Belize is returning to the Miss Earth stage later this year after taking a hiatus since 2018. The nation’s delegate to the Big 5 pageant is twenty-six-year-old Aarti Sooknandan. She spoke at her coronation ceremony last evening.
Sooknandan holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida graduating *magna cum laude*. She also has an undergraduate degree in advertising and marketing from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She was also a finalist at Miss Belize 2019, where she placed in the top five and was also named Miss Congeniality. Throughout her adult life, she has been a staunch advocate for women’s rights and she was also an avid ballerina for ten years and she is also a visual artist.