Maria Laura Ramirez from the city of Masaya defeated 14 other contestants to bag the crown of Miss World Nicaragua 2016. Maria will represent Nicaragua at the 66th edition of Miss World next year.Finale of Miss World Nicaragua 2016 took place at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, Nicaragua. Miss World Nicaragua 2015 Stefania Aleman who will represent her country at this year’s Miss World crowned Maria as her successor. The first runner up crown went to Maria Alejandra Alfaro from the city of Jinotega, where as Oriana Sanchez of San Isidro, Matagalpa was crowned as second runner up.The third runner up crown went to Maria Gabriela Flores from Chinandega.
Nicaragua is yet to win the Miss World crown. Nicaragua debuted at the Miss World Pageant in the year 1960 with Carmen Isabel Recalde. Since then Nicaragua has placed only twice at the Miss World pageant. Margine Davidson who represented Nicaragua at Miss World 1968 ended up as the sixth runner up. In 2001 the stunning Ligia Argüello Roa won the third runner up crown and the only continental queen title for Nicaragua.
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18 year old Maria Laura Ramirez Castillo hails from the city of Masaya. She is studying communication at the University of Centroamericana UCA. She lives with her parents and two brothers. She participated in the 2013 edition of Miss Teen Nicaragua where she failed to win the crown but she says it was a good experience and it made her a stronger women. She enjoys working out at the gym . Maria enjoys reading and writing. She believes that intelligence is something that stays with you forever.
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