Kimberly Jimenez is stepping up in the race for the Miss Universe crown, the first to be held after the coronavirus pandemic and which returns to its original format of selection of finalists without division by regions.
The model with cinnamon skin, honey-colored eyes and toned body has rebounded during the activities prior to the gala. And pages of missologists have her as one of the finalists and possible winners. In fact, her presentation video is the most viewed of all the contestants in the Americas, surpassing 115 thousand views on YouTube.
Kimberly is 23 years old and has given much to talk about in social networks for her enormous resemblance to the singer Rihanna.
She was designated queen, due to the fact that because of the pandemic it was not possible to hold the contest as in previous years to choose a winner.
Jimenez is the daughter of a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother, which allowed her in 2017 to participate in the Miss Puerto Rico pageant, where she was runner-up. Last year, the young woman even participated in the Miss Dominican Republic Universe pageant representing the province of La Romana, but did not win.
“This is a dream come true, it is something I wanted too much. I have to thank God, God’s timing is perfect,” said the young woman in a special Miss Dominican Republic program.
She is currently studying Forensic Sciences and Business Administration.
Among her favorite hobbies are acting, playing tennis and swimming. She speaks perfect English.
At 5’10 tall, Kimberly has not only shown talent for the runway, but also for social causes. She says she loves children and that is why she has a vocation to serve them. That is why from the Orfanato Niños y Niñas de Cristo she puts her “grain of sand” to society, helping and protecting abandoned children, orphans, those who have been abused, those whose parents have been imprisoned or who suffer from psychiatric problems, providing them with a roof over their heads, food and education.
She is proud to pass on her knowledge of etiquette, protocol and catwalk to the children at the center, founded in 1996 by Sonia Hane, is one of the tasks that “gives her most satisfaction as a human being,” she says.
She is proud to talk about the Dominican Republic to those who don’t know it.
“We have the best beaches, mountains, diversity of music and customs that we can show the world. But the most important thing is our tourism, which is very good. That’s why I invite those who visit us] to Punta Cana and La Romana, beautiful places where I know they will have a good time,” she said in a recent interview for Telemundo.