Miss Universe Switzerland 2023 is Lorena Santen

Lorena Santen was crowned Miss Universe Switzerland 2023 in a national competition on Saturday, September 23 at the Hilton Hotel in Geneva.

The 26-year-old economics graduate from Aargau beat 14 other competitors to win the title. She succeeds last year's winner Alia Guindi and will soon represent her country at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador.

Marisa Varunee Kappenthuler and Emilie Bovier were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while  Jessica Alice Schmid and Dalia Del Valle Kramer rounded out the Top 5 finalists.

The rest of the Top 10 were Gaia Bertoncini, Marine Sayard, Sol Cristina Von Allmen, Vanessa Williams, and Virginie Monney.

Before winning the competition, the new Miss Universe Switzerland shared: "Aspiring to attain the prestigious title of Miss Universe Switzerland and representing Switzerland on an international stage is a dream I have cherished in my heart for as long as I can remember. It is woven into the very fabric of who I am."

"I love every moment of preparing, practicing, and pouring my heart into this extraordinary opportunity. This journey has already been nothing short of an incredible adventure, and I am committed to every step that lies ahead," she added.

"It's not just about a crown; it's about being an ambassador for change and progress."

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Photos: Miss Universe Switzerland, Joel Noboa / Lorean Santen / Instagram

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