Sixteen amazing beautiful ladies have been penciled down to battle for this year’s edition of Miss Earth with grand prize of $10,000 (about N36 million).
This was made known today, July 27 by the founder of the pageant, ex-beauty queen and actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima at a Resort in Eloko Beach, Lagos, ahead of Saturday, August 3 date for the grand finale.
Ibinabo said that the 2nd and third prize winners will respectively smile home with yet to be disclosed cash prizes.
According to the ex-beauty queen, during the grand finale, the contestants who are embarking on different advocacy campaigns will be made to tell a story on the environment.
Also, in the build up to the event, Ibinabo said the organizers working in collaboration with Coca Kola, visited some market places, such as Ajah market, Lawason market among others to clean and teach people how to separate their waste and actually make money from it.
The actress said that the contestants were selected based on their advocacy campaigns in addition to being a perfect combination of beauty and brain.
“Miss Earth is an annual event designed to empower women who are role models and also to maintain environmental friendliness.
“It’s all about preserving mother earth, teaching young girls how to take care of the earth and teaching them how to preach to the people: taking their advocacy campaigns to their homes and schools.”
Ibinabo said that the theme this year is ‘flowers.’
During the welcome party, the contestants shared their advocacy campaigns with the guests, while showing off their amazing bums in hot bikinis. At the end of the party, 18-year-old Gwen Ifeanyieze emerged the darling of the press.