISS EARTH'S traditional "Miss Photogenic Online Voting" contest! Start voting on October 15 at www.missearth.tv or right here on our Facebook page and get your friends to vote too!
But wait! We have another treat for you! With the growing popularity of this yearly contest we are giving all you faithful and supportive fans again an exciting opportunity to crown your favourite eco-beauty online! Keep on the lookout on our Facebook page, website, and Twitter (@theMissEarth) for the announcement of this new contest this month!"
ECO-BEAUTY online video voting contest
New challenges and point-earning contests are laid out for our gorgeous eco beauties this year to make the race for the crown more exciting!
Now you can help your favourite candidate earn more points to give her more chances to make it to the top 15 at the much awaited MISS EARTH 2012 coronation night.
With so many advocacies echoed by these beautiful delegates the question is, "who is the best at it?" The power is in your hands to decide which of these MISS EARTH beauties deliver the best, promising and most sincere environmental advocacy on their video entries for the special ECO-BEAUTY online video voting contest!"
The search is now on for the next environmental beauty who will serve as an ambassadress and protector of the Earth's natural resources. This year, as the world celebrates The International Year of Sustainable Energy, Carousel Productions Inc. will be bringing in 80 to 90 delegates from all across the globe to involve them in new and various challenges that will not only hone them into beauties for a cause but enable them to support and give recognition to organizations and companies who are allies of the green movement.
This year, our Earth has experienced increased calamities and the need to restore it has reached an alarming level. Coming together for a special advocacy, the MISS EARTH beauties will also address the urgency of the Earth's restoration and healing in a powerful motion for environmental awareness through the power of prayer to give that light of hope to every nation, to be as one towards a renewed Earth.
Be one with us in hosting the most prestigious and relevant beauty pageant in the world to echo the earth's clamor for environmental renewal at its ever growing urgency. This year, MISS EARTH 2012 coronation will be held in the Philippines on November 24, 2012 at 8:00PM live telecast on Starworld and shown on November 25, 2012, 10:00AM on ABS CBN, TFC -The Filipino Channel and also on channels of participating counties worldwide.
Beauties for a Cause 2013