College student Ornella LaFleche, 21, will represent Mauritius in Miss Universe 2019. She is the 32nd woman to represent the country in the international beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization, which is currently owned by the WME/IMG talent agency.
LaFleche currently lives in Curepipe, Mauritius. Also known as also known as La Ville-Lumière, the town is home to Curepipe Botanic Gardens, Trou aux Cerfs Crater, Monvert Nature Park, Sainte Therese Church, Carnegie Library of Curepipe, Domaine des Aubineaux, The Basilica of Sainte Helene, La Sabloniere, Casino de Maurice, St. Joseph’s College and Royal College Curepipe.
Representing Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, LaFleche competed in Miss Universe Mauritius 2019 on September 17, 2019. Besting 14 other candidates, she won the top title while corporate and trust administrator Urvashi Haurheeram, 24, of Pereybere, Mauritius was crowned Miss Mauritius Supranational 2019.
Before winning Miss Universe Mauritius 2019, LaFleche almost won some beauty pageants. She was the first runner-up both in Miss Eco Mauritius 2018 and Miss University Africa Mauritius 2019.
LaFleche was crowned Miss Universe Mauritius 2019 by Miss Universe 2018 Varsha Ragoobarsing, 27, of Flacq, Mauritius, who did not place in Miss Universe 2018. The crown the Curepipe resident received was created by Monarque Jewels.
The newly crowned Miss Universe Mauritius 2019 was born in a family of two girls. She is a university student studying Marketing Management.
Passionate about social work, LaFleche aspires to have her own non-government organization for children who are victims of sexual abuse. She loves dogs and children and she enjoys singing, dancing and cooking.
Gifted with great culinary skills, LaFleche can cook any popular Mauritian food. She is an empowered woman who loves to learn new things.
Catriona Gray, 25, of the Philippines is the reigning Miss Universe 2018. She is the fourth Miss Universe from her country and the 67th woman to hold the title.
If LaFleche wins Miss Universe 2019, she will be the first woman from her country to win in the international beauty pageant. Here is a clip featuring the Curepipe resident: