Renate Cerljen is no pageant greenhorn. She has represented Sweden in two earlier international beauty competitions and placed in both. Way back in 2009, she took part in the Miss Universe Pageant held in Bahamas and landed a spot in the Top 15. And last year, she flew to China for the Miss Beauty of the World contest. She placed fifth.
This time around, the 23 year-old Swede – who used to be an elite gymnast – will invade Manila for Miss Earth 2011. She was handpicked by the people behind Miss Universe Sweden to be the country’s bet for the environment-focused tilt that will see around 80 ladies vying for the crown currently worn by India’s Nicole Faria.
What are her chances in the contest? I’m confident that she will be one of the front-runners. If a European is destined to win this year (the last one was a long time ago), then she should be up for the task. Let’s see how the competition holds up once all delegates arrive for Miss Earth 2011. 😉