24-year-old journalist representing Minas Girais, Júlia Horta, was crowned Miss Brasil 2019 at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on March 9, in São Paulo. She will now prepare to represent Brazil at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant later this year.
The runners-up were Luana Lobo (Ceará) and Bianca Lopes (São Paulo) while Erika Fontes (Rio Grande do Norte) and Bianca Scheren (Rio Grande do Sul) completed the Top 5 finalists.
It was the 65th edition of the national competition.
Brazil boasts two Miss Universe winners – Iêda Maria Brutto Vargas in 1963 and Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos in 1968.