Rose Meléndez, representing Limón, was Miss Honduras Universe 2021 during the finals held August 28 in Roatán island.

The 21-year-old model and volleyball player bested nine other candidates for the title and the right to represent the nation at the 70th Miss Universe competition in Eilat, Israel in December. She succeeds 2020 winner Cecilia Rossell.

Nasifa Gabrie of Puerto Cortes placed first runner-up.

“La honra y la gloria sea para Dios,” Meléndez posted on Instagram.

Honduras has yet to win the Miss Universe crown. The country currently ranks 57th in Missosology Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Miss Honduras Universe