Karen, a 26-year-old medical physicist, bested other contestants from all over the world.
During the question and answer portion, Karen was asked: 'Who/What do you think is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth?"
To which she answered: "I believe that the real problem is not climate change, the real problem is us, because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps. Because together as a global community, our micro efforts will have a macroeffect to help save our home, our planet."
Meanwhile, Miss Australia was crowned Miss Earth Air, Miss Russia was named Miss Earth Fire and Miss Colombia as Miss Earth Water.