The 20th edition of Miss Earth will culminate on November 29, 2020. A total of 79 countries are represented including Bangladesh and Syria, which are participating for the first time.
Miss Earth 2020 started on September 21, 2020. The reigning queen Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico will crown her successor through a virtual coronation night due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is the first time Miss Earth is held virtually. All of the 19 previous editions were held in the Philippines except for the 10th and 15th editions, which were held in Vietnam and Austria, respectively.
Twelve of the 79 Miss Earth 2020 candidates are from Africa. Here is the list:
- Miss Earth Cameroon 2020 Danielle Chegue Wabo
- Miss Earth Ghana 2020 Emmaryn Roxanne Djentuh
- Miss Earth Ivory Coast 2020 Aya Ngaceng Kadjo
- Miss Earth Kenya 2020 Fridah Kariuki
- Miss Earth Liberia 2020 Robell Hovers
- Miss Earth Mauritius 2020 Nelvina Bakshya
- Miss Earth Nigeria 2020 Gwenivere Chioma Ifeanyieze
- Miss Earth Reunion Island 2020 Cloë Bienvenu
- Miss Earth Sierra Leone 2020 Nadiatejanatu Mansaray
- Miss Earth South Africa 2020 Lungo Katete Nyusu
- Miss Earth Zambia 2020 Muka Mimi Hamoonga
- Miss Earth Zimbabwe 2020 Tinokunda Moyo
If one of these 12 African beauties wins the title, she will be the second Miss Earth from Africa. The first one was Miss Earth 2002 Winfred Omwakwe of Kenya.
Originally crowned Miss Earth-Air 2002, Omwakwe replaced Džejla Glavović of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was crowned Miss Earth 2002 but was dethroned. Meanwhile, here is the list of African countries not represented in Miss Earth 2020: