Miss Grand Paraguay 2023 is Maelia Carmen Salcines

Maelia Carmen Salcines was named Miss Grand Paraguay 2023 in a glittering competition held on Sunday, April 2 at Paseo La Galeria in Asuncion.

The 28-year-old author, model, and professional makeup artist represented the Paraguayan community in the USA and will now prepare for Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October.

No stranger to pageantry, the new queen previously joined the Miss Texas USA state pageant where she placed third runner-up and won Miss Congeniality. She also competed in Reinas del Paraguay 2022 (Miss Universe Paraguay) where she bagged Mejor Piel (Best Skin) and Reina del Publico (Queen of the Public) awards.

Another beauty, 23-year-old surgeon Sharon Capó Nara, was officially designated as Miss Grand Paraguay 2024. The former Miss Teen Americas will go to Miss Grand International 2024 on a date and venue yet to be announced.

Last year's titleholder and Miss Grand International 2022 Top 20 semifinalist, Agatha Leon, relinquished her national crown at the end of the event.

Paraguay boasts one Miss Grand International winner courtesy of Clara Sosa in 2018.

Meet the new Miss Grand Paraguay:

Photos: Miss Grand Paraguay

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