(COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL) Political figures, sports, music, social movements and a former Miss Costa Rica beauty, on Wednesday put the candidates of Miss Costa Rica 2016, chose the ten finalists to the Miss Costa Rica 2016 pageant that will take place next week.
That day, the beautiful women looking to be crowned Miss Costa Rica expressed their thoughts on political, social and environmental issues in Costa Rica and the world, answering questions sent on video.
Each of the aspiring beauty pageant responded separately to questions, focused on issues such as the employment of women, student exclusion, climate change, in vitro fertilization, domestic violence, gender equality and the US election campaign.
The beauty contest, sponosed by Teletica, will be held on August 19 at the Auditorio Nacional del Centro Costarricense de la Ciencia y la Cultura (Museo de los Niños), in San José, starting at 8:00pm.
Hosts for the event are Mexican actress Carmen Aub (El señor de los cielos) and Randall Vargas (Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica).
In the coming days, Costa Rica Confidential will feature photos of each of the ten contestants:
- Andrea Castro
- Carolina Rodríguez
- Elena Correa
- Fabiola Calvo
- Hellen Mena
- Hellen Morales
- Karen Robles
- María Amalia Matamoros