In an exciting Live Stream video witnessed all over the world, Belizean fans cheered on for their representative and native of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Michelle Nuñez (Miss San Pedro 2014), as she secured the 5th position among 39 contestants at the Miss America Latina del Mundo pageant that was held last night, September 30, 2016, at the Occidental Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Miss Peru was crowned the 2016 Miss America Latina.
It was a social media event as Michelle kept her fans, friends and family updated with her journey at the Miss America Latina through her Snapchat account, Facebook and Miss America Latina Belize 2016 Facebook Page; she was there for a week enjoying the Mexican hospitality. People from all over the world tuned in on pageant night as it was streamed live on Ambergris Today’s Facebook page.
Top 10 semi-finalists Miss America Latina del Mundo
Ambergris Today’s Live Stream was taken over by Special Guest Reporter Marcelo Castillo who traveled to the Rivera Maya with a Belize delegation, including Michelle’s mother and sister, in support of Miss Belize. Through the live feed, there was also a tremendous outpour of support as Michelle kept her fans updated on her last-minute preparations.
From the start of the pageant Michelle held a strong presence on stage where she received the award for Most Original Cultural Costume during the first segment of the pageant which was the cultural costume competition. From then on, Miss Belize impressed the judges during the swimsuit competition, moving here into the Top 10 finalists.
It was during the evening gown competition that the Top 5 finalists were announced, with the crowd going wild as Miss Belize was named last; the reaction from all those watching online was equally exciting.
Michelle was awarded fourth-runner-up (fifth place), the first time that Belize moved up this high in the rankings at the Miss America Latina del Mundo Pageant. Her mother, Josie Nunez, stated how proud she was of her daughter for promoting Belize in the Latin American spectrum, considering that the county is the only English-speaking nation in Central and South America.
Congratulations Michelle, Miss America Latina Belize for a job well done!
Special Guest Reporter for Ambergris Today Marcelo Castillo with Michelle
Best Fantasy Costume won by Guatemala
Best Cultural Costume (Traje Tipico) Paraguay
Miss America del Mundo 2016 Laura Spoya de Perú