Eva Arias may have lost to Mia Taveras during the 2006 finals of Miss Republica Dominicana Universo, but she never lost hope. Instead of re-joining the national pageant the following year, she trained harder to make sure that she doesn’t fail once she makes another attempt. Last April, she decided it best to enlist for the same. At 24, she doesn’t have much time (a couple of years at the most) left on her hands. Fortunately, she came out victorious.
Eva is now considered a favorite for the Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas next month and she heats up the already flaming competition even more. Will she keep up with the tradition set by Amelia Vega in 2003? Your guess is as good as mine. 😉