Logo of the Miss Earth Pageant.
|Motto||Beauties for a Cause|
|Lorraine E. Schuck|
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with its rivals Miss Universe and Miss World, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fair, storytelling programs, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.
The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations. The Miss Earth Foundation also works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).
- 1 History
- 2 Crown and jewelry
- 3 Theme song
- 4 Recent titleholders
- 5 Pageant controversies
- 6 League tables
- 7 Records and achievements
- 8 Double Win in a Decade
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Those who participate in the pageant are involved with humanitarian and environmental causes. The pageant winner is expected to be involved in international projects, which are also promoted during the pageant's broadcast. The delegates also take part in tree planting ceremonies, environmental and cultural immersion programs, sponsor visits and tours.
In October 2001, Miss Earth adopted the slogan "Beauties For a Cause", but it was in 2003 when the first "beauty for a cause" prize was awarded. In 2004, the Miss Earth Foundation was created to further the pageant's causes and to work with local and international groups and non-governmental organizations that are actively involved in conservation and improvement of the environment. The Miss Earth Foundation campaign focuses in educating the youth in environmental awareness. Its major project “I Love Planet Earth School Tour," teaches and distributes educational aides for school children.
The Miss Earth pageant has grown over the years, with an increasing number of countries participating each year. The number of national Miss Earth pageants has grown on every continent as well.
The Miss Earth pageant started to cohost in 2006 the United Nations Environment Programme's Champions of the Earth, an annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environmental achievers and leaders at a policy level.
Since it began, the pageant has been held annually in the Philippines, either October or November, and televised nationwide via ABS-CBN and Studio 23 with international delayed telecasts in more than 80 countries via Star World and The Filipino Channel.
Eco-fashion design competition
On November 4, 2008, the first Miss Earth Eco-Fashion Design Competition was launched by the Miss Earth Foundation as an annual event for professional and non-professional fashion designers to come up with designs that are eco-friendly. The outfit designs are made from recyclable, natural materials, organic materials, and eco-chic designs or patterns that can be worn in everyday life or are runway worthy.
Miss Earth Declaration
The pageant introduced in 2011 the Miss Earth Declaration, a manifesto pledging the support of all the candidates for a common environmental mission to be implemented in their respective countries.
|“||"We, the Miss Earth (2011) candidates, serve as the environmental ambassadors of our respective countries. Of the many environmental initiatives being pursued by different organizations and governments, we as a group believe education should be given top priority and urge our leaders to require schools to include environmental courses in their curriculum. It should be everybody's agenda to make the Earth smile again."||”|
Miss Earth gained the attention of worldwide press in 2003 after Vida Samadzai, an Afghan woman, now residing in the United States, competed in a red bikini. Samadzai was the first Afghan woman to compete in an international beauty pageant in almost three decades, but the fact that she wore a bikini caused an uproar in her native country.
Miss Earth also made headlines in 2005 when a Pakistani beauty queen, Naomi Zaman, a Miss Pakistan World winner participated for the first time. She is the first delegate from Pakistan to compete in any major international pageants. Beauty pageants are frowned-upon in Pakistan.
Likewise, Miss Tibet Earth 2006, Tsering Chungtak, the first Tibetan who represented Tibet in any major international beauty pageants made headlines. Aside from her environmental cause, she raised international attention regarding the Tibetan struggle for freedom. She also advocated for the boundaries of acceptable social etiquette towards modernity, in a traditionally conservative Tibetan culture, where most grown women wear ankle-length dresses. Nevertheless, her participation in the pageant received an approval from the Dalai Lama. She made more headlines in December 2007, when she withdrew her participation in the Miss Tourism contest, a minor international beauty pageant held in Malaysia, after organizers reacted to pressure from Beijing and asked her to add "China" to her "Miss Tibet" title by wearing a sash labeled "Miss Tibet-China".
In 2007, Carousel Productions licensed the Miss Cuba organization to select the first Cuban representative to Miss Earth. Ariana Barouk won and became the first Miss Cuba in several decades and competed at the Miss Earth Pageant in which she drew in global publicity. Also in 2007, Miss Earth made history when delegates from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Tibet competed altogether for the first time in any international pageant notwithstanding its international conflict.
