Brazil Wins Miss Earth 2009 Title
Miss Brazil Larissa Ramos was crowned Miss Earth 2009. The competition was held at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort Convention Center, Philippines. She beat out 80 contestants. This is Brazil’s second win (the most) in the nine-year history of the pageant.
The new Miss Earth beauty is a 19-year-old Biology student.
The rest of her court are Miss Philippines Sandra Seifert as Miss Air (First Runner-up), Miss Venezuela Jessica Barboza as Miss Water (Second Runner-up) and Miss Spain Alejandra Echevarria as Miss Fire (Third Runner-up).
Countries who made the rest of the top 16 are Thailand, Poland, Martinique, Colombia, France, Georgia, India, Korea, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Singapore and South Africa.
The reigning Miss Earth titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment. In 2006, the Miss Earth pageant started to co-host the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth, an annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environmental achievers and leaders at a policy level.