Mother Earth has a new muse, and she is Olga Alava Vargas of Ecuador.
Just awhile back, Miss Earth 2011 culminated in her crowning during glittering rites held at the UP Theatre. She is the first Ecuadorian to win the title, as she bested 84 other delegates along the way.
Comprising the quartet of elements for 2011 are: Driely Bennettone of Brazil, Miss Air; Athena Mae Imperial of the Philippines, Miss Water and Caroline Medina of Venezuela, Miss Fire.
Making it to the top 8 are the representatives of Zimbabwe, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Crimea and Mexico.
Congratulations to all the winners!
(Photo of the winners courtesy of Bruce Casanova of OPMB Worldwide)