Miss Universe Puerto 2022 preliminary competition, special awards

The preliminary competition of Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 took place on Sunday, August 7 from the historic Teatro Tapia (Tapia Theater) Theater in San Juan.

Hosted by "NotiCentro" journalist Jorge Gelpí Pagán and "Viva la tarde" presenter Nicole Chacón, with musical numbers from Lenny Tavárez and  Christian Daniel, the colorful event featured 28 contestants competing in their preliminary swimsuits and evening gowns.

The judges were veteran journalist Luz Nereida Vélez; lawyer and businesswoman Vivian Santiago; specialist in oral rehabilitation doctor Carlos Izcoa; journalist, writer and columnit for local and Latin American media Ana Teresa Toro; executive producer and casting film director Germán Legarreta; entrepreneur and Women Who Lead founder Frances Ríos; and actor Eli Cay.

Special awards for Best L'Oreal Hair, Best Ceravé and Vichy Skin, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Friendship were respectively awarded to Miss Adjuntas, Mariana Torres Bernard, Miss Fajardo, Ashley Ann Cariño, Miss Isabela, Annelise Torres Colón, and Miss Mayagüez, Ariana Hernández.

Best L'Oreal Hair - Miss Adjuntas, Mariana Torres Bernard

Best Ceravé and Vichy Skin - Miss Fajardo, Ashley Ann Cariño

Miss Photogenic - Miss Isabela, Annelise Torres Colón

Miss Friendship - Miss Mayagüez, Ariana Hernández

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2022 final competition will take place this Thursday, August 11 at Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce (Santurce Fine Arts Center). The winner will succeed Michelle Colón, Top 10 placer at Miss Universe 2021, and will represent the Caribbean island at Miss Universe 2022 later this year.

Photos: Brandon Cruz González / Wapa.tv, Miss Universe Puerto Rico

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