Miss Earth United States 2018

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Miss Earth United States 2018
DateJuly 14, 2018
PresentersBrittany Ann Payne
Justin Stewart
  • Lili Klainer
  • Merrick Alexander
VenueRachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Alexandria, Virginia
  • California
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Utah
WinnerYashvi Aware
United States Midaltantic
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Miss Earth United States 2018 was the 14th edition of Miss Earth United States pageant that was held at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Virginia on July 14, 2018, with Brittany Ann Payne and Justin Stewart served as hosts.[1][2] Andreia Gibau of Massachusetts crowned her successor Yashvi Aware of Maryland (representing Midatlantic) as Miss Earth United States 2018. Aware represented the United States at the Miss Earth 2018 pageant in the Philippines.[3]


Final Results Contestant
Miss Earth United States 2018
Miss Air (1st Runner-Up)
Miss Water (2nd Runner-Up)
  •  Texas – Yvette Vaughn
Miss Fire (3rd Runner-Up)
Miss Eco (4th Runner-Up)a
Top 12
Top 20

§ - Earned Top 20 placement as winner of Charitable Giving Fundraiser award


Finalist Awards[edit]

High Point Award Delegate
  •  Texas – Yvette Vaughn
Public Speaking

Non-Finalist Awards[edit]

Award Delegate
Public Speaking
Evening Gown
Social Media

Other Awards[edit]

Award Delegate
Charitable Giving Fundraiser
Director's Leadership


Beauty for a Cause
HOTWORX Cover Model

Order of announcement[edit]


Pageant activities took place from July 10–14, 2018 in the Washington metropolitan area, which included a service day in Washington, D.C., with delegates from the Teen, Miss, and Elite divisions cleaning up trash within the National Mall.[4]

Additionally, delegates are scored on their social media activity leading up to the national pageant, as well as their environmental project that occurred in June for the organization's Think Local, Act Global initiative.

All phases of the pageant were available via livestream on the Miss Earth United States Facebook page.

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Preliminary rounds took place on July 12 and July 13, 2018 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Delegates competed in a public speaking presentation, and on-stage the following day for runway, swimwear, and evening gown. The runway and swimwear preliminaries were hosted by Brittany Payne, Adele Scala, and Leslie Jackson, with Payne returning to host the evening gown preliminary alongside Andreia Gibau.


During the final competition, the top 20 competed in runway, while the top 12 also competed in swimwear and evening gown. The top five delegates also competed in an on-stage question round and were scored on their response to: What do you do to inspire others to be green?


Delegate information provided by the Miss Earth United States organization.[5][6]

State Delegate Placement Notes
Arizona Arizona Aimee Parker Top 12
Colorado Colorado Bre L'Estrange Previously competed for Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA

Later competed for both Miss Colorado USA and Miss Arizona USA 2019[7]

Delaware Delaware Kelly Pierson Top 20
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Jasmine Zarou Top 20
Florida Florida Alexi Gropper Top 12
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Ariana Blaize Top 20
United States Great Lakes Jamie Smith
United States Gulf Coast Tori Miller Contestant at America's Miss World 2017[8]
Hawaii Hawaii Kailey Parker Miss Earth US - Air Previously Miss Maui USA 2018[9]
Idaho Idaho Sarah Massingale Later competed for Miss Earth USA 2019 as Idaho
Illinois Illinois Kristina Decheva Top 20
Indiana Indiana Mahogani Johnson
Kansas Kansas McKenzie Hersch
Maryland Maryland Amber Dawn Butler Top 20 Top 15 at Miss Earth United States 2017 representing Florida
Massachusetts Massachusetts Jamie Connors Top 12 Member of the Boston Cannons Dance Team

Later competed for Miss Earth USA 2019 as Massachusetts

United States Midatlantic Yashvi Aware Miss Earth United States 2018 Top 10 at Miss Earth United States 2016 representing Maryland

Previously competed for Miss Maryland Teen USA[10]

United States Midwest Tyler Prugh
Minnesota Minnesota Tegan Gruhot
Mississippi Mississippi Ivy White Top 20
Missouri Missouri Chrystelle Volckmann Top 12 Previously Miss Philippines USA 2015[11]
Nebraska Nebraska Merrick Randy Alexander Top 20 Previously competed for Miss Nebraska USA[12]
Nevada Nevada Taylor Burk
United States New England Isabella Brie Bennett Top 20 Previously competed in 2017 representing Rhode Island

Second consecutive award for Beauty for a Cause

New Hampshire New Hampshire Felicia Arsenault 2x Semi-Finalist at Miss New Hampshire USA[13]

Previously competed for Miss New Hampshire 2016[14]

New Jersey New Jersey Ashlei Watson
New Mexico New Mexico Soraya B'Yanar Top 20
New York (state) New York April Maroshick Miss Earth US - Eco Previously Top 22 at Miss World America 2015 representing Alaska
North Carolina North Carolina Madison McGee
North Dakota North Dakota Jacinda Schell
United States Northwest Whitney Mitchell
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Briana McCloud
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Natalia Aldarondo Miss Earth US - Fire Delegate for Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021
South Carolina South Carolina Francie Evans Top 20
  • Face of the World USA 2018[15]
  • Later competed for Miss Earth USA 2019 as South Carolina and awarded Miss Earth USA - Fire 2019
United States Southeast Talisha White Later competed at Miss Earth 2019 as Miss Earth US Virgin Islands 2019
Tennessee Tennessee Elizabeth Upshur
Texas Texas Yvette Vaughn Miss Earth US - Water
Virginia Virginia Lili Klainer Top 12 Contestant at Miss World America 2017[16]

Later competed for Miss Earth USA 2019 as Midatlantic

Washington (state) Washington Savannah Morton
West Virginia West Virginia Ashley Schifano
Wisconsin Wisconsin Anastacia King


  • California California – Tayler Troup was awarded Miss Earth California 2018 after it was announced on June 29, 2018, that the original appointed titleholder, Suzanne Perez, would be unable to compete at Miss Earth United States 2018.[17]


  • California California – Tayler Troup
  • Michigan MichiganJasmina Cunmulaj – Decided to withdraw on May 31, 2018, to focus on her studies and advocacy.[18]
  • Ohio Ohio – Grace Tachikawa
  • United States Rocky Mountains – Lauren MacRitchie
  • Utah Utah – Carolina West


Preliminary judges[edit]

  • Siria Bojorquez – Miss Earth United States 2012, Top 8 at Miss Earth 2012 and Miss Teen Earth United States 2010
  • Ismatu Daramy – Miss Earth Sierra Leone 2017
  • Ayesha Gilani-Taylor – Miss Earth Pakistan 2009
  • Jamie HerrellMiss Earth 2014
  • Kristin Chucci – Ms. Earth 2017 and Elite Miss Earth 2017 (Public Speaking)
  • Elizabeth Peace – Mrs. Maryland International 2018 (Public Speaking)
  • Kinosha Soden – Mrs. DC America 2016 (Public Speaking)
  • Angel Strong – Junior Miss Earth United States 2017 (Public Speaking)
  • Lisa Van Orden – International Ms. 2018 (Public Speaking)
  • Elle White – Former Contestant on Match Made in Heaven (Runway)
  • Stephen P. Smith – Founder & CEO of Planet Beach & HOTWORX (Swimwear)

Finals judges[edit]


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