Brazilian model Gabrielle Vilela de Souza, 27, was successful in her most recent international beauty pageant. She won the second highest crown in the 29th edition of Reina Hispanoamericana.
Representing Brazil, Vilela was crowned Virreina Hispanoamericana 2019 on February 8, 2020. It was Regina Peredo Gutierrez, 21, of Mexico who won the top title Reina Hispanoamericana 2019.
The Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 coronation night took place at the Sirionó Salon of Fexpocruz in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Including Vilela and Peredo, 30 candidates competed for the crown.
Laura Claro, 23, of Colombia was first runner-up while Yuanilie Alvarado, 23, of Puerto Rico was second runner-up. The respective third, fourth and fifth runners-up were Ketlin Lotterman, 25, of Paraguay, Valeria Badell, 22, of Venezuela and Katrina Llegado, 21, of Philippines.
Born in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 26, 1991, Vilela was only 8 years old when she started modelling. She went on to win several beauty pageant titles including Miss Angra dos Reis Mirim 1999, Miss Angra dos Reis 2011, Rainha Internacional da Pecuarua 2013 and Miss Mundo Brasil 2017.
Representing Brazil, Vilela finished in the Top 40 in Miss World 2017. She finished in the Top 20 in Miss Grand International 2018.
Vilela is the fourth Virreina Hispanoamericana from Brazil. The first three were Karen Larrea, Jane De Sousa Borges and Isabela Pandini, who were crowned in 1999, 2007 and 2018, respetively.
Brazil won the inaugural Reina Hispanoamericana edition in 1991 via Patricia Godói. The country’s representatives Carolina Taís Müller, Cecília Valarini and Francine Eickemberg won the title again in 1995, 2003 and 2006, respectively.
In 2008, Laura Zúñiga won the first Reina Hispanoamericana crown for Mexica but she was dethroned and replaced by Vivian Noronha of Brazil so Peredo is officially the beauty pageant’s first titleholder from her home country. Here is a clip from the contest’s most recent coronation ceremony in Bolivia: