Monic Marie Perez wins Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2013

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 Monic Marie Perez
Celebrating it's 58th annual edition, the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 contest took place last August 29 at the Centro de Bellas Artes in Santurce.

Representing Arecibo, 22 year old Monic Marie Perez Diaz eventually won the coveted title and was crowned by last year's winner, Bodine Koehler. She stands 5'9" tall and will represent her Caribbean island at the upcoming Miss Universe 2013 pageant next year.


* MISS UNIVERSE PUERTO RICO 2013: Arecibo - Monic Marie Perez Diaz

* 1st run-up: Arroyo- Genesis Maria Davila Perez

* 2nd run-up: Cayey- Desiree Del Rio De Jesus

* 3rd run-up: Mayaguez- Cristina Maria Franceschini Sanchez

* 4th run-up: Orocovis- Amanda Ortiz Rosado


* Canovanas- Nicole De Jesus Andino

* Fajardo - Patricia Corcino Perez

* Humacao- Roselyn Yarelis Acosta Ortega

* Rincon- Giselle Marie Negron Coro

* Toa Alta- Ariana Karina Diaz Diaz


* Adjuntas - Laura Irizarry Montanez

* Aguas Buenas - Angelica Sofia Vazquez Lozada

* Corozal - Maria Nelly Vicioso Martinez

* Lares - Jerrica Lee Rivera Rivera

* Las Piedras - Idaliz Pedraza Izquierdo

* Toa Baja - Marla Samarie Delgado Adorno


During the competition proper, a series of summer mall tours are held on the biggest malls in the country. The candidates participated on different mini competitions and presented JcPenney's summer season clothes on the runway. The mall tour mini competition winners were given as follow:

* Best Auto-Presentation Award - Miss Orocovis- Amanda Ortiz

* Miss Top Model Look Award - Miss Arroyo- Genesis Davila

* Miss Fitness Award- Miss Yauco - Natalia Leyva

* Best Smile Award- Miss Mayaguez - Cristina Franceschini

* Most Beautiful Eyes Award- Miss Lares - Jerrica Rivera

* Talent Show Award- Miss Jayuya - Tessy Liddell

* Best Legs Award- Miss Arroyo - Genesis Davila

* Goya Best Cook Award- Miss Aguas Buenas - Angelica Vazquez


Last August 23, a special pre-pageant gala was held and was hosted by Puerto Rican TV host Alexandra Fuentes. During the event, the winners of special awards were presented. The lucky ladies were:

* Best Figure- Monic Perez - Miss Arecibo

* Best National Costume - Yanitza Rivera- Miss Loiza

* Miss Altruistic Beauty - (1st) Cristina Franceschini- Miss Mayaguez.
- (2nd) Desiree Del Rio, Miss Cayey
- (3rd) Laura Irizarry, Miss Adjuntas

* Bloom Beautiful Face Award - Cristina Franceschini- Miss Mayaguez

* Tresseme Most Beautiful Hair - Ariana Diaz- Miss Toa Alta

* Payless Best Catwalk Award - Monic Perez- Miss Arecibo


These special awards were given during the pageant night held on August 29:

* Miss Photogenic - Monic Perez- Miss Arecibo

* Miss Congeniality - Yubelkis Paredes- Miss Trujillo Alto

* Miss JcPenney Style - Cristina Franceschini- Miss Mayaguez

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