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Former Miss Earth Katherine Espin announces engagement to boyfriend Daniel Lopez

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Former Miss Earth Katherine Espin has announced her engagement to commercial real estate agent boyfriend Daniel Lopez. The beauty queen turned lawyer and national director shared the unexpected proposal that took place in Manhattan, New York on her social media account with the caption: "I said yes to the love of my life. Life put us together and now God will keep us together forever." "I still can’t believe this is happening in my life. I dreamt of this moment all my life and once again I believe that dreams come true," she wrote in another post with a video of the proposal. "I can’t wait for all that life has prepared for us. Thank you for making me the happiest woman every day, I love you forever my love," she added. Katherin represented Ecuador at Miss Earth 2016 in the Philippines, at the age of 24. She bested 82 other contestants from around the world to win her country's second Miss Earth crown next to Olga Álava who won in 2011. During her reig

Tunisia to debut in Miss Earth with newly crowned Miss Earth Tunisia 2022 Imen Mehrzi

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A northernmost country in Africa, Tunisia, is set to debut in the Miss Earth pageant with newly crowned Miss Earth Tunisia 2022 Imen Mehrzi. The 26-year-old professional singer, TV host, actress and telecommunications research engineer won her beauty title in a national competition held on Saturday, February 19 at Bel Azur Hotel in Hammamet. Apart from her, Nesrine Haffar, 23, clinched the Miss Tunisie 2021 title while Rahma Sellimi, Mona Ammar, and Chourouk Marzouki were named Miss World Tunisia, Miss International Tunisia, and Miss Eco International Tunisia, respectively. The first-ever Miss Earth Tunisia is expected to represent her country at the international Miss Earth 2022 pageant whose date and venue have yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Imen Mehrzi (@imen_mehrzi) Photos: Miss Earth, Imen Mehrzi / Instagram

Miss Earth Vietnam has a new franchise holder, Miss Earth 2023 might be held in Vietnam

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The new president of Nova Entertainment, Truong Ngoc Anh, has announced ownership of the Miss Earth Vietnam franchise in a press conference held last Thursday, February 17. A national pageant will take place this March to honor the beauty, intelligence, and special talents of young women from 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. The winner will represent the country at the next Miss Earth edition. There's also a possibility for Miss Earth 2023 to be held in Vietnam as the new national franchisee also announced interest in the rights to host the international competition. The country has already hosted the 10th-anniversary edition in Nha Trang in 2010. Vietnam has not yet placed at the Miss Earth pageant since successfully winning the coveted title in 2018 with Nguyen Phuong Khanh. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHUONG KHANH (@phuongkhanh_official) Photos: Nova Entertainment & Media, Nguyen Phuong Khanh / Instagram

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:

Miss Philippines Earth 2022 pageant applications now open, takes on "ME Loves Fauna" theme

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Miss Philippines Earth has officially announced its nationwide search for the next wave of Filipinas who will serve as ambassadors to environmental protection campaigns in the Philippines. For its 22nd edition, the pageant takes on the theme “ME Loves Fauna” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life and promote awareness of how they are essential members of the environment. After two virtual editions, the organization now plans to hold a live coronation event with a limited number of contestants, production staff, and audience, around July. Last year's winner, Naelah Alshorbaji, will relinquish her reign at the end of the event. The Filipino-Syrian beauty earned a place in the Top 8 during the international Miss Earth 2021 held virtually last November. The winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2022 will compete at Miss Earth 2022 to be held possibly later this year outside the Philippines. To join, download the entry form at missphilippines-earth.com . View this post

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 Puerto Rico 2022 is Paulina Avilés

