Reina Hispanoamericana 2008 Crowning

Candidates from 20 countries have been in Bolivia competing for the title of Reina Hispanoamericana 2008 for the last 10 days. The delegates competed a few preliminary events and visits to some tourist attractions of Santa Cruz.

Finally the moment of truth arrives. Miss Mexico, Laura Zuniga, a 23 year-old native of Culiacan and stands tall at 174cm. was crowned the 2008 Reina Hispanoamericana title. Laura is a finalist at the Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008.

The 1st run-up title was given to Miss Paraguay, Gabriela Rejala. She is from Nemby, 19 years of age and stands 172cm. tall. She also recieves a special award of Chica Aerosur.

Chosen as the 2nd run-up was Miss Uruguay, Paula Andrea Díaz. She is 19 years old from Montevideo and stands tall at 177cm.

3rd run-up title was given to the 21 year old native of Cochabamba, Miss Bolivia, Dominique Peltier. She is 21 years old and stands statuesque at 180cm. tall.

4th run-up to the title was Miss Venezuela, Ligia Hernandez. A 23 years old from Maracay and stands 178cm. tall. Ligia was one of the semi-finalists at the Miss Venezuela 2008 beauty pageant. Aside from the 4th run-up title, she also recieves the Miss Photogenic and Miss Elegance Special Awards.

Miss Peru, Annmarie Dehainaut was chosen as the 5th run-up. She is from Lima, 18 years old and stands at 175cm. tall.

Another special award was given to the 19 year old Miss Cuba, Dayami Padron. She recieves the Most Beautiful Face Award.

Miss Mexico, Laura Zuniga was crowned by the reigning Reina Hispanoamericana, Masiel Tavares from the Dominican Republic. Masiel dreams to become a successful actress in the future. She also represented her country at the Miss Universe 2007 Beauty Contest.

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"To God be the Glory".