María Teresa Cortés from the Carazo department was crowned Miss Mundo Nicaragua 2019 during the finals held February 16 in Managua.
The 18-year-stunner bested 14 other candidates for the title and the right to compete at the 2019 Miss World pageant in Thailand. She also bagged the Beauty With A Purpose and Miss Social Media special awards.
María Gabriela Saballos and Regina Rios placed first and second runners-up, respectively. Olga Olivares, Stephanie Gutiérrez, and Jahosmara Sánchez completed the Top 5.
Miss Universe Canada 2018 Marta Magadalena Stepien was among the judges.
Nicaragua has yet to win the Miss World crown. It currently ranks 62nd in Missosology’s Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss Mundo Nicaragua Facebook page