In 2008, the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, one of the world's most isolated nations, sent its first Miss Bhutan, Tsokye Tsomo Karchun. Rwanda also sent its first ever Miss Rwanda national winner, Cynthia Akazuba following a month after Rwanda became the first country in history to elect a national legislature in which a majority of members were women in September 2008, both of them competed at the Miss Earth 2008 pageant.
The pageant had been held in the Philippines every year from 2001 to 2009. Miss Earth 2006 was scheduled to be held in Santiago, Chile on November 15, but organizational problems forced the pageant to move back to the Philippines.
In 2009, the pageant took place for the first time outside Luzon Island. The coronation night venue for Miss Earth 2009 was held at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in the Island of Boracay, Philippines.
In 2011, the pageant, was scheduled to be held on December 3, 2011 at the Impact, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand but due to flood situation in Thailand, Carousel Productions decided to move the Miss Earth 2011 pageant venue to Manila, Philippines.
In 2012, the pageant, was supposed to be held in Bali, Indonesia but the organizers did not meet the minimum requirements on time, so it was moved back to the Philippines. Miss Earth 2012 was held on November 24, 2012 at the Versailles Clubhouse. It is also the first time similar in Miss Universe 1973, the pageant took place in an open area exposed in weather conditions.
Since the Miss Earth pageant has an environmental cause, it is primarily looking for young women who will stand for the protection and preservation of the planet. These women are pageant winners or chosen by national Miss Earth directors from different nations.
On national level competitions, the Miss Earth's cause is carried out to assure that each of the participating candidates are not just physically beautiful, but environmentally knowledgeable. As soon as the national winners are chosen, they will be subject to evaluation by the pageant organizer.
During the pre-finals weeks, the candidates are evaluated on each activity and event they have. Preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions also take place. In the pre-judging session, the delegates face the panel of judges for an interview in their simplest look (without make-up), where they speak of their environmental platform and personal thoughts.
As soon as the preliminary activities and interview are completed, the judges and the executive staff will select sixteen candidates who will comprise the group of semi-finalists.
During the live finals, the sixteen semi-finalists will be announced. All previous scores will be disregarded and thereafter compete in the swimsuit round. The top eight scorers in swimsuit will move on the next level of competition. The final eight portion will have interview and evening gown competition components. The scores from these two events will be averaged and the four highest scorers will continue with the last competition – the final interview.
In the final interview, all four finalists will answer one environmental question, the candidates will be assessed based on the judges over-all impression on the candidate to determine the final ranking. For the 9th edition of Miss Earth, no single final question was asked. Instead, images were flashed on screen and each of the eight finalists were tasked to tell something about it within 30 seconds.
If in case the Miss Earth winner can no longer fulfill her duties and obligations as titleholder, the 1st runner-up will be the one who will take over the title.
Best National Director
The award for the best national director began in 2014. This is in line in celebration of the 10th year of Miss Earth Foundation. The first recipient of the award is the national director of South Africa, Catherine Constantinides. She was awarded by Lorraine Schuck and Ramon Monzon.
|Year||Country/Territory||Miss Earth National Director||Ref|
|2014||South Africa||Catherine Constantinides|||
Titles and semi-finalists
In the early years of the pageant, from 2001 to 2003, ten semi-finalists were chosen at Miss Earth. From 2004 and onwards, sixteen semi-finalists are chosen with the exception of the 2010 (10th) edition where only 14 semi-finalists were selected. Semi-finalists are cut to eight (8) finalists, then to the final four from which the runners-up and winner are announced.
The winner of the pageant is bestowed the title Miss Earth; her runners-up are also given titles named after the other classical elements: Miss Fire (equivalent to third runner-up), Miss Water (second runner-up), and Miss Air (first runner-up), however, starting 2010 the runners up or the “elemental titles” (Air, Water, and Fire) are of equal importance and thus have the same ranking. Miss Earth is the only one of the "Big Four" pageants which have individual titles for the runners-up.
