87 MISS EARTH delegates from different countries are now in the Philippines to take on this year’s theme, “ME Loves Fauna,” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life. The theme also gives awareness of how animal life, whether wildlife or domestic, and especially the endangered species, are essential members of the environment which must be given proper care and attention.
“Apart from this meaningful undertaking, showcasing the beauty of the Philippines to the world, as it rises up from the pandemic, would be beneficial to our tourism industry. The pageant will give more focus ( staging events outdoors showing nature and picturesque eco landscapes
as much as possible to showcase its beauty and at the same time lessening its carbon footprint with natural lighting,” Lorraine Schuck, EVP & co- Founder of Miss Earth further elaborated
The virtual and on-ground events and activities will be live-streamed worldwide from the MISS EARTH social media accounts – its official YouTube Channel, Facebook and on the pageant’s Official Entertainment App Partner – Kumu.
The MISS EARTH 2022 finals will be streamed online and telecast on national and international TV stations, LIVE from Cove Manila in Okada Manila, the pageant’s Venue Partner.
Lots of pretty faces. Candidates who catch my attention because of their faces are:
Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Scotland, and Venezuela
In an ME edition focused on animals, one glaring non-participation is Kenya, the only country on earth that is famous for its wildlife and safaris. Why?
Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
Puerto Rico 🇵🇷
I agree with Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Venezuela…. (is there Iceland ?)
Should be Ireland 🇮🇪
Ok , …Ireland not on my list but a new batch of photos from welcome dinner just dropped and I am adding to my list four more …
I really hope that Miss Earth continues to aggressively add premier sponsors outside the Philippines since it consistently attracts at least close to 100 candidates every year. If they can convince global/commercial brands with sustainability in their social impact cause then it would be easier to make a case for this pageant to be up there in the Alpha Pageant spectrum.
Please, a glossy production for finals even just for one night.
As for favorites- Australia, Colombia, Belgium for now. Australia would be a good ambassador, Colombia would be a great Latin American bait.
(Well for that matter, Colombia hasn’t won a big crown in a while… Last was Vega-Dieppa, MU 2014. Hhhmmm… Food for thought. At kung wildlife diversity rin lang, swak!)
2nd place: Belgium
3rd place: Ethopia
4th place: Dominican Rep.
5th place: Russia
Korea reminds me of Doc Adee… ❤
(From the inaugural MUP Class of 2020)
I was looking forward to see the jetsetter Miss Somalia competes as I find her really stunning as all the other Somali women.
She could have been the winner that may cause MEO “roaring” all over the Earth; a winner that comes from a country which is in the procesw of recovery from the ravages of war and insurgencies. A country with a stringent islamic society.
Anyway, for now I like The Netherlands, Nigeria, Belarus and Colombia.
i agree with you. i also find Somali women stunning, as well as the Cabo Verde women on the other side of the African continent. Somalia is the base of the dreaded sea piracy-for-ransom on oil containers emerging out of The Gulf, and is still perceived a failed state due to the many insurgencies, private armies, and bombing incidents in the country. A win by Somalia can help change its image as an international pariah.
Yes, how could I forget Miss Cape Verde.
Men in that country are gorgeous as well with their tan skin color and that sexy portuguese accent when they speak English.
Cape Verde people are a pleasant mix of blacks and Portuguese– tall, tan, and pointed nose.
(Just curious, Sir, & to clarify. Is European x black referred to as ‘mulatto’? How about the term for Latina* x black? We all know European x Latina* is ‘meztisa’… No racism here. Ty.)
(* – If we assume ‘Latina’ to mean the indigenous races of the ‘not North’ Americas prior Spanish & Portuguese arrival & colonization)
(I think, now, ‘mulatto’ ang Latina x black. ‘Meztisa, din, ‘ata ang European x black. Anyway… I also wanted to ask, if as @ jaretwrightlover said that (to wit) “… at Telemundo they were pulling their hair out (on the MU acquisition by JKN of Thailand)”, if pageantry is so deeply rooted there why hasn’t a Latin America-based BIG pageant been launched? Ones like Reinas Cacao, Cafe, & HispanoAmerica are clearly small(er)-scale. Wouldn’t economies such as Mexico or Brazil be cosmopolitan enough? Off-hand, I can only think of relatively pricey air fares to that part of the world as a possible hindrance. Please share tea!)
The roster of new pageantry joiners includes countries most vulnerable to climate change. My wish is for our homegrown pageant to consider all delegates not as country contestants but as potential country leaders to a globally-coordinated nature conservation program that it can launch in partnership with some development organizations, NGOs, research institutions, universities, civil societies, corporations, and funding agencies. My other wish is for ME to formalize a partnership with the Paris Accord Secretariat to render functions even as peripheral as PR, ushering and clerical support to its many international and regional meetings on climate change. With the sterling qualifications of past ME winners and alumni, it can even volunteer to assist in Paris Accord’s (1) monitoring of compliance to country commitments to global warming goals, and (2) coordinative programs on climate change mitigation, adaptation and finance.
