Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00 pm
The Tennessee Earth Pageant has announced that it will crown the 2012 Miss Earth Tennessee, Teen Earth Tennessee, Junior Teen Earth Tennessee and Little Miss Earth Tennessee on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The event will be held on May 19 in the Boling University Center. Contestants will begin the day by meeting pageant staff and personnel. This will be followed by environmental seminars, a community service activity, hair and make-up tips and walking and posture lessons.
The Miss competition is open to women ages 18 to 26, the teen category is for young women ages 15 to 19, the Junior Teen is for ages 10 to 14 and the Little Miss is for ages 6 to 9. The areas of competition include interview, swimsuit, evening gown and judges’ overall impression. Junior Teen and Little Miss will not compete in swimsuit. Winners of the Miss and Teen division will advance to the national competition to be held in Charlotte, N.C., Aug 6-8.
Since its inception in 2001, the Miss Earth pageant is the first and only pageant solely dedicated to the protection and preservation of the environment. Known as “Beauties for a Cause,” the Miss Earth system has become one of the largest international pageants in the world. The pageant seeks to showcase not only the beauty of its participants, but to open the eyes and the hearts of the world to help support the promotion of nature and the environment.
Reigning Miss Teen Earth Carlie Vowell will serve as special guest for the event. The final on-stage competition is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Watkins Auditorium in the Boling University Center. Tickets will be available at the door one-hour prior to the event.
Pre-registration by Monday is required for all age categories and may be completed at www.tnearthpageant.com. For additional information contact Hollie Holt at (731) 587-9845. The event is being sponsored by UTM Recycles.
Published in The Messenger 5.02.12