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Philippines’ Katrina Llegado crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 fifth runner-up in Bolivia

Katrina Llegado

Katrina Llegado, 21, of Philippines was one of the Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 winners. She was the fifth runner-up of the 29th edition of the international beauty pageant based in Bolivia.

It was Regina Peredo Gutierrez, 21, of Mexico who was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2019. The second highest title Virreina Hispanoamericana 2019 was given to Gabrielle Vilela de Souza, 27, of Brazil while Laura Juliana Claro Coronel, 23, of Colombia was the runner-up.

Including Llegado, Claro, Peredo and Vilela, 30 candidates competed for the crown. On February 4, 2020, the Colombian candidate was voted Miss Personalidad UDABOL by the Universidad de Aquino Bolivia (UDABOL) in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia with Aylin Jaldin, 25, of Chile as the second placer.

The Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 coronation night took place at the Sirionó Salon of Fexpocruz in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on February 8, 2020. Mister Model International 2019 Sergio Ayala, 29, of Spain attended the event.

 

Yuanilie Alvarado, 23, of Puerto Rico, Ketlin Lotterman, 25, of Paraguay and Valeria Badell, 22, of Venezuela were the respective second, third and fourth runners-up. The respective sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth runners-up were Ainara Cardano, 25, of Spain, Franchesca Astier, 21, of Dominican Republic, Cassandra Cherry, 24, of Haiti and Monserrat Baez, 19, of the United States.

Reina Hispanoamericana has been celebrating Hispanic heritage since 1991. Had Llegado won, she would have been the second winner from the Philippines following Teresita Marquez, who was crowned in 2017.

Born on November 8, 1997 in Manila, Philippines, Llegado graduated cum laude from De La Salle University in Manila in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management. She was crowned on September 15, 2019 as Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2019, one of the titles given in Miss World Philippines 2019.

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