Miss Earth United States

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Miss Earth USA
Miss-Earth---new-logo-tp400.png
MottoBeauty for a Cause
Formation2005; 15 years ago (2005)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
English
National Director
Laura Clark (2016-present)
WebsiteOfficial Website

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

History[edit]

2001-2004: Ms. America International[edit]

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.

The very first American delegate for Miss Earth is Abigail Royce[5] of California. She competed in 2001 where she landed as one of the Top 10 semifinalists.[6][7]

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.[8][9][10]

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.[edit]

The US Earth Productions/Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. is the organization that currently owns and runs the Miss Earth USA beauty contest since 2016. The organization is based in Washington, D.C.[11]

National Competition[edit]

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[12], runway, photogenic, media interview, and social media presence and engagement.

State & Regional Competitions[edit]

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[edit]

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.[13][14][15]

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.

Results Summary[edit]

  • 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
Year Titleholder Placement Awards
2020 Lindsey Coffey TBA TBA
2019 Emanii Davis[16] Miss Earth - Air 2019 Best Futuristic Filipiniaña
Best Designer
Host Lion Legazpi Orienta

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Long Gown (Air Group)

2018 Yashvi Aware
2017 Andreia Gibau Top 16 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Resort Wear (Group 3)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 3)
2016 Corrin Stellakis Miss Earth - Fire 2016 (Assumed)[17] 1st place, gold medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 2)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Darling of the Press
2nd Place - Miss Earth Hannah
2015 Brittany Payne Miss Earth - Water 2015 1st Place - Eco-Beauty Video

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

2014 Andrea Neu Miss Earth - Air 2014 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Best Teacher
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Evening Gown
1st place, gold medalist(s) Resort Wear
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Swimsuit
2013 Nicolle Velez Top 16 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Miss Friendship
1st place, gold medalist(s) I Love My Planet Schools Campaign (Group 3)
2012 Siria Bojorquez Top 8 2nd place, silver medalist(s) M.E. Trivia Challenge
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Environmental Seminar
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Swimsuit (Group 2)
3rd place, 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

Titleholders[edit]

This list includes all the Miss Earth USA winners from the current and previous license holders.

Year Titleholder State Host City Notes
2020 Lindsey Coffey Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Virtual Pageant
2019 Libby Hill Texas 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.[18]
Emanii Davis Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Previously 3rd runner-up at Miss World America 2017 and Miss Georgia USA 2016, 2nd runner-up at Miss USA 2016[19]

First Ethiopian American Miss Earth USA[20]

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[21] 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[17]
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[22][23]
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

Later a contestant on Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

2004 Stephanie Brownell  California
2003 Jessica Schilling †  California
2002 Casey Marie Burns  California
2001 Abigail Royce  California

Notes:

Supporting Miss Earth USA Divisions[edit]

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.[25] Together, these delegates make up Miss Earth USA system and bring awareness to environmental concerns while celebrating talents in modeling, fashion, and public speaking.[26]

Titleholders[edit]

The following is a list of all Miss Earth USA supporting division titleholders.

Supporting Divisions for Miss Earth USA
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 United States Gulf Coast Keyace Sims United States Gulf Coast Brandi Jarvis Ibos  Mississippi
2017 Leslie Jackson  Maryland Adele Scala  New York Division established in 2018[27]
2016 Sarah Levandowski  Texas Kristin Chucci  Florida
2015 Alyssa Klinzing  Kansas Vincenza Carrieri-Russo  Delaware

Notes:

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