Earth’s Virtual Angels

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Miss Earth USA 2020: Lindsey Coffey

A worldwide virtual celebration at Miss Earth USA


Miss Earth USA delegates, supporters and sponsors prepared to venture to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, for the 20th Anniversary Miss Earth USA 2020 Pageant and the crowning of the most eco-friendly queen throughout the U.S. However, 2020 and a worldwide pandemic had other plans for these environmentally conscious representatives.

In true pageantry spirit, production plans were methodically devised to reinvent this pageant into a worldwide, virtual celebration of the ideals and platforms of these Earth angels who promote environmental responsibility, which is a very real concern for our worldwide population. Whether in person or virtually active, these women represent the “Beauty for a Cause” with passion, grace, and of course, beauty.

As the worldwide audience logged into the Miss Earth USA streaming broadcast, many who may not have been familiar with the Miss Earth USA Pageant system were excited to realize that in addition to Miss Earth USA, four additional titles would be awarded representing the “Elements” of Air, Water, Fire, and Eco. Delegates first submitted video montages of the various competitions and cause communications, then spent three days with live chats and online judges’ interviews, all while the viewing audience waited with anticipation. Virtual reality is our new worldwide reality.

The Miss Earth USA delegates would compete in Runway, Evening Gown, and Swimwear, again, through a submitted video which they produced. Runway featured each delegate modeling along with a complete bio of her goals and accomplishments. The glamorous Evening Gown followed after and the Top 15 finalists were announced: District of Columbia, Shannon Lynch; Nebraska, Angel Strong; Louisiana, LeighAnna Kingvalsky; Rhode Island, Alexandra Curtis; Atlantic Ocean, Lindsey Coffey; Alabama, Kennedy Thomas; North Carolina, Lili Klainer; Georgia, Autumn Adams; Oklahoma, Jessi Stringer; Delaware, Kayla Morgan; New York, Skylee Lawton; New Mexico, Bianca Wright; Virginia, Brianna Ruff; Central Plains, Amaya McGough; and Idaho, Paige Jensen. These fifteen “Earth Angels” would now compete, virtually, in Swimwear with an abundance of health and confidence.

Following Swimsuit, the Top 10 of GA, AL, DC, Atlantic Ocean, NE, NC, RI, Central Plains, LA, and Delaware had one final opportunity to impress their eco-friendly policies on the world by answering the question: “Why Beauties for a Cause?” All that awaited was the final announcement of the four elements and Miss Earth USA 2020.

As announced in order were the court of Miss Earth USA 2020: Miss Eco USA Alexandra Curtis – Rhode Island, Miss Fire USA LeighAnna Kingvalsky – Louisiana, Miss Water USA Autumn Adams – Georgia, and Miss Air USA Shannon Lynch – District of Columbia. With the recognition of the four elemental titles, the comments section of the virtual broadcast exploded with congratulations as Lindsey Coffey (Atlantic Ocean) was bestowed the title of Miss Earth USA 2020.

While not a live pageant broadcast in the normal sense, normality is just a formality these days. The Miss Earth USA delegates, director Laura Clark, Miss Earth USA supporters, and team provided a unique insight into the goals and aspirations of these Earth angels; they are truly, Beauty for a Cause. Congratulations to Miss Earth USA 2020 Lindsey Coffey as she competes virtually in the 2020 Miss Earth Pageant and continues to make our Earth and our environment a top priority for a better world for all.


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