Miss Earth: Beauty For A Cause!
Saint Lucia’s 2014 Miss Earth representative Francillia Austin is presently in the Phillipines where she is proudly reppping for Fair Helen at the international pageant.
The event is organized by Carousel Productions, Inc., in a continuing bid to reinvent and improve the concept of beauty competitions for the new millennium.
Because many people admire and aspire to be beauty queens, Carousel Productions, Inc. believed these “queens” would be good and effective advocates of worthy causes. To give life to this vision, the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant was first held in 2001 - a beauty event whose raison d’etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.
Each year, 80 to 90 candidates from all over the world compete on beauty and knowledge of environmental issues and the winner of Miss Earth will serve as the Ambassador to environmental protection campaigns worldwide.
Now in its 14th year, Miss Earth continues to build its reputation as the most relevant and worthwhile beauty event in the world, setting a legacy of beauty and responsibility. Miss Earth 2014 formally presented the candidates on November 10 and coronation night will be on Saturday November 29 at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City. This year’s theme is Eco tourism.
Leading up to the event are several workshops and seminars as well as group and individual competitions. So far Saint Lucia’s delegate Francillia Austin has captured a bronze medal (with team Americas) in the environmental seminar. Her environmental advocacy for the event is the preservation of biodiversity. “I chose this because of how extremely dependent we are on it. Biodiversity is responsible for the majority of resources that are vital to us such as fresh air, clean water, food, medication, clothing, and shelter,” Austin says.
Yahoo Philippines is the official online partner of the pageant and to help raise online support for the candidates, are conducting an online pollYahoo Beauty for a Cause. Go to the profile of the Miss Earth 2014 candidate and share her profile on your Facebook and Twitter account. The candidate with the most social media shares by November 29, 3pm, will be the official Yahoo Beauty for a Cause.
You can also vote for Francillia Austin as Miss Photogenic by visiting the Miss Earth facebook page @ www.facebook.com/MissEarthPageant.
Francillia Austin: representing Saint Lucia and its biodiversity at the 2014
Miss Earth Pageant.