Crown and jewelry
In the 9th edition of the pageant, Miss Earth unveiled a new crown, which was worn by the winner of Miss Earth 2009 with the preservation of the planet Earth as its primary consideration. The crown was designed by an environmentalist jewelry designer, Ramona Haar, the official jeweller of the Miss Earth pageant.
The new crown is made 100% of recycled precious metals: 14kt gold and argentums sterling silver. But the gems are the highlights of this masterpiece. Black Diamonds, Sardonyx, Calcite, Ruby, Jade Quartz Crystal, Garnet, Peridot, and Pearls are some of the stones that adorn the exquisite Miss Earth crown. What sets the Miss Earth crown apart is the fact that the gemstones used both precious stone and semiprecious stone were donations from over 80 different participating countries. These are gemstones that each country is known for either as the origin or source. The gemstones were sent in various forms: faceted, cabochons, beads or rough. The designer travelled to Jaipur, India to have these gemstones individually trimmed and faceted to the required cut and sizes.
The flower in the center of the crown represents Mother Earth, as inspired by the statement of an American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The earth laughs in flowers." The recurring spiral motif has always been associated with "maternal power" and "feminine prestige" which is the essence of Miss Earth. The gentle curves in the crown symbolize "unity" and the "spirit of cooperation."
The Miss Earth crown used in 2001 and the swarovski crown in 2002–2008 were designed and created by a multi-awarded Filipino designer named Arnel Papa. The crown's frame from 2002–2008 was made up of sterling silver while clear swarovski and pearls composed the embellishments. Red and blue swarovski pearls were additional ornaments.
In the 13th edition of the Miss Earth, they unveiled the new designs of the tiaras of the elemental titleholders. It was created by Ramona Haar Jewelry
- Miss Earth Air is a 100% recycled and handcrafted sterling silver. The braided silver wire is used to form recurring spiral motifs and decorative curvilinear patterns. The entire crown is decorated with individually prong set multi-shaped yellow citrine and yellow zirconias and accented with pave set clear and yellow cubic zirconias. Gross weight is 170 grams.
- Miss Earth Water is a 100% recycled and handcrafted sterling silver. The braided silver wire is used to form recurring spiral motifs and decorative curvilinear patterns. The entire crown is decorated with individually prong set multi shaped blue topaz and blue zirconias and accented with pave set clear and blue cubic zirconias. Gross weight is 153.4 grams.
- Miss Earth Fire is a 100% recycled and handcrafted sterling silver. The braided silver wire is used to form recurring spiral motifs and decorative curvilinear patterns. The entire crown is decorated with individually prong set multi shaped rhodolites and red/orange zirconias and accented with pave set clear and red cubic zirconia. Gross weight is 169 grams.
Starting 2008, Miss Earth winners are bestowed with a special set of jewelry designed and created by Ramona Haar Fine Jewelry, a Florida-based jeweller. The jewelry for Miss Earth winner is amounting to US$25,000, while Miss Earth-Fire, Miss Earth-Water, and Miss Earth-Air are amounting to US$10,000 each set. The designs symbolize the categories that each winner represents:
- Miss Earth necklace and earrings set has a floral and butterfly motif made of 14 karat yellow and white gold. The colored gemstones used are multishaped peridot, amethyst, blue topaz, rhodolite, citrine, multicolor tourmaline, and diamonds. Colored stones total weight is 56 carats (11.2 g) and diamonds is 3.0 carats (600 mg). total weight of gold is 96.6 grams. Necklace length is 17 inches (430 mm) and 3 inches (76 mm) extension chain.
- Miss Earth Air necklace and earrings set has billowy feathers as its motif. It is made of 14 karat yellow and white gold. It is decorated with colored gemstones and diamonds. The colored gemstones used are yellow and golden citrine with a total weight of 31.0 carats (6.20 g). The diamond total weight is 1.0 carat (200 mg). 14k gold total weight is 65 grams. The necklace is 17 inches (430 mm) long with additional 3 inches (76 mm) of extension chain.
