Miss Earth 2004

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Miss Earth 2004
Miss Earth 2004, Priscilla Meirelles
Miss Earth 2004
Date 24 October 2004
Presenters Marc Nelson, Sarah Meir
Venue UP Theater, Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcaster ABS-CBN, The Filipino Channel, Star World
Entrants 61
Debuts Bulgaria, Chad, Macedonia, Martinique, Portugal, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay
Withdrawals Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Kosovo, Japan, Panama, Slovenia, Ukraine, Venezuela
Returns Albania, Egypt, El Salvador, Great Britain, Netherlands, Nepal, Paraguay, Taiwan, Tanzania
Winner Priscilla Meirelles
Congeniality Stephanie Brownell
Best National Costume Gabriela Zavala
Photogenic Priscilla Meirelles
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Miss Earth 2004, the 4th edition of Miss Earth pageant, took place on 24 October 2004 at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Miss Brazil took over from last year’s winner Dania Prince of Honduras.[1]

The 21-year-old medical student from Brazil, Priscilla Meirelles, who stands 5’ 8" and has a 35"-24"-35" figure, won the coveted title, and with her win, Brazil became the first country to capture all of the four major international pageants, namely Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[1][2]

Miss Martinique Murielle Celimene, an 18-year-old student, was crowned Miss Air, the pageant’s equivalent to first runner-up. The last two titles— Miss Water and Miss Fire (second and third runners-up, respectively) —were won by Miss Tahiti Kahaya Lusazh (English name: Stephanie Lesage) and Miss Paraguay Yanina Gonzalez. Miss Paraguay was early crowd favorite who maintained her composure when she almost fell off the stage after she broke her shoe’s heels after the long gown competition.

The winners were chosen by the 11-person board of judges who included last year’s Miss Earth’s Beauty for a Cause awardee, Vida Samadzai, Noel Lorenzana of Unilever Philippines, Stefan Voogel of InterContinental Manila, Kit Ti LIan of Avon Color, Lorraine Timbol of Media Arts Systems and Services Co., Regina Paz Lopez of ABS-CBN Foundation, Chin Chin Gutierrez, actress and staunch advocate of environmental concerns, international singer-actor Leo Valdez, Deborah Landey of the United Nations Development Programme, Freddie Garcia of ABS-CBN, and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Cesar Purisima.

Organized and launched in 2001 by Carousel Productions, Miss Earth serves as a catalyst in promoting environmental advocacy worldwide. Its slogan, "Beauties For A Cause".[3]


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Earth 2004
Miss Earth - Air 2004
  •  Martinique - Murielle Celimene
Miss Earth - Water 2004
  •  Tahiti - Kahaya Lusazh (Stephanie Lesage)
Miss Earth - Fire 2004
  •  Egypt - Arwa Gouda
  •  India - Jyoti Brahmin
  •  Israel - Keren Somech
  •  Nicaragua - Marifely Argüello
  •  Norway - Brigitte Korsvik
  •  Peru - Liesel Holler
  •  Poland - Karolina Gorazda
  •  Trinidad & Tobago - Leah Mari Guevara

Special awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Friendship  USA - Stephanie Brownell
Miss Photogenic  Brazil - Priscilla Meirelles
Miss Talent  Canada - Tanya Beatriz Munizaga
Best National Costume  Honduras - Gabriela Zavala
Best in Long Gown  Tahiti - Kahaya Lusazh (Stephanie Lesage)
Best in Swimsuit  Paraguay - Yanina González

Winning answer[edit]

Final Question in Miss Earth 2004: "On a quiet night, you could hear the sounds of nature talking to you. What do you think is its message and what would you like to tell it back?"

