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The Miss Earth Beauty Pageant is Coming to Vienna

Published: October 9, 2015; 14:00 · (FriedlNews)

Miss Earth, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness is celebrating its 15th year in Vienna. Along with its rivals Miss Universe and Miss World, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues. Climate Change will be the focus of Miss Earth for its Crystal Year celebration. Around 90 delegates from all over the world will be arriving on November 18, to start their activities and converge at the Marx Halle in Vienna on December 5, 2015 for the Coronation Night.

Miss Earth Turns 15 Celebrating its Crystal Year in Vienna / Picture: © Miss Earth Foundation Inc.

The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.

The Miss Earth Foundation also works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).

Miss Earth is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

The current Miss Earth is Jamie Herrell of the Philippines who was crowned on November 29, 2014. Traditionally, Miss Earth lives in Manila during her reign.

The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fair, storytelling programs, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.

Carousel Productions organizes and launches the Miss Earth beauty pageant to actively promote the preservation of the environment. A two-hour television special will feature and highlight the famous eco-tourism spots in Austria and the country's laudable efforts in sustainable living.

Climate Change will be this year's focus.

The delegates will revisit and renew its campaign to influence people’s mindset that protecting the planet is a very personal issue and everybody shares the responsibility to protect it through the five key words; RETHINK, REUSE, REDUCE, RECYLE, RESPECT.