Belize will be well represented by Ms. Iris Jessie Medina at this year’s Miss Costa Maya International 2008 pageant. This 25-year-old, 5’ 7” beauty competed in the official Miss Belize 2007 Pageant held in September 2007 and although was a late entry proved herself to be highly competitive and competent to garner the 1st runner up position.
Jessie was originally born in El Salvador, grew up in Guatemala and came to Belize at age 13 and became a Belizean. She speaks English and Spanish fluently, works at the Corozal Free Zone as the assistant Manager of the Corozal Free Zone Development Company. Her dream is to own and manage a chain of fine restaurants in keys tourism areas of Belize that specializes in Latin and Belizean cuisines. She enjoys dancing, cooking, working out, Supa G music, photography and modeling.
The Costa Maya Committee is working arduosly to make this year's event bigger than EVER before. The pageant will kick off the festivities and is slated for Thursday, August 7th. The Festival will end on August 10th.