Anayansi Cristel De Gracia is the new Miss Earth Panama, the organization announced on August 22.

The 20-year-old electrical-mechanical engineering student from Chiriqui will represent Panama in the next edition of the Miss Earth pageant. She succeeded last year’s titleholder Marianna Fuentes.

In an Instagram post shortly after the announcement, De Gracia expressed gratitude for “the beautiful privilege of being called Panama before the world” and promised to work hard to become the first Miss Earth from Panama.

Panama’s best placement in Miss Earth so far was Stefanie de Roux’s Top 8 finish in Miss Earth. The country currently ranks 76tht in Missosology Big5 ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss Earth Panama page