Miss Earth 2011 was held in Manila, Philippines tonight, Dec. 3, 2011. Miss Earth 2011 is Miss Ecuador, Olga Alva. Miss Earth Air (1st Runner-up) is Miss Brazil, Driely Bennettone. Miss Earth Water (2nd Runner-up) is Miss Philippines, Athena Imperial. Miss Earth Fire (3rd Runner-up) is Miss Venezuela, Caroline Medina, who unfortunately had a messed up Q&A with her interpreter. This is a back to back win for Ecuador in two major international beauty pageants this year when Maria Fernanda Cornejo won Miss International 2011 in China. Earlier in the Miss Earth 2011 beauty pageant, the Top 16 Semi-finalists were: Ukraine, Paraguay, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Brazil, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Crimea, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Slovenia, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador, and the Philippines. Then it was trimmed into the Top 8 candidates: Crimea, Ecuador, Mexico, Philippines, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil. The Special Awards were earlier announced and mentioned here.