Destiny Wagner of Belize has made history by being crowned Miss Earth 2021. The 25-year-old was not only the first Belizean to win an international crown, but she was also the first Black woman to win the pageant in 19 years. Kenya’s Winfred Omwakwe was the last Black woman to be crowned winner in 2002.
Belizeans, including Belize’s Prime Minister Johnny Briceo, have praised Wagner for her victory. “I congratulate Miss Earth 2021 winner, Ms. Destiny Wagner, on her victory. The prime minister wrote on social media, “We look forward to your great representation of our lovely country over the next year.”
Miss Earth is a significant international beauty contest that promotes environmental conservation, awareness, and social responsibility on an annual basis. Wagner has stated that she is concerned about natural resource conservation and children’s rights.
“For the past ten years, my family and I have run a non-profit organization that has provided sustainable meals to children in three or more villages. According to Ambergris Today Online, she said, “We provide them with school supplies, toys, and resources necessary for them to excel in the classroom.”
She couldn’t hide her delight when she was named the winner of the competition, beating out 87 other competitors. “Neither my country nor I have ever won an international title,” she remarked. “Right now, this is exactly what we need, and I am honored to represent such a beautiful country.” I’m experiencing a lot of emotions right now. It’s difficult to put into words how grateful I am. But I’m grateful.”
Wagner is a poet, television host, and author who was born in 1996. Pace University in New York awarded her a bachelor’s degree in business administration. “So You Need Advice,” her first book, examines issues such as love, sex, school, and other issues that women face on a daily basis.
The Top 4 contestants – Belize, USA, Thailand, and Chile – were asked how they think technology can solve environmental problems during the final question and answer segment of Miss Earth last week. “I am really grateful to live in the digital age right now,” Wagner said. We are able to convey an awareness of things that are happening not only in my nation but also in other countries, thanks to technology.”
“However, technology can also be used to help the environment since, by combining innovation and technology with sustainability, we can bring the two together.” I am extremely grateful to be a lady in 2021 and have access to solar energy and green energy. There’s nothing we can’t accomplish when we combine both. According to Ambergris Today Online, she said, “I am grateful to be in the digital age of technology because it will be used to save the planet.
Due to COVID-19, the competition was held virtually. Wagner succeeds Lindsey Coffey, an American woman who won in 2020.