Tonight the preliminary competition for the 71st edition of Miss Universe is held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
There the 86 candidates for the crown parade in bathing suits and gala dresses while they are evaluated by a jury panel made up only of women.
The score that each participant obtains tonight will be added to the one they had in the interview with the jury that was held yesterday. Once the total of these three categories has been added, the ten semifinalists of this edition will be chosen, which will be kept secret until the final night, which will be next Saturday, January 14.
Puerto Rico is represented by Ashley Ann Cariñoa 28-year-old aerospace engineer, who was born in Fajardo and moved with her family to Orlando Florida when she was a child.
In 2021, she participated with Miss Florida, a contest which she won, and that same year, she competed in Miss United States, finishing as the first runner-up.
Different pages of fans of beauty contests put the Puerto Rican as one of the favorites. For many of these forums, the representative of Venezuela is a strong candidate to take the crown, as well as Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Thailand, Curaçao, among several others that appear on the famous lists of so-called missiologists.