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Indonesia’s Safira Rumimper competes at Miss Earth 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic

 

Law graduate and model Safira Rumimper, 22, is the official representative of Indonesia at Miss Earth 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant and it will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.

Rumimper is 170cm tall. Born and raised in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, she graduated summa cum laude with a law degree from the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

There are several reasons why Rumimper is proud of Indonesia. Among these are her home country’s tourism, unique cultures and hospital people.

To win the Miss Earth 2020 crown, Rumimper has to beat 83 other candidates from all over the world. Including Indonesia, a total of 17 countries from Asia are represented.

The competition started on September 21, 2020. Due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reigning Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico will crown her successor through a virtual coronation night hosted by James Deakin, who is based in the Philippines.

Like in the 19 previous editions, the three runners-up will also have titles. These are Miss Earth-Air 2020, Miss Earth-Water 2020 and Miss Earth-Fire 2020.

Prior to the coronation night, the candidates participated in the national costume competition, the evening gown competition, the swimsuit competition, the resort wear competition, the sports wear competition and the talent competition. The candidates were divided into four continental group namely Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe and the Americas.

In the Asia and Oceania group, Rumimper won silver in the swimsuit competition. She also won bronze in the resort wear competition.

 

This is the first time Miss Earth is held virtually. All of the 19 previous editions were held in the Philippines except for the 10th and 15th editions, which were held in Vietnam and Austria, respectively.

Among the 19 Miss Earth titleholders, six are from Asia. They are Karla Henry, Jamie Herrell, Angelia Ong and Karen Ibasco of the Philippines, Nicole Faria of India and Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam.

Founded on April 3, 2001 and headquartered in the Philippines, Miss Earth promotes environmental awareness, conservation and social responsibility. It is one of the top four international beauty pageants along with Miss International, Miss World and Miss Universe.

If Rumimper wins a title at Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever titleholder from Indonesia. Watch her eco-video here:

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