| Tatiane Alves|
1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
| Conselheiro Lafaiete, Brazil|Tatiane Alves Wikipedia
Tatiane Alves (born c. 1986) is a model, an accounting consultant, and a beauty queen, who represented Brazil in the eighth edition of the Miss Earth beauty pageant. She emerged as one of the winners and crowned as Miss Earth Fire, which is equivalent to 3rd runner-up.
Alves, Miss Minas Gerais Universe 2005, and Miss Brazil Universe's 4th runner-up that year, was announced as Miss Earth Brazil 2008 during the election of Miss Minas Gerais Universe 2009, which took place in the city of Divinópolis last September 7, 2008. She started modeling at the age of 13.
Alves was selected by the pageant's new national organizers, who also have the Universe franchise in the state of Minas Gerais. Beleza Brasil, or Miss Earth Brazil 2009, that took place on November 28, 2008, in Belo Horizontes, Minas Gerais state.
In the final competition of the eighth edition of the international beauty pageant Miss Earth, Alves represented Brazil and was announced as one of sixteen semi-finalists who would move forward to compete for the title. She achieved one of the eight highest scores in the swimsuit competition for her stage chops, which advanced her as one of the top eight finalists to participate in the evening gown competition. She then pulled away for the lead as she articulated in her video interview about environmental concerns as a key issue in her country, in which she advanced to the top four.
In the last round, the court of four were asked one question, “What would you tell US president-elect Barack Obama about the state of the global environment if ever you were to meet him?” She placed fourth in the interview round and at the conclusion of the competition, she was crowned Miss Earth Fire.
This was the first time Brazil entered the top-4 of Miss Earth since Priscilla Meirelles in 2004. In the Miss Earth 2008, Alves got the Best in Smile Award, a minor award which was given after the Long Gown Competition and Miss Golden Sunset award. The Miss Earth pageant was held on November 9, 2008 at the Clark Expo Amphitheater in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Eighty-five delegates arrived from October 19, 2008 in the Philippines. The pageant was broadcast live via ABS-CBN in the Philippines and to many countries worldwide via Star World, The Filipino Channel and other partner networks.