With the developing Asianization of global pageantry, ME should be the frontrunner and pacesetter in the silent one-upmanship game taking place. Engagement with UN SDG is a marketing coup of sorts that can only be matched by a prize catch like Paris Accord. I hope ME should not wait for that time when its many low-tier clones can upend it by having tie up with UN Agencies dealing with environment conservation.
I think Colombia is Gorgeous…
Facialy, she looks like a combo of Tanya Garcia,Ryza Cenon, Mariel Rodriguez, Yassi Pressman and Roselyn Sanchez…
It’s interesting that we have Iran, Iraq and even Palestine but No Israel…
We have China and Hongkong but no Taiwan
There is Laos but No Myanmar and Cambodia
We have both India and Pakistan
We both have GREECE and “North” Macedonia..
We have Russia, Poland and Kosovo and yet No Ukraine & Germany…
there is Northern Marianas but no Guam … hmmm , probably means nothing
My top 12
Hmmm Im also beginning to like Cuba…
Maybe I’ll add her to my Top 10.. right between Indonesia and the USA…
My current Top 16 favorites in random order:
The trifecta on the front row … Australia , Austria , Belarus … they are right now my top three for the crown
Ethiopia from Africa may play as a spoiler
Two others for sure will be in the top 20 : Philippines, Netherlands
From what I have seen and watched so far , I am revising my top 3:
They will be Australia , Netherlands and Colombia
& Miss North Macedonia is a standout among the ladies
Impressive line up of official candidates! Africa came in full force with new joiners relatively unknown in pageant circles– Burundi, Cabo Verde, DR Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Reunion Island, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Sudan, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Surprise but welcome addition of non-traditional pageant countries Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, Kyrgystan, and North Macedonia. There is Laos, but no Cambodia and Myanmar. There is Belarus, Estonia, Albania and Russia but no Ukraine. There is more representation from Eastern Europe than Western Europe with the absence of notables Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark.
Is the generally strong country participation indicative of a wide interest in ME’s advocacy?
I hope the participation of Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Pakistan will be productive to inspire the other conservative cultures to aspire for a global platform for meaningful advocacies.
They are two reasons why more countries are interested. They have faith and respect with ME Org. and they are interested the advocacy of Miss Earth unlike the advocacy of other beauty pageant in our neighboring countries who are not serious with their advocacy. Hopefully ME org will this utilize this lovely ladies for the betterment of our Mother Earth.
Great to see so many lovely ladies are participating the ME beauty pageant. Sad to know that they are other great potential candidates who were not able to participate with various reasons, like Miss Paraguay due to age limit and Miss Ukraine due to war in her country. I am excited to see who among the 89 lovely ladies will going home with the crown. Good luck to all of you ladies!
UGANDA AND SOMALIA, CANT COMPETE…KASI NATIONAL DIRECTOR NILA YUNG YUNG TAGA SCAM NA PAGEANT…MISS UGANDA WAS ALREADY IN THE AIRFORT BUT SHE WAS GIVEN A FAKE TICKET
SAYANG SI SOMALIA, FRONT RUNNER PA NAMAN, WITH EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT..
MYANMAR WAS NOT SUPPORTED BY HER NATIONAL DIRECTOR, WALANG PAMASAHE THATS WHY SHE CANT COMPETE.
Somalia is really a stunner … too bad ! maybe she can join MU ….
Ayusin mu sfelling mu ha, saan yan airfort na sinasabi mu, sa Uganda?
So many amazing, gorgeous and talented earth warriors in one small stage. Let us show to the people on earth that you are all dead serious with commitment to change the earth not only the environment but the lives of faunas too. Hope you all enjoy your short stay in our beautiful country, the Philippines. Good luck ladies!
Did someone post a 2nd shot? I counted 89?
I understand that only 87 of the 89 above are accounted for, arrival-wise.
Got it, thanks
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I should get everybody’s attention to gaze upon a couple of delegates from these two countries … Palestine and Cuba , watch out , they will make the top 20 cut !
(Mr. Blogger, ‘pag nabuo na, po, sila’t nakita niyo na in the flesh sa Press Day, do give us your advance picks/selection/impressions, please. You will see things we won’t. TIA!)
(Kasi, po, bukas na ‘ata ang Swim Prelims sa Zamboanga City…? Until the 17th… U wil go?)
So, they are the official candidates in their unofficial headshots, I presume. Based on the photos above, two girls are effortlessly stunning: Ethiopia and The Netherlands. From this day on, I’ll keep my eyes on these two.
Sana magkaroon ng studio pictorial ang mga candidates with an official make up sponsor. Madaming magaganda sa mga ito. Sana din, may press people na nagku-cover sa Miss Earth events.
as much as I wish a black back to back, ang daming facially beautiful who can shatter this wish.
87 candidates as against 68 for MGI. Nawat, what can you say?
Let us stop mentioning the other pageant and its owner, you are making them relevant. If it is Miss Earth, we just discuss Miss Earth , the candidates, their advocacies, the host country etc.
bull’s eye haha