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Venezuela’s Valeria Badell crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 fourth runner-up in Bolivia

Valeria Badell

Valeria Badell Lillo, 23, of Venezuela was one of the Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 winners. She was the fourth 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 Badell, 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 and Ketlin Lotterman, 25, of Paraguay were the respective second and third runners-up while Katrina Llegado, 21, of Philippines was fifth runner-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 Badell won, she would have been the seventh winner from Venezuela following Francis Gago, Gasbriela Vergara, Patricia Fuenmayor, Ligia Petit, Adriana Vasini, Caroline Medina and Nariman Battikha, who were crowned in 1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2010 and 2018, respectively.

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela on April 18, 1996, Badell was raised in Zulia, Venezuela but she recently moved to Miami, Florida, United States to be with her father who is an American citizen. She went to Colegio La Merced in Bogota, Colombia and the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín in Maracaibo.

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