Egyptian Beauty Tops Miss Earth Pageant
Miss Egypt Meriam George was selected among the top 8 in Miss Earth pageant, held recently in Manila. Meriam was competing with another 84 contestants from all over the world.
The Miss Earth contest promotes environmental preservation and contestants are called “beauties for a cause.” Organizers tout the Philippine-born pageant as the third biggest in the world, next only to the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants.
First runner-up was Amruta Patki of India who was proclaimed Miss Air while third runner-up was Marianne Puglia of Venezuela who was declared Miss Fire. They received the Best in Evening Gown and Best in Swimsuit awards, respectively.
Rounding up the Top 8 were Czech Petra Soukupova and Miss Universe veterans Francys Sudnicka of Poland, Stefanie de Roux of Panama and Meriam George of Egypt.