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Facts about Miss Earth

The inaugural pageant of Miss Earth was held on April 3, 2001, and the first ever Miss Earth is Catharina Svensson from Denmark.

Let’s see some interesting facts about Miss Earth pageant :

  1. First time winners from each continent are – Catharina Svensson (Denmark, Europe) Miss Earth 2001, Winfred Omwakwe (Kenya, Africa) Miss Earth 2002, Dania Prince (Honduras, North America) Miss Earth 2003, Priscilla Meirelles (Brazil, South America) Miss Earth 2004, and Karla Henry (Philippines, Asia) Miss Earth 2008.
  2. No girl from Oceania has managed so far to win the title of Miss Earth.
  3. The Philippines has so far won maximum Miss Earth titles (4), and as a continent, South America has won maximum titles so far (7).
  4. Džejla Glavovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only Miss Earth winner to be dethroned and was replaced by Winfred Omwakwe from Kenya
  5. Vietnam became the first country to host the Miss Earth pageant outside Philippines in 2010.
  6. Austria became the first European country to host 2015 Miss Earth pageant.
  7. In the first edition of Miss Earth pageant, the title Miss Earth Wind was awarded to the first runner-up, which was changed to Miss Earth Air from the second edition onwards.
  8. Miss Earth ranks number three in the list of major international pageants (after Miss World and Miss Universe) on the basis of the number of countries competing.
  9. Miss Earth is the only major international pageant which has individual titles for the runners-up – Miss Earth Air, Water and Fire for first, second and third runner-up respectively.

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