The young Puerto Rican Mariela Pepin He was close yesterday night, Thursday, to be crowned as Miss USA 2019. The event was held for the first time in Reno, Nevada, and was broadcast on the FOX network.
Pepin, 23 years old and born on the island, represented the state of Maryland and managed to position itself among the ten semifinalists of the 68th edition of the American contest.
In the competition in swimsuit, the beauty, who holds a bachelor's degree in communication sciences, was one of the best catwalks and bodies.
Although the Puerto Rican did not manage to advance to the Top 5, she did the Mexican Alejandra Gónzalez, Miss New Mexico, and was placed as the first finalist.
The winner of the title that Sarah Rose Summers held was the participant of North Carolina, Cheslie Kryst, who is a lawyer by profession and is 27 years old.
Among the members of the jury was Denise Quiñones, Miss Universe 2001 and director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico. She also served as judge in the preliminary competition of the contest that took place last Monday.
In the 2018 edition, the Puerto Rican Génesis Dávila represented the state of Florida and was placed among the five finalists.