Miss Universe 2021: Meet the Latin women who managed to enter the top 10 of the beauty pageant

These are the three women who made the top 10 of the Miss Universe. (Photo: Instagram)
These are the three women who made the top 10 of the Miss Universe. (Photo: Instagram)

This December 12, the celebration of the Miss Universe 2021, the most important beauty pageant that brings together more than 75 candidates to win the crown at the event that is held in Eilat, Israel.

The Peruvian representative Yely rivera It did not manage to go to the next round where the first 16 finalists were chosen, however, other Latin Americans did. France, Colombia, Singapore, Panama, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Japan, Great Britain, United States, India, Vietnam, Aruba, Paraguay, Venezuela, The Philippines and South Africa, were the first chosen.

After the parade in swimsuits, only 10 were able to continue to the next round: Nadia Ferreira from Paraguay, Michelle Colón from Puerto Rico and Valeria Ayos from Colombia.

THE 18 LATIN CONTESTANTS

PERU – YELY RIVERA

Yely Rivera was crowned Miss Peru in October of this year. She was the representative of the city of Arequipa and after going through the different tests and phases of the contest with her companions, she was chosen as the successor to the beloved Janick Maceta.

Rivera is 27 years old and studied Administration and Marketing, therefore, in addition to being a model, he is also the manager of a company dedicated to personal and professional development and growth. Yely is the sister of Kelin Rivera, the winner of Miss Peru 2019, before the pandemic.

When he won the crown, he pointed out that within his future plans he planned to create an NGO to help children and adolescents develop professionally so that they can have a successful future.

Yely Rivera stood out with her typical costume at Miss Universe 2021. (Photo: Instagram)
Yely Rivera stood out with her typical costume at Miss Universe 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

ARGENTINA – JULIETA GARCÍA

Julieta García will represent Argentina in the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world. At just 22 years old, she has a long history of being an international model. He studies psychology but now he has given him a break to enter the contest.

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COLOMBIA – VALERIA AYOS

Originally from Cartagena, Valeria Ayos is in charge of representing her country in the Miss Universe 2021. Although she was infected with the coronavirus and stopped being part of the beauty pageant in her country, one of her characteristics is resilience as she continues striving to get the crown and managed to be chosen to compete in Israel.

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Photo: Instagram

BOLIVIA – NAHEMI UEQUIN

A 20-year-old girl who managed to be crowned in her country to be her representative in the international contest. Nahemi Uequin decided to fight feminicides in her country; in addition to worrying about the high rates of gender violence. Today, she has taken a break from social issues to focus on getting the crown and being the successor to Andrea Meza, current Miss Universe.

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BRAZIL – TERESA SANTOS

Teresa Santos is an entrepreneur as she launched her own jewelry brand. In addition, she has won in Miss Ceará 2018 and 2021, so she has extensive experience in the field of beauty pageants. Currently, she is focused on winning the Miss Universe 2021 crown.

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CHILE – ANTONIA FIGUEROA

The Chilean representative is considered an example for female empowerment since, in addition to handling four languages, she has managed to be recognized in her country thanks to taekwondo in which she is a regional champion and a black belt.

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COSTA RICA – VALERIA REES

Valeria Rees is studying law but also confessed in an interview that she suffered from eating disorders in her teens, so she is interested in studying psychology. At 28, he has already overcome this disorder and wants to help those who are suffering from it.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – DEBBIE AFLALO

Debbie Aflalo is 28 years old. He graduated with honors from a degree in international relations and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international trade. At the same time, she was chosen to represent her country and achieve the crown in Miss Universe 2021. A curious fact about this Dominican is that she is the daughter of a high-ranking former Israeli military.

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Photo: Instagram

ECUADOR – SUSY SACOTO

Susy Sacoto is 24 years old and was born in the capital of the Manabí province, Portoviejo, Ecuador. She graduated as a doctor from the Espiritu Santo University of Guayaquil. Also, one of his talents is being a soprano with piano studies.

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EL SALVADOR – ALEJANDRA GAVIDIA

The 25-year-old had a hard time in her life when she weighed approximately 200 pounds. Through her Instagram account, the young woman herself told how difficult it was to live that way; However, in 2017 he started to lose weight but there was a time when he became so obsessed that he stopped eating.

Today, she is in her prime and will work hard to win the Miss Universe 2021 crown.

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HONDURAS – ROSE MELÉNDEZ

Rose Melendez She is 27 years old and was chosen to represent her country in one of the most important competitions today. The young Honduran went through a difficult period in her life as her childhood was full of precariousness to the point of walking barefoot in her community.

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GUATEMALA – DANNIA GUEVARA MORFIN

The young Guatemalan woman wants to become a lawyer since one of her purposes is to help children who suffer from high levels of malnutrition in her country. Currently, she is working to win a place among the last finalists and take the crown in the Miss Universe 2021.

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NICARAGUA – ALLISSON WASSMER

Allison Wassmer has a degree in graphic design from the Central American University of Managua, Nicaragua. The young Nicaraguan representative owns her own business thanks to the effort she has been making since she was 16 years old.

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PANAMA – BRENDA SMITH

Brenda Smith is a television presenter and a Panamanian journalist who wants to become the winner of Miss Universe 2021. Despite being born in the United States, the young woman has declared that her heart beats for her Latin American roots.

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MEXICO – DEBORAH HALLAL

Deborah Hallal has a great responsibility to her country since the current Miss Universe is Mexican. The young woman is determined not to lose and take the crown just like her compatriot. Among her most notable actions, the Mexican woman managed to wage a fight so that people suffering from hypothyroidism love themselves.

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VENEZUELA- LUISETH MATERÁN

She graduated with honors as a communicator from the Andrés Bello Catholic University. At just 25 years old, she has been linked to the world of modeling, singing and acting for more than a decade. He was born on July 14, 1996 in one of the most attractive countries in the Caribbean Sea.

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PARAGUAY – NADIA FERREIRA

Nadia Ferreira is 22 years old and is one of the favorites to win the universal crown. The Guarani representative has a great preparation since she speaks four languages. In addition, she has been a model for several national and international brands.

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PUERTO RICO – MICHELLE MARIE COLON

The young Puerto Rican considers that the two passions of her life are the world of beauty and that of medicine. One of her dreams is to become a doctor to specialize in dermatology; In addition, to take the crown in the Miss Universe 2021.

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Miss Universe 2021: Meet the Latin women who managed to enter the top 10 of the beauty pageant