India's Nicole Faria has been crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 after beating 17 other contestants at a talent competition in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.It's a first for India in the ten-year history of the Miss Earth beauty pageant. On Saturday, Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) Earth 2010 Nicole Faria was crowned Miss Earth at a sparkling ceremony in Vietnam. The 20-year-old from Bangalore had been tipped as a favourite even before she arrived.Nicole wore a white gown with Swarovski crystals for the pageant.
Faria, who was a model before she won the Miss India title, holds the cause of environment close to her heart. Her profile lists her desire to help conserve fossil fuels and natural resources. "Once I get back to Bangalore next week, I want to start a campaign for the cycle rickshaw," she said. "It not only creates jobs for the jobless, but will cut down pollution. I want to do my bit for global warming. Bangalore has lovely weather and it pains me to see air conditioners being used in cars and at homes."