Miss Earth United States

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Miss Earth United States
Missearth.png
Logo of the Miss Earth Pageant
Motto Beauties for a Cause
Formation 2005
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Glendora, California
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Miss Grand International
Miss United Continent
Official language
English
Website Official Website

Miss Earth United States is a beauty pageant held annually and conducted by the U.S. Earth Pageants to select the United States representative to Miss Earth. It is the official preliminary to the international Miss Earth pageant.[1] In addition, the U.S. Earth Pageants hold the franchise licensee for Miss Grand International and Miss United Continent.

Amanda Kimmel, Miss Montana USA 2005 (Top 8 at Miss Earth 2005) was the first Miss USA delegate to crossover and win the pageant. Kimmel (2005) and Bojorquez, who competed at Miss Earth 2012 are so far, the highest ranking American delegates finishing top 8 finalist at Miss Earth since its inception in 2001.

The current titleholder is Andrea Neu, from Denver, Colorado, as Miss Earth United States 2014. Tiffany Rea, from Tehachapi, California, was crowned Miss Teen Earth United States 2014.

The other titleholders are, Sara Platt of Columbia, South Carolina who won the title of Miss Grand United States 2014 and Channelle Chacon of El Paso, Texas won the title of Miss United Continent US.

History[edit]

2001-2005: Miss America International[edit]

The United States delegates in Miss Earth from 2001–2005 were selected by the Miss America International pageant where the prize was to represent the United States at the Miss Earth Pageant.

The very first American delegate for Miss Earth is Abigail Royce[2] of California. She competed in 2001 where she landed as one of the Top 10 semifinalists.[3][4]

2006-present: US Earth Pageant[edit]

Amanda Pennekamp, Miss Earth USA 2006, in the swimsuit competition at Miss Earth 2006

In 2006, Earth Pageant Productions acquired the rights to conduct the national competition for the United States and to select a national winner to participate in the Miss Earth pageant. Thus, the United States Earth pageants were established to conduct the annual Miss Earth United States pageant.

The Miss Earth United States represents the United States in the annual Miss Earth pageant. The pageant adopted the slogan "Continuing the Legacy of Beauty and Responsibility". The pageant focuses mainly on promoting environmental causes and winners are chosen equally on their physical attributes as well as their understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting the Earth.[5][6][7]

In order to bring more awareness to the cause, and to provide the next generation an opportunity to get involved, a teen division was added in 2008. The winner of the pageant, held in conjunction with the Miss Earth United States pageant, is awarded the title of Miss Teen Earth United States.

In 2014, the US Earth Pageant acquired the franchise to send delegates from USA to Miss Grand International and to Miss United Continent pageants.

Competition[edit]

The national delegates vie in 5 equally weighted areas of competition: interview, personality in swimsuit, elegance in evening gown, environmental interview, and overall impression.[8] The delegates are scored in each area from a scale of 0-10, congruent to the Olympics. The lowest and highest scores are excluded and the rest of the scores are computed.[9]

The delegate with the most number of points is bestowed the title of Miss Earth United States. Furthermore, the next four highest scoring delegates are not regarded as runners up but granted elemental titles with equal weighting: United States Miss Air, Water, Fire, and Eco. United States Earth and Teen Earth United States are federally registered trademarks with the USPTO.[9]

Titleholders[edit]

Miss United States Earth titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Earth United States State Represented Host City Placement at Miss Earth
2014 Andrea Neu  Colorado Whittier, California Miss Earth Air
2013 Nicolle Velez  New York Honolulu, Hawaii Top 16
2012 Siria Bojorquez  Texas Charlotte, North Carolina Top 8
2011 Nicole Kelley  Florida Daytona Beach, Florida
2010 Danielle Bounds  Missouri Laughlin, Nevada Top 14
2009 Amy Diaz  Rhode Island Primm Valley, Nevada
2008 Jana Murrell  Nebraska Portland, Oregon Top 16
2007 Lisa Forbes  Kansas Portland, Oregon
2006 Amanda Pennekamp  South Carolina Laughlin, Nevada Top 16
2005 Amanda Kimmel  Montana No information available Top 8
2004 Stephanie Brownell  California
2003 Jessica Schilling†  California
2002 Casey Burns  California
2001 Abigail Royce  California Top 10

Notes:

By number of wins[edit]

States Titles Winning Years
 California 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
 Colorado 1 2014
 New York 2013
 Texas 2012
 Florida 2011
 Missouri 2010
 Rhode Island 2009
 Nebraska 2008
 Kansas 2007
 South Carolina 2006
 Montana 2005

Miss Teen Earth United States titleholders[edit]

Year Name Age State Represented Notes
2008 Sarah Fitzgerald 18  Utah
2009 Jolie-Noelle Schamber 18  Florida
2010 Siria Bojorquez 17  Texas Later won Miss Earth United States 2012.
2011 Carlie Vowell 14  Tennessee
2012 Maddison Boucher 17  Tennessee
2013 Kaci Wickstrom  Texas
2014 Tiffany Rea 17  California

By number of states[edit]

States Titles Winning Years
 Texas 4 2010, 2013
 Tennessee 1 2011, 2012
 California 1 2014
 Florida 1 2009
 Utah 1 2008
 Missouri 1 2010
 Rhode Island 1 2009
 Nebraska 1 2008

Miss United States Grand titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Earth United States State Represented Host City Placement
2014 Sara Platt  South Carolina Whittier, California Unplaced
2013 Blair Griffith  Colorado Honolulu, Hawaii Top 20

Miss US United Continent titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Earth United States State Represented Host City Placement
2014 Chanelle Chacon  Texas Whittier, California Unplaced

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.usearthpageant.com/home.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ TJ, Burgonio (12 October 2001). "Beauties Back Out pp25 and 27". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  3. ^ High Beam News, Online (2001-11-08). "Danish law student is Miss Earth". Filipino Reporter. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  4. ^ Palmero, Paul (2005-06-18). "Pageant History". Pageant Almanac. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  5. ^ Brady, Matt (2008-09-25). "Miss Earth United States checks out Fort Collins’ environmental efforts". Fort Collins. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ Bruning, Marlee (2009-10-07). ""'Green'tings" from Rhody for latest enviro-queen". The Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  7. ^ Sullivan, Jerriann (2009-07-19). "Pageant promotes Earth". Central Florida Future of the University of Central Florida. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  8. ^ News, Montana (30 May 2011). "Grass Range, Havre women crowned at "Miss Earth Montana" event". KRTV Great Falls News. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ a b News, Online (1 January 2013). "Miss Earth United States Competition Areas". Miss Earth United States website. Retrieved 14 January 2013.