Lessie Giler was crowned Miss Earth Ecuador 2017 on Sunday, August 27, besting 10 other candidates for the title.
The 18-year-old beauty from Manabí received the crown from reigning Miss Earth Katherine Espin. She will vie for a back-to-back victory at the 2017 Miss Earth finals to be held in the Philippines in November.
Espin told Giler to “prepare intellectually for an experience that will change your life because it has a fixed goal: caring for the environment (se prepare intelectualmente para una experiencia que le cambiará la vida porque tiene un objetivo fijo: Cuidar el medio ambiente).”
Giler also bagged the Miss Fotogénica, Miss Rostro and Mejor Cabello special awards. Her elemental court included Daniela García (Miss Air), Maria Clara Alvarez (Miss Water), and Sofia Freile (Miss Fire).
Miss Earth 2011 Olga Alava also graced the event. Missosology.Org