Miss Earth Update: Pre-Pageant Highlights, Top 5 Contestants

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Miss Earth 2013 is nearing the final night and the 88 delegates from all corners of the globe will be competing for the title as the 13th Miss Earth Queen. The coronation night is set Dec. 7 at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

Since this year's pageant is aligned with "The International Year of Water Cooperation," this year's winner for the water element will be a great honor. Reigning Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksova of Czech Republic will crown her successor who will continuing her job as Miss Earth Organization ambassador.

Known as one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world, Miss Earth title holders dedicate their time in promoting specific projects that address environmental issues. Reigning queens will address global issues through school tours, tree planting activities, environmental fair, eco-fashion shows and other environmental activities.

Since their arrival in the Philippines, the delegates have been competing in a series of preliminary competitions, including swimsuit, national costume, group activities like I Love My Planet School Campaign and Most Child Friendly and talent competition.

Here are top winners for the pageant's preliminary competitions:

Top 10 Swimsuit Preliminary Competition

Miss Austria Katia Wagner

Miss Bolivia Maria Renee Carmona

Miss Brazil Priscilla Martins

Miss Colombia Diana Ortegon

Miss Mauritius Virginie Dorza

Miss Mexico Kristal Silva

Miss Philippines Angelee delos Reyes

Miss Slovak Republic Lucia Slaninkova

Miss South Africa Ashanti Mbanga

Miss Ukraine Anastasia Sukh

Note: The next 5 will be determined with the Swimsuit Competition of Group 2.

Top 5 Talent Preliminary Competition

Miss Paraguay Leticia Caceres

Miss Russia Olesya Boslovyak

South Sudan Gloria Karsis

Miss Tahiti Maeva Simonin

Miss Thailand Punika Kunsuntornrat

Note: The next 10 will be determined with the Talent Competition of Group 1 & 2.

Final Result National Costume Competition (Nov. 25)

Africa

Miss South Africa Ashanti Mbanga

Miss Nigeria Marie Miller

Miss Tanzania Clara Noor

The Americas

Miss Bahamas Vandia Sands

Miss Brazil Priscilla Martins

Miss Bolivia Marie Renee Carmona

Asia & Ocenia

Miss Indonesia Nita Sofiani

Miss Philippines Angelee delos Reyes

Miss Thailand Punika Kunsuntornrat

Europe

Miss Russia Olesya Boslovyak

Miss Spain Cristina Martinez

Miss Norway Caroline Sparboe