Miss Earth Ethiopia

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Miss Earth Ethiopia
Motto Beauties for a Cause
Formation 2001
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Addis Ababa
Miss Earth
Official language
Amharic, Oromo
Franchise Holder
Beauties of Africa Inc.
Key people
Andy A. Abulime

Miss Earth Ethiopia is the official title given to Ethiopia's delegate to the Miss Earth pageant. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment.[1]


The first year Ethiopia sent a representative to Miss Earth was in 2001 with Nardos Tiluhan Wondemu as the first Miss Earth Ethiopia titleholder.[2]

In 2003 the Miss Earth Ethiopia franchise was obtained by Beauties of Africa Inc, owned by Andy A. Abulime. Miss Earth Ethiopia 2003 Yodit Getahun participated in Miss Earth 2003 and won the Miss Friendship special award. Getahun was later dethroned and replaced by Muna Kidane-Mariam.[3]

From 2003-2008, the Ethiopian representative to Miss Earth was usually the winner of Miss Universe Ethiopia or from the Miss Millennium Queen pageant.

Ethiopia failed to attend the Miss Earth pageant in 2002, 2005, 2009, and 2010.


Year Name Age Height National Title
2001 Nardos Tiluhan Wondemu[2][4] Miss Earth Ethiopia 2001
2002 Did not participate
2003 Yodit Getahun Miss Ethiopia World 2003
2004 Ferehiyewot Abebe Merkuriya 19 1.77m Miss Universe Ethiopia 2004
2005 Did not participate
2006 Dina Fekadu 20 1.76m Miss Universe Ethiopia 2006
2007 Nardos Desta 19 1.76m Miss Millennium World 2007
2008 Kidan Tesfahun 24 1.80m Miss Millennium Queen 2007
2009 Did not participate
2010 Rahel Debebe[5][6] (did not participate) 25 1.78m Miss Earth Ethiopia 2010
2011 Did not participate
2012 Did not participate
2013 Did not participate
2014 Did not participate
2015 TBA


  1. ^ News Online, Reuters (2004-10-08). "Contestants of Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". The Tribune India. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b Castro Barawid, Rachel (12 October 2001). "35 beauties vying for Miss Earth". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. (4 May 2004). "Crowd favorite to plant trees during her reign". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Soul, John (2001-10-28). "Miss Earth 2001". Woman of the Earth News. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Kenya:Wins Elite Model Look Competition". All Africa. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Murua, James (23 September 2011). "Nairobi student wins Elite Model Look competition .". The Star. Retrieved 2 November 2011.