Maria Lael Terlaje was crowned Miss Earth Northern Marianas 2020 in a national competition held on Saturday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.
The 19-year-old student bested four other finalists to win the national title and bag several of the special awards. She succeeds last year’s winner, Leisha Deleon Guerrero.
Julia Biton, Zoe Stephanson, Kaitlin Borja, Arianne Cabrera were the rest of the finalists. They were named Miss Earth – Air, Water, Fire, and Eco-Tourism, respectively.
The new Miss Earth Northern Marianas will represent the Northern Mariana Islands at the Miss Earth 2020 virtual competition this November.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Exquisite Productions, franchise holder of the Miss Earth pageant, held its preliminary competitions virtually. The final event was streamed live on its official social media platform.
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