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Miss Mundo Puerto Rico 2024 is Valeria Pérez from Manatí

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Valeria Pérez was crowned Miss Mundo Puerto Rico 2024 (Miss World Puerto Rico 2024) on Saturday, April 6 at Centro de Bellas Artes de Humacao. The 22-year-old biology graduate hailing from Manatí bested 29 other contestants to win the national title. She succeeds  Miss World Puerto Rico 2022 who placed in the Top 40 at the 71st Miss World , Elena Rivera. María Cepero of Aibonito and Mara Meléndez of Isabela were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Giselle Jiménez Osorio of Bayamón and Ninoshka Figueroa of Ciales rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss Mundo Puerto Rico will now prepare to represent Puerto Rico at the 72nd Miss World edition on a date and venue yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ArtixticA (@artixtica) Photos: Miss Mundo Puerto Rico, ArtixticA / Instagram

Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2024 is Bianca Nicole Caraballo

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Bianca Nicole Caraballo was crowned Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2024 in a national competition held on Thursday, February 1 at the Teatro Francisco Arriví in San Juan. The 22-year-old beauty, representing Mayagüez, bested 25 other contestants to win the title. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss Earth 2023 Top 12 finalist Victoria Arocho . Natalia Aldarondo De La Cruz of Ponce, Nathàlie Cristina Santa Cruz Bacardí of Culebra, and Isadora Torres Maldonado of Toa Baja were awarded the elemental titles of Miss Earth Puerto Rico - Air, Water and Fire 2024, respectively. Rounding out the Top 5, Ediris Joan Rivera of Barranquitas, clinched the title of Miss Global Puerto Rico 2024 and will go on to compete in Miss Global 2024. She was crowned by her predecessor and reigning Miss Global 2023  Ashley Melendez . Former Miss Earth from the Philippines, Angelia Ong, graced the event as one of the judges while Puerto Rico's first-ever Miss Earth winner Nellys Pimentel hosted the glittering

Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2024: Meet the 26 contestants

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The Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2024 final competition is set to take place on Thursday, February 1 at the Teatro Francisco Arriví in San Juan. A total of 26 contestants are currently vying for the national title currently held by Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2023 and Miss Earth 2023 Top 12 finalist, Victoria Arocho . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth Puerto Rico Oficial (@missearthproficial) The winner of this year's competition will represent Puerto Rico at Miss Earth 2024 which is expected to be held in Vietnam later this year. Last year's Miss Global Puerto Rico, Ashley Melendez , who clinched Miss Global 2023, will also crown her successor at the end of the upcoming event. The next Miss Global Puerto Rico will participate in Miss Global 2024. Who will be crowned Miss Earth Puerto Rico and Miss Global Puerto Rico 2024? Meet the contestants: Aguadilla - Natasha Gisela Barranquitas - Ediris Joan Rivera Bayamón - Yarivel Pinto Caguas - Karla

Miss Global 2023 is Ashley Melendez from Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico's Ashley Melendez was crowned Miss Global 2023 during the 10th Miss Global competition held on Thursday, January 18 at the Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc in Vietnam. The 26-year-old model bested more than 60 other contestants to win the international title. She succeeds Miss Global 2022 winner Shane Tormes of the Philippines. Haylani Kuruppu of Samoa was named first runner-up while Chonnikarn Supittayaporn of Thailand, Pearl Hung of the Philippines, and Doan Thu Thuy of Vietnam were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Janaya Reimers of Australia, Leak Monyanita of Cambodia, Francheska Pujols of the Dominican Republic, Cynthia Ong of Indonesia, Taanusiya Chetty of Malaysia, Zai Jama of Somalia, Simphiwe Zama Ntombela of South Africa, and Tasabeh Diab of Sudan were the rest of the Top 13 finalists. The rest of the Top 20 semifinalists were from Brazil, Marcela Araki Yamaguti, Bulgaria, Valeriya Dokuzova, Colombia, Dahiana Aguilar, Lithuania, Zlat

Puerto Rico's Karla Guilfú Acevedo reveals national costume for Miss Universe 2023

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Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 Karla Guilfú Acevedo has revealed the national costume "Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian" which she will showcase in the upcoming Miss Universe 2023 pageant in El Salvador. Designed by Joshuan Aponte in collaboration with Fabián De la Fuente for the accessories, the national costume is a tribute to the architecture of Old San Juan and the San Sebastian Street Festivals. The skirt was crafted from velvet and black sequins in an elegant trumpet cut and is adorned with hundreds of handcrafted cobblestones, each painted to replicate Old San Juan's iconic blue cobblestones. Above the corset, which emulates the architecture of the Fortress, a shell-type backrest adorned with more than a dozen emblematic places of Old San Juan unfolds, from the fountain of Paseo de la Princesa to the chapel of Santo Cristo, all in impressive 3D details, some illuminated with LED lights. On the back of the costume, a hand-painted painting offers a panoramic view of

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 Karla Guilfú Acevedo returns home to Patillas

