2011 was a banner year for Ecuador in grand slam pageants after topping both Miss International and Miss Earth via Fernanda Cornejo and Olga Alava, respectively. But while those two victories are well-regarded, the December-scheduled Miss Universe 2012 should be a real acid test on whether the country is truly an emerging powerhouse in beauty pageants and not just plain lucky with the near simultaneous crownings last November-December.
Carolina Aguirre could be the woman to erase all of Ecuador’s past Miss Universe woes. The 5’10” 20 year-old fashion model is not all beauty and glamour on the outside. She is also a student of Journalism at the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) in Guayaquil. Her mother may be Argentinian, but the mix only adds more zest to her already standout features. During the national pageant, she scooped a lion’s share of the special awards including Best Face, Best Figure and Most Popular. Can she continue the winning mode all the way to the MU venue late this year?
I won’t mind if Carolina figures out well in Donald Trump’s list of preferred delegates. The roster of wannabes is getting ultra-strong by the month, though. Same as what I wish the other ladies…Good luck, girl! 😉