Miss Earth Florida 2011, a one of a kind annual event in Florida that combines beauty, leadership and the environment is scheduled for June 24 through 26 in Miami. Ladies between 14 and 26 from across the state will spend the weekend overcoming challenges that include two rounds of interviews, environment awareness competition, a swimsuit show and a gown parade in order to conquer the title that will take one of them to represent Florida at the national finals of Miss Earth.
The event is an official preliminary to the only pageant in the world dedicated 100 percent to environmental and humanitarian efforts. Miss Earth has over 80 countries participating in the world finals each year, including the United States.
A typical year in the reign of a Miss Earth Florida includes an average of 50 official appearances that include visits to schools, tree planting ceremonies, coastal and park clean ups, environmental conferences, waste collection, recycling education, speeches at fairs and festivals, fundraisers, visits to hospitals and educational workshops for children.
In fact, it is requirement of the program that each participant creates and develops a project in her community that will contribute to bring change and awareness towards an environmental and / or humanitarian cause. These participants represent their local communities at the state finals where one teen and one miss will be chosen as the state ambassadors. They then have the chance to develop their local projects into state wide initiatives.
The weekend of the 2011 state finals will include an educational session and tree planting ceremony at Biscayne Nature Center, a tribute to 2010 winners Kelly Saks and Brittney Ronda, environmental workshops, rehearsals, vendor lounge for green businesses, a VIP green carpet and the glamorous crowning ceremony.
The pageant is produced by Integral Beauty Productions and is sponsored by ecofriendly businesses including Eyes Wide Open, Organic Splendor Vegan Make Up, The Give Bag, ConColor Imports, Mar Boutique, Dear Earth apparel, Eco Chic Fashion by Meadow, SoBe Dentist, Shannon Saint Clair Jewelry, La Casa Hermosa, WowBrows Studio and Jubilee Jewels.
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