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Miss Earth USA

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Rules of Miss Earth USA

  • Are you allowed to be married?


  • Are you allowed to have kids?


  • Who is allowed to compete?


  • What are the phases of competition?

    Evening Gown, Swimsuit/Fitness, Interview, On-Stage Question, Runway, Photogenic, Social Impact Initiative, Personal Introduction, Optional Volunteer Service Award, Optional Top Model, Optional Talent, Optional Spokesmodel, Multimedia, Fun Fashion, Activewear


Staff of Miss Earth USA

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    Laura Clark

    Director, 2015 - Present

    Former Ms. United States and NFL Cheerleader; Named Top National Director by Pageant Planet for two years in a row and awarded Best Director by Global Beauty Awards. Mom of two and wife residing in Chicago.

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    Ariel Sorensen

    Assistant Director, 2015 - Present

    Seasoned pageant competitor residing in Arizona. Ariel was a Global Beauty Award nominee for her work as Nonprofit Director, creating the mental health initiative Still She Rose.

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    Brittany Ann Payne

    Director of Production, 2015 - Present

    Crowned Miss Earth Water 2015 representing the USA during Miss Earth in Austria. Brittany has also placed in the Top 5 twice at Miss California USA. She now resides in Germany and has hosted Miss Earth USA every show since 2017.

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    Jillian Spano

    Teen Director, 2020 - Present

    Jillian is a wife and mother of three living in New Jersey. She has been awarded Pageant Coach of the Year, inducted into the Top 100 All Time Greats in Pageantry and named one of the Most Fascinating People in Pageantry.

About Miss Earth USA

Official national preliminary to MISS EARTH®, one of the planet's most reputable, largest and most relevant international pageants. Join Miss Earth USA national festivities on January 2-8, 2023 in Orlando, Florida!

Miss Earth USA has been named to Best of Pageantry for several consecutive years in categories of Best Prize Package, Best National Pageant, Best International Pageant, Best National Director, Best Teen Pageant, Best Youth Pageants, Best Titleholder and More.

Our titleholders are reigning world champions at Miss Earth and Face of the World Teen and have earned multiple elemental titles at Miss Earth.

In addition to sending the national winners to represent the USA at international competition, Miss Earth USA also awards several prizes to delegates during the national pageant, including scholarships and grants, spokesmodel contracts, invitations to mission trips and more.



Age valid as of December 31, 2023

• Miss 18-25 (National winner competes at MISS EARTH® and receives over $150,000 value in scholarships and prizes)

• Teen 13-18 (National winner receives over $25,000 value in scholarships and prizes)

• Junior Ambassadors 5-14

• Citizen of the United States of America by birth or naturalization

• Currently resides, attends school or works in the state of competition. If candidate is currently age 17 or younger, this may be fulfilled by a parent or legal guardian

• Outgoing and friendly

• Excellent physical condition

• Has an interest in United States culture and environment

• Shows strong morals in reputation, career, habits and history

• Willing and able to attend national activities in January 2023

We recently merged our award-winning program for married and unmarried women age 26+ with the INTERNATIONAL MS® pageant under the same directorship. Please visit MSPAGEANT.COM to request an application to compete at the next USA national and international program.