MS Earth 2016-Rachel Fikes
Ms. Elite Global Earth 2016 – 2017
Ms. earth bio
Hailing from Texas, Ms. Earth Rachel Fikes is a former Army Captain, with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan under her belt. Rachel has Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism from Texas A & AM University, a Masters of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at Bangor University in Wales.
After being crowned Ms. Texas United States in April 2014, she was selected as a finalist to fly to Mexico and film the first season of The Fashion Hero, a reality TV show dedicated to breaking the modeling industry’s harsh standards on Beauty. Canadian Designer Suhaila Niazi named Rachel “The Fashion Hero and spokesmodel of her luxury clothing line, Al Shakour.
Shakespeare’s proverb “To thine self be true” serves as Rachel’s mantra. While she enjoyes the serenity of writing, reading, and music, she loves partaking in the adventure sports like scuba diving, skydiving, and hiking. Rachel’s future aspirations are to hike thru all 3 American Trail systems. Rachel is an advocate for RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) helping over 250 survivors of sexual assualt so far. Fervent about writing Rachel plans to be an English professor and a established writer for which she hopes that her words and her leadership example will make a positive impact on someones life.
Mrs. Elite Global Earth 2016- Terri Bunch
MRS. USA EARTH Terri Bunch-
A Southern California native, Terri spent her youth as a competitive gymnast from age 8 through college, where she was a student in Behavioral Science.
Her pageant ‘career’ began at age 16 as a finalist for Miss Teenage California and continued through her 20’s where she held 2 titles and competed in over 25 pageants. She took a break for marriage and motherhood, then at age 32, she re-entered the world of pageantry in the ‘Mrs.’ Division, culminating 3 years later when she was crowned Mrs. California U.S. and placed top 15 in the 1993 Miss United States Pageant.After hanging up her competition heels, she began pageant coaching, judging and producing pageants. She was the Official Interview Competition Trainer for Mrs. California U.S. from 2011- 2014.
A professional event planner, Terri creates off road excursion events at her husband’s company, as well s directing her own ‘Miss’ and ‘Miss Teen’ preliminary pageants.From 1996-2002, she was a volunteer for the Riverside Police Department, working with Community Policing and Elder Abuse prevention. She worked tirelessly with M.A.D.D. ( Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) after her then-teenage daughters were severely injured by a drunk driver. She currently volunteers with B.R.A.K.E.S. ( Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), a teen defensive driving course and is the U.S. Ambassador to The Ethan Reynolds Foundation, which facilitates educational funding to women and children in Bangladesh. Terri is an avid water skier and certified SCUBA diver and also loves to travel. She has been married to her husband, Jason for 30 years and they have two grown daughters, Taryn and Brittany
Hailing from the Beautiful Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, Andrea Crigger is a wife, mom, grandmother, nurse, community volunteer, student, and fitness fanatic. She currently works as a Registered Nurse First Assistant at the Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, VA and is pursuing her Masters in nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner. She is also an NPC competitor and mentor for young women who want to improve their health and lifestyle. When she isn’t working she is spending time with her husband, 2 young sons and 4 dogs enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys being a mentor to young men and women encouraging them to embrace their unique qualities and celebrate what makes them different.
As a child Andrea was constantly bullied. As a Mom she encourages her children to stand up for themselves, and others. She has visited schools throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee sharing her story of being a victim of bullying and how she was able to turn years of negativity into strength that allowed her to compete in pageants as an adult. She has competed in Mrs. Virginia America, Mrs. Virginia United States, and Mrs. United States before competing and winning the Mrs. USA Earth Title with Elite Global Earth Pageants.
Andrea plans on incorporating her anti bullying platform with Live Out Loud Charity to speak to kids about the long term effects of bullying and the risk of suicide in children. She has already spoken to hundreds of children and adults throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee spreading her message and encouraging them to embrace what makes them unique. She also started “A Cinderella’s Closet for Southwest Virginia,” which makes dresses and shoes and accessories available to girls that may not have the financial means so they can attend prom.