American super model, singer and actress Amber Levonchuck, popularly know as Amber Rose and Nollywood Diva Genevieve Nnaji are among the top guest judges of the 2013 Miss Earth Nigeria beauty pageant coming up on Sunday September 22, at the prestigious Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos. The celebrity red carpet event will start at 5pm.
Other guest judges include, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Karly Redd and Boris Kodjoe.
The Founder and Director of Miss Earth Nigeria, Ms. Ibinabo Fiberesima who is a former beauty queen and now first female President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) affirmed that the 2013 edition would be more glamorous, with all the glitz and razzmatazz of a global beauty pageant.
“We are currently in talks with top dignitaries who are passionate about the environment and the earth at large,” said Ms Fiberesima who has been organizing the beauty pageant for over a decade and has discovered many outstanding young beauties, including the popular Nollywood actress Ufuoma Ejenobor.
The winner of the 2013 Miss Earth Nigeria Pageant will represent Nigeria at the World Miss Earth Pageant on December 7th in Pasay City, Philippines.
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Miss Earth is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.
The MISS EARTH Crown
The Miss Earth crown has become a symbol of unparalleled pulchritude and enduring advocacy through the years. To underscore and remind the Miss Earth titleholders the responsibilities that come with this crown, Carousel Productions commissioned the Official Jeweller of Miss Earth, Ms. Ramona Haar, an ecologically-minded artist, to design and craft a new Miss Earth crown. This radiant masterpiece that embodies a broader meaning of "beauties for a cause" was unveiled last November 16, 2009.
The design features various gemstones endemic to the countries participating in Miss Earth Pageant, which they donated as a symbol of cooperation and unity towards a universal goal of saving Mother Earth. To lessen the environmental impact of mining, the new crown is made of 100% recycled 14K Gold and Argentums Sterling Silver. The central design is a flower to symbolize a happy and thriving earth. As Ralph Waldo Emerson puts it, "the earth laughs in flowers." The recurring spiral motif, on the other hand, has always been associated with maternal power and feminine prestige.
But the gems are the highlights of this masterpiece. Black Diamonds, Sardonyx, Calcite, Ruby, Jade Quartz Crystal, Garnet, Peridot, and Pearls are some of the stones that adorn the exquisite Miss Earth crown.
Gathered from 80 of the participating countries this year, the stones signify more than just the Earth's precious resources. They characterize the diverse backgrounds, cultural significance, and mystical embodiment of our beauties. Although they come in different shapes, sizes, color and finish, they all form an integral part of the most coveted Miss Earth crown in undeniable harmony. Just like the crown, the Miss Earth beauties work together to have all nations unite in our joint efforts to help preserve and protect our one and only home: the Planet Earth.