In the just-concluded Miss Earth 2010 at the Vinpearl Amphitheatre in Nha Trang, Vietnam, Nicole Faria of India won her country’s first-ever Miss Earth title. The 20-year old model from Bangalore bested 83 other candidates for the crown and held on to her status as one of the strong favorites up to the last minute.
The three other elemental beauties are: Jennifer Pazmino of Ecuador (1st RU and Miss Air), Watsoporn Wattanakoon of Thailand (2nd RU and Miss Water) and Yeidy Bosques of Puerto Rico (3rd RU and Miss Fire).
The remaining ladies in the Top 7 are Mariangela Bonanni of Venezuela, Marina Kishara of Japan and Nondyebo Dzingwa of South Africa.
The other delegates who made it to the Top 14 (semifinalists) are Desiree van den Berg of the Netherlands, Victoria Schukina of Russia, Luu Thi Diem Huong of Vietnam, Ilenia Arnolfo of Italy, Danielle Bounds of the USA, Carmen Justova of the Czech Republic and Alexandra Nikitina of Ukraine.
Congratulations, Nicole! 😉