Miss India Nicole Faria is rightfully the winner of Miss Earth 2010, unveiled Saturday in Vietnam.
The stunning Indian model, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto [except that Nicole is a lot taller], bowled over the judges with her beauty, grace and intelligence.
Given a tough question on whether she would save the air or the water first during the Q&A session, the 20-year-old undergraduate thoughtfully said, "Both elements are important to us. But given the choice, I would save water from being polluted for the children."
Nicole had also put her bellydancing skills to good use in the earlier round to raise fund for the Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross.
Another big favourite, Jennifer Pazmino of Ecuador won the subsidiary title as Miss Earth Air.
Thailand and Puerto Rico made it to the Top 4 and were crowned as Miss Earth Water and Miss Earth Fire respectively.
Other finalists included Venezuela, Japan and South Africa.
The eco-friendly beauty pageant was aired live in Malaysia over Star World [Astro channel 711].
-- The Daily Chilli