Twenty-one year old beauty, Liliana Nuñez, born San Pedrana, will have the privilege to represent Belize in October at the Reina Internacional Del Trópico in Honduras. A bevy of thirty beauties who hail from the Caribbean, South and Central America will vie for the crown in what has been garnering attention from all corners of the world. The week long pageant is slated for October 20th to 26th, 2008 in which the final selection will take place in La Ceiba, Honduras.
The Sun spoke to Miss Nuñez and found out more about this beauty ambassador. Naturally, she is excited about her trip and about representing Belize in Honduras since pageantry is something she claims she always wanted to do. When asked what prompted or inspired her to participate in the event, Liliana commented she had always wanted to experience what it was like on the international stage and that with a passion for dancing has developed a good grasp of being on stage. With only a few weeks before her departure to Honduras, Liliana says “I have been preparing for this for almost three months, and the one thing I have to offer as a candidate representing Belize is my culture. My hobbies include working out and living a healthy lifestyle, swimming, a passion for dancing and spending time with friends,” she ended. Liliana is a past Miss San Pedro and enjoyed travelling to both Mexico and the USA in her past experiences with the San Pedro Dance Company. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from St. John’s College Junior College.
The pageant will consist of three segments including: swimwear, evening gown and a question and answer session. The competition for best National Costume will be held on October 22nd and Liliana says her costume will depict the Blue Hole as one of the main tourist attractions the Belize jewel has to offer. Only in its second year, the young gala event is geared at bringing to light the importance of preserving our environment; to emphasize that indigenous groups are a part of our culture and to unite all efforts to benefit children and the youth. Last year’s reigning queen, 19-year-old, Brazilian beauty Camila Alcamin will also participate in the event.
The Sun joins the San Pedro community in wishing Liliana the best of luck in the competition!