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JANUARY 15, 2024



6th annual national competition took place in Virginia Beach, VA from January 10-14, 2024


PHOTO CREDIT: Rezanation Media


PHOTO CREDIT: The Code Creatives

January 15, 2024. Virginia Beach, VA. – Since 2018, the Mrs USA Earth pageant has been known as an award-winning national program for married women focused on environmentalism and empowerment. The now #1-ranked national Mrs pageant in the country returned to the stage in its new home location and with a new format to crown its newest winner for 2024. 


A total of 42 state titleholders participated in pageant activities and community service projects throughout the year, culminating with the live stage productions taking place at the luxurious Westin Virginia Beach Town Center from January 10-14, 2024.  Titleholders, their families, and supporters from across the country descended upon the resort area for a long weekend of events--including the ICON Awards & Gala, benefiting ICONIC USA, a federally recognized nonprofit organization and the official philanthropic initiative of Mrs USA Earth.


Lisa Forbes Cardello of Kansas was crowned Mrs USA Earth 2024.  Born and raised in Kansas, she began competing in pageants in 1999.  The former Miss Kansas USA (2004) and Miss Earth United States (2007) has also appeared on ABC's The Bachelor Paris as one of the 25  bachelorettes vying for the love of Travis Stork--who can now be seen on the NBC series, The Doctors.  After a long hiatus from the stage, Lisa decided to jump back into pageantry.  Now, as a wife and mother, she adds the title of Mrs USA Earth 2024 to her resume.


The winner of Mrs USA Earth receives a handsome prize package which includes custom jewelry, invitations to host and model within the pageant and fashion industry, and more.  She is also invited to represent the United States at the international Mrs Elemental™ competition.



Rounding out the Top 5 for Mrs USA Earth 2024 are Jayne Black of Wisconsin, now Mrs USA Earth Air; Amber Zufelt of Delaware, Mrs USA Earth Water; Gretchen Keim of North Carolina, now Mrs USA Earth Fire and Karlee Smart of New Jersey, now Mrs USA Earth Eco--each also receiving recognition as national supporting titleholders of Mrs USA Earth.



Managed by Crown Life Productions based in Virginia Beach, the 2025 national program is expected to be held in Virginia Beach. Prospective state titleholders, sponsors and directors can contact the organization for inquiries. Visit


PHOTO CREDIT: Rezanation Photography

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