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Telma Madeira biography: 10 things about Miss Universe Portugal 2022

Telma Madeira is a Portuguese model and beauty queen. Here are 10 more things about her:

  1. She was born and raised in Póvoa de Varzim, Porto, Portugal.
  2. She is very engaged in helping people with mental health issues as she herself was a victim of bullying.
  3. She has completed many courses including those on dental customer service and culinary and baking courses. 
  4. She is in constant contact with the hospital in Póvoa de Varzim where she creates awareness of medical malpractices relating to women’s reproductive rights.
  5. She is Miss Queen Portugal 2017.
  6. On November 3, 2018, she represented Portugal at Miss Earth 2018 and competed against 86 other candidates at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She finished in the Top 8.
  7. In 2019, she went to an international competition in China and ranked fourth among 60 contestants from 60 countries.
  8. On July 6, 2022, she was officially appointed as Portugal’s Miss Universe 2022 candidate. CNB Portugal director Jackie Carvalho crowned her on the television program “Conversa de Mulheres” in Lisbon, Portugal. 
  9. In December 2022, she went to New York, United States and had a photo shoot for Fashion Magazine NYC.
  10. She was 23 years old when she represented Portugal 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, USA. She finished in the Top 16.

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