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UON Environmental Law student Stacey Chumba crowned Miss Earth Kenya 2021

21 year old former student of Moi High School Kabarak was one of the top performers in the 2017 KCSE

Miss Earth Kenya 2021 Stacey Chumba

Stacey studies Environmental Law and is passionate about environmental conservation. She is currently on a mission to save Lake Bogoria which is threatened by floods and risks merging with Lake Baringo.

Stacey Chumba, a law student from the University of Nairobi was crowned Miss Earth Kenya 2021 on Saturday 25th September at a colourful ceremony held in Diamond Plaza in Nairobi.

Dressed in a glittering evening dress designed by Mbogori Fashions, Stacy outdid twelve other contestants to emerge top in the pageant organised by the Vera Beauty College and is a local franchise of the Manila based Miss Earth, an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant competition promoting environmental awareness, conservation, and social responsibility.

Stacey who comes from Baringo County was a top KCSE student in 2017 having attained a mean grade of A- with 75 points from Moi High school Kabarak. She joined the Miss Earth Kenya competition from Nakuru and was shortlisted for the semi finals with 12 other contestants.

Stacy was followed by three other contestants namely Eulene Vulegani, Diana Joy Mbocha and Grace Maghanga who were declared Miss Earth Water, Miss Earth Fire and Miss Earth Fire respectively.

The winners were picked by a panel of four judges led by the Global Peace Foundation Kenya CEO Daniel Juma Omondi, Mr. Cleo of Imax Cinema Diamond Plaza, the Founder of Drawing Dreams Initiative Ms. Grace Wanene and Miss Lisa who is a judge at Sasini Talanta Mtaani on KTN Home.

Stacy takes over from Miss Fridah Kariuki, a journalism student at the Kenya Methodist University who was crowned Miss Earth Kenya 2020 in a virtual ceremony after beating nine other finalists.

Also present was Miss Earth Kenya 2019 Susan Kirui who represented Kenya at the Miss Earth global contest held in Manila Philippines.

Speaking at the end of the contest the franchise holder for Miss Earth Kenya pageant Mrs Alice Kamunge congratulated the winners and urged them to join her efforts to conserve the environment by planting more trees. She took the opportunity to thank the students and staff from Vera Beauty College under the CEO Rtd. Major James Kamunge.

The pageant was produced in conjunction with Sasini Talanta Mtaani under the leadership of the CEO Morris Mwande Okoth.

About Miss Earth Pageant

The Miss Earth contest is the third largest beauty pageant in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The advocacy driven pageant is designed to give voice to young women who are passionate about environmental conservation.

Stacey Chumba will represent Kenya at the Miss Earth 2021 in Philippines where the current Miss Earth Lindsey Coffey of the United States is expected to crown this year’s winner.

Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey (Picture courtesy LC website)

Miss Earth pageant is one of the most coveted beauty titles along with Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss International. The titleholders dedicate their year to address issues concerning the environment and other global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fairs, storytelling programs to children, eco-fashion shows, and other related activities.

The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for Miss Earth Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and collaborates with government ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).

The current Miss Earth from the US was crowned on November 29, 2020 at the Miss Earth 2020 featuring 83 other delegates from various countries which was held virtually due to restrictions caused by the covid 19 pandemic. She took over from Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel from Puerto Rico in the finals held on November 29, 2020.

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