Kiara Arends biography: 13 things about Miss Universe Aruba 2022

Kiara Arends is an Aruban swimmer, model and beauty queen. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She hails from Oranjestad, Aruba.
  2. She speaks Papiamento, English, Spanish and French.
  3. As a teenager, she formed part of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kids Council under the guidance of Princess Laurentien of the Dutch Royal Family.
  4. From August 2011 to July 2017, she attended Colegio Arubano in Oranjestad.
  5. She is Miss Teen Aruba International 2017.
  6. From September 2017 to June 2018, she attended the University of Aruba in Oranjestad where she received her propedeuse degree.
  7. She is Miss Teen Americas Aruba 2018. On May 27, 2018, she represented Aruba at Miss Teen Americas 2018 in El Salvador and became runner-up to Michelle Colon of Puerto Rico.
  8. From September 2018 to July 2021, she attended the University of Aruba where she earned her law degree.
  9. From February 2021 to April 2021, she was an intern at Kloes Kock and Partners in Oranjestad.
  10. On March 31, 2020, amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she founded a charity organization called Benefitting Upcoming Mommies during the Pandemic (BUMP) Aruba.
  11. From July 2021 to January 2022, she attended Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Leuven, Belgium where she earned her master’s degree in international business, trade and tax law.
  12. On July 31, 2022, she was officially appointed as Miss Universe Aruba 2022.
  13. She was 24 years old when she represented Aruba at Miss Universe 2022 on January 14, 2023 and competed against 83 other candidates at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She was unplaced.

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