17 June 09 -- Belezas Panama crowned Geraldine Higuera as its first representative for Miss Earth on 17 June after acquiring the franchise of Miss Earth for Panama.
Geraldine, 20, has a Degree in Physiotherapy.
Belezas Panama formerly Tania Hyman's Models & Talents Agency celebrates its sixth year in the production of Beauty Pageants, Culture and Social Awareness. Its main goal is to promote peace, goodwill and harmonious relations between different countries in the world.
Miss Earth Beauty Pageant promotes environmental awareness which is one of the four major world competitions. Today it has become the third most important at international level, as each year more countries are registered to compete for a crown that has a special cause: the preservation of the earth.
The winner of this competition must be involved in international environmental projects. These projects are promoted during the contest. Participants also take part in tree planting ceremonies, activities for the environment and cultural immersion programs, tours and excursions to sites of interest.
Miss Earth 2009 will be held in the Philippines and currently scheduled on October 25. The schedule may change due to the grand coronation venue's availability.