Cintiana Harry, 24, is the official representative of Guyana at Miss Earth 2020. Philippines-based British journalist James Deakin, 48, will host the historic event, which will be aired on FOXlife and TV5.
Due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reigning Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel, 23, of Puerto Rico will crown her successor through a virtual coronation night on November 29, 2020. Including Harry, 84 candidates are competing for the crown.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization president Hassan Eltigani Malik of Sudan will serve as a judge. He will be joined by violinist Iskandar Widjaja of Germany and Indonesia, restaurateur Michael Ma of Singapore, singer and television host Patricia Zavala of Venezuela, disc jockey, model and singer Natalia Barulich of the United States and Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1998 Jewel May Lobaton of the Philippines.
Miss Earth 2020 started on September 21, 2020. It is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant, which marks the first time Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Syria are participating.
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.
Harry did not win in any of the preliminary competitions. Still, she has the chance to win oen of the four titles at stake 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.
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 Harry wins Miss Earth 2020, she will be the beauty pageant’s first ever winner from Guyana. Watch her participation in the Earth Talk here: