Alexandra, a 5 feet 11 inches tall glamazon, is an epitome of a strong woman comparable to the Greek Goddess Hera who is known as goddess of women and marriage. She is a model working for a Miami-based agency and was born in the easternmost Dominican province of La Altagracia. Alexandra, who speaks both Spanish and English, will be representing her country, Dominican Republic, at the Miss Earth 2015 pageant this December.
In Miss Earth, Dominican Republic has been present since its inception in 2001. Catherine Nunez represented the country during that year. Dominican Republic only came home successfully twice in the Miss Earth Pageant. First in 2005 when Amell Santana won Miss Air and last in 2007 when Themys Febriel was called as a Top 16 semi-finalist.
Dominican Republic, a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west, is known for its pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing. It has a varied terrain comprising rain-forests, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain – a natural environment that needs to be protected and preserved so that the present and future generations will be able to experience its beauty and wonders.
Miss Earth Dominican Republic as a national franchisee for an international system that advocates for the protection of the planet has a big responsibility in spreading this cause across the country. Having a face and a voice for this cause is the first step which the organization has successfully found in Alexandra Elizabeth Parker. Will she be able to impress the international Miss Earth organization?
Let’s get to know her a little more!
ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH PARKER
On her National Pageant:
“I was one of 35 gorgeous and talented candidates from all over my nationwho competed in a day long competition held in our Ministry of Culturein the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.A panel of judges, which included the current Miss Dominican Republic Universeand the minister for cultural affairs, then selected me as the Dominican Republic representative.”
“I think that every single person on this planet has a responsibility to protect the earth,and each person has an ability to help by taking action in their daily life such as limiting unnecessary use of electricity and cutting back on the use of fossil fuels.I feel the greatest barrier to having each person so contribute is educationand a lack of understanding of the negative effects our actions are having on the earthand how that will and does impact us.To help overcome this barrier I have taken the time to start a blog where I talk about global warming,how we can all contribute to saving the planetand informing people of the volunteer opportunities there are in their area.I am also a big advocate for technology. I study technology and computer scienceand I have witnessed first hand the difference that technological advances have made for the better.Through the internet we can calculate strategies globally, with each nation providing information,statistics and patterns that can be used to design a global strategythat involves us all working together.”
“I would say Earth, because earth is a binding element and brings the other elements together,which I relate to as I view myself as someone who is inclusive of all people,regardless of nationality, race or age.”
“I think I already have a connection with every single one of those exceptional ladies
just as I have a connection with every human being here on Earth.”
I AM A WOMAN OF THE EARTH BECAUSE
Earth is my home and every person on it is my family.