LOOK: IT’S GREEN AND GO FOR MISS EARTH 2020
Carousel Productions recently confirmed that preparations are underway for the 20th edition of Miss Earth 2020, turning to technology to bring its environmental advocacy to the fore.
Although it would far from the traditional coronation event that pageant-loving fans and onlookers would expect, this year’s search for Miss Earth 2020 would take advantage of technology to bring the world together in promoting its environmental campaign.
“We decided not to skip this year so we can continue with our mission to raise awareness on the state of the environment,” states Executive Vice-President and Miss Earth co-founder Lorraine Schuck.
“Holding the pageant would enable another batch of delegates with the theme “Eco-Angels” to underscore the delegates’ role as guardians of nature, to inspire people across the world with their environmental platforms, which has always been Miss Earth’s mission.”
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Posted by Miss Earth on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Schuck furthers that the virtual event could also be an effective means to show the global community to be resilient in the face of a crisis, and that it is possible to cope with the challenges through the creative use of technology.
“While we understand the impact of COVID-19 to individuals and industries worldwide, we should also not let this unfortunate incident take a hold of our lives. We should eventually learn to move on, make the most of what we have, and inspire one another,” adds the former beauty queen.
The national directors of the Miss Earth franchise have likewise expressed their eagerness to be part of the pageant’s milestone year and are now familiarizing themselves with the pageant’s not-so-usual format.
Given Carousel’s recent experience in handling a virtual pageant, they have somehow got the grips of eliciting the excitement of a live television event in an online setting. To mark Miss Earth’s 20th year, more than two-month long series of online pre-pageant events was laid out to give netizens in-depth insights on each delegate.
The daily activities, “EARTH TALK” discussions and updates on environmental issues happening during these times of pandemic, features of the participants country’s landmarks and culture, entertainment, showcasing their fashion, talent, fitness, etc.
The ME delegates activities have officially commenced and were live streamed across Miss Earth’s social media accounts, while the finals will have its television broadcast and social media streaming on November 29.