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.
The current titleholder is Lindsey Coffey from Pennsylvania. Coffey won the national title on August 8th, 2020 during the organization’s first ever virtual pageant. Emanii Davis of Georgia earned the international elemental title of Miss Earth Air 2019 on October 26, 2019 and will give up her title at the 20th anniversary of Miss Earth on November 29th, 2020.
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/Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. under the leadership of national director Laura Clark.
In August 2018, the current organization announced it would be changing its name to Miss Earth USA.
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/Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc.
Pre-pageant events take place over a one-week period and include community service work within the host location.
Delegates are scored in the following areas: judges' interview, evening gown, swimwear, a Think Global, Act Local environmental project, runway, photogenic, media interview, and social media presence and engagement.
State & Regional Competitions
Every year, states hold a preliminary competition to choose their delegate for the Miss Earth USA pageant. Delegates may be appointed state or regional titles if a state pageant is not offered in their area. The state/regional winners hold the title "Miss (State/Region) Earth USA" for the year of their reign.
State contestants are judged equally in the following categories: community service, gown, interview, photogenic, and swimwear.
The U.S. Earth Productions/Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. organization awards directorships to pageant directors, who in some cases are responsible for more than one state or a region of the United States.
Currently, the Miss Earth USA organization does allow contestants to re-compete at the national pageant in the same division under the previous state title held, or a regional title, if a state title has already been awarded or appointed.
USA Performance at Miss Earth
Emaniii Davis, Miss Earth USA 2019, and Andrea Neu, Miss Earth USA 2014, are the highest ranking American delegates, finishing as Miss Earth - Air (First runner-up) in their respective years competing at Miss Earth.
The USA placed six consecutive years at Miss Earth between 2012-2017. This the country's longest placement streak since the pageant's inception in 2001.
- Miss Earth: None
- Miss Earth Air (1st Runner-Up): Andrea Neu (2014), Emanii Davis (2019)
- Miss Earth Water (2nd Runner-Up): Brittany Payne (2015)
- Miss Earth Fire (3rd Runner-Up): Corrin Stellakis (2016)
- Top 7/8/10/12: Abigail Royce (2001), Amanda Kimmel (2005), Siria Bojorquez (2012)
- Top 14/16/18/20: Amanda Pennekamp (2007), Jana Murrell (2008), Danielle Bounds (2010), Nicolle Velez (2013), Andrea Gibau (2017)
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|2019||Emanii Davis||Miss Earth - Air 2019||Best Futuristic Filipiniaña|
Host Lion Legazpi Orienta
Long Gown (Air Group)
|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|
This list includes all the Miss Earth USA winners from the current and previous license holders.
|2020||Lindsey Coffey||Pennsylvania||Virtual Pageant|
|2019||Libby Hill||Texas||Las Vegas, Nevada||Originally Miss Earth USA – Air 2019 (representing Gulf Coast), succeeded Emanii Davis, who was crowned Miss Earth – Air 2019. On November 16, Davis crowned Hill as the new Miss Earth USA 2019 in Atlanta, GA.|
|Emanii Davis||Georgia||Previously 3rd runner-up at Miss World America 2017 and Miss Georgia USA 2016, 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2016|
|2018||Yashvi Aware||Maryland||Washington, D.C. / Alexandria, Virginia||Previously represented Maryland and Top 10 at Miss Earth United States 2016|
|2017||Andreia Gibau||Massachusetts||Previously Miss New York USA 2017 1st runner-up. Later Miss New York USA 2020 Top 10 at Miss USA 2020|
|2016||Mae-Ann Webb||South Carolina||Originally Miss Earth USA – Air 2016, succeeded 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|
|Corrin Stellakis||New York||Previously Miss New York Teen USA 2014 and Top 12 finalist at Miss World America 2015 representing Missouri
Later Miss Multiverse 2017
|2015||Brittany Payne||California||Ontario, California||Previously Miss California USA 2015 2nd runner-up
Later Miss California USA 2017 4th runner-up and Miss Hawaii USA 2019 1st runner-up
|2014||Andrea Neu||Colorado||Whittier, California|
|2013||Nicolle Velez||New York||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|2012||Siria Bojorquez||Texas||Charlotte, North Carolina||Previously Miss Teen Earth United States 2010|
|2011||Nicole Kelley||Florida||Daytona Beach, Florida|
|2010||Danielle Bounds||Missouri||Laughlin, Nevada|
|2009||Amy Diaz||Rhode Island||Primm Valley, Nevada||Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2001, Miss Rhode Island USA 2008, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss USA 2008.
First Latina Miss Earth United States
Later won Season 23 of The Amazing Race.
|2008||Jana Murrell||Nebraska||Portland, Oregon||Previously Miss Nebraska USA 2005.|
|2007||Lisa Marie Forbes||Kansas||Previously Miss Kansas USA 2004.|
|2006||Amanda Pennekamp||South Carolina||Laughlin, Nevada||Previously Miss South Carolina USA 2004 and 1st Runner Up at Miss USA 2004.|
|2005||Amanda L. Kimmel||Montana||Los Angeles, California||Previously Miss Montana USA 2005|
|2003||Jessica Schilling †||California|
|2002||Casey Marie Burns||California|
- † Deceased
Supporting Miss Earth USA Divisions
The current Miss Earth USA program requires contestants be ages 18–28 as of January 1 of the competition year. U.S. Earth Productions/Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. offers three additional divisions supporting Miss Earth USA. The winners of the supporting divisions for ages 14-18 (Teen) and 26-38 (Elite Miss), and 21-59 (Mrs.) go on to compete at international competitions. All delegates are never married (excluding Mrs.), never had children, natural born female (excluding Elite Miss), and U.S. citizens. Together, these delegates make up Miss Earth USA system 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 supporting division titleholders.
|Edition||Teen Miss Earth USA||State||Elite Miss Earth USA||State||Mrs. USA Earth||State|
|2020||Sally Dorrell||West Virginia|
|2019||Sydni Terradot||Louisiana||Celine Pelofi||Florida||Shelby Williams Dixon||North Carolina|
|2018||Payton Stockman||Gulf Coast||Keyace Sims||Gulf Coast||Brandi Jarvis Ibos||Mississippi|
|2017||Leslie Jackson||Maryland||Adele Scala||New York||Division established in 2018|
|2016||Sarah Levandowski||Texas||Kristin Chucci||Florida|
|2015||Alyssa Klinzing||Kansas||Vincenza Carrieri-Russo||Delaware|
- 2019: Celine Pelofi was previously Ms. United States 2015 representing Florida.
- 2018: Brandi Jarvis Ibos previously represented Mississippi at Miss Earth United States 2016, placing Top 10.
- 2018: Payton Stockman previously represented Florida at Teen Miss Earth United States 2017, placing 1st Runner-Up and earned the swim award.
- 2015: Alyssa Klinzing was previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2013, placing Top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2013 and later Miss Kansas USA 2019, placing Top 15 at Miss USA 2019.
- 2015: Vincenza Carrieri-Russo was previously Miss Delaware USA 2008 and Miss Delaware United States 2014, placing 2nd-Runner Up at Miss United States 2014.
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