FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – September 1, 2010 - Twenty-five year old Kai Ayanna Indira McDonald was selected to represent Jamaica at the tenth edition of Miss Earth beauty pageant to be held in Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam on December 4, 2010.
More than 80 contestants from various countries and territories will compete for the title in December 2010, where Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos of Brazil will crown her successor at the end of the event that will broadcast by VTV, ABS, CBN and The Filipino Channel.
The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.
Miss McDonald's selection was done at the executive level, after several potential candidates were screened using the international pageant judging criteria which includes overall appearance, beauty of the face, swimsuit fitness, poise and elegance, personality, environmental awareness and intelligence.
Kai Ayanna Indira McDonald was born in Clarendon, Jamaica on August 17th, 1984. In her earlier years she attended Wolmer's Preparatory School and Wolmer's High School for Girls' where she is a past Deputy Head Girl.
As a child she also received her education in Piano from the Kathleen Hickling Bond School of Music, for which she has accumulated several distinctions and has played in local concerts at the Edna Manley School of Arts. In addition, she was a member of Wolmer's Dance Troupe for eleven years, which afforded her the opportunity of travelling to the Caribbean to perform.
Kai was raised in a Christian home with both parents and an older sister. As a member of Webster Memorial United Church she was a part of the Youth Fellowship, and the church choir before migrating to Florida.
Currently, she is a student at Florida International University pursuing her studies in Finance. As an advocate for 'going green' her goal is to set up projects and workshops in Jamaica, in order to promote environmental change. Also, to educate people about the importance of converting their personal choices, in order to live an eco friendly lifestyle.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – March 24, 2010 – Organizers of the Miss Earth Jamaica pageant urges Jamaicans living at home and those residing in the Diaspora to show their support for climate action by turning off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour.
TckTckTck partner World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started Earth Hour in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.
Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more that 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future and that of future generations. We are urging all Jamaicans to Join Miss Earth Jamaica 2009, Jenaae Jackson, pledge your support, and turn off your lights for one hour, Earth Hour, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. -9::30 p.m.
Use your favorite social media platforms including Myspace, Facebook and Twitter to broadcast your participation in Earth Hour and encourage your friends and family to join the movement with you.
To find out how you too can make a positive change visit http://earthhour.org
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – March 22, 2010 – The Miss Earth Jamaica Pageant is pleased to announce the search for Jamaica’s Next Green Goddess. Organizers are on a mission to find the most beautiful woman to represent Jamaica at the third largest International Pageant, Miss Earth in Nha Trang, Vietnam. We are looking for motivated young women who will proudly represent Jamaica in fulfilling the ideals of the competition – while becoming an effective advocate for Mother Earth.
The Pageant is open to all young female between the ages of 18-26, who are unmarried, never given birth; minimum height of 5 feet 5 inches; possess beauty of face and proportionate body structure; outgoing and friendly; excellent physical condition; has knowledge of her country's culture and environment; shall either have been born in Jamaica, be the child of a Jamaican parent, or is a naturalized citizen of Jamaica.
More than 90 contestants from various countries and territories will compete for the coveted title in November 2010, where Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos of Brazil will crown her successor at the end of the event that will broadcast by VTV, ABS CBN and The Pilipino Chanel. The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.
In fulfilling the ideals of the competition “Beauties for a Cause” the young woman, who receives the prestigious title of Miss Earth Jamaica 2010, will become a Goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for Jamaica, as well as its environmental and tourism industries. She will work with environmental projects and educate Jamaicans on the three R's (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) which will ensure that the entire nation understands the need for greater responsibility in creating a sustainable future for us all.
For more information about the pageant or to request an application, please contact us at 954 757 2492, email your statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at http://www.missearthjamaica.com. Application deadline May 2, 2010.
ABOUT MISS EARTH JAMAICA
Miss Earth Jamaica pageant is designed to advance and support the cause of today’s women who espouse an environmental agenda. Contestants, who become a part of Miss Earth Jamaica, are savvy, goal-oriented informed and environmentally aware. They are also committed to working with local and international groups (governmental and non-governmental) that are actively involved in worthwhile environmental causes that exemplify the motto “Beauties for a Cause”.
ABOUT MISS EARTH
Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. It is the third largest international beauty pageant in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promoting environmental projects and to addressing issues concerning the environment.
In 2006, the Miss Earth pageant started to co-host the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth, an annual international environment awards established in 2005 by the United Nations to recognize outstanding environment achievers and leaders at a policy level.
The current Miss Earth titleholder is Larissa Ramos from Brazil who was crowned in the Philippines on November 22, 2009. The tenth edition of the pageant will be held in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
Vietnam will host Miss Earth 2010 and 2011, according to a recent MoU signed by the Philippines owner of the contest and Thanh Nien Media Corporation.
Nguyen Cong Khe (L), Chairman of Thanh Nien Corp.’s Executive Board, and Raymon Monzon, President of Carousel
Under the memorandum signed on January 29th by Philippines-based Carousel Productions Inc. and Thanh Nien Corp., the two sides will join hands in organizing a total of 10 Miss Earth events in Vietnam.
After the two pageants are held in Vietnam this year and next year, the beauty contest will be held in another country and will return to Vietnam later. The official contract for the Miss Earth events between Carousel and Thanh Nien Corp. will be signed later this month once approved by concerned agencies.
Raymon Monzon, President of Carousel, said, “The Miss Earth 2010 is the 10th event of its kind and this is also the first time we’ll bring the pageant out of the Philippines, its home country.”
“We decided to choose Vietnam because the country is close to the Philippines and it successfully organized a special competition for Miss Earth 2007.”
According to Nguyen Cong Khe, Chairman of Thanh Nien Corp.’s Executive Board, the events would help boost the images of both the Philippines and Vietnam and “promote the Miss Earth brand to a higher level.”
The official venue for the Miss Earth 2010 contest in Vietnam is not disclosed yet but there is a high possibility that Khanh Hoa Province will be chosen, according to organizers.
Reported by Tuong Nhi Source:http://www.thanhniennews.com/entertaiments/?catid=6&newsid=55111