Winning Answer of Miss Earth 2004: "What I can hear is that nature is saying that love is missing. Because people don't respect each other, they don't respect the nature, they don't respect life. That's why nature is reacting to everything that people do to her. Who suffer is us, humankind. And love is what would solve our problem" - Priscilla Meirelles, represented Brazil.[4]


No. Judge Background
1 Vida Samadzai Miss Earth 2003 Beauty for a Cause awardee
2 Noel Lorenzana Unilever Philippines
3 Stefan Voogel Intercontinental Manila
4 Kit Ti Lian Avon Color
5 Lorraine Timbol Journalist Media Arts Systems and Services Co.
6 Regina Paz Lopez ABS-CBN Foundation
7 Chin Chin Gutierrez Actress and environmentalist
8 Leo Valdez International singer-actor
9 Deborah Landey United Nations Development Programme
10 Freddie Garcia ABS-CBN
11 Cesar Purisima Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry


List of countries and delegates that participated in Miss Earth 2004:[5]

  •  Albania - Vilma Masha
  •  Argentina - Daniela Puig
  •  Australia - Shenevelle Dickson
  •  Belgium - Ruchika Sharma
  •  Bolivia - Muriel Cruz
  •  Bosnia & Herzegovina - Ana Suton
  •  Brazil - Priscilla Meirelles de Almeida
  •  Bulgaria - Kristiana Dimitrova
  •  Canada - Tanya Beatriz Munizaga
  •  Chad - Myriam Commelin
  •  Chile - Erika Niklitschek Schmidt
  •  China - Xu Nicole Liu (刘旭)
  •  Colombia - Maria Fernanda Navia
  •  Costa Rica - Karlota Calderon Brenes
  •  Denmark - Thea Frojkear
  •  Dominican Republic - Nileny Dippton Estevez
  •  Ecuador - Maria Luisa Barrios Landivar
  •  Egypt - Arwa Gouda
  •  El Salvador - Silvia Gabriela Mejia Cordova
  •  Estonia - Jana Gruft
  •  Ethiopia - Ferehiyewot Abebe Merkuriya
  •  Finland - Iida Laatu
  •  France - Audrey Nogues
  •  Ghana - Maame Afua Akyeampong
  •  Great Britain - Hannah McCuaig
  •  Guatemala - Mirza Odette Garcia
  •  Honduras - Gabriela Zavala Irias
  •  India - Jyoti Brahmin
  •  Israel - Keren Somech
  •  Kenya - Susan Kaittany
  •  Korea - Cho Hye-jin
  •  Lebanon - Lana Khattab
  •  Macedonia - Natalija Grubovik
  •  Malaysia - Eloise Law
  •  Martinique - Murielle Celimene
  •  Mexico - Valentina Cervera Avila
  •    Nepal - Anita Gurung
  •  Netherlands - Saadia Himi
  •  New Zealand - Rachael Tucker
  •  Nicaragua - Marifely Argüello César
  •  Nigeria - Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor
  •  Norway - Brigitte Korsvik
  •  Paraguay - Yanina Alicia González Jorgge
  •  Peru - Liesel Holler Sotomayor
  •  Philippines - Tamera Marie Lagac Szijarto
  •  Poland - Karolina Gorazda
  •  Portugal - Frederica Santos
  •  Puerto Rico - Shanira Blanco
  •  Serbia & Montenegro - Katarina Hadzipavlovic
  •  Singapore - Nicole Sze Chin Nee
  •  South Africa - Sally Leung
  •  Sweden - Sara Jilena Lundemo
  •   Switzerland - Simone Röthlisberger
  •  Tahiti - Stéphanie Lesage
  •  Taiwan - Angel Wu
  •  Tanzania - Sophia Byanaku
  •  Thailand - Radchadawan Khampeng
  •  Trinidad & Tobago - Leah Mari Guevara
  •  USA - Stephanie Brownell
  •  Uruguay - Katherine Gonzalves Pedrozo
  •  Vietnam - Bùi Thúy Hạnh


Miss Earth 2004, Priscilla Meirelles also won the title "Miss Cyberpress Earth 2004" awarded by the website Globalbeauties.com after topping a survey participated in by webmasters in 19 pageant-related web portals.[3]



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  2. ^ Palmero, Paul (2005-06-18). "Pageant History: Winning Feats". Pageant Almanac. Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  3. ^ a b WTA World
  4. ^ Missosology 2004
  5. ^ Soul, John (2004-10-24). "Miss Earth 2004". Woman of the Earth News. Archived from the original on 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 

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