Vanessa Velásquez was crowned Miss Universe El Salvador 2020 during the Reinado de El Salvador 2020 competition held on Monday, November 2 in San Salvador. She succeeds last year’s winner, Zuleika Soler.
The 24-year-old renowned model and a graduate of Integrated Marketing Communications from the Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera edged out 10 other beauties to win the national pageant. She was also awarded Best Smile, Miss Elegance, and Miss Photogenic.
Levi Toney and Tiffany Katota were named Miss Intercontinental El Salvador 2020 and Reina Hispanoamericana El Salvador 2020, respectively, while Alexandra Torres and Kenia Rivas completed the Top 5.
The new Miss Universe El Salvador will represent her country at the 69th Miss Universe pageant which is expected to be held in the first quarter of 2021 in the USA.
In her response to the question “What is the most precious gift we receive as human beings?” she considers mothers as the most precious gift.
“Our mothers sacrifice everything for us, they are always there and definitely, there is no more loving, more dedicated, and more compassionate person before us in life. And that’s why mothers are the best gift we have.”
Photos: Estudio Guti, Reinado de El Salvador / Instagram