Miss Earth Canada

Miss Earth Canada is a beauty pageant held annually in search of the most beautiful and environmental-friendly woman in Canada. It is the official preliminary to the Miss Earth pageant. The winners are chosen based on physical attributes and skills in speaking in public on environmental matters.[1]

Miss Earth Canada
Formation2001
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersEdmonton
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
English
Country Director
MTC-W inc
Website[1]

HistoryEdit

2001–2002: Early yearsEdit

Canada was first represented by Michelle Carrie Lillian Weswaldi in the first edition of the Miss Earth pageant, Miss Earth 2001.[2][3] In 2002, Canada was represented by Melanie Grace Bennett, of Vancouver, BC. Mixed ethnicity, Melanie is half Caucasian & Half Filipina.

2003–2018: Rosotro ProductionsEdit

In 2003 the Miss Earth Canada franchise was obtained by Rosotro Productions owned by Ronaldo Soriano Trono, and since 2004, a national contest in Montreal has been held each autumn to determine the winner.[4]

Several winners have held awards in the international Miss Earth pageant. Filipino-Canadian beauty, Riza Santos (Miss Earth Canada 2006) was voted Miss Photogenic and Miss Fontana at the Miss Earth 2006 competition[5][6] and went on to be a host and star in various movies and television shows in the Philippines.[7][8] Denise Garrido (Miss Earth Canada 2008) won the "Miss Earth Puerto Princesa" title during a pre-pageant swimsuit competition of Miss Earth 2008 held at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.[9][10] Katherine McClure (Miss Earth Canada 2005) of Toronto was Miss Earth Congeniality in the Miss Earth 2005.[11]

The Miss Earth Canada pageant produced one winner in the international Miss Earth pageant when Jessica Trisko won the Miss Earth 2007 crown. Trisko became the first Canadian to win the Miss Earth title and spent her reign promoting environmental issues. Aside from Canada and the Philippines, she had the chance to travel during her reign to many countries like China, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. She also travelled multiple times to Indonesia, United States and Vietnam to meet world environmental leaders and to promote environmental awareness and preservation of the mother earth.[12]

2020-present: Miss World Canada OrganizationEdit

In 2020, Miss World Canada Organization acquired the rights to send a delegate to Miss Earth by the organization's president, Michelle Weswaldi. The organization appointed Denise Gloren Guelos. Laura Pastor, Miss World Canada 4th Runner up was appointed to be the delegate for 2021 but withdrew and replaced by Alice Li.

TitleholdersEdit

Color key
  •   Declared as Winner
  •   Ended as Runner-up
  •   Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The main winner of Miss Earth Canada represents her country at Miss Earth pageant.

Year Miss Earth Canada Region Placement Special awards
  2001 Michelle Weswaldi Woodbridge, Ontario
  2002 Melanie Grace Rosete Bennett Surrey, British Columbia
  2003 Brooke Elizabeth Johnston[13] Montréal, Québec
  2004 Tanya Beatriz Munizaga Montréal, Québec Best in Talent
  2005 Katherine McClure Toronto, Ontario Miss Friendship
  2006 Riza Santos Calgary, Alberta Miss Photogenic
Top 5 Best in Swimsuit
Top 15 Miss Talent
 
  2007
Jessica Trisko Vancouver, British Columbia Miss Earth 2007 Prinsesa Ng Kalikasan
  2008 Denise Garrido Bradford, Ontario Miss Earth Puerto Princes
  2009 Lateesha Ector Pierrefonds, Quebec Top 5 Best in Swimsuit (Group 2)
  2010 Summer Anne Ross Belle River, Ontario
  2011 Ashlea Moor Lethbridge, Alberta
  2012 Valérie Rémillard Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Quebec   Walk with M.E.
  2013 Sofiya Chorniy Montréal, Québec
  2014 Cynthia Loewen La Salle, Ontario
  2015 Tatiana Maranhao Leamington, Ontario
  2016 Tamara Jemuovic[14][15][16] Toronto, Ontario
  2017 Jacqueline Juntilla Marsh Thunder Bay, Ontario   National Costume competition (North America)
Top 16 Figure and Form
  2018 Jaime Vandenberg Lethbridge, Alberta Withdrew People's Choice City Ambassadress
  2019 Mattea Henderson Calgary, Alberta
2020 Denise Gloren Guelos Surrey, British Columbia
2021 Alice Li Toronto, Ontario
  2022 Jessica Victoria Cianchino[17] Toronto, Ontario TBA TBA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Miss Earth Canada". Pageantopolis. 28 October 2001. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2012.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Soul, John (28 October 2001). "Miss Earth 2001". Woman of the Earth. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Caribbean Designer, Kazz Forbes Designs Official Swimwear Collection For Miss Earth Canada 2011 Pageant". South Florida Caribbean News. 25 July 2007. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  5. ^ Avante, Wells (27 November 2006). "Miss Chile crowned Miss Earth 2006". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  6. ^ Requintina, Robert R. (27 May 2011). "Canada's Miss World is Filipina". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  7. ^ Matabuena, Julien Merced C. (27 May 2011). "Former 'PBB' housemate Riza Santos crowned Miss World Canada 2011". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (5 January 2008). "Ruben Gonzaga wins "Pinoy Big Brother" Celebrity Edition 2". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  9. ^ Rodriguez, Ruth T. (28 October 2008). "Miss Earth Canada candidate wins $1,000 in Puerto Princesa". The Palawan Times. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  10. ^ Villasanta, Boy (26 October 2008). "Miss Canada is Miss Puerto Princesa City in Miss Earth 2008 swimsuit competition". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  11. ^ Soul, John (23 October 2005). "Miss Earth 2005". Woman of the Earth. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Miss Earth 2007 promises to go back to RP after reign". ABS-CBN News. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  13. ^ Mallari Jr., Delfin (20 October 2003). "Group Frees Endangered Turtle In Quezon". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Former Miss Teen Wellington County crowned Miss Earth". Guelph Mercury. 26 August 2016.
  15. ^ Bokan, M. (30 August 2016). "Tamara Jemuović ponela titulu "Miss Earth Canada 2016"/ Tamara Jemuović won title of "Miss Earth Canada 2016"". Svet Russia. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Tamara Jemuovic crowned Miss Earth Canada 2016". The Times of India. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Jessica Cianchino is Miss Earth Canada 2022".