Representing Colombia, Andrea Aguilera, 26, almost won Miss Earth 2022 at the Okada Manila in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 29, 2022. Miss Earth-Water 2020 Roxanne Baeyens, 25, of Baguio City, Philippines attended the coronation night, which was hosted by James Deakin, 50.
A total of 86 candidates competed for the Miss Earth 2022 title. They were first whittled down to 20, then to 12, then to eight and finally to four.
The final four candidates were asked the same question. Deakin asked, “What is one thing that you want to right in this world and how would you right it?”
“I think we should start writing about human rights and about the real protection of Mother Earth, equality, the way we treat human beings,” Aguilera answered. “We have to take care of the ecosystems and we have to realize that we are on our planet, our Mother Earth. It’s our responsibility to write about it and to make sure we really take care of it not just by talking but with action.”
It was Mina Sue Choi, 25, of Incheon, South Korea who won the Miss Earth 2022 crown. As the first runner-up, Sheridan Mortlock, 22, of Paddington, South Korea was crowned Miss Earth-Air 1022.
Miss Earth-Water 2022 Nadeen Ayoub, 27, ranked third. As the fourth placer, Aguilera was crowned Miss Earth-Fire 2022.
Choi is the first Miss Earth from South Korea. Ayoub is the second Miss Earth candidate following Natalie Rantissi, 24, who competed in 2016.
The newly crowned Miss Earth-Fire 2022 represented Colombia at Miss World 2021 where she finished in the Top 13. She hails from Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.
Singers J Balvin, 37, and Karol G, 31, were both born in Medellin. Founded on March 3, 1717, the city was chosen by the Urban Land Institute in February 2013 as the most innovative city in the world.