Miss Earth United States
|Motto||Beauty for a Cause|
|Laura Clark (2016-present)|
Miss Earth USA (formerly Miss Earth United States) is an annual beauty pageant which selects the United States representative to Miss Earth which is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.
In January 2016, owners of Miss Earth, Carousel Productions, Inc., announced, through their official Facebook fan page, that the Miss Earth USA program would be managed by U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. under the leadership of national director Laura Clark.
2001-2004: Ms. America International
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.
2005-2015: Earth Pageant Productions
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.
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.
This list includes all the Miss Earth USA winners from the current and previous license holders.
|Year||Titleholder||State/Region Represented||Host City|
|2019||Emanii Davis||Georgia||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|2018||Yashvi Aware||Maryland||Washington, D.C. / Alexandria, Virginia|
|2016||Mae-Ann Webb||South Carolina|
|Corrin Stellakis||New York|
|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|
|2006||Amanda Pennekamp||South Carolina||Laughlin, Nevada|
|2005||Amanda L. Kimmel||Montana||Los Angeles, California|
|2003||Jessica Schilling †||California|
|2002||Casey Marie Burns||California|
- 2019: Emanii Davis was Miss Georgia USA 2016 and finished as 2nd runner-up in Miss USA 2016.
- 2018: Yashvi Aware represented Maryland and a Top 10 finalist at Miss Earth United States 2016.
- 2017: Andreia Gibau was Miss New York USA 2017 1st runner-up and a former Teen Miss United States 2015.
- 2016: Mae-Ann Webb was originally Miss Earth USA – Air 2016, she succeeded the original titleholder, Corrin Stellakis, who replaced the dethroned Miss Earth – Fire 2016, Bruna Zanardo of Brazil. On April 23, Stellakis crowned Webb as the new Miss Earth USA 2016.
- 2016: Corrin Stellakis was Miss New York Teen USA 2014 and Top 12 finalist at Miss World America 2015 representing Missouri.
- 2015: Brittany Ann Payne was Miss California USA 2015 2nd runner-up, Miss California USA 2017 4th runner-up, Miss Hawaii USA 2019 1st runner-up.
- 2014: Andrea Neu was Miss U.S. International 2013 and a Top 15 finalist at Miss International 2013. Top 5 Miss Colorado USA 3x.
- 2012: Siria Bojorquez was Miss Teen Earth USA 2010.
- 2009: Amy Diaz was Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2001, Miss Rhode Island USA 2008, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss USA 2008. Amy later won Season 23 of The Amazing Race.
- 2008: Jana Murrell was Miss Nebraska USA 2005.
- 2007: Lisa Forbes was Miss Kansas USA 2004.
- 2006: Amanda Pennekamp was Miss South Carolina USA 2004 and 1st Runner Up at Miss USA 2004.
- 2005: Amanda Kimmel was Miss Montana USA 2005 and a Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains contestant.
- † Deceased
- From 2001-2005, Susan Jeske sent girls representing the US to the Miss Earth Pageant produced by Carousel Productions. Casey Marie Burns was crowned Ms. America International 2002 and Jessica Schilling was crowned Ms. America International 2003. Their prize was a trip representing the US at the Miss Earth Pageant.
Miss Earth performance
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|2017||Andreia Gibau||Top 16|| Resort Wear (Group 3)|
Swimsuit (Group 3)
|2016||Corrin Stellakis||Miss Earth - Fire 2016 (Assumed)|| Swimsuit (Group 2)|
Darling of the Press
2nd Place - Miss Earth Hannah
|2015||Brittany Payne||Miss Earth - Water 2015||1st Place - Eco-Beauty Video
|2014||Andrea Neu||Miss Earth - Air 2014|| Best Teacher|
|2013||Nicolle Velez||Top 16|| Miss Friendship|
I Love My Planet Schools Campaign (Group 3)
|2012||Siria Bojorquez||Top 8|| M.E. Trivia Challenge|
Swimsuit (Group 2)
|2010||Danielle Bounds||Top 14|
|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|
Miss Earth USA divisions
The current Miss Earth USA 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 (Junior Miss), 14-18 (Teen Miss) and 26-38 (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.
The following is a list of all Miss Earth USA division titleholders.
|Edition||Junior Miss Earth USA||Teen Miss Earth USA||Elite Miss Earth USA||State|
|2017||Angel Strong||Nebraska||Leslie Jackson||Maryland||Adele Scala||New York|
|2016||Keeley Goldberg||Ohio||Sarah Levandowski||Texas||Kristin Chucci||Florida|
|2015||Jaden Johnson||Virginia||Alyssa Klinzing||Kansas||Vincenza Carrieri-Russo||Delaware|
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