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After hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and the Life Ball European charity event, the world will have a look once again to Austria on November to December this year. Specifically in Vienna, where for the first time in history, the world final of one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world – MISS EARTH – as it celebrate its 15 Crystal Years, will host its coronation at the Marx Halle, one of Austria’s historical centers.
The Miss Earth Austria Organization, headed by Sina Schmid, takes over the entire planning and implementation of the event which will have a live broadcast worldwide on December 5, 2015. "We are delighted and honored that we have been awarded the contract by Carousel Productions for hosting this event!" said Sina Schmid.
From June 16 to 18, Carousel Productions President Mr. Ramon Monzon and Executive Vice President Ms. Lorraine Schuck came all the way from the Philippines to discuss final details and to see Vienna; where both parties signed the hosting agreement.
Miss Earth 2015, will show Austria to millions of viewers worldwide as a country pioneering in humanitarian and environmental fields and as a nation with sustainably – embodying Miss Earth’s motto: Beauties for a Cause.
The most beautiful women in the world will be toured all-over Austria, visiting important and world-famous attractions and UNESCO Natural and Cultural sites. From the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna to the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; the breathtaking glaciers of Dachstein massif to the Carinthia's scenic lakes and snowy mountains - Austria will be presented with its incomparable beauty, wide range of culture and its magnificent Baroque buildings.
"We are delighted to welcome more than 100 nations in Austria and we are confident that it will be a unique and magnificent mega event that will put Austria in the center of world media." Sina Schmid added.
"We look forward to cooperation and a wonderful event." said Ramon Monzon, president Miss Earth organization.
"I am endlessly happy that we will celebrate our anniversary in one of the most beautiful countries in the world." said Lorraine Schuck, Executive Vice President Miss Earth organization.
The reigning Miss Earth, Jamie Herrell, kicked off her international tour in Sri Lanka. The beauty queen was warmly welcomed at the airport and was later billeted to the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. Jamie later conducted interviews and pictorials for Derana TV and for various magazines and newspapers including Hi Magazine, Sunday Lankadeepa and Sunday Times. She also participated in a tree planting activity and a two-hour two decker bus tour in Colombo.
Prior to crowning the nest Miss Earth Sri Lanka, on her second day, Jamie visited jewelry and crown creator Aminra where she received a neclace with matching earrings in the artistic form of the sun. The queen also had a photo shoot on the Sri Lankan beach in the afternoon and was warmly welcomed with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony at Citrus Hotel.
Miss Earth 2014's last day in Sri Lanka started with a lake clean-up activity with Derana TV, the Miss Earth Sri Lanka beauties and volunteers. Thereafter, she visited the Sri Lanka Toursim Promotion Bureau where she planted the one millionth tree of the bureau's "1 Million Tree Project". She later visited a temple where she received blessings from a high priest.
See photos of Jamie Herrell's Sri Lankan tour here.
The Philippines’ Jamie Herrel was crowned Miss Earth 2014 at the UP Theater in Diliman, Quezon City on November 29.
During the question and answer portion, Herrell was asked: “What will you do slow down the effects of global warming?” She responded: “Global warming has been (an) overdue issue. I will use my title to inspire others, help our environment and start with kids. They will be the people of tomorrow if we teach them. They will help the community.”
Andrea Neu of USA was crowned Miss Earth Air, Maira Alexandra Rodríguez of Venezuela was named Miss Earth Water, while Anastasia Trusova of Russia got the title of Miss Earth Fire.
Miss Brazil Leticia Silva, Miss Mongolia Tugsuu Idersaikhan, Miss Slovak Republic Daria Frabici and Miss Spain Zaira Bas were the rest of the Final 8. The other delegates who entered the semi-finals were Alejandra Villafañe of Colombia, Nancy Magdy of Egypt, Sumin Shin of Korea, Yareli Carrillo of Mexico, Romy McCahill of Scotland, Hereata Ellard of Tahiti, Sasi Sintawee of Thailand and Cartier Zagorski of Zambia.
Watch the Eco-Beauty Videos of the 2014 Miss Earth Delegates promoting Eco-Tourism and their Environmental Platform and Projects.Two winners for each continent will be determined based on content, quality of production and number of votes. Miss Eco-Beauty winners will be announced on November 25, during the Moments for the Earth. Voting Page Link: www.goo.gl/n9mx5e
Yahoo! Philippines is the official online partner of the Miss Earth pageant. To help raise online support for the 85 candidates, Yahoo! is conducting the online poll.
1. Go to the profile of the Miss Earth 2014 candidate you support
2. Share her profile on your Facebook and Twitter account. Tag @YahooPH and use the hashtag #MissEarth2014.
The candidate with the most social media shares by November 29, 3pm (Manila Time), will be the official Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause.
Click here to view the Delegates Yahoo! Profile
The delegates in this year's Miss Earth pageant were introduced to international and local press on November 10, less than three weeks before coronation night in Quezon City. The international contestants took turns on stage in their swimwear at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.
The first gold medal of the pageant was won by Jamie Herrell of the Philippines as Darling of the Press. Venezuela's Maira Alexandra Rodriguez and Puerto Rico's Franceska Toro bagged the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Reigning Miss Earth Alyz Henrich of Venezuela will crown her successor at the University of the Philippines Theater on November 29.
Press Presentation Video: http://goo.gl/KoyaXy
Press Presentation Photos: http://goo.gl/Y0uPsY
Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich of Venezuela arrived Friday in the Philippines, heralding the start of the environment protection-oriented international pageant in the country. The Miss Earth coronation night will be held at the UP Theater in Quezon City on November 29. It will be aired on ABS-CBN, TFC, Star channels worldwide and other local TV stations across the globe.