On day two of the Miss Earth USA pageant events, the delegates presented their eveningwear selections in front of the panel judges and a large audience of supporters at the Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center. The event was presented by Queenly – a leading marketplace for buying and selling formal dresses including pageant gowns.
Delegates representing fifty States and the District of Columbia took the stage to model in their gowns of choice. The judging was based on presentation, personal confidence, and beauty in the overall choices of the evening. Typically, the evening gown competition is one of the most iconic parts of pageantry. For Miss Earth USA, this portion carries the second heaviest weight in scoring behind the all-important delegate interviews.
“The gown competition is the opportunity for each delegate to showcase her poise and confidence and really soak in the spotlight on stage. It is usually the audience’s favorite part of each pageant competition,” said Laura Clark, National Director of Miss Earth USA.
The fashion trend for this year’s competition leaned towards formal and GLAM! The women dazzled in lots of sequins and jeweled surface decoration. For color palette, the contestants leaned more towards softer, pastel and neutral tones, though still plenty of bold, classic red in the mix and canary yellow was also a major trend. For necklines the deep-V was the more popular choice followed by a mix of strapless, sweethearts, and asymmetrical cuts. The big surprise of the evening? Back detailing. Many of the chosen gowns had trains and also seen were sheer capes and sashes, and back embroidery detailing. In addition, high, leg-baring side slits were indeed quite popular among many of the delegates.
Presented by AquaGoat, the Miss Earth USA final coronation was broadcast live on Saturday January 8th on the VIP Pageantry channel available on mobile devices worldwide, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.