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Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner visits Vietnam

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After days of guessing game, the secret is officially out - the reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner has arrived in Vietnam. The 26-year-old Belizean beauty queen was invited to be the special guest at the grand launch and press conference of the Hoa hậu các Dân tộc Việt Nam 2022 (Miss Vietnam Ethnicity 2022) pageant at Caravelle Hotel Saigon. Destiny was also announced as one of the judges in the upcoming national competition organized by Nova Entertainment, whose winner will represent Vietnam at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. "I am very thankful and appreciative. Thus far the experience has been amazing. When Anh first brought it up in LA, I was so excited and overwhelmed, and all of a sudden it has happened so quickly," she said in an interview. "I'm very excited to be here, very blessed, and I'm taking it all in. Everyone has been very amazing," she added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth (@missearth

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner stuns on New York Fashion Week runway

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Reigning Miss Earth from Belize, Destiny Wagner, made her New York Fashion Week runway debut during the weekend after getting invited by VIP Pageantry. The 25-year-old beauty queen met with her fans on the streets of the "Big Apple" and successfully completed three shows for some brands like BeMade, Kirsten Regalado, and Vizcaya Swimwear. New York Fashion Week is a semi-annual series of events when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the "Big 4", along with those in Paris, London, and Milan. Here are some of Destiny's NYFW runway debut photos from NYC-based photographer Bonita Rodriguez:

Reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner named as Sustainable Tourism Ambassador in Belize

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Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner has been named as Sustainable Tourism Ambassador by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the governing body of Belize’s Tourism Industry that focuses on progressive and sustainable developments. The beauty queen will work alongside BTB in promoting the ecotourism of her country and protecting its natural resources. "Thank you Ministry of Tourism for making this possible and I look forward to working closely with you throughout the year to highlight and amplify the voices of nonprofits who continuously fight for a better Belize and a better planet," Destiny shared on her social media page. "With that being said I would like to thank Apamo Belize for their continuous efforts in conservation and I’m very happy to have witnessed and assisted with handing over a check of $75,000 to support their cause on behalf of BTB," she added. After being crowned Miss Earth 2021 last November, the reigning queen has traveled to Orlando, Florida for Miss Eart

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner speaks out against racist post comparing her hair to cow feces

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Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner took to social media to speak out against the racist post from a Thailand pageant page comparing her natural hair to cow's feces. "As the first queen with locs to ever win an international pageant I knew I would be subject to ridicule and criticism because women like me are often underrepresented in this industry," the 25-year-old shared on her Instagram story. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Destiny Wagner (@destinyewagner) The Belizean beauty further talked about it on her official page and shared photos highlighting some natural queens from her country who are serving natural hair and representing "Black Girl Magic." "People are often intimated by things they do not understand," she wrote. "Many do not associate natural hair (dreadlocks/locs) with the word 'beautiful'. "For years black women around the world have been policed for their hair and the history of having &

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner to visit Puerto Rico

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Following her trip to the United States of America as a special guest at Miss Earth USA, the reigning Miss Earth Destiny Wagner has been announced to visit Puerto Rico this January 30. The Belizean beauty was invited to grace the Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 finale and coronation in the Caribbean island's capital city of San Juan. This will be Destiny's second official trip abroad since winning the Miss Earth 2021 title last November. Source: Miss Earth

Destiny Wagner travels to Orlando, Florida for Miss Earth USA 2022

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The reigning Miss Earth, Destiny Wagner, has arrived in Orlando, Florida to grace the Miss Earth USA 2022 final competition this Saturday, January 8. Joining her are former Miss Earth winners Katherine Espín (Miss Earth 2016) from Ecuador, Nellys Pimentel (Miss Earth 2019) from Puerto Rico, and Lindsey Coffey (Miss Earth 2020) from the United States. Destiny was crowned Miss Earth 2021 in November last year while representing Belize. She is the first-ever woman from her country to win the Miss Earth title in history. Here's a sneak peek from the photoshoot with the Earth queens in one frame: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth (@missearth) Official photos will soon be released. Source: Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner returns to Belize for her homecoming celebration

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Miss Earth 2021 Destiny Wagner has finally returned to Belize on Friday, December 3 after winning the first-ever major international beauty title for her country two weeks ago. The 25-year-old was warmly welcomed at the Philip Goldson International Airport by Hon. Andre Perez, Minister of Blue Economy & Civil Aviation, and his CEO Kennedy Carrillo. Mayor Bernard Wagner, who presented her with the keys to the city, also joined the welcoming ceremony with the councilors of the Belize City Council, staff of the Belize Tourism Board, and of course, the Wagner family. This weekend, a series of motorcades in her honor will take place in Belize City, up north in Orange Walk, and down south in her hometown, Punta Gorda. Destiny bested over 80 contestants from across the world to be crowned Miss Earth 2021 during the virtual final of the international pageant that aired on November 21. Photos: Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2021 is Destiny Wagner, first major crown for Belize

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Destiny Wagner, representing Belize, bested over 80 contestants from across the world to be crowned Miss Earth 2021 during the virtual final aired on Sunday, November 21. The 25-year-old entrepreneur from Punta Gorda, Toledo, made history for becoming the first-ever woman from her country to win the Miss Earth pageant and the first Belizean to win a major international beauty title. "I am overwhelmed right now with emotions. The words and the gratitude, it’s very hard to express but I am thankful. I am thankful for the Miss Earth organization and thankful for my team as well," she said after being announced the new queen. USA's Marisa Butler was crowned Miss Earth - Air 2021 while Chile's Romina Denecken van der Veen and Thailand's Baitong Jareerat Petsom completed the Top 4 and were respectively named Miss Earth - Water and Miss Earth - Fire 2021. The rest of the Top 8 were the representatives from the Netherlands, Saartje Langstraat, Philippines, Naelah Alshorba

Miss Earth Belize 2021 is Aarti Sooknadan

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Aarti Sooknandan was officially announced Miss Earth Belize 2021 last Sunday, August 8. She succeeds Miss Earth Belize 2018, Renae Shereze Martinez. The 26-year-old social content strategist holds a bachelor's degree in advertising and marketing from the University of South Florida and a master's in business administration from Nova Southeastern University where graduated as magna cum laude. "My Beautiful Belize, it is a distinct honor and immense privilege to be representing our jewel as your [Miss Earth Belize 2021]," Aarti shared on social media "Belize, you are my home that is always in my heart, and I promise to make you proud at the [Miss Earth] pageant later this year," she added. The new Miss Earth Belize is a model, entrepreneur, public speaker, painter, and ballet dancer. She will represent her country at the Miss Earth 2021 pageant whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Photos: Miss Earth Belize