BEAUTY PAGEANTS

Puerto Rico’s Yuanilie Alvarado crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 second runner-up in Bolivia

Yuanilie Alvarado

Yuanilie Alvarado, 23, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico was one of the Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 winners. She was the second 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 Alvarado, 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.

 

Ketlin Lotterman, 25, of Paraguay, Valeria Badell, 22, of Venezuela and Katrina Llegado, 21, of Philippines were the third, fourth and fifth runners-up, respectively. 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 Alvarado won, she would have been the beauty pageant’s first ever winner from Puerto Rico.

Representing Arecibo, Alvarado competed against 28 other candidates in Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2018 at the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 20, 2018. She finished in the Top 6.

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