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Mongolia’s Britta Battogtokh competes at Miss Earth 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic

 

Future Energy Foundation co-founder Britta Battogtokh Buyantogtokh, 28, is the official representative of Mongolia at Miss Earth 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant and it will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.

Battogtokh, who is 178cm tall, grew up in a town near the borders with Russia and Kazakhstan. In 2018, she co-founded Future Energy Foundation, which enables universal basic energy for all using innovative energy technologies.

There are several reasons why Battogtokh is proud of Mongolia. Among these are her home country’s history and how the country dealt with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

At Miss Earth 2020, Battogtokh will compete against 83 other candidates from all over the world. Including Mongolia, a total of 17 countries from Asia are represented.

The competition started on September 21, 2020. Due to the 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, Battogtokh won gold in the sports 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 Battogtokh wins a title at Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever titleholder from Mongolia. Watch her eco-video here:

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