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Miss Earth India or Miss India Earth is a title given to an Indian woman who represents as Miss India at Miss Earth, which is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. The national pageant of Miss Earth for India is conducted by Growbiz Consult Pte. Ltd. for the year 2016 to which Carousel Productions, the owner of Miss Earth, awarded the franchise to Ms. Cheryl T. Hansen & appointed director Mr. Pradeep Maithani in 2016. The main winner of the contest will be given the title of Miss Earth India. The previous franchise holder for Miss Earth in India in 2015 was Glamanand Supermodel India. In 2014, the first runner- up of Miss Diva was selected as Miss Diva Earth India. Prior to that it was Femina Miss India, where the title was named "Femina Miss India Earth".
India has been participating in the Miss Earth Pageant since its inception in the year 2001, from 2001 to 2013 India's representatives to Miss Earth were selected by Femina Miss India, a beauty pageant in India which was founded in 1964. Femina Miss India is organised by the Femina, a women's magazine published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (also known as The Times Group).
In 2002, the third winner at Femina Miss India was changed from "Miss India Asia Pacific International" to Femina Miss India-Earth, to designate India's representation at the newly launched Miss Earth pageant and a finalist was sent to Miss International. From 2007 to 2009, three equal winners were selected going to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth. In 2010, I Am She - Miss Universe India acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe and the first winner at Femina Miss India was designated to participate in Miss World and the second winner was given to Miss Earth and the third winner was sent to Miss International. Later, in 2013 The Times Group again acquired the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe and launched a new pageant for Miss Universe named Miss Diva and in 2014, Miss Earth India was given as the second title at Miss Diva pageant.
India started well in Miss Earth during its debut in 2001. Shamita Singha made history for India as she is the first representative from India to Miss Earth. She was able to finish as one of the top ten finalists.
India has become such a strong contender for Miss Earth. Jyoti Brahmin of West Bengal and Shriya Kishore of Maharashtra both became part of the semi-finals in Miss Earth 2004 and Miss Earth 2009, respectively. Interestingly, both years were won by Brazil. On the other hand, during 2006 and 2007, India almost win the pageant through Amruta Patki and Pooja Chitgopekar who both finished as Miss Earth - Air or as 1st Runner up.
And in 2010, India finally won the Miss Earth crown through Nicole Faria. Aside from winning the main title, Nicole was also able to get some special awards such as the Miss Talent, which is the first special award in the 10th Miss Earth pageant. She performed a graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern style in an event that raised VND100 million, which was donated to the HCM City Red Cross, to support flood victims in the central region of Vietnam. As a Miss Earth winner, one of Nicole's highlights during her reign was she focused on her country's problem. She focused her reign in addressing Bangalore lakes problems which have rapidly disappeared in the past 30 years from about 270-300 lakes to about 80 lakes remained due to industrial development and have been heavily polluted by human and industrial waste.
In the year 2014, the sister beauty pageant of Femina Miss India named Miss Diva sent India's representative to Miss Earth. Miss Diva pageant was established in the year 2013 and it is also owned by The Times Group.
In 2015, Nikhil Anand, the chairman of Glamanand Supermodel India Beauty Pageant acquired the rights to send India's delegates to the Miss Earth pageant. The winner of Glamanand Supermodel India 2015 contest was crowned as Miss Earth India. In 2016, Glamanand lost the franchise to send representative in the Miss Earth beauty pageant.
|Year||Miss Earth India||Title||Hometown Bhopal||Venue|
|2017||Shan Shuhaas Kumar||Miss Earth India 2017||Maharashtra||Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi, India|
|2016||Rashi Yadav||Miss Earth India 2016||New Delhi||Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi, India|
|2015||Aaital Khosla||Glamanand Supermodel India 2015||Chandigarh||Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Gurgaon, Haryana|
This list includes all Indian representatives from 2001 up to the present who have gone to compete at Miss Earth.
|Year||Miss Earth India||Hometown||Placement at Miss Earth||Special Award(s)|
|2017||Shaan Sumas Kumar||Bhopal||Unplaced||
Miss Friendship (Group 3)
|2016||Rashi Yadav||New Delhi||Unplaced|
Gold in group Speech at United Nations
|2014||Alankrita Sahai||New Delhi||Unplaced||
Miss Earth Pagudpud
Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
Best Evening Gown
Miss Photogenic - 1st Runner Up
Beauty for a Cause - 1st Runner Up
Best in Swimsuit - 2nd Runner Up
Best National Costume - 2nd Runner Up
|2013||Sobhita Dhulipala||Andhra Pradesh||Unplaced||
Miss Eco Beauty
Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent - Top 15
Best in Resort Wear - Top 15
|2012||Prachi Mishra||Uttar Pradesh||Unplaced||
|2011||Hasleen Kaur||New Delhi||Unplaced|
|2010||Nicole Faria||Karnataka||Miss Earth 2010||Miss Talent
Miss Diamond Place
|2009||Shriya Kishore||Maharashtra||Top 16|
|2007||Pooja Chitgopekar||Karnataka||Miss Earth – Air|
|2006||Amruta Patki||Maharashtra||Miss Earth – Air||Best in Long Gown|
|2004||Jyoti Brahmin||West Bengal||Top 16 Semifinalist|
|2002||Reshmi Ghosh||West Bengal||Unplaced|
|2001||Shamita Singha||Maharashtra||Top 10 Semifinalist||Best in National Costume|
Shamita Singha, Femina Miss India Earth 2001
Reshmi Ghosh, Femina Miss India Earth 2002
Niharika Singh, Femina Miss India Earth 2005
Shriya Kishore, Femina Miss India Earth 2009
Hasleen Kaur, Femina Miss India Earth 2011