Miss Minas Gerais Júlia Horta was crowned Miss Brasil 2019 during the finals held March 9 at the Sao Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in São Paulo.
The 24-year-old journalist, and social media influencer from Juiz de Fora will represent the country in the next edition of the Miss Universe competition. She received the crown from outgoing queen Mayra Dias.
Luana Lobo of Ceará finished first runner-up, while Bianca Lopes of São Paulo placed second runner-up. Erika Fontes of Ro Grande do Norte and Erika Fontes of Rio Grande do Sul completed the Top 5.
Horta broke an eight-year title drought for the state of Minas Gerais, which last won the crown in 2010 with Débora Lyra.
Brazil has two Miss Universe winners. It currently ranks 3rd in Missosology’s Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss Brasil BE Emotion Facebook page; BOL