EarthWater News: CJ Comu, EW Founder Named Judge at the 2017 Miss Earth Pageant

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A new USA representative for Miss Earth will be crowned on Saturday, August 5 in the nation’s capital. 50 delegates will participate in activities beginning August 3, judged by Miss Earth veterans, sponsors and members of the media.

017 national judges include reigning Miss Earth Katherine Espin of Ecuador and Miss Earth United States representatives Corrin Stellakis (2016), Andrea Neu (2014), Lisa Forbes (2007) and Amanda Pennekamp Bluestein (2006). Miss Earth delegates join the panel from England, Pakistan and Mongolia; as well as directors of World Missions Outreach, Planet Beach and EarthWater; and media representatives from CPAN and World Class Beauty Queens Magazine. 

Named 2016 Pageant of the Year by Art & Beauty Magazine, the 2017 edition of Miss Earth United States, presented by EarthWater, will broadcast on the DISH Network B4UTV Channel 716. Show hosts are Steven Roddy, founder of the Pageant Planet, and Miss Earth Water 2015 Brittany Ann Payne. Talent will include DJ Shaleigh. Tickets are on sale at www.missearthunitedstates.com/tickets.

anaged by Carousel Productions of the Philippines, Miss Earth focuses on empowering women through fashion, leadership, travel and service opportunities. Delegates advocate for environmental awareness and protection of the Earth while showcasing various tourist destinations. Miss Earth is known as one of the most relevant pageants and the second largest, drawing nearly 100 national representatives each year to compete for the title. As 2016 Miss Earth, Ecuador's Katherine Espin serves as a global ambassador to organizations including the United Nations Environment Programme and Philippines eco-tourism. 

State delegates were selected based on leadership skills, photographs, interview, and pageant or modeling experience. They represent their state or region throughout the year, appearing in the community as well as fashion and media events.

National activities include park clean up on the National Mall, tour of the US Capitol Building, runway and modeling workshop, photo shoot with Southern Exposure Photography, and charity gala. Competitions open to the public including speaking, Mac Duggal runway competition, swimwear, and personal evening gown. The delegates are also evaluated on judge interview, multimedia, photogenic and community video. Final wardrobe is sponsored by Pixton Design Group, Jegie Brand, Marc DeFang and Elementz by Prerna.

“People do not realize the extensive work that goes into preparing for a pageant of this caliber,” says National Director Laura Clark. “We consider the national experience to be a showcase and celebration of these delegates. They are representing their states and regions at the highest level of pageant competition.”

The winner of Miss Earth United States will spend the next two months touring the USA including visits to New York City, Miami, San Juan, and Chicago. This fall, she will represent the nation at the 17th annual Miss Earth competition, with the final coronation televised globally to millions of viewers. She will hold the title for one year, and if named Miss Earth, will travel extensively worldwide throughout her reign. The USA has ranked in the Top 4 at Miss Earth for the past three consecutive years. In addition to one national winner, a Top 4 will be named on August 5 and receive a prize package.

Under management of US Earth Productions, Inc / Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. 501(c)3, the United States program includes supporting divisions of Elite Miss age 26-34, Teen Miss age 15-19 and Junior Miss age 11-14. The winners of these titles serve as an extension of the Miss Earth mission while also receiving prizes. 

Visit missearthunitedstates.com for ticketing and broadcast information and missearth.tv regarding the international pageant.