Miss Earth

Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. Miss Earth is also one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues.
In 2006, the Miss Earth pageant started to cohost 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.
The current Miss Earth titleholder is Nicole Faria of India who was crowned on December 4, 2010. Miss Earth 2010, the tenth edition of the pageant, was held in Vietnam and televised worldwide. The nation will continue to host the pageant in 2011 and then in the odd-numbered years from 2013 until 2020. The other years during the period will be held in Asian, American or Middle-East countries, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, US (Miami).