There are 10 finalists ready to compete for the title of Miss Costa Rica, tonight at 8 o’clock inside the Canal 7 Marco Picado studio in La Sabana.
The live television show on Channel 7 will pick the winner who will continue on to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant.
Last year’s winner, Johanna Solano, will be there to present her successor with the crown.
The women come from all over the country and range in ages from 19 to 25. What started as a nationwide search has come to an end with the top 10 finalists. Only one will be chosen as Miss Costa Rica.
The finalists and personal information provided by the pageant are:
Adriana Herrera Jiménez, 21. She is from San Carlos and is an architecture major. Her objective in life is to improve herself everyday.
Clara Leonor Bravo Angulo, 23. The Alajuela resident has a degree in architecture. She wants to help marginalized communities and conserve natural resources.
Estefanía Salazar Picado, 19. This blue-eyed participant is from Cartago. She studies business administration with an emphasis in marketing. She is interested in participating in campaigns against child abuse.
Ivonne Cerdas Cascante, 19. She is a software engineer, and she would like to work to help people with cancer and terminal diseases.
Katherine Rojas Ravine, 23. She was born in one of the poorest areas of the country, La Uruca, in the Central Valley. She would like to combine her studies of international relations to help humanitarian causes that deal with children. She has worked with Asociación Obras del Espiritu Santo.
María Cristina Lizano Rodríguez, 24. Born in Liberia, the pageant participant hopes to combine her studies in law and administration to support animal protection laws and to help the elderly.
María Guadalupe Arias Madrigal, 23. The redhead was born in San José, and she is part of the Cruz Roja in Alajuela. She hopes to continue her work with the organization and to also do social work with kids.
María Nazareth Cascante Madrigal, 21. The native of Alajuela has a degree in pharmaceutics, and she’s interested in working with children who have genetic diseases. She also wants to help provide them with moral support to deal with their disease.
Maricarmen Zúñiga Brenes, 21. She is from Calle Blancos and considers herself a Saprisista. She’s interested in studying design for advertisement. And she would like to work with children with terminal disease.
Rebeca Vargas Barrantes, 24. She is from Alajuela and has a degree in pharmacy. She has a love for animals that began as a child.