The 12th edition of the Miss Earth pageant was supposed to be held in Bali, Indonesia. Apparently, it did not push through as the pageant’s official website says it’s going to be held in Manila this November. There are reports that the venue will be the Mall of Asia Arena but this is not yet confirmed by Carousel Productions as of this posting.
One thing is for sure as of the moment, that the 12th edition of the pageant is scheduled on November 24 with Olga Álava from Ecuador crowing her successor.
This is the 4th time that a foreign country canceled hosting responsibilities for Miss Earth. It happened first in 2006 when it was supposed to be held in Santiago, Chile. 2nd was in 2011 when it was supposed to be held in Thailand but was later cancelled because of the floods. The 3rd time was earlier this year when Vietnam was supposed to host the pageant for the 3rd time, but apparently, they backed out. Indonesia was supposed to take the hosting privilege from Vietnam for this year’s pageant but according to reports, they did not meet the requirements. That’s why Miss Earth is coming back to the Philippines just like what happened last year when Thailand backed-out.
In 2013, the pageant is said to be happening in Bangkok’s Impact Arena and hopefully, it pushes through.
Meanwhile, Miss Earth’s theme for this year is in line with the United Nations General Assembly’s declaration of 2012 as the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”, which aims to ensure universal access to modern energy services.
Here’s the press release from the organizers of Miss Earth:
The search is now on for the next environmental beauty who will serve as an ambassadress and protector of the Earth’s natural resources. This year, as the world celebrates The International Year of Sustainable Energy, Carousel Productions Inc. will be bringing in 80 to 90 delegates from all across the globe to involve them in new and various challenges that will not only hone them into beauties for a cause but enable them to support and give recognition to organizations and companies who are allies of the green movement.
This year, our Earth has experienced increased calamities and the need to restore it has reached an alarming level. Coming together for a special advocacy, the MISS EARTH beauties will also address the urgency of the Earth’s restoration and healing in a powerful motion for environmental awareness through the power of prayer to give that light of hope to every nation, to be as one towards a renewed Earth.
Be one with us in hosting the most prestigious and relevant beauty pageant in the world to echo the earth’s clamor for environmental renewal at its ever growing urgency. This year, MISS EARTH 2012 coronation will be held in the Philippines on November 24, 2012 at 8:00PM live telecast on Starworld and shown on November 25, 2012, 10:00AM on ABS CBN, TFC -The Filipino Channel and also on channels of participating counties worldwide.