Year End Special Report – 5 Beauty Queens that Defined 2020

Who among the beauty queens and pageant girls do we see as the ones who made a mark in pageantry this past year? Read on below…

2020 was a year of pageant postponements and cancellations but for the handful few that were able to push through, they were able to offer us a few competitors that made the past year bearable.

DISCLAIMER: this list is a subjective list of the women that your blogger felt to have showed some extraordinary achievements, performance and show of character during the year.

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Miss Earth 2020, Lindsey Marie Coffey of the USA

Lindsey Marie Coffey of the US was named Miss Earth 2020 at the 20th edition of the Miss Earth pageant. Standing tall at 5’10”, the 28 year-old Lindsey is the first American to win the Miss Earth title after a series of bridesmaid placements in the recent several editions of the pageant.

With Lindsey winning Miss Earth, the US becomes the 5th country to have won all 4 biggest international pageants: Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss Universe and Miss World. It also pushed up the rank of the United States to #2 with 15 wins, tied with the Philippines with number of wins… but with the US having 60 runner-up wins versus the Philippines’ 23 runner up placements, the US takes the 2nd place after Venezuela whose 23 crowns & 44 runner up placements is unbeatable.

THE WINNERS

The 2020 court of queens are :
Miss Earth 2020 – USA, Lindsey Coffey
Miss Earth-Air – Venezuela, Stephany Zreik
Miss Earth-Water – Philippines, Roxanne Baeyens
Miss Earth-Fire – Denmark, Michala Rubinstein

The Miss Earth 2020 queen and her court…

TOP 8 (alphabetical order)
Myanmar – Amara Shune Lei
Netherlands – Tessa le Conge
Poland – Sabina Półtawska
Puerto Rico – Krystal Badillo

Top 20 (alphabetical order)
Belarus – Mariia Reznyuk
Costa Rica – Kelly Ávila
Cote d’Ivoire – Aya Kadjo
Germany – Annabella Fleck
Japan – Anna Tode
Kenya – Fridah Kariuki
Nigeria – Gwenivere Chioma Ifeanyieze
Panama – Anayansi De Gracia
Portugal – Ivanna Rohashko
Singapore – Christina Cai
South Africa – Lungo Katete
Thailand – Teeyapar Sretsirisuvarna

The pageant was attended by 84 entrants from around the globe through online activities and a virtual coronation night.  The candidates were split into four continental groups: Asia & Oceania, Africa, Americas, and Europe and then competed in the following categories: Earth Talk, Talent, Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Sports Wear, National Costume, and Interview

Miss Earth 2020, Lindsey Marie Coffey

SASHES&SCRIPTS’ SHORT-TAKE

Lindsey’s win is remarkable because of 3 reasons:

  1. USA makes the 5th country to win all 4 biggest international pageants after Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. This marks the US’ first win after a series of runner-up placements in Miss Earth (Emanii Davis, Corrin Stellakis, Brittany Payne and Andrea Neu) over the past 10 years.
  2. This year has been marked with multiple surprise wins from underdogs of several national pageants. Lindsey’s victory was the first major win of a frontrunner among pageants of 2020.
  3. The Miss Earth 2020 pageant was the first of the Alpha pageants to hold a virtual  pageant as response to the on-going global Covid-19 pandemic. While it may have been unconventional, it allowed ME pageant fans to have more access to the queens through social media. After the successful staging of the virtual pageant, it only proves that it is possible to have an online pageant albeit some major adjustments on expectations how it is staged and held.

With rumors that should face-to-face meetings are possible next year, we are hoping that all 4 winners be given the chance to be crowned live to truly give them the “winning experience”.