Miss Earth United States is a national beauty pageant held annually since 2006 and conducted by the U.S. Grand Earth pageants to select the United States representative to the international Miss Earth pageant. It is the official preliminary to the international Miss Earth, one of the three largest and prestigious international pageants.
Amanda Pennekamp from South Carolina became the first girl to be crowned Miss Earth United States when the pageant commenced in 2006.
The current reigning queen - Miss Earth United States 2013 - is Nicolle Velez from New York. She competed in Miss Earth 2013 pageant and was placed Top 16.
Miss Earth United States 2014 pageant is scheduled to be held on July 13' 2014, when Nicolle Velez will crown her successor who will represent the United States in Miss Earth 2014 international pageant.
Before 2006, the United States delegates in Miss Earth were selected by the Miss America International pageant. In 2006, Earth Pageant Productions acquired the rights to conduct the national competition for the United States and to select a national winner to participate in the Miss Earth pageant.