The young Emmy Peña, representative of the Duarte province, was crowned as the new Miss Dominican World 2021, on Saturday night at the Bávaro Convention Center, where Celines Santos also won the title of Miss International Dominican Republic during a live broadcast by Telecentro 13 and Telemicro Internacional.
The hard-fought competition took place at the Barceló Grand Resort in Punta Cana, the home of the pageant, where the 25 candidates participated in various competitions that integrated both their physical and mental prowess.
Emmy Peña will represent the Dominican Republic in the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant on December 16 at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Under the direction of Mario Peguero, the pageant opened with veteran artist Miriam Cruz, followed by the presentation of special awards to the candidates, according to a press release sent to DL.
A posthumous tribute was paid to Miss Dominican World 1978, Jenny Polanco, as well as to the legendary singer Victor Victor and a special recognition was given to the director of the organization, designer Diany Mota.
Natasha Abreu from Santiago won the Talent Show with singing and violin, as well as the best smile, Amy Rosado from Punta Cana won the award for sports development and more interactions in social networks, the title of Top Model went to the winner Emmy Peña and the best body to the new Miss International Celines Santos.
Likewise, the candidate from San Pedro de Macoris was awarded for her performance in the organization and in “Beauty with a purpose” where each candidate must work for a social cause, an award that took her directly to the top 13.
The jury was composed of great figures from the world of art and beauty such as Leonel Lirio, Francisco Sanchis, Haidi Cruz, Sally Tejada, who was Miss World 2012, the producer of Despierta America, Luis Camilo, along with other businessmen and special guests.
Of the 25 candidates, 13 semi-finalists were chosen, who answered questions asked by show business personalities, the winning question was asked by Francisco López, better known as La Pitonisa.
The artistic production of the event was in charge of Iván Tejada and Pablo Pérez, choreography by Marco Taveras and television production by Leonardo Villalobos and Héctor Montas.