Miss Earth Australia 2020 and cancer survivor Brittany Dickson removes wig at talent contest

27 Oct 2020 | Ana Walia

The 20th edition of Miss Earth, i.e., Miss Earth 2020 is going to be held on 29th November 2020 and for the first time in history, Miss Earth will crown their new titleholder with a virtual coronation night due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The winner will succeed Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico for the title.

The finale night is just a month away and the preliminary competitions at Miss Earth 2020 have already begun and the divas have been performing their best at the competition to impress the jury. Miss Earth Australia 2020 Brittany Dickson’s performance during the talent competition stunned everyone as she removed her wig during the performance when she did an interpretative dance of “Fight Song” and was highly applauded for her courage and strong will.



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Brittany was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was competing in Miss Earth Australia 2017 where she was adjudged as the first runner-up and Miss Earth Australia Air 2020. The diva didn’t give up and was able to defeat the cancer with chemotherapy for 12 months. Brittany is passionate about the environment, especially wildlife conservation. Before winning her coveted title, she shared on social media, “I don’t want the crown for the glory, I want the crown to raise my voice to reach as many people as possible in the pursuit of a greener Earth.”

The diva explained the purpose of her distinctive talent presentation. “I just want to drive my story harder that I was an earth warrior before cancer, during cancer and I will be always after cancer. It’s something I’m proud of. Something insignificant as hair doesn’t matter. My message is what matters, it’s about a much bigger picture that people can still achieve amazing things. If we can put that energy into saving the environment, the world will be a better place. I’m really grateful for this experience,” she said. Her story has inspired a lot of people across the world on being grateful for what they have and not giving up on oneself no matter how bad the situation looks.

Brittany is 25-years-old and stands 175 cm tall and has graduated from the University of Sydney, majoring in zoology. Her dream for the future is to work in the field of wildlife protection. She explains, “Not only do I have a deep love for land and marine animals but by protecting them we also tackle other big environmental issues. Protecting wildlife habitat means changing our way of life by reducing our carbon footprint to fight climate change, pushing towards zero-waste lifestyles, and restoring habitat by planting trees and standing up against overdevelopment.”

The diva strongly believes that beauty pageants are not only about just physical beauty but much more than that like opinions, advocacies, a step towards change, and noble meanings. Brittany is not only considered as a 'brave warrior' who won a battle against brain cancer but also one of the strongest and powerful women who makes her dream happen. Along with preparing for the competition she is working as a goodwill ambassador to raise public awareness about the disease and is also one of the strongest contenders for the title of Miss Earth 2020.