Led by Miss Earth Nicole Faria, the beauty queens are in the Kingdom to promote the Miss Earth pageant, which is being in Thailand on December 3 this year. But their most urgent task is to lend a hand to those affected by the nationwide flooding. “We are not experts in solving the problem but we can help by giving mental support and providing food and other physical help,” says Faria.
With this year being the International Year of the Forests, Faria says that flooding is certainly her concern. In her interview with The Nation, the beauty queen praised His Majesty the King’s idea of planting Vetiver Grass (Ya Faek in Thai) to prevent future flooding.
Faria was accompanied by three runnerups from the Miss Earth pageant in Vietnam last year, namely first runnerup Miss Air Victoria Shchukima from Russia, second runnerup Miss Water Watsaporn Wattanakoon from Thailand and third runnerup Miss Fire Jeidy Bosques. They will go as a group to visit the floodhit areas.
“We don’t know the detailed schedule yet but we will be right there. We are not just beautiful faces but beauty for the causes,” Faria notes.
Miss Earth 2010 will end her term on December 3 when she crowns her successor at the end of the pageant held at Impact Exhibition Halls at Muang Thong Thani.
This year, Niratcha Tungtisanont will represent Thailand at the Miss Earth 2011 pageant. Niratcha or Grace has been crowned first runnerup at Miss Thailand World and is therefore entitled to enter the contest.