- Miss Earth Water necklace and earrings set has graceful waves and fish as its motif. It is made of 14 karat yellow and white gold. It is decorated with colored gemstones and diamonds. The colored gemstones used are blue topaz and blue sapphire with a total weight of 63.0 carats (12.60 g). The diamond total weight is 2.0 carats (400 mg). 14k gold total weight is 78 grams. The necklace is 17 inches (430 mm) long with additional 3 inches (76 mm) of extension chain.
- Miss Earth Fire necklace and earrings set has a fireworks motif as its center pendant. It is made of 14 karat yellow and white gold. It is decorated with colored gemstones, diamonds and intricate texturing. The colored gemstones used are rhodolite, citrine, and Malaysian jade with a total weight of 27.50 carats (5.500 g). The diamond total weight is 3.5 carats (700 mg). 14 karat gold total weight is 87.8 grams. The necklace is 17 inches (430 mm) long with additional 3 inches (76 mm) of extension chain.
The four winners also receive a medallion necklace as part of their prizes. These medallions stand for the four elements that the winners represent. The designs for the medallions are different each year and will feature endangered species of Mother Earth's flora and fauna.
The Miss Earth official theme song was launched in the first edition of the pageant as opening number for the Miss Earth 2001. The music, lyrics, and arrangement was created by Dero Pedero.
WOMAN OF THE EARTH
Listen to my voice
Singing in the wind
Feel my gentle touch
In the golden sunlight
I was born to love
Kiss your tears away
Banish all your fears
Fill the world with joy
I am a woman of the earth
Spreading love and joy, fun and laughter
Woman of the earth
Making miracles forever after
See my loving glow
In a blushing flower
Watch my dreams take wings
Over skies so blue
I will save the earth
And its every glory
I will teach my child
Every golden story
I am a woman of the earth
Spreading love and joy, fun and laughter
Woman of the earth
Making miracles forever after
Woman of the earth (I am woman)
Woman of the earth (I am woman)
Woman of the Earth! 
|Year||Country/Territory||Miss Earth||National Title||Location||Number of Entrants|
|2014||Philippines||Jamie Herrell||Miss Philippines Earth||Quezon City, Philippines||85|
|2013||Venezuela||Alyz Henrich||Miss Venezuela||Muntinlupa City, Philippines||89|
|2012||Czech Republic||Tereza Fajksová||Czech Miss||Muntinlupa City, Philippines||80|
|2011||Ecuador||Olga Álava||Miss Ecuador Earth||Quezon City, Philippines||84|
|2010||India||Nicole Faria||Femina Miss India||Nha Trang, Vietnam||84|
- Miss Earth 2007 was co-hosted by 2 countries; some of the events were held in Nha Trang (Vietnam), but the final night and mostly major activities was held in Quezon City (Philippines).
- Miss Earth 2010 was held in Vietnam as per the memorandum of understanding on January 28, 2010.
- Miss Earth 2011 was initially slated for Vietnam as per the memorandum mentioned above, but later was officially offered to Bangkok (Thailand). Due to the massive flooding in Thailand, organizers decided to move the beauty pageant back to its original country, the Philippines.
- Miss Earth 2015 was initially slated for the Philippines as per the memorandum mentioned above, but later was officially offered to Cairo (Egypt).
2012: Miss Earth Russia's statement
Miss Earth Russia, Natalia Pereverzeva, has been heavily criticized for posing topless and for being the cover girl of the Russian Playboy’s May 2011 issue (about six months before when she was crowned new Miss Earth Russia 2012). The 24 year old model and former finance specialist, then sporting a blonde hair, appeared to have her hands covering her private parts and did a double breast exposure. Pereverzeva kept mum about the topless photos when asked by media.
She stated, "I don’t think that’s a good question for Miss Earth. Real beauty should be not only natural beauty but the beauty should come from the inside". Her fellow candidates have mixed reactions regarding the issue.
However, the organizers of the Miss Earth contest came to the defense of the Russian beauty, saying Pereverzeva did not violate moral standards. They also said Pereverzeva’s Playboy pictorial was not as daring as the Playboy spread of another European contest who was not allowed to participate in the pageant.
"We cannot enforce our own cultural standards on candidates from other countries. Since Miss Earth is a global endeavor, Miss Russia was chosen through a legitimate official process in her country," Lorraine Schuck, Miss Earth executive vice president, said in a statement.
