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Miss Costa Rica 2022 is María Fernanda Rodríguez Ávila

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María Fernanda Rodríguez Ávila bested eight other finalists to be crowned Miss Costa Rica 2022 on Wednesday, September 28 in San José. The 24-year-old beauty from San Carlos is a model, civil engineer, and trilingual. She succeeds Valeria Rees and will represent Costa Rica at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana this January. Kristell Ruiz Freeman, 25, and Mariella Conejo Benavides, 27, were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Costa Rica is no stranger to pageantry. She was named Miss Earth Costa Rica 2017 and participated in the Miss Earth 2017 pageant held in the Philippines. Costa Rica has yet to win Miss Universe since its debut at the international pageant in 1954. The country has however placed in the Top 10 four times in the last 20 years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by FER RODRÍGUEZ ÁVILA👑 (@fernandarodriguezsc) Photos:  Miss Costa Rica

Miss Costa Rica 2022: Meet the finalists

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Miss Costa Rica 2022 grand coronation will be broadcast live from San José on Teletica channel 7 next Wednesday, September 28. At the end of the event, last year's titleholder Valeria Rees will crown her successor who will represent Costa Rica at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana this January. Who will be the next Miss Costa Rica? Meet the official finalists: Kristel Gómez Ortiz - 27, is a graduate of human resources and a student of fashion design Nancy Rodríguez Masis - 20, a science education student Fernanda Rodríguez Ávila - 24, from San Carlos, is a civil engineer and a graduate of the English and Portuguese language Kristell Ruiz Freeman - 25, has a degree in audiovisual production and a bachelor's in journalism Pamela Muñoz Morales - 27, from Alajuela, a graduate in TV hosting and journalism Mariella Conejo Benavides - 27, from San Jose, is a veterinary student Ana Martínez Porras - 20, a political science student Devy González Jaen - 28,

71st Miss World: Meet the delegates from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Honduras and Venezuela

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Over 20 beauties have already been confirmed as representatives of their respective countries and territories for the 71st Miss World edition. The final competition and official venue of the prestigious pageant are yet to be announced by the Miss World Organization. Reigning queen Karolina Bielawska of Poland, the second Polish to win Miss World, will crown her successor at the end of the event. Here are the delegates from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Honduras, and Venezuela: Miss World Bolivia 2021 Fernanda Rivero is 20 years old and currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in International Trade. She won the title Miss Bolivia Mundo 2021 while representing Beni during the national competition held in August last year. Miss World Costa Rica 2022 Krisly Salas, a 24-year-old nutrition student and founder of the social project “Cuenta Conmigo” was named Señorita Costa Rica last February. The purpose of the project is to be a voice of encouragement to those who suffer from anxiety

Miss Costa Rica 2021 Valeria Rees officially crowned

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Valeria Rees was officially crowned as Miss Costa Rica 2021 in a special ceremony held at the Estudio Marco Picado on Thursday, October 28. The 28-year-old law student was appointed as Miss Costa Rica last August 30. She succeeds Ivonne Cerdas and will now prepare to represent her country at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. In addition to wearing a crown handcrafted by designer George Bakkar, Valeria also receives a car, three million colones, and other sponsored prizes. Costa Rica has yet to win the Miss Universe crown since joining the prestigious international competition in 1954. Photo: Miss Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Ivonne Cerdas reveals her 'Guaria Morada' national costume for the 69th Miss Universe

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Miss Universe Costa Rica 2020 will be showcasing a costume inspired by her national flower at the 69th Miss Universe pageant in Florida, USA this May. A beautiful creation by fashion designer John Lecksell, the national costume features a floral headpiece and an off-shoulder white dress with a long and flared skirt, and embellished with ruffles and purple flowers. The purple country girl, or Guaria Morada in Spanish, is a stunning orchid shining with purple hues and thin, rounded petals. Based on Tico tradition, the flower brings good luck and fortune. "I leave you the purple guaria, the national flower of my beautiful land that today cries for many of its children," Ivonne said in a caption to the official photos of her costume she shared on social media. "Today more than ever, I hope to represent you well and I ask that we take care of each other," she added. Photos: Arnoldo Robert / Miss Costa Rica