Leisha Deleon Guerrero
Leisha Deleon Guerrero became Miss Northern Marianas Earth in 2019 but she says that actually got started as just a generalized “heartfelt vision” to serve people. Winning the Miss Earth tiara has transformed that vision into one that is focused on raising environmental awareness, working with organizations to support environmental efforts, creating opportunities for environmental initiatives, and representing the Marianas here and abroad.
“2019 was indeed a year of achievement for me and for those who supported and embraced the Miss Earth Northern Marinas endeavor. From the physical representation and voice of the Marianas amongst worldwide beautiful delegates to the momentous waving of the CNMI flag at the monthlong international Miss Earth Pageant tour, every step was an accomplishment. The partnerships and continuous service to many are my valued achievements,” she said. “I’m still learning and growing in all areas of my life.”
She has been able to partner with numerous schools, organizations like the Ohala Foundation, and government agencies, and she is excited to create more partnerships in the future. “I really want people to see my passion, kindness, dedication, and professionalism when I meet them. I want to show others that I value their time, their work while inspiring others and to do more our community,” she added.
Deleon Guerrero said she has since learned that each season has its purpose in her life and she has faith that she has a purpose that will be made clear and will unfold through the seasons. “My passion to do good works must be led by faith. I need to realize the purpose of my goals personally and to those around me, and to be diligent in accomplishing my ambitions with the will that comes from my heart and not expectations. Most importantly, be led by faith, allow God to lead you toward His desired path, and give every ounce of glory to Him,” she said.
Deleon Guerrero is currently a full-time student but is still busy doing and supporting environmental causes. She said balancing the two highlights the importance of time management. “I focus on prioritizing responsibilities and deadlines as much as possible and allow leisure time in between. …For this year, I also want to focus on nurturing my faith and my studies, making healthier choices, dedicatinge my time to school and studies and learning to appreciate every moment life gives me.”