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La Paz’s Lenka Nemer is Miss Universe Bolivia 2020, crowned in Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Lenka Nemer Drpić, 23, was one of the three Miss Bolivia 2020 queens crowned at Estudio 5 de la Red UNO in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 14, 2020. She hails from La Paz, Bolivia.

Crowned Miss Bolivia Universo 2020, Nemer will represent Bolivia in Miss Universe 2020. Alondra Mercado Campos, 19, of Beni and Carolina Fernández Menacho, 23, of Pando were crowned Miss Bolivia Mundo 2020 and Miss Bolivia Internacional 2020, respectively.

Born in La Paz on March 1, 997, Nemer speaks Spanish, English and French. She performs academically well in school particularly in mathematics.

Currently, Nemer is an international relations student. She enjoys singing and playing the violin.

Nemer is the third Miss Universe Bolivia from La Paz in 35 years. The first two were Lourdes Elizabeth Aponte and Gabriela Orozco who won the title in 1984 and 1985, respectively.

The newly crowned Miss Universe Bolivia 2020 is also a model. She is 5′9.5″ tall. 

The date and venue of Miss Universe 2020 have yet to be announced. If Nemer wins, she will be the first ever Miss Universe from Bolivia.


Carlos Rocabado and Desiree Durán hosted the Miss Bolivia 2020 coronation night, which featured performances by Queen G, Rafa So and JD. It was broadcast live by Red UNO.

It was the 41st edition of Miss Bolivia, which was founded in 1959. The 2020 edition was held with no in-person attendance due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Luz Elva “Luvi” Claros Gallardo, 25, of Cochabamba was first runner-up. María José Terrazas León, 23, of Santa Cruz, María José Arana Medina, 21, of Litotal, María José Hurtado Ferrufino, 21, of Santa Cruz, Estefanía de los Ríos Ruiz, 24, of Tarija and Teresa Sánchez Añez, 20, of Residentes were the respective first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth runners-up.

A total of 21 candidates competed in Miss Bolivia 2020. The judges were Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 Regina Peredo, Reina Internacional de la Caña 1995 Carla Fonti, Señorita Litoral 1997 Karla Revollo, ENTEL Bolivia general manager Eddy Luis Franco, Santa Cruz de la Sierra mayor Angelica Sosa and plastic artist Olga Mireya García Rojas.

Before being crowned Miss Bolivia Universo 2020, Nemer won two special awards. She was Miss Deporte Patra and Miss Silueta Serenity.

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