IPOH: EIGHTEEN beauties will be vying for the title of Miss Malaysia Earth 2012 next Sunday.
The event, organised for the third time in the state, will be held at Syuen Hotel here at 7.30pm.
The night will showcase contestants parading in recycled attires, followed by swim wear and evening gowns.
The winner will receive RM4,000, a return air ticket to the Philippines, and a crown, among other gifts.
The contestants will also have a chance to win nine subsidiary titles including Miss Charming, Miss Talent, Miss Tropical Beauty, Miss Charity and Miss Glamour.
Star Avenue Production director Veandra Voon said the contest served as a platform to educate contestants to be environmentally knowledgeable.
It also aimed to promote tourism and goodwill.
“The contestants, who hail from different states, participated in charity work and a preview show in Taiping and Ipoh,” she said.
Meanwhile, veterinary student Deidre Ann Walker, 18, a Sabahan, was awarded the Miss Earth Media Gorgeous title at a preview show here, recently.
Pageant patron Datuk Ho Cheng Wang gave away the trophy to Deidre Ann.