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In an event full of surprising results, Jessica Trisko, Miss Canada, emerged as the new Miss Earth. Her runner-ups were Miss India, Pooja Chitgopekar (Miss Air), Miss Venezuela, Silvana Santaella (Miss Water) and Miss Spain, Ángela Gomez Duran (Miss Fire).
Rounding out the group of 8 finalists were Misses Georgia, Peru, Switzerland and Thailand.
The semi-finalists were (top 16) : Martinique, Nigeria, Romania, Czech Republic, South Africa, Lebanon, Sweden and the Dominican Republic.
Many heavy favorites, such as the representatives of Ukraine, Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea and Poland were "left in the ice".
Miss South Africa won the "Beauty for a Cause" award, while Miss Venezuela was considered best in swimsuit and evening gown. Miss Thailand had the best national costume, Miss Lithuania won the talent competition, and Miss Philippines got the Miss Photogenic award (voted by the general public).
22-year-old Jessica Trisko, the new Miss Earth, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is a first generation Canadian of Russo-Ukrainian and Filipino heritage. Jessica’s first language is English, but she also speaks Russian and basic French, says the official Miss Earth website.
Jessica has attended university in Montreal, where she excelled as a student-athlete, as well as in the United States and Russia. She recently returned to Montreal to begin a Ph.D. in Political Science at McGill University. Source : Global Beauties, Manila, Philippines