Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2020: Meet the delegates from the Americas

Miss Earth 2020 will be the 20th edition of the Miss Earth pageant whose virtual coronation show will be aired on Sunday, November 29.

Since the pageant kicked off last September 21, the delegates who were split into four continental groups have been participating in several categories such as Earth Talk, Talent, Evening Gown, Beachwear, Sportswear, National Costume, and Interview with Netizens.

The preliminary judging that includes Beauty of Face; Fitness, Form and Poise; and Intelligence and Environmental Awareness will take place from October 29 until November 9.

Meet the delegates from the Americas:

ARGENTINA
Estrella Danieri

Age: 21
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 33 in – 24 in – 37 in

“I like adventure trips, I also really love feeling the water, taking showers in the rain and taking care of myself.”

BOLIVIA
Valentina Perez Medina

Age: 23
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 34.6 in – 27 in – 35.5 in

“I want to share my charisma and my empathy. Because it is something that our world today has forgotten and put aside. A beauty queen must be an “influencer” of love and respect; we must motivate young people to get involved in social work.”

BRAZIL
Thaís Bergamini

Age: 27
Height: 180 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 23 in – 36 in

“As a dreamy girl I dedicate myself to the maximum in everything I do, I learned to be responsible in every mission that is given to me. I grew up learning to correct my mistakes, after all as human beings we are constantly changing. I have values with me, so I always cherish my family and friends. With that I have done good and I have helped others as much as I can. With my faith in God I always look for a hope for a better world, a world full of love.”

CANADA
Gloren Guelos

Age: 25
Height: 165 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 25.5 in – 36 in

“After losing my father to cancer, I decided to pursue a career in healthcare. I wanted to help and nurture the sick.”

CHILE
Macarena Quinteros

Age: 22
Height: 176 cm
Measurements: 33 in – 24 in – 34 in

“Something important for me and part of my childhood are the times when I adopted and rescued dogs from the street, so that later I could find a home for them.”

COLOMBIA
Natalia Romero

Age: 26
Height: 173 cm
Measurements: 33 in – 26 in -36 in

“I am a woman with a vocation, eager to help, to lead. I love to feel useful to society, I am very clear about my life project and what I want to achieve, I am a woman of challenges, I consider myself brave, God is my only guide and I’m thankful to the fact that he accompanies me on every path I can say that I count on his blessing. I like to socialize, work as a team, listen and learn. Today I thank God for giving me the opportunity to become an angel of the earth, because it gives me the opportunity to contribute, share and interact with people from all over the world that will contribute to my personal growth, and my experience as a woman of the earth. That is a chapter of my life I will always keep in my heart.”

COSTA RICA
Kelly Avila

Age: 22
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 25 in – 38 in

“I love being in contact with nature and organizing food collection campaigns to help people with limited resources.”

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Maria Villalona

ECUADOR
Gabriela Monsalve

Age: 24
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 25 in – 37 in

“I’m passionate about music since I inherited this from my father. I’ve sung all my life. I love television, I started my own radio space when I was 8 years old, and my first tv program when I was 15. I also like politics and wish to become a politician one day.”

GUADELOUPE
Leila Rose-Rosette

Age: 25
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 37 in – 26 in – 37 in

“I have three little brothers, and I am the eldest one. It’s my goal to help them in all aspects of their life.”

GUATEMALA
Gabriela Castillo

Age: 23
Height: 169 cm
Measurements: 32.5 in – 22 in – 34 in

“When I was a teenager I suffered too much bullying for being too thin and because I looked different to everybody else. As time passed by and many different things happened in my life, I discovered pageantry, which made me start to love myself and realize that I could use that platform to inspire, not only myself, but also other little girls who were living the same things I lived for being different. Today I thank God for making me different, because I already understood that in our differences is where the beauty of human beings stand. And I am more than happy and proud to say that what I thought was my worst defect as a child, became my biggest strength as a woman!”

GUYANA
Cintiana Harry

Age: 28
Height: 164 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 27 in – 35 in

“I am extremely proud of the opportunity to represent my beautiful country of Guyana. I am even prouder of the Miss Earth’s platform helping women around the world to use their voices.”

HONDURAS
Mary Cruz Cardona

Age: 20
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 25 in – 35 in

“I am an altruistic person, dedicated to charitable causes, I work on television conducting entertainment programs.”

