Being you in a world that is trying to make you something you are not is the toughest thing. But to be yourself and remain true to who you are is the most fulfilling.
I’ve always said that being different is great. Nothing has changed. I love being different, for it means that you are unique in your own right”.
– Linda Gatere,
MISS EARTH KENYA 2015
Truly a woman of substance and is a worthy representative of the magical country of Kenya to the Miss Earth 2015 Pageant which will happen in Vienna, Austria from November 18 to December 2015.
Kenya, popularly known by its incredible diversity of landscapes, culture and wildlife, is a great haven for wildlife adventures, has been very visible in the Miss Earth Pageant since 2001. For 13 years where they have sent a candidate to the pageant, they have once come home successfully when Winfred Omwakwe took the Miss Earth Air crown in 2002, which later because of the dethronement of the pageant’s main winner, took over the role of Miss Earth.
In a single trip to Kenya, one can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. It is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude – One very important aspect where the Miss Kenya Organization and its winners are focusing on and are actually advocating for the protection of the wildlife and its natural environment.
This year, Kenya will be brought to the forefront once again with the participation of Miss Linda Gatere to the Miss Earth 2015 Pageant. Let us get to know her and some of her thoughts:
NAME : Linda Gatere
HEIGHT : 169cm
WEIGHT : 52kgs
AGE : 23 yrs
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PAGEANT:
“A national audition was held, then we went through some training and competed on the 8th of August at a gala held at Pride Inn Hotel, WeStlands.”
ON HER ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY:
“My environmental advocacy is to reduce air pollution. I am currently awaiting the results from UNEP from the estimation of air pollution levels in Nairobi. I have approached a few organization’s in Kenya that I intend to work with such as the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA, among others in a bid to find solutions to reduce air pollution, a great factor in climate change. I also intend to plant trees under the Twende Green Initiative to help regulate the pollutants in the air. And finally, introduce environmental conservation in the school curriculum.”
AS ELEMENT OF THE EARTH:
“I’d say air. Because in the animal kingdom, if I had to be an animal, I would say the eagle. For the freedom and liberty to move and express itself. Also, I am quite thoughtful and I prefer the logical way of thinking.”
EXPECTATIONS ON MISS EARTH 2015:
“I can’t wait to meet Danielle (Trinidad and Tobago) and Maria (Sweden). We’ve communicated a little on Instagram and I think they’re great ladies.”