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    • Miss Earth candidate Marrianna Fuentes (C) of Panama holds a placard with an environment theme as she poses with other Miss Earth candidates for photos during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila on October 2, 2019.
    • Sonia Romeo, left, of Spain and Tunde Blaga of Hungary, candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant, take selfies prior to taking part in a coastal cleanup, one of the activities lined up to call the attention to help save Mother Earth, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in suburban Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines.
    • Miss Earth candidates holding placards with environmental slogans pose for photos during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila on October 2, 2019.
    • Miss Earth candidate Antonela Paz of Ecuador (C) holds a placard with an environment theme as she poses with other Miss Earth candidates for photos during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila on October 2, 2019.
    • Rita Velasquez, right, of Honduras and Nazia Wadee, center, of South Africa, candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant, join the Philippine Navy as they conduct coastal cleanup, Sept. 30, 2019 in suburban Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines.
    • Candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant pose with their messages to save Mother Earth following their media presentation, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 in Manila, Philippines.
    • Sonia Romeo, center, of Spain, a candidate for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant, listens to briefing prior to joining the Philippine Navy in conducting coastal cleanup, one of the activities lined up to call the attention to help save Mother Earth, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in suburban Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines.
    • Candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant pose with their messages to save Mother Earth following their media presentation, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 in Manila, Philippines.
    • Candidates for the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant pose with their messages to save Mother Earth following their media presentation, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 in Manila, Philippines.
    • Miss Earth candidate Sonia Hernandez (C) of Spain waves as she poses with other Miss Earth candidates holding placards with environmental slogans during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila on October 2, 2019.
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    Miss Earth candidate Marrianna Fuentes (C) of Panama holds a placard with an environment theme as she poses with other Miss Earth candidates for photos during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila on October 2, 2019.

    Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant with the theme of environmental awareness. It is one of the Big Four international beauty contests - along with Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International.

    Eighty-six candidates from around the globe will compete for the Miss Earth 2019 crown in Naga, south of Manila, in the Philippines, on 26 October. The winner will be crowned by Vietnamese model Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam at the end of the event, which will be the 19th edition of the pageant.

    On 2 October, the candidates posed for photos during a press presentation at a hotel in Manila. All the ladies held placards with environmental slogans. They also joined the Philippine Navy in coastal cleanup operations in Las Pinas city. 

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