Introduction: Embracing Diversity in Miss Costa Rica 2023
Miss Costa Rica 2023 promises to showcase a vibrant array of participants, a stark contrast from previous years, thanks to some crucial changes in entry requirements. The competition is set to be more inclusive, welcoming both married women and mothers among the contestants.
Aspiring Contestants from Across the Country
Over 20 aspirants made their way to Teletica, each hopeful of securing a place in the prestigious contest. These ambitious women hailed from diverse locales, including Upala, Uvita, and Nicoya, with a mix of seasoned professionals and excited newcomers eagerly awaiting their chance to shine.
Beauty Pageant Favorites and Fresh Faces
Beauty pageant veterans such as Catalina Murillo, Fabiola Calvo, Alejandra González, and Natalia González were among those who auditioned. Mariela Aguirre, a former Señorita Upala participant, is now ready to test deeper waters.
Contestants Overcoming Obstacles and Embracing Opportunities
The youngest applicant, Cherry Solís, at just 18, has conquered her insecurities and is now prepared for her inaugural beauty pageant. Tracy Villareal, a 27-year-old chef and gastronomy business owner, and Tania Nuñez, a 27-year-old archivist, offer a fascinating glimpse into the contestants’ lives beyond pageantry. With changes to the minimum height requirement, this year marks Tania’s and preschool teacher Jessica Sánchez’s debut on the catwalk.
Second-time Auditionees and Experienced Contestants
Valeria González returned to the audition for a second attempt. On the other end of the spectrum, 28-year-old model Lisbeth Valverde brings considerable experience, having already competed in three national and four international contests. Besides modeling, she’s also dedicated to environmental education.
Beauty Pageants: A Platform for Female Empowerment
Medical student Fariany Gutiérrez views beauty pageants as a powerful tool for promoting female empowerment. Among the diverse array of contestants, one standout favorite is Alisson López, whose potential victory is eagerly anticipated.