Paola Chacón Fuentes was crowned Miss Costa Rica 2019 on Friday and will be representing the country at the next Miss Universe pageant.

Paola Chacon was crowned Miss Costa Rica 2019 Friday night

Paola is defined as a loving and passionate woman. She is 27 years old, a native of San José and graduated in Business Administration.

From March, when Teletica, owner of the Miss Costa Rica franchise, announced the candidates of the 2019 edition, Paola always figured among the favorites to take the crown.

In addition to beauty, sympathy, and intelligence, she was driven to the win by the vast experience she possesses in those events: before Miss Costa Rica, Paola participated in the contests Reina de Costa Rica International, Miss Hispanomérica Internacional, Top Model of the World, Miss Supranational and Miss International.

Group hug

At the Miss Costa Rica 2019 Coronation Gala, held at the Marco Picado Studio, at television channel 7, Monica Zamora and Brenda Muñoz took second and third place.

The three finalists

Presenters of the even were Karina Ramos (Miss Costa Rica 2014), Natalia Carvajal (Miss Costa Rica 2018) and Walter Campos, journalist and television personality.

Also competing for the title were, Evelyn Sibaja, Johanna Quesada, Axa Pineda, Chonta Mullins, Catalina Freer and Amanda Agüero.

The judges were Luis Kaver, Carolina Rodríguez, Mario Montenegro and Ana Gutiérrez.

The new Miss Costa Rica will also take home a new, three million colones in cash, a weekend on the beach for two people all included, a collection of Daniel del Barco shoes and Coral Boutique clothing, Kryoland brand makeup, a year of salon and spa in Image Design, H5 products for hair, clothing and exclusive designer accessories and, of course, a ticket to the Miss Universe.