A taekwondo champion from Coahuila, Graciela Ballesteros, has been designated as Miss Earth Mexico 2020.
The 26-year-old coach, athlete, and model holds a degree in business management engineering. Practicing martial arts for nine years taught her the importance of discipline and perseverance.
Graciela succeeds last year’s titleholder, Hilary Islas Montés. She previously held the title of Miss Earth Monclova and Miss Earth Coahuila Water 2019.
The new Miss Earth Mexico will represent her North American country at the Miss Earth 2020 virtual competition this November.
Mexico has never won the Miss Earth crown yet but placed six times at the pageant in the last 10 years and boasts two Top 4 finishes with Abigail Elizalde Romo in 2008 and Melissa Flores in 2018.
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