Agustina Ruiz, 25, will represent Panama in Miss World 2019. She is the 41st woman to represent the country in the international beauty pageant excluding Kathya Saldaña who attended the 58th edition but withdrew.
Ruiz hails from Chitré, Herrera, Panama. The city is home to Mezquita de Chitre, Playa El Aguillito, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Penon de Honda, Parque Nacional Sarigua, Catedral de San Juan Bautista and Casino Azuero.
On September 20, 2019, Ruiz competed against 13 women in Miss World Panama 2019 at the Hotel las Americas Golden Tower Panama in Esquina Marbella, Panama City, Panama. She won the top title.
Also, Ruiz won two fast track events. She won the Talent and Beauty with a Purpose challenges.
Crowning Ruiz was Miss World Panama 2018 Solaris Barba, 20, of Panama City. The latter finished in the Top 12 in Miss World 2018 on December 8, 2018 at the Sanya City Arena in Sanya, China.
The Miss World Panama 2019 coronation night was graced by Mister World Panamá Algis González. In August 2019, he competed in Miss World 2019 in the Philippines and was unplaced.
Also crowned during the event was Krysthelle Barreto Reichlin, 24, of Panama Centro, who also won the Top Model and Multimedia challenges. She will represent Panama in Miss Friendship International 2020 in China.
Ruiz is a certified marketer who is about to receive her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is also into dancing.
Representing Panama, Ruiz will compete against more than 120 women from around the world in Miss World 2019. Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce, 27, of Mexico will crown her successor at the ExCel London in London, England, United Kingdom on December 14, 2019.
If Ruiz wins, she will be the first ever Miss World from Panama. Here is a clip featuring the Chitré native: