The 2021 Miss Earth USA competition concluded on January 17 in Florida with Maine’s Marisa Paige Butler winning the top plum.

The 27-year-old pageant veteran bested more than 30 other delegates for the title. She will vie for a back-to-back victory at the 2021 Miss Earth competition.

This will be the second time Butler will wear the USA sash in the international arena. In 2018, she competed in Miss World and placed in the Top 30.

Her elemental court included California’s Alyssa Klinzing (Miss Earth USA Air), Colorado’s Alyssa Magalong (Miss Earth USA Water), Alabama’s Kennedy Thomas (Miss Earth USA Fire), and East Coast’s C’yana Denby (Miss Earth USA Eco).

Lindsey Coffey bagged the USA’s first Miss Earth crown in the virtual competition last year. The country ranks 1st in Missosology Big 5 Ranking. Missosology.Org