FEBRUARY 2, 2023


Pageant Planet annual rankings place Miss Earth USA as #1 Best Miss Pageant, #1 Best State Director and other Top 10 pageant industry lists

Virginia Beach, Va, February 2, 2023 – The Miss Earth USA organization once again tops annual pageant industry rankings as reported by heavily watched media sources. The awards include:

#1 Miss National Pageant

#1 State Director - Teri Brown-Walker

#3 Overall National Pageant

#4 State Pageant - DC/MD/VA

#5 Teen National Pageant

#8 State Pageant - Nevada

#8 Best National Director - Laura Clark

#10 Best State Director - Onica Blaize


"My year as a title holder with the Miss Earth USA organization has been a dream. The organization extends many opportunities to state title holders to get involved and has an amazing set of sponsors! Not only is it a beauty pageant, it promotes Beauties for a Cause, with a mission to bring awareness to and make an impact on environmental causes. This platform has given me the opportunity to find new ways to promote eco-tourism and environmental education in my community and provided an extended family of beautiful, accomplished women." - Tyler Forbes, Miss Illinois Earth

The Miss Earth USA organization will also receive awards at the upcoming Beauty It's Everywhere annual awards event in New York City on February 10. Directors Laura Clark, Ariel Sorensen and Teri Brown-Walker are nominated for prestigious Global Beauty Awards taking place on April 30 in Seattle.

"Thank you to all who impacted these results and to the entire pageant community for committing to excellence, integrity, and opportunity for young women and girls. We stand with you to strengthen the foundation of this industry today and always," said National Director Laura Clark.

Since Liv & Rock Productions (formerly Earth Pageant Productions) adopted the heavily followed MISS EARTH franchise in 2016, the USA organization has claimed the Miss Earth 2020 title, multiple Top 4 Miss Earth elemental placements and surpassed 100K followers on Instagram. The program boasts over 150 delegates competing each year for five national titles. The team also produces the International Ms. pageant separately for women age 26 and older, which was ranked as #1 Ms pageant for the second year in a row by Pageant Planet.

About Miss Earth USA

BEAUTIES FOR A CAUSE® is the key message for the Miss Earth USA organization which holds an annual pageant dedicated to bringing awareness to environmental issues and actively participating in projects that support green causes. Their work includes tree plantings, children's education, local clean-ups, water distribution, climate leadership training, and countless other activities that make a positive impact on our planet. Among industry ratings, Miss Earth USA is one of the top ranked pageants and is a nationally televised production.

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