July 31, 2017. San Juan, Puerto Rico – For the first time in three years,
Puerto Rico will be represented at the annual Miss Earth international
beauty pageant in the Philippines. Reigning Miss Earth Katherine Espin
of Ecuador will visit San Juan the week of August 7 to coronate Karla Victoria
Aponte as Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2017. Throughout the week, the queens
will interview with media, tour the community and conduct environmental
Managed by Carousel Productions of the Philippines, Miss Earth focuses
on empowering women through fashion, leadership, travel and service
opportunities. Delegates advocate for environmental awareness and protection
of the Earth while showcasing various tourist destinations. Miss Earth is known
as one of the most relevant pageants and the second largest, drawing nearly
100 national representatives each year to compete for the title. As 2016 Miss
Earth, Katherine Espin serves as a global ambassador to environmental and
The new Miss Earth Puerto Rico Karla Victoria Aponte, age 18, is a resident of
San Juan. She is a college student and member of the national soccer team.
Aponte recently placed in the Top 10 at rival beauty pageant Miss Puerto Rico
Universe. Her environmental mission is to educate children on the importance
This fall, Aponte will travel to the Miss Earth host country the Philippine islands to represent Puerto Rico among nearly 100 nations. The delegates will spend four weeks touring the islands and conducting ecological activities including visits to schools. The 17th annual Miss Earth pageant will take place on November 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
The Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2017 coronation ceremony and press conference will take place at 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 9 at the La Concha Renaissance Hotel in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Also in attendance will be reigning Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez of Colombia, Miss Earth Water 2015 Brittany Ann Payne of the United States, and the newly crowned Miss Earth United States 2017. Media and visiting royalty are welcome to attend.
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