Miss Earth is one of the two Big4 pageants where United Kingdom participate not as a single entity but rather as separate countries. The other pageant with the same set-up is Miss World. At Miss Universe, it is represented as Great Britain and at Miss International as United Kingdom.

Thus, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland regularly send delegates to Miss Earth although it must be emphasized that they are selected in a single pageant by the very same organization that owns the franchise of the pageant for the entire United Kingdom.

Among of these countries, Scotland appears to be the strongest. It registered two semifinals finish – Sara Pendar in 2012 and Romy McCahill in 2014. Northern Ireland is the second strongest within the UK at Miss Earth with one semifinalist – Kayleigh O’Reilly (2009). Both England and Wales are yet to penetrate the semis.

me15ukFrom left to right, Miss Earth Wales 2015 Lara Stephen, Miss Earth England Katrina Kendall, Miss Earth Scotland Amy Meisak and Miss Earth Northern Ireland Dearbhlá Walsh

In August 29, Miss Earth UK selected the British girls who will represent their respective countries. To fly the English flag at Miss Earth this year is Katrina Kendall. She is 5’5″ tall and is half Filipino with an impressive resumé. She has a master’s degree  in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry. During her studies she carried out research on green chemistry for hydrogen storage in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the Principality of Wales will be represented by Lara Stephen. She is 23 years of age and stands 5’5″. Scotland on the other hand will have Amy Meisak, a 23 year old and 5’10” tall beauty, as its representative. All of these three beauties were crowned at a pageant held in Burlington Hotel in Birmingham and, together with Dearbhlá Walsh (who was earlier crowned as Miss Earth Northern Ireland), will become the British contingent at the Miss Earth 2015 pageant which will be held in Vienna, Austria this December.