The theme of this year’s Miss Earth Contest will be “Smile for Earth, for All”. Coinciding with the International Year of the Forests, this year’s staging of the Miss Earth pageant will be a grand showcase of Thailand’s rich culture, tourist attractions, and, more importantly, its efforts to save and protect the environment.
The delegates will arrive on November 20, 2011, and on November 22, 2011, a press conference with all the Miss Earth 2011 contestants will be held. The following day, November 23, the contestants will join together to offer their best wishes on the occasion of His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday, and will commemorate this special day through performances and pageantry.
On November 26, 2011, the contestants will separate into three groups to perform birthday tributes to His Majesty and raise environmental awareness in the three provinces of Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, and Phang Nga. This year, the pageant will draw the attention of people all over the world to His Majesty’s abilities and accomplishments. Notably, His Majesty is the only royal in the world to have received the International Merit Award, an award for environmental preservation, in recognition of his theory about “Ya Faek“ (vetiver grass).
Finally, Miss Earth 2011, the 11th Annual Miss Earth Pageant, is scheduled to be held on December 3, 2011. Miss Earth 2010. Nicole Faria of India will crown her successor at the end of the event. After the official winner of Miss Earth is declared, the contest finalists will offer their combined best wishes on the occasion of His Majesty the King’s 84th birth on December 5, 2011, in Bangkok.