NEWS & UPDATES
January 10, 2016
Miss Earth Announces New Licensee for United States Franchise
Manila, Philippines - Carousel Productions, owner of Miss Earth, has announced that U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. has been granted the United States license for 2016. U.S. Earth Productions President and Miss Earth United States National Director is Laura Clark, a recent executive and national titleholder for the Miss United States Organization. Executive Director is Miss Earth United States 2007 Lisa Forbes. Clark and Forbes have gathered a highly successful and acclaimed professional staff to lead the Miss Earth United States franchise to new heights.
Under Clark's role as Director of Marketing, the Miss United States Organization grew from 85 to over 250 national contestants in just three years. The program increased its social media following by 1,000% and was recognized by The Pageant Planet as one of the Top 2 pageant systems in the nation in 2014. Clark was Ms. United States 2011, then served as state director for powerhouse states such as New York and Virginia, coaching four state queens to win national titles. Clark also led program development, marketing and social media for Miss World America, assisting the US representative Elizabeth Safrit to win the Multimedia Award and 2nd Runner Up to Miss World. Formerly, Clark has been a cheerleader in the National Football League including an appearance on CMT's Making the Team: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
Forbes competed at Miss Earth in 2007 and calls the experience her single best pageant memory to date. Forbes also competed at Miss USA 2004 and Ms. United States 2010 representing Kansas. During her years competing, Forbes frequently ranked in the Top 5 and received accolades in Interview. She has developed talent for several years in the midwest and beyond as a pageant coach and state director for the Miss United States Organization and Miss World America. Forbes is also a familiar face from the reality television series, The Bachelor.
U.S. Earth Productions would like to thank Evan Skow for ten years of national leadership, earning multiple top placements including Andrea Neu, Miss Earth-Air 2014 and Brittany Ann Payne, Miss Earth-Water 2015.
"Evan, his team and his titleholders bring a wealth of understanding and tradition to the Miss Earth United States program," said Clark. "We hope to continue to call upon his passion and expertise as we enter a new era for Miss Earth in the United States of America."
U.S. Earth Productions, Inc will offer four divisions for ages 11-32, including the coveted title of Miss Earth United States, offering an unmarried woman age 18-26 the chance to compete at Miss Earth, one of the "Big Four" international pageants. The other Miss Earth United States winners: Elite age 26-32, Teen age 14-18 and Junior age 11-14, will each receive an all-expense paid trip to Miss Earth to support their sister queen. The 2016 Miss Earth United States pageant activities will be July 29-August 2 in Washington, D.C.
Managed by Carousel Productions of the Philippines, Miss Earth focuses on empowering women through fashion, leadership, travel and service opportunities. Delegates advocate for environmental awareness and protection of the Earth while showcasing various tourist destinations. On December 4, Angelia Ong was crowned Miss Earth at the Crystal Anniversary 15th Annual Coronation in Vienna, Austria. Millions of viewers watched online and on television.
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