JANUARY 8, 2023


Televised national competition partners with Rosen Hotels and the Orange County Convention Center

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January 8, 2023. Orlando, FL. – Continuing the success of the past three years, the Miss Earth USA pageant returned to Orlando in January 1-8 for annual national pageant events in partnership with Rosen Hotels and the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. A record 51 Miss delegates and 70 teen and youth delegates participated in pageant activities.

Known as Beauties for a Cause®, Miss Earth® empowers women through community leadership, eco-tourism, and environmental education. Miss Earth is known as the planet’s most relevant beauty event, including nearly 100 countries each year attending international festivities, which will take place this year in Vietnam.

Miss Earth USA 2023 is Danielle Mullins of Kentucky, crowned on January 7 in Orlando. Mullins is a 25 year old makeup artist and fashion stylist with a degree in Public Relations from Eastern Kentucky University. Danielle hopes to follow in the footsteps of Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey, the first United States delegate to win the international title. This fall’s international pageant is recognized as one of the world’s most followed events, alongside rival beauty pageants Miss World and Miss Universe.


Recognized as a charitable organization with 501(C)(3) tax exempt status, the pageant’s nonprofit B4ACUSA Foundation provides scholarships and grants to participants. Each of the state delegates conducts environmental projects in her home state. While visiting Florida, the group participates in park cleanups, youth environmental education, recycling and other local efforts. Partnerships have also included local wildlife conservation groups and eco-tourism activities.

Rounding out the Top 5 for Miss Earth USA 2023 are Shawna Melvin of Maryland, Natalia Aldarondo of Florida, Angel Strong of Nebraska and Gracie Pfaff of Tennessee. Teen Miss Earth USA was awarded to Tayan Stansfield, age 15 of Kentucky. Junior Ambassador national titles for ages 5-14 were awarded to young women from Illinois and North Carolina, naming the titles of Junior, Little and Tiny Miss Earth USA.

Visit missearthusa.com for additional program information, partnership opportunities and event details.