Miss Earth USA 2021, Marisa Butler, proves these ladies have a passion for environmentalism
Miss Earth USA 2021 officially opened the competition season as the nationwide delegates enjoyed the 2021 Miss Earth USA finals in sunny Orlando, Florida, in quest of the title. Live-streamed from the Linda Chapin Theater, the Miss Earth USA Pageant was a beacon of beauty, hope, social distancing, and ecological awareness. The delegates were the epitome of Beauties for A Cause.
After several days of preliminary competitions including Video, Social Media, Interview, Runway, Swimwear, and Evening Gown, the Miss Earth USA grand coronation night commenced with the announcement of the Top 20 representatives, one of whom, would soon be Miss Earth USA 2021: Miss Nebraska Earth (Angel Strong), Miss California Earth (Alyssa Klinzing), Miss Texas Earth (Ana Avila), Miss Maryland Earth (Megan Cox), Miss Wisconsin Earth (Emma Loney), Miss District of Columbia Earth (Jessica-Lynn Carvajal), Miss Colorado Earth (Alyssa Magalong), Miss Maine Earth (Marisa Butler), Miss Alabama Earth (Kennedy Thomas), Miss Northeast Earth (Lorreen Agandi), Miss New Mexico Earth (Bianca Wright), Miss New Jersey Earth (Katrina Albanese), Miss Virginia Earth (Eliana Mills), Miss New York Earth (Skylee Lawton), Miss New England Earth (Kathy Zhou), Miss Tennessee Earth (Brittany Burnett), Miss Minnesota Earth (Sydney Hella), Miss Arizona Earth (Adesuwa Osayaren), Miss Delaware Earth (Kayla Morgan), and Miss East Coast Earth (C’yana Denby).
Miss Earth USA began the competition in earnest with the first stage competition of the evening, Runway. Following the presentation of the initial finalists in the Runway competition, the Miss Earth USA Top 12 were announced: New York, Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, Alabama, Nebraska, Virginia, California, East Coast, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Texas.
As the judges focused on the stage and the live theater audience cheered on the Top 12 Miss Earth USA finalists, the stage heated up with the Miss Earth USA Swimwear competition, followed by the ever-present poise and glamour of Evening Gown. With two stage presentations complete, the Top 5 of Miss Earth USA took center stage: Colorado, East Coast, Maine, California, and Alabama.
Miss Earth USA 2021 would crown one these five remaining delegates, but not before each expressed her view regarding a current topic in the Final Statement round. Relevancy and a succinct statement would be crucial in the allotted time.
The year 2020 was addressed by Miss Earth USA Alabama, Social Justice by Miss California, Woman by Miss Earth USA Maine, Democracy by Miss Earth USA East Coast, and Mental Health by Miss Earth USA Colorado. It was a wide-ranging set of pertinent issues addressing the cultural topics of today.
The judges cast their decisions and the court consisted of the four elemental titles of Miss Earth USA. The titles represent the crucial environmental concerns facing our planet, and each title presents the opportunity to spread awareness on specific concerns. Working in tandem, all the elemental titles work together and embody Beauties for A Cause.
With the competitions complete, the elemental titles and Miss Earth USA 2021 were proclaimed: Miss Earth USA Eco—East Coast, Miss Earth USA Fire—Alabama, Miss Earth USA Water—Colorado, Miss Earth USA Air—California, and Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler (Maine), who will represent the United States on the international Miss Earth stage.
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