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Miss Earth seeks local beauties

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

With the changing ideas about conserving the balance that makes the world turn, and Jamaica's part in it, a new pageant has been 'unearthed'.

In a release to the media, The Miss Earth Jamaica pageant announced that it was in search of Jamaica's environmental ambassador. "We are on a quest to find a beautiful woman who can do well on the international stage. She will represent Jamaica at the third most prestigious pageant in the world," the release read.

The Miss Earth competition will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, on November 12.

The winner of Miss Earth will serve as spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environmental Programme and other environmental organisations.

Miss Earth Jamaica is open to females age 18-26, who are unmarried, never given birth: minimum height of 5 feet 4 inches; possess beauty of face and proportionate body structure: outgoing and friendly; excellent physical condition; have knowledge of their country's culture and environment; shall either be born in Jamaica or Jamaican parentage.

Last year, 84 contestants from various countries competed for the title. Nicole Faria, a model from India, walked away with the prestigious crown.

The Miss Earth Jamaica pageant is also in need of more sponsorship.

Appealing to sponsors

"We want to bring home the crown this year. As such, we are appealing to sponsors to come on board to make this pageant a success. This is our opportunity to sell Jamaica to billions of viewers around the world and our chance to cop this prestigious international title," read the release.

For more information about the pageant or to request your application form, please call 449-4856, or email

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The deadline for applications is September 12.