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Miss Earth Carolina, Paulina Avilés, was crowned Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2022 in a national competition held on Sunday, January 30 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de San Sebastián. The 20-year-old architecture student at the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras bested 20 other contestants to win her beauty title. She succeeds last year's winner, Cristina Mariel, and will now prepare to represent Puerto Rico at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant later this year. Miss Earth Coamo, Natalia Andrea, Miss Earth Cayey, Annais Rojas, and Miss Earth Arecibo, Valeria Classen, completed the Top 4 finalists / elemental court. "Grateful for all the love and support I have received, thank you and I hope you are ready for what is to come," the new Miss Earth Puerto Rico shared on social media. Reigning Miss Earth from Belize, Destiny Wagner, and former Miss Earth Nellys Pimental of Puerto Rico were the special guests at the event. Photos: Maridalis Negrón / Maludot Films

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 &

Former Miss Earth Nguyen Phuong Khanh invited to speak at TEDx Hoa Sen University

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Former Miss Earth Nguyen Phuong Khanh was invited to speak at TEDx, an independently organized TED event that took place last January 14 at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh. The Vietnamese beauty has always been a fan of TED Talk for its inspirational speeches that give hope and motivation to many young people in fulfilling their dreams. "The Mountain - Dare to Climb" was the theme of the event, and for her, the invitation to speak along with some influential individuals felt like conquering another mountain, a dream come true. "In life, there are many things I dream of being able to do but never dared to think that it will come true," she said. She believes that with effort and self-investment anyone can do great things. Phuong Khanh became the first-ever representative of Vietnam to win the Miss Earth title in the Philippines in 2018. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHUONG KHANH (@phuongkhanh_official) Photos: Nguyen Phuong Khanh

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

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA and Venezuela

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The Miss Earth organizers started releasing information on its national titleholders and official delegates who will be vying for the Miss Earth 2022 title. Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA, and Venezuela: Nieves Marcano, 25 years old, is the winner of the Miss Earth Dominican Republic 2021 pageant, and the Caribbean nation’s representative to Miss Earth 2022. She is a model, interior designer, actor, and host. The 2022 Miss Earth USA title was awarded to Natalia Salmon, an Asset Services Intern. She is the founder of Squad Limitless, an organization dedicated to working with children and young adults to empower them to discover their true identities and realize their full potential via developing their emotional intelligence. In addition, she is a certified Climate Reality Leader, a LEED Green Associate Certification, and a Crisis Text Counselor. Miss Earth Venezuela 2022 is Elizabeth Gasiba. She is 24 years old and is a dentistry student, model, PADI certified dive

Miss Earth USA 2022 is Natalia Salmon of Pennsylvania

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Natalia Salmon, representing Pennsylvania, was crowned Miss Earth USA 2022 in a national final held on Saturday, January 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The 22-year-old architecture and real estate development graduate from the University of Maryland College Park bested 50 other beauties to win the national competition. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss Earth Air 2021, Marisa Butler. District of Columbia's Faith Porter was named Miss Earth USA Air while Connecticut's Brielle Simmons, North Carolina's Hannah Welborn-Lewis, and Oklahoma's Emma Loney clinched the titles Miss Earth USA Water, Miss Earth USA Fire, and Miss Earth USA Eco, respectively. The new Miss Earth USA, who will represent her country at the Miss Earth 2022 international pageant later this year, is a mental health advocate and active community volunteer. She founded Squad Limitless to help younger generations become more self-aware and raise self-confidence by bui

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 USA 2022 to be crowned in Orlando this January

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Televised national competition presented by AquaGoat will be attended by three most recent Miss Earth winners on January 8, Includes presentation of new national crown Washington, D.C. – A new USA representative for Miss Earth will be crowned on Saturday, January 8 at the Linda Chapin Theater located in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Nearly 150 state and regional delegates will attend pageant activities hosted by the Rosen Centre Hotel. Known as Beauties for a Cause®, Miss Earth® empowers women through community leadership, eco-tourism, and environmental education. Miss Earth is known as the planet’s most relevant beauty event, drawing nearly 100 national representatives each year to compete at international festivities based in the Philippines. Presented by AquaGoat, the Miss Earth USA® final coronation will broadcast live on the VIP Pageantry channel available on mobile devices worldwide, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Additional events during the week inc