Professional dancer Christina Cai, 21, is the official representative of Singapore at Miss Earth 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant and it will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.
Cai is 163cm tall. Her mother is from Penang, Malaysia.
The Singaporean beauty queen has been dancing she was 4 years old. She finished in the Top 10 when she competing in Miss Chinese International 2018.
There are several reasons why Cai is proud of Singapore. Among these are her home country’s ability to excel in sustainability despite its rapid and extensive urbanization and environmentally friendly attributes.
To win the Miss Earth 2020 crown, Cai has to beat 83 other candidates from all over the world. Including Singapore, 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, Cai won silver in the dance category of the talent competition. The gold medal was given to Roxanne Allison Baeyens, 23, of the Philippines.
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 Cai wins a title at Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever titleholder from Singapore. Watch her eco-video here: