Miss Estelí, Ana Marcelo edged out seven other beauties to be crowned Miss Nicaragua 2020 in a national pageant held on Saturday, August 8 in Managua.
The 23-year-old industrial engineer succeeds last year’s winner, Inés López Sevilla. She will represent Nicaragua in the next Miss Universe competition to be held next year.
Miss Chontales, Geyssell García, Miss Chinandega, Cindy Bustamante and Miss Siuna, Magdalena Jarquin were the first, second and third runners-up, respectively.
Miss Nicaragua 2020 was originally scheduled on May 10 but due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic plaguing the world, the final competition had to be postponed twice.
Nicaragua’s highest placement at Miss Universe was Xiomara Blandino’s Top 10 semi-finalist finish during Miss Universe 2007 competition in Mexico City, Mexico.
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