Miss Earth Brazil 2012 Camila Brant
Brazil is the most successful country-participant in Miss Earth. With two winners (Priscilla Meirelles and Larissa Ramos) , three elemental Miss Air (Drielly Bennettone, Simone Regis and Priscila Zandona) and one Miss Fire (Tatiana Alves), the South American country is well on its way to another exciting participation in 2012 with the entry of 22 year-old Camila Brant in this year’s roster.
The 5’9″ Camila is from Patos de Minas and is a very competitive young woman, having represented Brazil in Miss Intercontinental way back 2009. Her environmental advocacy – as stated in the Miss Earth website – is as follows:
“Open mind to project sustainability. I think what I advocate most is waking up the world to the realization that we are headed down a wasteful path. I want to change the course of our current future of destroying the earth through our wasteful ways. I want to be a part of a new norm, being conscience of our everyday activities and consuming in a much more efficient fashion. We can effectively advocate pro-environment policies when our voice joins a chorus calling for change. Sustainability includes recognizing global warming and significantly reversing our negative contribution to it, as well as supporting energy producing methods that have the least environmental impact. All of this means change and innovation would be on the horizon. The good news here is that the more the public is informed about the pros and cons of various types of energy production, they tend to influence their politicians. So, if the public can be more informed with truth and innovative options, then they will likely elect politicians who also subscribe to truth and innovate for the better.”
With Camila, I can confidently say that ME2012 has another clear favorite in its hands! 😉
Miss Earth-Brazil 2011 Driely Bennettone is, quite simply, sensually exotic.
With a name like Driely Bennettone, you simply can’t ignore Brazil’s representative to Miss Earth 2011. The 22 year-old beauty from Sao Paulo stands a towering 1.84m (a shade above 6′) and works as a fashion model when she is not busy with her studies in Theatre Arts at the Faculdade de Administração de Empresas.
With Brazil being one of the most environmentally-involved countries in the world, it follows that their citizens are very much concerned with the preservation of Mother Earth. For Drielly, her platform consists of:
…” creating regular programs in schools that will involve taking care of Mother Earth. I would like schools to teach sustainability theories along with the usual subjects, like Math, Science and Language. With the youth of Brazil educated on environmental awareness, we our sector of sustainable growth will develop. We must get all citizens involved in protecting the environment, by educating them on the importance of nurturing nature, people and animals. If education begins when the citizens are young, then the reality of an eco-friendly society will be achieved faster.”
This Brazilian is one of the ladies to watch out for this year. I believe that she possesses the beauty, poise and sincere commitment that Priscila Meirelles and Larissa Ramos (both former Miss Earth winners from Brazil) have. Will she be the 3rd Brazilian to win the crown? 😉
The stage looks great! And the ladies are having the time of their lives in Nha Trang, Vietnam!
Don’t forget that this coming Saturday, December 4, the coronation night of Miss Earth 2010 will unfold. Who will be the successor of Miss Earth 2009 Larissa Ramos? Who will be the Elemental Beauties – Misses Water, Air and Fire – this year?
The answers rest on the hands of these ten (10) individuals who will serve as this year’s Board of Judges:
• Mike Rosenthal – Hollywood photographer to the stars; guest photographer and judge on the TV show “America’s Next Top Model”
• Marie J.Y.E. Collart – Actress, Producer, Publicist, and Spokesperson to American and French Stars
• Rachel Grant de Longueuil – Hollywood Actress and Eco-Activist
• Ella Bella – Youth Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
• Eddy Tan – Head, Star World, FX, [V]. TVN & Nat Geo
• Karla Paula Henry – Miss Earth 2008
• Nenad Bratic – Famous architect of Aedas Interiors Company in Hong Kong
• Pham Sanh Chau – Secretary General of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO
• Hoang Dai Thanh – Chief Editor of the Journal of Young Fashion Designers
• Nguyen Nhu Quynh – Vietnamese Artist; many of her designs were selected for exhibition at the Musée de Mode, Paris in 2010. She is also a Violinist and a Dancer
Below is the dance rehearsal video of the ladies’ opening number:
video courtesy of YouTube/CynthiaTongSpicy
There will be two telecasts in the Philippines – one at 9pm over cable channel StarWorld and another at a later hour on ABS-CBN Channel 2.
And watch out for my hot picks for the crown come Saturday morning! 😉
Miss Earth-Japan Marina Kishira won the 2010 Miss Earth National Costume competition.
video courtesy of YouTube/DangVPN
I must admit that Miss Earth-Japan Marina Kishira’s National Costume doesn’t look like one at all. In fact, it could pass for the Evening Gown Parade if you ask me, albeit tacky it may seem in design. But then again, the judges must have scored her high in presentation skills because she carried the outfit with such clockwork precision, coupled with sharp turns and poses (as you can see in the video above). That could be the only reason why she upended the other ladies in the Top 4, namely, Luisa de Almeida Lopes of Brazil, Jennifer Pazmino of Ecuador, Nondyedo Dzingwa of South Africa and Claudia Lopez Mollinedo of Mexico.
