A new set of Reinas del Paraguay (Queens of Paraguay) who will represent “the heart of South America” ​​in the Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth pageants will be crowned on Friday August 26 at Paseo La Galería in Asunción .

After several castings that took place in the cities of Encarnación Villarrica, Asunción and Ciudad del Este last June, a total of 14 beauties made the final list of official candidates.

Four national titles are at stake in the upcoming national pageant – Miss Universo Paraguay, Miss Mundo Paraguay, Miss Internacional Paraguay and Miss Tierra Paraguay 2022.

Last year’s titleholder Nadia Ferreira’s feat on the world stage sets the bar high for her successors after finishing first runner-up at the 70th Miss Universe – the highest ranking Paraguay has ever achieved in the history of the contest.

Discover the 14 official candidates of this year:

Elicena Andrada, 27, is a model, former Miss America Latina del Mundo and second runner-up in Miss Grand Paraguay 2021. Her studies include a Bachelor of Arts, Business Module, Personal Image and Tattoo Course. She speaks Spanish, English and basic Guarani and Portuguese. In her spare time, she enjoys training her mind and body, drawing, snowboarding and learning foreign languages. She is also passionate about 80s rock music and enjoys being in contact with animals and nature. Instagram:

Leah Ashmore, 27, is a model, in the marketing and communication profession, and former Miss Grand Paraguay and Miss Tourism World Paraguay. She is pursuing studies in marketing and graphic design. She speaks Spanish, English, Guarani and basic Portuguese. Her hobbies include reading, jogging and designing.

Juliet Cabrera, 18, is a student and community manager. She is taking courses in architecture, modelling, oratory, guitar and languages. She speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Guarani and basic Italian. His hobbies include playing tennis, playing the guitar, cooking and reading.

Michelle Chase, 27, is a marketer and model. She studied music composition in Berlin, fashion design in Milan and a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She speaks Spanish, English, German and Italian. Her hobbies include yoga, jogging, spending time with family and friends, and playing video games.

Sierra Jasmine, 24, is a model, modeling teacher, DJ and organizer of meetings for Bolivian national artists. She studied business engineering, hydroponics, modeling and body expression. She speaks basic Spanish, English and Italian. Her hobbies include yoga, reading, sports, jazz concerts, piano, singing and gardening.

Sofia Espinola, 19, is a model and industrial technician in electronics pursuing studies in engineering and industrial techniques in electronics. She speaks basic Spanish, English and German. His hobbies include cooking, sports, learning languages ​​and studying agribusiness and sustainability in agribusiness with a focus on renewable energy.

Dahiana Gatzke, 20, is a model and student of law (3rd year) and English (2nd year). She speaks Spanish, English and Guarani. His hobbies include cooking, martial arts and learning languages.

Yanina Gomez, 25, is a professional dancer, law graduate and certified arts teacher. In addition, she completed her Masters in Cultural Policy Management and Administration with Latin honors (summa cum laude). She is currently pursuing her specialization in didactics at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (National University of Asunción) and a career as a notary and notary public. She speaks Spanish, Guarani and Portuguese and basic English. Her hobbies include painting, acting, dancing and travelling.

Maelia Salcines, 27, is a professional makeup artist, co-author of the award-winning children’s book “You Can Do It Chickadee” and co-founder of Mental Monarchs Inc., a non-profit organization focused on community education and health. end the stigma associated with mental health. She is a former Miss Texas USA contestant, holds an associate’s degree in elementary education, and speaks English and Spanish. Her hobbies include gardening, knitting, photography, exercising and playing with her pets (a chihuahua, a Yorkie and geckos)

Nahee Lee20 years old, is an architecture student at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (National University of Asuncion), pursuing a degree in industrial technique in civil constructions.

Sasha Monti, 18, is an advertising model, Belleza Adolescente Presidente Franco 2021 and Miss Ciudad Del Este 2022. She speaks Spanish, Guarani, Portuguese and basic English. Her hobbies include photography, cooking, dancing, listening to music, reading and playing sports.

Alejandra Sens, 23, is an online clothing store entrepreneur who will soon be starting a degree in textile and apparel design in addition to modeling classes at the academy. She speaks Spanish and Guarani and basic English. Her hobbies include dancing, singing, music and hanging out with friends.

Macarena Tomas, 28, is an international aero yoga (aerial yoga) instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Universidad de Integración de las Américas (Integration University of the Americas). She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. Her hobbies include dancing, cooking, traveling and teaching.

Laurent Villar, 22, is a professional model and student in journalism in communication sciences. She speaks Spanish, Guarani, English and basic French. His hobbies include walking, listening to music, playing the organ, painting, writing and playing sports.

Photos: Queens of Paraguay