Corrin Stellakis From New York Crowned Miss Earth United States 2016
Corrin Stellakis from New York was crowned as Miss Earth United States 2016 on August 1, 2016 at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Washington, District of Columbia. Corrin Stellakis succeeds Brittany Ann Payne from California as the new Miss Earth United States.
Corrin Stellakis is not new to pageant world and she has been honored with the title of Miss New York Teen USA in 2014 apart from being a Top 12 finalist at Miss World America 2015. Corrin will now represent USA at Miss Earth 2016, hoping to be crowned by the reigning Miss Earth, Angelia Gabrenga Ong of Philippines.
The pageant was televised live at Next TV, a lifestyle TV network.
Miss Earth United States 2016 was the 12th edition of Miss Earth United States pageant and 1st edition under US Earth Productions. Gracing the jury panel were-
Stephanie McGrane – Queen of Operations, The Pageant Planet
John Morris – 2015 Pageant Fitness Trainer of the Year
Teresa Scanlan – Miss America 2011
Jessica Trisko-Darden, PhD – Miss Earth 2007
Stephen Smith – CEO of Planet Beach Spa
Shauntay Hinton – Miss USA 2002
Thiessa Sickert – Miss Earth – Fire 2015
Alyz Henrich – Miss Earth 2013
United States has missed the semi-final call only six times in its 15 years of participation. United States has performed excellently at Miss Earth pageant but has never won the crown yet.
Andrea Neu is the highest placement earner from United States at Miss Earth, as she was crowned Miss Earth Air at Miss Earth 2014, which was eventually won by Jamie Herrell of Philippines. Last year Brittany Payne was adjudged as Miss Earth Water at Miss Earth 2015 pageant which was held in Vienna, Austria.
- Miss Earth United States 2016- Corrin Stellakis (New York)
- Miss Air United States 2016- Mae Ann Webb (South Carolina)
- Miss Water United States 2016- Devin Boyd (Louisiana)
- Miss Fire United States 2016- Kesha Clark (Southwest)