Regina Peredo of Mexico was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2019 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, February 8 at Salón Sirionó Fexpocruz in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
The 21-year-old model and marketing student from Puebla, Mexico edged out 28 other beauties to win the pageant. She succeeds Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 Nariman Battikah of Venezuela.
Brazil’s Gabrielle Vilela came in second place and received the title of Virreina Hispanoamericana 2019.
The runners-up were the delegates from Colombia (Laura Juliana Claro), Puerto Rico (Yuanilie Alvarado), Paraguay (Ketlin Lottermann), Venezuela (Liz Valeria Badell), Philippines (Maria Katrina Llegado), Spain (Ainara Cardaño), Dominican Republic (Franchesca Ástier), Haiti (Cassandra Chéry) and USA (Monserrat Báez).
Reina Hispanoamericana (Hispanic American Queen) is a celebration of Hispanic heritage, language, and culture based in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. It was inaugurated in 1991 as Reina Sudamericana (South American Queen).
This year’s competition is the 29th edition of the international pageant. It was originally scheduled in November but had to be moved because of the political unrest in Bolivia.
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