Beauty Pageants

Japan’s Anna Tode competes at Miss Earth 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic


Anna Tode, 20, is the official representative of Japan at Miss Earth 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant and it will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.

Tode is 167cm tall. She has a twin sister and a brother who is a rugby player.

There are several reasons why Tode is proud of Japan. Among these are her home country’s rich nature in each season, diverse food culture, developed industry and science and technology, cleanliness of the city and public facilities and diligent and gentle national character.

At Miss Earth 2020, Tode will compete against 83 other candidates from all over the world. Including Japan, 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. In the Asia and Oceania group, Tode won bronze in the swimsuit competition and gold in the creative category of the talent 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 Tode wins a title at Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever titleholder from Japan. Watch her eco-video here:

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