Miss Earth 2006

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Miss Earth 2006
Hil Hernandez, Miss Earth 2006
Date26 November 2006
EntertainmentChristian Bautista
VenueNational Museum, Manila, Philippines
WinnerHil Hernández
CongenialityMaria Lucia Leo
Best National CostumeMililani Vienna Tofa
PhotogenicRiza Santos
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Miss Earth 2006, the 6th edition of the Miss Earth pageant, was held at the grounds of the National Museum in Manila, Philippines on 26 November 2006.

At the end of the event, Alexandra Braun of Venezuela crowned Hil Hernández of Chile as Miss Earth 2006. It is the first victory of Chile at the history of the pageant.[1][2]

Contestants from 82 countries and territories competed in this year's pageant, surpassing the previous record of 80 contestants in 2005. The pageant was hosted by Ariel Ureta, Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles, and Miss Philippines-Air 2006 Ginger Conejero. Filipino singer and actor Christian Bautista performed in this year's pageant.


National Museum of the Philippines, the venue for Miss Earth 2006

Location and date

During the pageant night of Miss Earth 2005, It was announced that the Miss Earth 2006 pageant will take place in Santiago, Chile on 15 November 2006, and would be the first Miss Earth pageant outside of the Philippines and as well in Asia. However, the Chilean organizers did not meet requirements as they could not confirm a venue for the pageant, hotel accomodations, as well as a television station to broadcast the event.[3] In September, Carousel Productions decided to hold the pageant in the Philippines, where all previous Miss Earth pageants had been held, despite having less than two months to prepare for the event.[3][4]

On 24 November, a number of delegates participated in the Philippine version of Deal or No Deal, acting as suitcase models during the game. This followed an episode of the American game show, where 26 Miss USA 2006 contestants acted as suitcase models.[5]



Placement Contestant
Miss Earth 2006
Miss Earth-Air
Miss Earth-Water
Miss Earth-Fire
Top 8
Top 16

Special awards

Miss Earth 2006 Award winners: China (Talent), Canada (Photogenic), India (Evening Gown), Venezuela (Swimsuit), Samoa (National Costume), and Italy (Friendship)
Award Contestant
Miss Photogenic
Best in National Costume
  •  Samoa – Mililani Vienna Tofa
Best in Swimsuit
Best in Long Gown
Miss Friendship
  •  Italy – Maria Lucia Leo
Miss Fontana
Miss Talent
  •  China – Zhou Mengting


The following is the list of the board of judges in this year's Miss Earth:[6]

No. Judge Background
1 Abbygale Arenas Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1997, Top Fashion Model, Personality/Image Consultant
2 Catherine Constantinides Environmentalist and TV host of a Lifestyle show in South Africa
3 Tweety de Leon Top Fashion Model
4 Justine Gabionza Miss Tourism Queen International 2006 from Philippines
5 Michel Adam Lisowski Founder & Chairperson of Fashion TV
6 Warner Manning Environmentalist, Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
7 Andrea Mastellone general manager, Traders Hotel Manila
8 Jose Ramon Olives Journalist, Senior Vice President of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
9 Dorian Peña Professional basketball player for the San Miguel Brewery
10 Ricky Reyes Beauty Expert-Cum-Philanthropist
11 Tatsuhiko Takahasi Philanthropist, President of Richmonde Hotel
12 Lee Chul-woo Korean Air Regional Manager for the Philippines


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results
Delegates of the Miss Earth 2006 during the Press Presentation

82 contestants competed for the title.[7]