JAMAICA
Catherine Harris

Age: 23
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 32.5 in – 27 in – 40 in

“I believe when an opportunity presents itself to an individual to grow and improve oneself, they should assess it and then take their chances like what I am currently doing when I was applying for the Miss Earth pageant. Also I am obsessed with the color pink. As long as it is pink it is cute.”

MEXICO
Graciela Ballesteros

Age: 26
Height: 173 cm
Measurements: 36 in – 26 in – 37 in

“I have met and learned from many people, I have spent sleepless nights, I know what it is like to go to sleep at night without a bed to sleep in, not having to eat and that people ignore you and underestimate you because you are a woman or because of your age. But I also know that our destiny depends on each one of us, from a very young age I have dedicated myself to helping others, not only bringing food, clothes and cleaning supplies, but also leaving them some teaching. My day-to-day engine is to contribute to form better citizens, to show everyone that regardless of age, gender, races, we are all important in helping to find a balance in this world.”

PANAMA
Anayansi De Gracia

Age: 20
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 23 in – 36 in

“I do not like injustice, I do not tolerate animal abuse, I like to be an inspiration to other girls.”

PARAGUAY
Natalhia Escobar

Age: 24
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 23 in – 35 in

“In the future I would like to venture into politics, as the main objective to improve the educational sector, mainly that of the indigenous people, since they are unprotected and forgotten by the government. I want them to know their rights and duties so that they can enjoy a life with the privileges as we all have. Well, I think that to get our population out of poverty, we must first free it from its ignorance.”

PERU
Kelly Dávila

Age: 26
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 32 in – 24 in – 35 in

“I am the host of an open signal program in my country. I like to talk about technology and social networks. Currently I stand out as a social media and content creator on various virtual platforms.”

PUERTO RICO
Krystal Badillo

Age: 25
Height: 172 cm
Measurements: 33 in – 23 in – 34 in

“I love to present myself as I am. Humble, hardworking, funny with a great heart and somebody who really wants to make a change and wants to inspire others to do so. Another trivia about me is that I love comedy. For me, it is a funny way to make people realize what is going on.”

URUGUAY
Lorena Sosa

Age: 23
Height: 163 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 24 in – 35 in

“I am a volunteer and ambassador of a dog shelter in my city, called “Los del camino”, for more than 1 year I have been with the pleasant commitment and mission of taking this social cause with me to every place I go, my mission as an ambassador is to make the voice of those who have no voice heard. On the other hand, I have been appointed ambassador of an ONG in my country called “Colibríes”, it is a great team of oncological help for people who are suffering from some stage of cancer. I am very proud to be an ambassador for such beautiful organizations in my country.”

USA
Lindsey Coffey

Age: 28
Height: 176 cm
Measurements: 32 in – 24 in – 36 in

“Make up is certainly fun to play with, but I strongly believe in natural beauty. I love showing others how to embrace their natural selves. Coming from an industry that is rooted on looks, a lot of girls have difficulty processing feedback in a healthy way. Therefore, I am a huge supporter and advocate for mental health. I connect with fellow models who are under mental stress and help them back into a mentally calm and safe space. One day, I also hope to build an animal sanctuary to empty the kennels and to rescue the ill-treated. I always had a love for animals. This is another reason I love nature so much. It is a home to so many beautiful creatures. It is amazing to be able to share a space with so many different forms of life. Sometimes they tend to sneak up on you as well as once I was caught in the middle of thousands of jelly fish off the coast of South Africa! All of my experiences with animals and nature have been ones to remember, which is why I have goals to go on a proper arctic and amazonian expedition as well as sail around the world.”

US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Isabella Bennett

Age: 25
Height: 168 cm
Measurements: 36 in – 27.5 in – 38 in

“I am a family-oriented individual. Me and her younger brother were raised very closely with her cousins. Growing up, it was like having 7 brothers and sisters. My family has been incredibly supportive of all of her endeavors and they are very excited to cheer her on during the pageant.”

VENEZUELA
Stephany Zreik

Age: 24
Height: 173 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 24 in – 36 in

“I am an enthusiast. I am a woman with a strong personality that has her life objectives clear in her life. Since I was a kid, I had to take care of my little sister as my mother had to work all the day. Because of that, it has made me more mature and focused on what I want in my life.”

Source: Miss Earth