Miss Earth beauty

Miss Earth 2009, the 9th edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant, was held at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center, in the Island of Boracay, Malay, Philippines last November 22, 2009.
The pageant had a total of 80 delegates from various countries and territories that vied for the Miss Earth crown. The pageant's top 16 semifinalists competed on both swimsuit and evening gown competitions to determine the top eight semifinalists, the first time since 2003. In the last round of the contest, the question-and-answer portion, the eight remaining delegates were shown images which depicted destructions of Mother Nature and asked about their impressions. At the conclusion of the competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry of the Philippines crowned Larissa Ramos of Brazil as her successor.
The Miss Earth 2009 theme was "Green Lifestyle", in which the candidates got involved with environmental causes. The show was hosted by Marc Nelson, Sarah Meier, and Borgy Manotoc.
Beauties for a Cause

The delegates of Miss Earth 2009 visited the different islands of the Philippines with the theme "Green Lifestyle" and promoted the use of recyclable materials as part of collective lifestyle. In addition, they engaged on different environmental activities including the planting of trees, and had school tours in the provinces of Ilocos, Laguna, Negros Occidental, Albay, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Pangasinan, Batangas, Iloilo and Metro Manila.
National costume

The National Costume competition of Miss Earth 2009 was held on November 4, 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Grand Theater in Pasay City.

There were 80 delegates who participated in the competition, with Miss Tanzania winning the Best in National Costume award. Minor/sponsor awards were also given at that night which includes the Placenta Award which is given to Miss Puerto Rico and Pasigandahan Award (the award name is a combination of the main river that passes through Manila and the Filipino word for beauty) which went to Miss Guam.
Press presentation

On November 4, 2009, the delegates from various countries were presented to the local and international media at Mader’s Garden, Pasig City, Philippines. The ladies shared their environmental camapaigns and expressed their cause on Mother Nature, a continuous campaign they have been waging as "Beauties for a Cause".


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