Miss Latina US Pageant

The Miss Latina US pageant is “a celebration of Latin beauty and culture in the USA”. The contest’s motto sums up the modern-day beauty pageant “More than a model… a ROLE MODEL”.

The 2012 Miss Latina US pageant will be held at the Barceló Maya Beach Resort, Mexico from May 27 to June 2.

Miss Latina US™ is the first national competition established in the country exclusively for Latinas and the only one whose winner advances to an international competition – the Miss Latin America® of the World Pageant.  Organization Miss America Latina and its MISS LATINA US™ Pageants promote the ideas, culture, interests and aspirations of this country's most powerful emerging market. Since 1981 it has been showcasing the beauty and culture of Latina women in a traditional pageant competition.

marice-morales-miss-latina-usMiss Latina US 2011

The current titleholder is Marice Morales (photo left), who was crowned Miss Latina US 2011 in Punta Cana, becoming the fourth from the state of Utah to accomplish this in the past 10 years.

A graduate of Salt Lake Community College with an Associate’s Degree, she is currently a Public Relations Major at the University of Utah. Originally from Trujillo, Peru, this 24-year-old exotic beauty has been living in Utah since the age of 12 and is fluent in both the English and Spanish languages.

Marice is a true role-model for other young Latinas with her dedication to bettering herself through work and education.


Miss Latin America of the World

Estefani Chalco (photo right) of Ecuador is the reigning Miss Latin America of the World 2011.

She will crown her successor on at the Teatro Palenque in Riviera Maya, Mexico on June 9, 2012.

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