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Pando’s Carolina Fernández is Miss International Bolivia 2021, crowned in Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Carolina Fernández Menacho, 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 Pando, Bolivia.

Crowned Miss Bolivia Internacional 2020, Fernández will represent Bolivia in Miss International 2021. Lenka Nemer Drpić, 23, of La Paz and Alondra Mercado Campos, 19, of Beni were crowned Miss Bolivia Universo 2020 and Miss Bolivia Mundo 2020, respectively.

There will be no Miss International in 2020 because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 60th edition of the international beauty pageant will take place at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan in October 2021.

If Fernández wins Miss Internacional 2021, she will be the first ever Bolivian titleholder of the international beauty pageant. The last time a candidate from Bolivia placed was in 2003 when Carmen Muriel Cruz Claros finished in the Top 12.


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 Internacional 2020, Fernández won four special awards. She was the Miss Personalidad UDABOL, Favorita Entel, Embajadora Nueva Santa Cruz and Mejor Traje Típic awards.

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