Jessica Polanco was crowned Miss Republica Dominicana Earth 2020 at a special ceremony held August 28.

The nursing student and aspiring doctor will compete at the 2020 Miss Earth virtual competition in November. She received the crown from last year’s titleholder Yasmín Evangelista.

“Few words, a lot of work. Thank God for life and the opportunities it gives me. Thanks to [Escuela de Modelos Juan Rojas] for believing in me and my family and friends for supporting me in this new challenge,” Polanco posted on her Instagram account.

Dominican Republic has yet to win the Miss Earth crown. It currently ranks 31st in Missosology Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Instagram