Jie Ding, 25, is the official representative of China at Miss Earth 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant and it will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.
Since Jie was 3 years old, she has been studying Chinese traditional dance. She is 175cm tall and she loves fashion and cosmetics.
During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jie volunteered in Wuhan, China. Her advocacy is to raise awareness on environmental protection by starting with herself.
Jie will compete against 83 other Miss Earth 2020 candidates from all over the world. Including China, a total of 17 countries from Asia are represented.
The competition started on September 21, 2020. Due to the COVID-19, reigning Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico will crown her successor on November 29, 2020 through a virtual coronation night hosted by James Deakin, who is based in the Philippines.
China’s representative did not win any medals in the preliminary events including the national costume competition, the evening gown competition, the swimsuit competition, the resort wear competition, the sports wear competition and the talent competition. Still, she has the chance to win one of the four titles namely Miss Earth 2020, Miss Earth-Air 2020, Miss Earth-Water 2020 and Miss Earth-Fire 2020.
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 Jie wins a title at Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever titleholder from China. Watch her eco-video here: