Palestinian beauty Natalie Rantissi on cloud nine as she competes for the Miss Earth title

Published September 22nd, 2016 - 12:42 GMT
Natalie Rantissi in her traditional Palestinian costume. (Hajjajcartoons.com)
Natalie Rantissi in her traditional Palestinian costume. (Hajjajcartoons.com)

Beautiful and environmentally-aware ladies from all over the world are set to compete in the Miss Earth beauty pageant in October.

The Arab world is excited to see Palestinian student Natalie Rantissi compete for the title this year.

Eighteen-year-old Natalie is currently majoring in Geography and Earth Sciences at Birzeit University. 

Natalie will be competing against 95 ladies during the three-day competition (8-28 October) in the Philippines. Each contestant is tasked with verifying the environmental problems faced by their own country, while introducing strategic, creative and nontraditional ways to combat them.

Rantissi said in a recent interview that this competition is a new international platform that allows people to discuss Palestine's environment and its national resources in a different way than politicians would.

The down-to-earth environmentalist added that "it is every person's right to live in a clean and beautiful environment." 

Miss Earth - launched in 2011 - is one of the largest beauty pageants in the world, alongside its rivals Miss World and Miss Universe. The "International Environmental Event channels the beauty pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote environmental awareness," according to the Miss Earth official website. 

Good luck Natalie, we've our fingers crossed for you!


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