Have you been thinking about the environment lately? Feeling a little bit guilty for throwing that styrofoam gas station cup out of the electronically-controlled window of your gas guzzling 11 miles to the gallon Jeep Grand Cherokee? Well there’s no need to worry anymore because there are 90 gorgeous earth-saving wonder women destined to make the world a greener place by planting one indigenous tree at a time. That’s right… I’m talking about the Miss Earth 2009 competition.
Yesterday in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, all the contestants gathered together to declare their personal environmental campaign. Their theme for this year’s competition focused on ‘Beauties for a cause’. If you didn’t know the pageant has been around since 2001, and is televised in more than 80 countries. (Wow! That must use up a lot of energy). Since 2006, the Miss Earth pageant has hosted the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth, an annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environmental achievers and leaders at a policy level. The Miss Earth winner will be spokesperson for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Here’s a bit of how the winner is selected.
During the live finals, the sixteen semi-finalists will be announced. All previous scores will be disregarded and thereafter compete in the swimsuit round. The top eight scorers in swimsuit will move on the next level of competition. The final eight portion will have interview and evening gown competition components. The scores from these two events will be averaged and the four highest scorers will continue with the last competition – the final interview. – courtesy of Wikipedia
It’s amazing how important the swimsuit competition is. My vote goes to Miss Cuba Earth 2009.