(Miss Earth contestants enjoy the white sand of Boracay in 2009.)
Many fans of Miss Earth pageant are vocal lately about their desires to see this third most important pageant in the world taking place in another country aside from its country of origin, the Philippines. They want the pageant to become more popular among non-Filipinos and this can only be done if different countries will host it year after year. The only year it was staged outside the Philippines was in 2010 when it was held in Vietnam. Also in 2007, Vietnam, again, co-hosted it when the preliminary swimsuit competition happened in Nha Thrang.