Fayetteville State University Student to Compete In International Pageantby Contributing Writer(s) November 2, 2015
Christelle Lohembe, a senior criminal justice major at Fayetteville State University (FSU), will be participating in the Miss Earth Pageant in Vienna, Austria in December. Lohembe will represent her native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She will depart for Austria on November 18, with the contest finals taking place Dec. 5.
The Miss Earth Pageant is an international environment contest that uses pageants as a tool to promote environmental awareness. Additionally, the pageant aims to showcase and promote various tourist destinations.
“I am very excited to be able to compete in this pageant,” Lohembe said. “It has been a dream of mine since I was age 5 to be an ambassador and a role model for this cause and for young women. I am very excited to be representing my country and my university.”
Pageant fans can vote for Lohembe during the online voting that starts Nov. 5, 2015. There will be two online contests – Miss Photogenic Beauty for a Cause and Miss Environmental Beauty for a Cause – Eco Video. To vote for Lohembe, go to:
Now in its 15th year, the Miss Earth contest was created by Carousel Productions in 2001. Each year, approximately 90 contestants from all over the world come together to compete and demonstrate their knowledge of environmental issues. The winner of Miss Earth will serve as the ambassador to the protection of the environment campaigns worldwide. •