Miss Earth United States

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Miss Earth United States
Miss Earth United States logo.jpg
Motto Beauty for a Cause
Formation 2005
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
English
National Director
Laura Clark (2016-present)
Key people
Lisa Forbes
Website Official Website

Miss Earth United States is a beauty pageant held annually to select the United States representative to Miss Earth which is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[1][2][3]

The current titleholder is Corrin Stellakis of New York, who was crowned on August 1, 2016 by Brittany Ann Payne, the current Miss Earth-Water 2015.

Payne, the titleholder of 2015, is the second delegate from the United States to receive an elemental title after Andrea Neu received a Miss Earth - Air finish in 2014.[4][5][6][7][8]

In January 2016, owners of Miss Earth, Carousel Productions, Inc., announced, through their official Facebook fan page, that the Miss Earth United States program would be managed by U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. under the leadership of national director Laura Clark.

History[edit]

2001-2004: 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[9] of California. She competed in 2001 where she landed as one of the Top 10 semifinalists.[10][11]

2005-2015: Earth Pageant Productions[edit]

Amanda Pennekamp, Miss Earth United States 2006

In 2005, 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, a national pageant was established to conduct the annual Miss Earth United States pageant.

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 focused 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.[12][13][14]

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, was awarded the title of Miss Teen Earth United States. As a result the pageant became known as the US Earth pageants.

2016-Present: U.S. Earth Productions, Inc.[edit]

In 2016, U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. acquired the rights to the Miss Earth preliminary in the United States. U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C.[citation needed]

The current Miss Earth United States program requires contestants be ages 18–26 as of January 1 of the competition year. U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. offers three additional divisions supporting Miss Earth United States. Those divisions are for ages 11–14 (Jr Miss), 14-18 (Teen Miss) and 26-32 (Elite Miss). All delegates are never married, never had children, and U.S. citizens. Together, these delegates make up Miss Earth United States and bring awareness to environmental concerns while celebrating talents in modeling, fashion, and public speaking.[15]

Titleholders[edit]

Andrea Neu, the Miss Earth United States 2014, is so far the highest ranking American delegate as she finished as Miss Earth - Air (First runner-up) at Miss Earth 2014 since its inception in 2001.[citation needed]

This list includes all the Miss Earth United States winners even from the previous license holders.

Year Titleholder State Represented Host City
2016 Corrin Stellakis  New York Washington, D.C.
2015 Brittany Payne  California Ontario, California
2014 Andrea Neu  Colorado Whittier, California
2013 Nicolle Velez  New York Honolulu, Hawaii
2012 Siria Bojorquez  Texas Charlotte, North Carolina
2011 Nicole Kelley  Florida Daytona Beach, Florida
2010 Danielle Bounds  Missouri Laughlin, Nevada
2009 Amy Diaz  Rhode Island Primm Valley, Nevada
2008 Jana Murrell  Nebraska Portland, Oregon
2007 Lisa Marie Forbes  Kansas Portland, Oregon
2006 Amanda Pennekamp  South Carolina Laughlin, Nevada
2005 Amanda L. Kimmel  Montana Los Angeles, California
2004 Stephanie Brownell  California Los Angeles, California
2003 Jessica Schilling †  California Los Angeles, California
2002 Casey Marie Burns  California Los Angeles, California
2001 Abigail Royce  California Los Angeles, California

Notes:

Miss Earth performance[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Titleholder Placement Awards
2016 Corrin Stellakis Top 8 1st, gold medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 2)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Darling of the Press
2nd Place - Miss Earth Hannah
2015 Brittany Payne Miss Earth-Water 1st Place - Eco-Beauty Video

Most Cheerful
1st, gold medalist(s) Charity Givers

2014 Andrea Neu Miss Earth-Air 2nd, silver medalist(s) Best Teacher
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Evening Gown
1st, gold medalist(s) Resort Wear
2nd, silver medalist(s) Swimsuit
2013 Nicolle Velez Top 16 2nd, silver medalist(s) Miss Frienship
1st, gold medalist(s) I Love My Planet Schools Campaign (Group 3)
2012 Siria Bojorquez Top 8 2nd, silver medalist(s) M.E. Trivia Challenge
2nd, silver medalist(s) Environmental Seminar
2nd, silver medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 2)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Press Presentation
2011 Nicole Kelley
2010 Danielle Bounds Top 14
2009 Amy Diaz
2008 Jana Murrell Top 16
2007 Lisa Marie Forbes
2006 Amanda Pennekamp Top 16
2005 Amanda L. Kimmel Top 8
2004 Stephanie Brownell Miss Friendship
2003 Jessica Schilling †
2002 Casey Marie Burns
2001 Abigail Ann Royce Top 10

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Brady, Matt (2008-09-25). "Miss Earth United States checks out Fort Collins' environmental efforts". Fort Collins. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
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