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Over two weeks after winning the coveted Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023, Karla Guilfú Acevedo has returned to her hometown Patillas. The 24-year-old beauty originally from Esmeralda del Sur, was overjoyed to receive a heartwarming welcome upon her return on Saturday following her successful stint in the national competition. Karla is set to represent Puerto Rico in the upcoming 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) in El Salvador this November. Known for her incredible first runner-up finish at Miss Supranational 2021, the psychology graduate student is expected to do very well at Miss Universe and hopefully bring home the sixth crown for Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's past Miss Universe winners were Zuleyka Rivera (2006), Denise Quiñones (2001), Dayanara Torres (1993), Deborah Carthy (1985), and the late Marisol Malaret (1970). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Universe Puerto Rico (@muniversepr) Photos: Jalimar Febo, Brandon Cruz / Wapa.TV RELAT

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 is Karla Inelisse Guilfú Acevedo

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Karla Inelisse Guilfú Acevedo  was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 in a glittering competition held on Thursday, August 24 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce in San Juan. The 24-year-old psychology graduate hailing from Esmeralda del Sur, Patillas bested 29 other competitors to win the national title. She also bagged the Mujer de Valor award from L'Oréal Paris. Xarimar Acevedo Pabón of Río Grande was named first runner-up while  Kiara Rivera Escudero of Toa Baja,  Fiorella Medina Pérez of Isabela, and Isarel Marielis Román Almeda of San Lorenzo were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Last year's winner, Ashley Cariño, a Top 5 finalist at Miss Universe 2022, handed over the new crown "Evolución" to her successor at the end of the event. No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico previously won the title Miss Supranational Puerto Rico at Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2020 and went on to compete in Miss Supranational 2021

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 Final Competition Results

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Following weeks of pre-pageant activities, the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 grand final and coronation is taking place tonight at the Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce in San Juan. At the end of the event, one of the 30 contestants will be crowned by outgoing queen Ashley Cariño and take home the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador this November. Hosted by entertainer José Santana and Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2020 Estefanía Soto Torres, tonight's glittering show presented by L'Oréal Paris is broadcasting live on Wapa TV. Guest performers consist of Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and record producer Tommy Torres, two-time Latin Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter of Latin pop and tropical music genres Luis Figueroa, and Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor Carlos Vives. An esteeemed panel of judges who will choose the winner includes former titleholder and Miss Universe 2018 Top 5 finalist Kiara Liz Ortega, journalist Aixa Vázque

FAVORITES: Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 final Top 10 favorites

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Tonight, 30 contestants will battle it out to win the coveted national title of Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 at the Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce in San Juan. One of them will have the opportunity to represent the Caribbean island of enchantment at the 72nd Miss Universe (Miss Universe 2023) pageant in El Salvador this November. Who will receive the "Evolución" crown from last year's winner Ashley Cariño? Based on their performances during the preliminary competition last Sunday, here are our final Top 10 favorites: TOP 10 (in alphabetical order) CATAÑO - Gina Lee García Colón CAYEY - Neysha Marie Mendoza Castro FAJARDO - Camila Molina García ISABELA - Fiorella Medina PATILLAS - Karla Inelisse Guilfú Acevedo PONCE - Natalia Elena Zayas Morales RÍO GRANDE - Xarimar Acevedo SALINAS - Gabriela Veguilla Cotto SAN LORENZO - Isarel Marielis Román Almeda TOA BAJA - Kiara Rivera Escudero Special mentions: Barceloneta, Barranquitas, Canóvanas, Culebra, Hatillo Pho

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 preliminary, award winners announced

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The Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 pageant held its crucial preliminary competition on Sunday, August 20 at Teatro Tapia in San Juan. Television and radio host, writer, actress, and entrepreneur Nicole Chacón hosted the event that will help determine this year's semifinalists. Thirty contestants sashayed onstage wearing their official swimsuits by Mare Cheia and glittering evening gowns to impress a distinguished panel of judges consisting of professionals from various industries. The judges were hematologist-oncologist Anna Di Marco, former Mr World Puerto Rico Fernando Álvarez Soto, performing arts director Ismanuel Rodríguez, blogger Uka Green, aesthetic doctor Wanda González, and De La Cruz president Carlos Thompson. Presented by L'Oréal Paris, the preliminary event culminated with six contestants taking home the special awards. Mejor Cabello L'Oréal (Best Hair) - Miss Cayey, Neysha Marie Mendoza Castro Mejor Piel Radiante de Ceravé y Vichy (Best Radiant Skin) - Miss

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023: New crown 'Evolución' officially unveiled

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After five years, the Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization and Wapa Televisión officially presented a new crown named "Evolución" (Evolution). The new masterpiece was designed by Gabriela Rodríguez and Lido Jewelers, the same creators of the "Renacer" (Renaissance) crown that was worn from 2018 until 2022. With the presence of 31 contestants vying for Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023, the unveiling ceremony took place on Wednesday, August 2 at the Lido Jewelers venue in the Mall of San Juan. Modernity, simplicity, and elegance describe the design of the new crown for the national pageant. It is made of 18-carat white gold and silver, 10-carat channel-mounted diamonds, aquamarine stones, and a pearl. According to Yizette Cifredo, national director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico, "The new crown represents the continued development of the platform and each woman who is part of it." "Just as the ribbon symbolizes wearing Puerto Rico on the chest, wearing th