Barely after a week, Miss Russia made the international headlines once again by provoking an outrage in her motherland by calling it "a beggar" and "my poor long-suffering country, mercilessly torn to pieces by greedy, dishonest, unbelieving people". The source of the outrage came from a response to a standard question about what made her proud of her country and what she could promote about it, asked of all contestants of Miss Earth which has been stated in the pageant's official website.
But, veering off message, she added: "My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans. From it, bleeding, like from a sinking ship, engineers, doctors, teachers are fleeing, because they have nothing to live on. My Russia – it is an endless Caucasian war."
2014: Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause
It was announced by the pageant's organizer, Carousel Productions and Yahoo! Philippines that there would be a poll to be declared as "Yahoo! Beauty for a Cause 2014" and the prize of the winner would be an automatic spot in the Top 16. Miss Nepal, Prinsha Shrestha, was leading of the votes based from Facebook shares and retweets. Until the closing of votes, Miss Nepal has a large gap between the second place, Miss India, Alankrita Sahai. However, during the coronation night, Miss Nepal was not called as part of Top 16 by the hosts. This caused some confusion among everyone.
In December 1, 2014, 2 days after the pageant, Miss Earth Organization released a statement through their official Facebook account that, "Although the management was not able to give an announcement or explanation earlier as required, the decision to not include the winner of the Yahoo Beauty for a Cause in the top 16 in the Miss Earth finals had been thoroughly discussed and agreed on by the management involved because, as observed, the voting process will be unfair to those countries who cannot fully participate in the voting due to the limited availability of the specified Yahoo voting page which resulted in limited accessibility of the voters from countries.[...]" And on December 4, 2014, Miss Earth Organization revealed the result of the Yahoo! Beauties for a Cause competition. The result declares that Prinsha Shrestha is the official winner.
|Final result||Contestant||Facebook shares||Retweets||Total shares|
|2nd||36, 996||4, 246||41, 242|
||30, 600||99||30, 699|
By number of wins
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||2002 (Dethroned)|
By country tally
Table of the top 10 rankings of countries for the Miss Earth pageant, based on all results from the first to the most recent event.
|Rank||Country/Territory||Miss Earth||Miss Earth-Air||Miss Earth-Water||Miss Earth-Fire||Semifinalists||Total|
|7||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1 (dethroned)||0||0||0||3||4|
- In 2002 edition, Džejla Glavović of Bosnia and Herzegovina was dethroned. Winfred Adah Omwakwe from Kenya took over the title as Miss Earth 2002.
- In 2010 edition, Jennifer Pazmiño of Ecuador was dethroned. Viktoria Shchukina from Russia took over the title as Miss Air 2010.
- In 2013 edition, Punika Kulsoontornrut, of Thailand was dethroned. Samantha Dika from Zimbabwe took over the title as Miss Water 2013.
|Americas||8||Brazil and Venezuela (2), Canada, Chile, Ecuador and Honduras (1)|
|Europe||3||Czech Republic, Bosnia/Herzegovina* and Denmark (1)|
|Asia and Pacific||3||Philippines (2), India (1)|
* In 2002, Bosnia & Herzegovina's Džejla Glavović won the Miss Earth crown. However, she was dethroned a few months later by the Miss Earth Organization for not fulfilling the duties stipulated in her contract. First runner-up, Kenya's Winfred Omwakwe continued the responsibilities as Miss Earth 2002.
- Miss Afghanistan 2003 Vida Samadzai was the first candidate of Miss Earth to win the special award Beauty for a Cause. She helped in establishing a US-based women's charity that seeks to raise awareness of women's rights and education in Afghanistan. Miss South Africa, Montjane was the second candidate to win the special award.
- In 2007 edition, two (2) countries hosted the pageant. Vietnam co-hosted some of the pageant activities; other activities up to the finals were done in its home base, the Philippines.
