24 May 2009

Claudia Arce Wins Miss Bolivia 2009

As early as this time, Bolivia has already a representative for Miss Universe...not for the 2009 pageant in Bahamas this coming August 23 but for the next pageant in 2010 in a host country which is not known yet.

Claudia Arce of Chuquisaca is the winner of Miss Bolivia 2009 that was held in the Gran Mariscal Theatre of Sucre. She became the first confirmed delegate of any country in the world to the Miss Universe 2010 pageant. The 18-year old new Bolivian beauty queen stands 1.73 meter. She has over one year to prepare for her international pageant. She is also an Industrial Engineering student.

The pageant also marked the 30th year anniversary of Gloria Limpias as the organizer.

In case you are curious, Bolivia's representative to the Miss Universe 2009 in the Bahamas is Miss Cochabamba, Dominique Peltier.

Arce's court includes First Runner-Up Miss Bicentenario Flavia Foianini who is going to Miss World 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, UK. Foianini was the crowd favourite.

Second Runner-Up is Miss Santa Cruz Ximena Vargas. She will be representing Bolivia to the Miss International 2009 to be held in Japan and China.

Miss Litoral Paola Flores was declared as Third Runner-Up. She will be competing at the Miss American Continent in Ecuador.

Present in the pageant who assisted in the crowning of the beauty queens are the Top 2 winners of Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela and Taliana Vargas of Colombia. Mendoza is Miss Universe 2008 while Vargas is her runner up.