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October 21, 2016
USA Wins Gold and Bronze Medals, Heads to Miss Earth Finals in the Philippines


Media Contact: Celine Hobbs,

Manila, Philippines – USA wins a Gold Medal approaching the final week of the 16th Annual Miss Earth competition. Adding to a previously earned Bronze Medal, Corrin Stellakis of New York will appear in final ceremonies among 85 countries on October 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. 


View crowning photos and video     Visit Miss Earth international website

Age 19, Stellakis hails from Bridgeport, New York and attends the State University of New York in Oswego, studying social interaction and psychology. She has previously competed at Miss Teen USA in 2014 and Miss World America in 2015. She supports environmental campaigns for organizations including Climate Reality and World Missions Outreach.

During the Miss Earth United States pageant in August, 46 delegates from around the country competed at events in the nation’s capital. The national director is Laura Clark, owner of US Earth Productions, Inc. in Washington, DC.

Stellakis arrived to the Philippines on October 6. During the course of these three weeks, she has toured multiple islands, participated in media interviews, fashion shows and ecological activities. She earned a Bronze medal as "Darling of the Press" and a Gold medal in Swimwear. The final week of competition will include the national costume competition, talent competition and judge interview. Delegates are also evaluated on ecological video, evening gown, resort wear, and on-stage interview. Final Coronation takes place on Saturday, October 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. This event is livestreamed and televised in multiple countries. 

"No matter the results, we know that Corrin has made the USA proud and has the focus and passion to be the next Miss Earth," said Clark. 


With nearly 100 countries participating each year, Miss Earth is considered to be one of the largest and most relevant pageants on the planet. 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.


2015 Miss Earth winner Angelia Ong of the Philippines is recognized as a global environmental ambassador and one of the most recognized faces in pageantry. 2015’s USA representative Brittany Ann Payne ranked overall second runner up, and USA's 2014 delegate Andrea Neu ranked first runner up. Miss Earth honors its Top 4 court with the international titles of Earth, Air, Water and Fire and features these four women throughout the year.


Stellakis has been trained and styled by Lisa Forbes, with wardrobe sponsors famed gown designer Mac Duggal, custom pieces by Arabesque Jewelry, swimwear and costume by Pixton Design Group, and TLF fitness apparel. 


Complete results, photos and highlight videos are available at and Visit for 2017 national program information and for information on the international pageant. Media may contact Celine Hobbs at

Miss Earth United States Corrin Stellakis

Gown Competition in Mac Duggal

USA Wins Gold in Miss Earth Swimwear Contest

L-R: Colombia (3rd), USA (1st), Russia (2nd)

Save the Date Photography

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