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Puerto Rico Wins Miss Earth 2019

Puerto Rico bagged their first Miss Earth crown when Nellys Pimentel bested 84 contestants in the 2019 edition of the pageant on Saturday, October 26 at The Cove in Okada Manila. She made history for Puerto Rico to become the fourth country to win at least a title in the Big Four international beauty pageants. Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam crowned her successor at the event.

Nellys was asked during the Q&A segment how she would convince those who don’t believe in climate change that it is a serious problem.

Her winning answer: “I would have to say that addressing this issue of people not believing in climate change is more of a matter of lack of education and not only a lack of education but also the ignorance and not wanting to inform themselves of the fact that we are living in a planet that is our biggest home, and we have taken advantage of it instead of putting back what it is giving to us.”

This year’s runner-up is Emanii Davis from the USA (Miss Air 2019). Klara Vavruskova from Czech Republic was named Miss Water 2019 and Miss Fire 2019 is Alisa Manyonok from Belarus

COMPLETE RESULTS:

Miss Earth 2019:
Nellys Pimentel, PUERTO RICO

Miss Air 2019:
Emanii Davis, USA

Miss Water 2019:
Klara Vavruskova, CZECH REPUBLIC

Miss Fire 2019:
Alisa Manyonok, BELARUS

TOP 10:

Chile – Fernanda Méndez Tapia
Netherlands – Nikki Prein
New Zealand – Tashan Kapene
Nigeria – Modupe Susan Garland
Poland – Krystyna Sokołowska
Russia – Anna Baksheeva

TOP 20:

Colombia – Yenny Carrillo
England – Stephanie Wyatt
Ghana – Abena Appiah
Guam – Cydney Shey Folsom
Guyana – Faydeha King
Japan – Yuka Itoku
Philippines – Janelle Tee
Portugal – Bruna Silva
Spain – Sonia Hernández Romeo
Thailand – Teeyapar Sretsirisuvarna

Photo credit: Miss Earth official Facebook page

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