The announcement of the winner was made by Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos.
Outside the Top 5 above, here are my personal favorites in their National Costumes:
Mariangela Bonanni of Venezuela
Lee Gui-Joo of Korea
Nicolle Morrell of Panama
Luu Thii Diem Huong of Vietnam
Watsaporn Wattanakoon of Thailand
Kudos to Miss Earth-Japan! 😉
Nicole Faria (India)
Mariangela Bonanni (Venezuela)
Yeidy Bosques (Puerto Rico)
Kelly Louise McGuire (Australia)
Ilenia Arnolfo (Italy)
Sandra Vester (Denmark)
Luu Thi Diem Huong (Vietnam)
Luisa Lopez (Brazil)
Nondyebo Dzingwa (South Africa)
Claudia Lopez Mollinedo (Mexico)
Desiree van den Berg (Netherlands)
Mihiatea Ruta (French Polynesia)
Still too early to tell to make a shortlist of my hot favorites for Miss Earth 2010, but the 12 ladies above have initially caught my eyes. What I’m sure of, though, is that there will be a fierce battle between India and Venezuela for this year’s crown because both of them are just effortless stand-outs!
I’m sure these two will raise the level of competition to the highest as they vie for Larissa Ramos’ crown!
The more than 80 Miss Earth 2010 delegates have their eyes fixed on that crown above Larissa Ramos' head!
Let’s see as the upcoming weeks progress, by which time I can commit to a more solid list of picks for the crown! 😉
More than ready for Miss Earth 2010, Kris Psyche Resus is! (Photo credit: Melvin Sia of OPMB Worldwide)
Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 Kris Psyche Resus has the sole distinction of being the country’s representative to the first-ever Miss Earth to be hosted by another country. All roads lead to Nha Trang, Vietnam between now and December 4, by which time Miss Earth 2010 will have already been crowned by last year’s winner, Larissa Ramos of Brazil.
At Villa Immaculada in Intramuros, Manila, Carousel Productions hosted a formal send-off for Kris Psyche Resus. She is all set to leave for Vietnam to join more than 80 other ladies from all over the world to vie for the most unique and noteworthy international beauty pageant title – Miss Earth. She knows that the chances of becoming the 2nd Filipina to win Miss Earth are not the brightest (since the people behind it are all Filipinos and making another Miss Philippines get the crown in only 2 years’ time might not sit well with most), but she is extremely focused and determined to give it her best shot.
Personally, I will be pleased seeing her place as high as the Top 8, if not one of the court elementals in the Final 4. To say that she will be facing extremely tough competition would be an understatement because majority of the delegates have either been selected as representatives in Miss Earth-dedicated searches or as part of the winners’ circle in their biggest national finals. In fact, Osmel Sousa has already acquired the ME franchise for Venezuela which means that he will be sending over one of his thoroughbreds starting this year, with a formally-conferred Miss Venezuela-Earth 2011 (Caroline Medina) coming to Manila next year. This goes to show that the pageant is already being taken seriously by all participating countries.
Lending their moral support during Kris Psyche Resus' send-off were Miss Earth-Air 2009 Sandra Seifert (L) and Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry (Photo credit: Melvin Sia of OPMB Worldwide)
Other well-wishers who graced the send-off were: (L) the gorgeous Miss Philippines-Air 2010 Emmerie Dale Cunanan and Miss Philippines-Eco-Tourism 2010 Angela Fernando (Photo credit: Melvin Sia of OPMB Worldwide)
Here’s wishing Kris Psyche Resus the best of luck in Miss Earth 2010! 😉
Miss Earth 2009 Larissa Ramos of Brazil will welcome all the Miss Earth 2010 delegates in Nha Trang, Vietnam. (Photo credit: MissEarth.tv)
Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort & Spa will be the host hotel of Miss Earth 2010 (Photo credit: MissEarth.tv)
From the Miss Earth website:
MISS EARTH 2010 in VIETNAM
VIETNAM, born with compelling history and vivid landscapes has been described by Lonely Planet as ” the last Asian dragon to awaken its slumber”. Now it has open its door to one significant beauty event, MISS EARTH, for the world to see its natural wonders this December.
Vietnam is widely known as a country with a hidden tropical charm. With the beautiful S-shaped strip of land closely surrounding the mysterious Indochina, Vietnam can easily fascinate visitors. Coming to Vietnam, visitors will have a chance to not only enjoy numberless beauty spots that the nature has generously endowed this country with but also find out about about plenty of traditional and modern Vietnamese cultural backgrounds…….
Miss Earth 2010 will officially start on November 4. The month-long event will include exciting activities in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Hoi An and other locations. Besides the environmental activities, the candidates will have a national costume show, swimsuit and evening competitions.
The finale and coronation show is scheduled to take place on December 4th at Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang.
The Amphitheatre inside the amuesement park of Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort & Spa will be the venue of Miss Earth 2010.
Watch out for more updates about Miss Earth 2010. It’s going to be a busy pageant season once again since two other beauty competitions – Miss World and Miss International – to be held in China will be coming this month till early next. 😉