Nicole Castillero, a 23-year-old professional model and student of Marketing and International Studies will represent Panama in this year’s edition of Miss Earth competition in Vietnam. The finals will be on December 16 and will be held in the city of Dalat.

The Miss Earth crown remains elusive for Panama. Last year the country’s delegate, Valerie Clairisse Solís Valderrama, was unplaced. The highest placement ever for a Panamanian beauty queen at Miss Earth happened in 2006 when Stefanie de Roux Martin made it to the Top 8.