Miss Earth England 2011 Roxanne Smith
Miss Earth England 2011 Roxanne Smith is in the running for the Miss Earth title after wowing the judges with her recycled outfit – made from a soiled tablecloth. The 23-year-old will be representing England in Thailand after winning the national finals in her hometown of Birmingham. She said she had been ‘too scared’ to pursue her pageant dreams until she contracted colitis, which saw her large bowel removed five years ago.
‘I realised that life’s too short for that kind of attitude,’ she added.
She will highlight a number of environmental issues in England through public appearances before taking part in the Miss Earth finals in December.
Contestants from more than 100 countries are set to take part in this year’s event.
The winner will be crowned in a live televised final and will become a global ambassador for environmental schemes.
The current Miss Earth titleholder is Nicole Faria of India, who was the tenth woman to be given the prestigious crown.
Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world.