23 July 2009
Amy Diaz Wins Miss USA Earth 2009
Twenty-four-year-old Amy Diaz is the winner of Miss USA Earth 2009. The beauty queen who graduated cum laude from Barry University with the degree of Broadcast Journalism will be representing USA at the 9th edition of the Miss Earth pageant in Manila, Philippines later this year.
Amy is a veteran of beauty pageants. She was Miss Rhode Island 2008 and went on to compete at the Miss USA 2008 where she made the Top 15. She also competed at the Miss Florida USA 2007 where she placed third runner-up. But prior to these two pageants, Amy was already a Miss Rhode Island Teen USA in 2001. She represented Rhode Island at The Miss Teen USA 2001.
With all these qualifications, Amy might be the first American winner of the prestigious Miss Earth pageant.
Amy's court includes Miss Fire (first runner-up) Dani Reeves of Iowa, Miss Water (second runner-up) Anastagia Pierre of Florida and Miss Air (third runner-up) Danielle Bounds of Missouri.
Dani also competed in Miss USA 2007 as Miss Iowa. Anastagia is one of Amy's co-candidates in Miss USA 2008 where she represented Florida. Danielle was second runner-up in Miss Missouri USA 2009.