Representing Puerto Rico, Valeria Vasquez, 24, was recently crowned Miss Supranational 2018. She bested 71 other women from all over the world.
This is the first time Puerto Rico won in Miss Supranational. Vasquez is the 10th titleholder of the Poland-based international beauty pageant.
Vasquez was appointed by the Nuesta Belleza Puerto Rico organization to represent the Caribbean island, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, in Miss Supranational. Runner-up to her as Miss Supranational 2018 is Miss United States Katrina Jayne Dimanaranan.
Magdalena Bienkowska of Poland was second runner-up. Wilda Octaviana Situngkir of Indonesia and Diana Romero of Mexico were third runner-up and fourth runner-up, respectively.
Andreea Coman, Barbara Reis, Nguyen Minh Tu, Jehza Mae Huelar and Nariman Cristina Batthika Yanyi made it to the Top 10. They represented Romania, Brazil, Vietnam, the Philippines and Venezuela, respectively.
The newly crowned Miss Supranational 2018 is a student at the University of Puerto Rico where she is studying medical technology. As a model, she has graced the runways not only in Puerto Rico but also in Dominican Republic and in New York.
Hosted by Maciej Dowbor and Ivan Padrez, the Miss Supranational 2018 coronation night took place at the Miejski Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland on December 7, 2018. Including Venezuela and Poland, 72 countries were represented in the 10th edition of the Poland-based international beauty pageant.
Miss Supranational 2017 Jenny Kim, who crowned Valeria as her successor, was one of the judges. The other judges were Miss Supranational 2009 Oksana Moria of Ukraine, Miss Supranational 2010 Karina Pinilla of Panama, Miss Supranational 2011 first runner-up Liudmila Yakimovich of Belarus, Miss Supranational 2012 Ekaterina Buraya of Belarus, Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul of the Philippines, Miss Supranational 2014 Asha Bhat and Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty of India and Nowa Scena president Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski.
Watch the full Miss Supranational 2018 coronation night here: