25-year-old Emanii Davis, representing Georgia, was crowned Miss Earth USA 2019 on Sunday, June 30 at the Southpoint Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The runners-up were Libby Hill from Gulf Coast (Miss Air), Mia Jones from Delaware (Miss Water), Francie Evans from South Carolina (Miss Fire), and Kirstin Bangs from California (Miss Eco).
Last year’s winner, Miss Earth USA 2018 Yashvi Aware, crowned her successor at the end of the event.
Emanii was Miss Georgia USA 2016 and went on to represent her state at Miss USA 2016 where she became 2nd runner-up. In 2017, she joined Miss World America and finished 3rd runner-up. She will now prepare to represent the USA at the Miss Earth 2019 pageant this coming October in the Philippines.
Miss Earth 2018, Nguyen Phuong Khanh of Vietnam and Miss Earth-Fire 2018, Melissa Flores of Mexico were invited to grace the national pageant.
Former Miss Earth USA and Miss Earth – Water 2015, Brittany Ann Payne, hosted the competition.
The USA is yet to win the international crown but considered as one of the most successful countries at Miss Earth. It has placed 11 times since 2001 with 3 placements in the Top 4 – Andrea Neu (2014), Brittany Ann Payne (2015) and Corrin Stellakis (2016).
Photos: Eva Flis Photography