Text by R. Galvez [@the4ofustraveling] / Graphics by Ryan Rye

Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States found in the Caribbean, punches above its weight in the world of pageantry. With just over 3 million people, it already boasts 5 Miss Universe crowns. The country however is hungry for more especially that its latest glory happened more than 15 years ago. Actually, there are already signs that Puerto Rico could soon have its 6th Miss Universe titleholder thanks to the first runner-up finish of Madison Anderson in 2019.

In a few hours from now, the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico will be crowned. Missosology’s beauty experts and analysts believe that if the country truly wants its 6th Miss Universe crown this year, it should bestow the title to Miss Fajardo Ashley Ann Cariño Barreto. The 28 year-old 5’11” tall beauty has all the experience and maturity to bring back the glory to her Enchanted Island. She finished as second runner-up in last year’s Miss USA pageant representing the state of Florida. Her sophistication and elegance is undeniable. She has also an unshakeable confidence and her experience will definitely become a game changer in Puerto Rico’s quest for its next Miss Universe.

Placing second in this hot picks is Miss Cataño Camille Fabery Diana. The 21 year old beauty exudes freshness and exuberance. She is no doubt equally worthy to carry the Puerto Rican banner at Miss Universe 2022.

On third place is Miss Aguadilla Graciela Berrios. She’s young, lithe and a true head turner. Her towering 6 feet height makes her the center of attraction wherever she goes.

Completing our top five is Miss Isabela Annelise Torres Colón and Miss Adjuntas Mariana Torres Bernard. The following meanwhile, made it to our Top 15:

6. Toa Alta – Valeria Pagán Masini

7. Barranguitas – Sarah Angely Rodríguez Ríos

8. Camuy – Katherine Santiago

9. Mayaquez – Ariana Hernández Colón

10. Dorado – Leonela Gonzalez De Jesus

11. Orocovis – Elaine Marie Rosado Rivera

12. Humacao – Isabel Jolie Torres

13. Salinas – Kiana Rosado Romero

14. San Juan – Raishmar Carrillo González

15. Rio Grande – Susanlee Forty Vázquez