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We bedazzled our guest seat into a throne fitting for the reigning Miss New York Earth as she shared her experience competing in a pageant celebrating our environment. How do you compete without knowing your competitors? We learn what it is like navigating the covid-19 reality to compete virtually.  Reliving the final experience, she ripped the runway that was her living in her record breaking (literally), upcycled, yet still chic evening gown. Skylee’s environment ambition extends beyond pageantry and includes many exciting initiatives such as her #ThinkUp – Turn Trash into Treasure project, Think Global Act Local a global campaign to create country flags from recycled materials and numerous environment awareness building activities.

Connect with  Skylee on Instragram @sllawton97 as she continues her quest to the Miss Earth 2020 crown in Las Vegas on August 2-9!

About The Guest

Global Yaadie - Miss New York Earth 2020

Skylee Lawton

Skylee Lawton, from Fair Haven, New York, is representing New York State as Miss New York Earth USA 2020 at Miss Earth USA 2020 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. With her title, Skylee advocates for actions to addressing climate change, and helps to educate people about the benefits of up-cycling through her platform #ThinkUp – Turn Trash into Treasure. She is a recent graduate from the State University of New York at Oswego where she studied public relations and graphic design. Skylee is an Auxiliary member of The American Legion, youth member of United Nations Association of USA, ambassador for The Clean Earth Project and often plans successful charity fundraisers for those in need.