Country/Territory Contestant Age[a] Hometown
 Albania Blerta Halili 20 Tirana
 Argentina Andrea Garcia 19
 Australia Natalie Newton 19 Sydney
 Bahamas Leandra Pratt 20 Nassau
 Belgium Isabelle Cornelis 18 Brussels
 Bolivia Jessica Jordan 22 Huacaraje
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Božena Jelčić 19 Čapljina
 Botswana Kefilwe Kgosi 22 Gaborone
 Brazil Ana Paula Quinot 24 Rio Grande do Sul
 Canada Riza Santos 20 Calgary
 Cayman Islands Stephanie Monique Espeut 20 George Town
 Chile Hil Hernández 22 Castro
 China Zhou Mengting 18
 Costa Rica Mari Paz Duarte 20 San Jose
 Curaçao Kristal Rose Sprock 21 Willemstad
 Czech Republic Petra Soukupová[8] 20 Prague
 Denmark Nicoline Qvortrup[9] 21 Haderslev
 Dominican Republic Alondra Peña 18 Baní
 Ecuador Maria Magdalena Stahl 22 San Gabriel
 Egypt Meriam George 19 Cairo
 El Salvador Ana Flor Astrid Machado 20 San Salvador
 England Holly Ikin[10] 19 Manchester
 Ethiopia Dina Fekadu 22 Wollega
 Finland Linnea Aaltonen[11] 18 Kauniainen
 France Anne Charlotte Triplet 19 Paris
 Georgia Maria Sarchimelia 21 Tbilisi
 Germany Fatima Funk 22 Buchen
 Ghana Mable Frye 20 Accra
 Greece Eugenia Lattou 23 Athens
 Guadeloupe Ingrid Bevis[12] 21 Baie-Mahault
 Guatemala Catherine Gregg[13] 22 Guatemala City
 Haiti Helan Georges 20 Port-au-Prince
 Honduras Lesly Gabriela Molina[14] 22 Tegucigalpa
 India Amruta Patki[15] 21 Mumbai
 Indonesia Yelena Setiabudi 21 Jakarta
 Ireland Melanie Boreham 19 Drumbeg
 Italy Maria Lucia Leo 19 Lazio
 Japan Noriko Ohno 26 Tokyo
 Kenya Emah Madegwa[16] 21 Nairobi
 Lebanon Nahed Al-Saghir 25 Beirut
 Liberia Rachel Njinimbam 25 Monrovia
 Lithuania Evelina Dedul 20
 Macedonia Ivana Popovska 24
 Malaysia Alice Loh 25
 Martinique Megane Martinon 20
 Mexico Alina Garcia 18
   Nepal Ayushma Pokharel 22
 Netherlands Sabrina van der Donk 18
 New Zealand Annelise Burton 18
 Nicaragua Sharon Amador 24
 Nigeria Ivy Obrori Edenkwo 21
 Norway Meria Leroy 20
 Pakistan Sehr Mahmood 25
 Panama Stefanie de Roux 24 Panama City
 Paraguay Paloma Navarro 21
 Peru Valery Caroline Neff 23
 Philippines Cathy Untalan[17] 21 Manila
 Poland Francys Sudnicka 26 Masovia
 Puerto Rico Camille Colazzo
 Romania Nicoleta Motei 22
 Russia Elena Salnikova 18
 Saint Lucia Cathy Daniel 19 Castries
 Samoa Mililani Vienna Tofa
 Serbia and Montenegro Dubravka Skoric
 Singapore Shn Juay Shi Yun Singapore
 Slovakia Judita Hrubyová 21 Bardejov
 South Africa Nancy Dos Reis
 South Korea Hee-jung Park
 Spain Rocio Cazallas
 Sweden Cécilia Kristensen
  Switzerland Laura Ferrara 19
 Tahiti Raimata Agnieray
 Taiwan Chiu Yu-Cheng
 Tanzania Richa Adhia 19 Mwanza
 Thailand Pailin Rungratanasunthorn 23
 Tibet Tsering Chungtak
 Turks and Caicos Nicquell Garland
 Ukraine Karina Kharchinska
 United States Amanda Pennekamp 25
 Venezuela Marianne Puglia 21
 Vietnam Vũ Nguyễn Hà Anh[18] 24
 Wales Laura Livesy


  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant



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