- In the history, only three women have competed at all four major international pageants. First was Cynthia Kanema of Zambia who competed at Miss World 2003, Miss International 2004, Miss Universe 2005, and Miss Earth 2005. She was unplaced at all four pageants. Second was Bokang Montjane of South Africa, who competed at Miss Earth 2007 where she finished as Top 16 finalist, Miss International 2009, Miss Universe 2011, and lastly, Miss World 2011 where she became Miss World Africa and one of the Top 7 finalists. Paulina Malulu of Namibia represented her country at Miss International 2012 where she placed as part of top 15 semi-finalists. She also joined Miss World 2013, Miss Universe 2013 and Miss Earth 2014 where she was unplaced in all three pageants.
- Denmark won its first major beauty title in history when Catharina Svensson won Miss Earth in 2001.
- Bosnia & Herzegovina won its first major beauty title in history when Džejla Glavović won Miss Earth in 2002.
- Kenya also claimed its first major title when Winfred Omwakwe assumed the position of Miss Earth 2002.
- When Priscilla Meirelles won the title in 2004, Brazil became the first country to have a winner in all four major international pageants. The following year, Alexandra Braun completed the grand slam for Venezuela.
- Brazil is the first country to win the Miss Earth crown twice (2004 and 2009).
- Philippines missed the semifinals in 2007 and 2010 only.
- In 2012 edition, In Miss Earth 2012, Tereza Fajksová representing Czech Republic won its first Miss Earth title in the Philippines, while the host country the Philippines placed Miss Earth-Air (runner-up to Miss Earth). Other than Miss Earth, Three of the major beauty pageants were won by the delegate representing the host country. Olivia Culpo from U.S.A, won Miss Universe which was held in Las Vegas, U.S.A. Yu Wenxia from China, won Miss World, which was held in Ordos, China, and Ikumi Yoshimatsu from Japan won Miss International held in Okinawa, Japan.
- There are 5 countries who have won the Best in National Costume award twice:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina has two Miss Talent awards: Džejla Glavović in 2002 and Mirela Bulbulija in 2004.
- Only one Miss Friendship has gone on place in the pageant: Amale Al Khoder (Lebanon, 2007). But in Miss Earth 2012 3 miss friendship awards given. But only (Italy 2012) Giulia Capuani make to the cut..
- Two Miss Earth winners were awarded Miss Talent award:
- Two Miss Earth winners were awarded Miss Photogenic: Priscilla Meirelles (Brazil, 2004) and Karla Paula Henry (Philippines, 2008)
Records and achievements
The Miss Earth pageant continually celebrate diverse winners from different countries. From race to ethnicity, from height to age, or from religion to the number of languages spoken, all the winners generally reflect the global perspective of a beautiful woman of substance.
Wins on home turf
2 winners have been crowned Miss Earth on their home turf. In particular, 2 of the Filipino winners won the title in the Philippines (where the contest was founded):
- 2008: Karla Henry was crowned in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.
- 2014: Jamie Herrell was crowned in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Brazil and Venezuela have the most winners (2) who won their titles outside their own country.
- 2004: Priscilla Meirelles was crowned in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- 2009: Larissa Ramos was crowned in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines.
- 2005: Alexandra Braun was crowned in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- 2013: Alyz Henrich was crowned in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- Longest Completed Reign:
- Alexandra Braun reigned for 1 year, 1 month, 3 days (or 1 years, 34 days). She was crowned on October 23, 2005 and crowned her successor on November 26, 2006.
- Shortest Completed Reign:
- Dania Prince reigned for 350 days. She was crowned on November 9, 2003 and crowned her successor on October 24, 2004.
- Shortest Reign due to Dethronement:
- Džejla Glavović reigned for 211 days. She was crowned on October 29, 2002 and was dethroned on May 28, 2003.
- Shortest Reign of a Runner-Up:
- Winfred Omwakwe reigned for 165 days. She assumed the title on May 28, 2003 and she crowned her successor on November 9, 2003.
- The year with the least number of delegates was on 2001 with 42 delegates to which the eventual winner was Catharina Svensson ( Denmark) on October 28, 2001.
- The year with the most number of delegates was on 2013 with 89 delegates to which the eventual winner was Alyz Henrich ( Venezuela) on December 7, 2013.
Double Win in a Decade
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