Miss Earth United States
|Miss Earth United States|
|Motto||Beauties for a Cause|
|National Director||Earth Pageant Productions|
Miss Earth United States is a beauty pageant held annually and conducted by Earth Pageants Productions to select the United States representative to Miss Earth. It is one of the official preliminaries to the international Miss Earth, one of the four largest international pageants. Miss Earth United States 2012 is Siria Bojorquez from Texas. Maddison Boucher from Tennessee, is Miss Teen Earth United States 2012.
The Miss Earth United States represents the United States of America in the annual international competition, Miss Earth pageant. In 2006, 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.
The United States delegates in Miss Earth from 2001–2005 were selected by the Ms. America International pageant where the prize was to represent the United States at the Miss Earth Pageant. 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. 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.
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 national delegates vie in 5 equally weighted areas of competition: interview, personality in swimsuit, elegance in evening gown, environmental interview, and overall impression. 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.
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.
Miss Earth United States titleholders
|Year||Name||Representing||Age||Placement at Miss Earth||Special Awards|
|2001||Abigail Royce||California||25||Top 10|
|2002||Casey Marie Burns||California||20|
|2004||Stephanie Brownell||California||21||Miss Friendship|
|2005||Amanda Lee Kimmel||Montana||21||Top 8|
|2006||Amanda Helen Pennekamp||South Carolina||24||Top 16|
|2007||Lisa Marie Forbes||Kansas||26|
|2008||Jana Murrell||Nebraska||26||Top 16|
|2009||Amy Diaz||Rhode Island||25|
|2010||Danielle Bounds||Missouri||25||Top 14|
|2012||Siria Bojorquez||Texas||19||Top 8|
|2013||Nicole Velez||New York||21||Top 16|
Miss Teen Earth United States titleholders
|Year||Titleholders||Age||Home State||Awards and Achievements|
|2008||Sarah Tatyana Fitzgerald||18||Utah|
|2010||Siria Bojorquez||17||Texas (Border Cities-El Paso)||Miss Photogenic|
|2011||Carlie Vowell||14||Tennessee||Miss Friendship|
|2012||Maddison Boucher||17||Tennessee||Miss Friendship|
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