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Carbon Hog Miss Earth Pageant Kicks Off

From China’s Xinhua news service:

Contestants vying for the Miss Earth 2009 crown pose with a placard during a media presentation in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 4, 2009.

Miss Earth 2009 competition kicks off

Some 90 contestants from around the world declared their personal environmental campaigns, with the theme for this year’s competition focused on ‘Beauties for a cause’. …

You didn’t know there was a Miss Earth competition and that it involved flying 90 contestants to Manila from all around the world?

Then you probably didn’t know that it has been going on since 2001 – and that it is televised in more than 80 countries. (Which must entail quite a bit of energy.)

And you also were probably unaware that since 2006, the Miss Earth pageant has hosted 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.

And you were probably also unaware that the Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

And there you were thinking that it was hard to meet beautiful women if you worked for the UN.

Here is how the winner is selection, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Miss Earth – Pageant system

Since the Miss Earth pageant has an environmental cause, it is primarily looking for young women who will stand for the protection and preservation of the planet. These women are pageant winners or chosen by national Miss Earth directors from different nations.

On national level competitions, the Miss Earth’s cause is carried out to assure that each of the participating candidates are not just physically beautiful, but environmentally knowledgeable. As soon as the national winners are chosen, they will be subject to evaluation by the pageant organizer.

During the pre-finals weeks, the candidates are evaluated on each activity and event they have. Preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions also take place. In the pre-judging session, the delegates face the panel of judges for an interview in their simplest look (without make-up), where they speak of their environmental platform and personal thoughts.

As soon as the preliminary activities and interview are completed, the judges and the executive staff will select sixteen candidates who will comprise the group of semi-finalists.

During the live finals, the sixteen semi-finalists will be announced. All previous scores will be disregarded and thereafter compete in the swimsuit round. The top eight scorers in swimsuit will move on the next level of competition. The final eight portion will have interview and evening gown competition components. The scores from these two events will be averaged and the four highest scorers will continue with the last competition – the final interview.

In the final interview, all four finalists will answer one environmental question, the candidates will be assessed based on the judges over-all impression on the candidate to determine the final ranking.

Funny how important the swimsuit competition is, though.

In any case, the runners up are sent to re-education camps until they get their answers right.

Personally speaking, however, we still prefer Russia’s Miss Atom Beauty Contest.

As we posted back in February 2009, via the “Science And Technology” section of ABC News:

Nuclear Beauties Wanted for Russian Competition


MOSCOW, Feb. 17, 2009 — Ask any little girl in Russia what she wants to be when she grows up and she’ll probably say an actress or a singer, maybe even a teacher. But it’s highly unlikely that nuclear physicist will be anywhere near the top of the list.

Russia’s nuclear industry has been trying to change all that in recent years, rolling out the annual Miss Atom Beauty Contest. The competition is open only to women who work in the nuclear world and, as the Web site describes, "Miss Atom is the first and only industry-wide, Web-based project for nuclear belles."

The goal of the competition? To show that smart women working with hazardous materials look pretty good when they’re not wearing chemical protection suits

More than 160 women have entered this year’s beauty contest and there is an eclectic range of impressive contenders…

Among the top prizes this year: week-long trips to Croatia, Cuba and Morocco, as well as digital cameras, diamonds and cosmetics. The winner of Miss Atom 2008, Yulia Nagaeva, went on an all-expenses paid, luxury tour of Italy. Nagaeva, who develops new markets for nuclear fuel, said she loved the experience of competing…

That’s more like it.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Carbon Hog Miss Earth Pageant Kicks Off”

  1. GetBackJack says:


    Q. What is an Economic Stimulus payment?
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    Q. Where will the government get this money?
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    A. Only a smidgen.

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    Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day.

  2. proreason says:

    I’m for the nuclear scientist with the legs up to here.

    She’s making me feel a bit “nuclear” as we speak.

  3. nuthingbettertodo says:

    What the hell is an ENVIRONTMENT?

  4. proreason says:

    @JimPethokoukis How can Ds put climate change on back burner if they really believe it endangers all of humanity? 11/4 1:53 P.M. –

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    What’s next? Biodegradable Implants?

  6. TwilightZoned says:

    “Nuclear Beauties Wanted for Russian Competition”

    Have they checked in Chernobyl? Hee, hee.

  7. GL0120 says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll be paying careful attention to the way the contestants answer the questions being put to them.
    Yes sir, as careful attention as I pay to Suzanne Sommers pronouncements about the evil cancer industry!
    The one contestant who said that she looked forward to competing is already smarter than Sommers; she at least understands that it’s not about her brain!

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