Brittany Dickson is the recently crowned Miss Earth Australia 2020 and she’s currently representing Australia at the Miss Earth 2020 virtual pageant. She stands 175 cm tall and she graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience majoring in Wildlife and Conservation with honours. Her goal in life is to work in wildlife conservation among legends like Sir David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.
Brittany is not a stranger to pageantry; in fact, she was part of Miss Earth Australia 2014 and was crowned Miss Earth Australia Air back in 2017. Last year, she was crowned Miss Charity Australia 2019 in the Miss Earth Australia pageant. True to her title, Brittany had volunteered her time for various wildlife groups and animal organisations such as the Animal Welfare League, the Save the Tasmanian Devil Organisation, and Greening Australia.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Brittany to discuss her journey in pageantry and here’s what went down:
Please tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.
My name is Brittany Dickson, I’m 25 years old and I’m your Miss Earth Australia 2020. I like to spend a lot of time outdoors, cuddling my pet birds, and getting involved volunteering with the community.
Tell us about your advocacy.
My advocacy is all about wildlife conservation. I am an animal lover and feel so connected to all creatures great and small, so this is what comes naturally to me. Biodiversity loss is amongst the biggest environmental issues we are currently facing – biodiversity provides ecological life support, impacts our global economy, and has immeasurable cultural significance across the world. The amazing thing about working towards addressing biodiversity loss is that by doing so – we also contribute to reducing the impacts of other major environmental issues like climate change, ocean pollution, and waste management.
Why did you decide to join Miss Earth Australia?
I wanted an opportunity to reach a larger audience with the messages I was already living by. I saw it as a chance to grow, learn, and to leave my mark on the world. I joined Miss Earth because I know that there is so much more that can be done to benefit our Mother Earth. I was looking for the chance to lead by example, educate, inspire, and bring excitement back into conserving the beauty of our planet.
Can you give a summary of your reign last year?
Over the last year, I had the pleasure of being a part of clean up events, tree plantings, fundraising opportunities, and community events such as our recent COVID-19 food drives and the international women’s day forum. I had an amazing time connecting with my sister queens across these various events and have made what I hope to be lifelong friendships where we can continue to work together to contribute to that positive change we want to see on the environment.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to this year’s international competition! It may be virtual but it’s still such an amazing opportunity to project my message around the world for people to connect and resonate with. It’ll also be a unique chance to showcase our country that we don’t usually get to do apart from through the national costume. After the competition – I’d really love to visit the Great Barrier Reef to volunteer on reef restoration works and continue to get involved in plenty of other environmental initiatives around the country.
Any other information you want to add about yourself?
I’m absolutely honoured to be representing the land down under, my home – Australia. I hope I can make each and every one of you proud. Win or lose, I will forever be an eco angel and wildlife warrior working towards creating an earth that can be enjoyed for the many generations to come. I’ve proven my dedication and resilience and hope to have your support over this next whirlwind of a year ahead! Much love and thank you so much.