Miss Peru 2016 will take place on 23rd April 2016 in the national capital Lima. 73 beauties from across Peru are competing to succeed Laura Spoya as Miss Peru 2016. Winner of this pageant will represent Peru at the upcoming Miss Universe 2016 pageant. On 9th March 2016 the contestants were officially introduced to the press on 15th March the contestants will be shortlisted from 73 to 40 and on March 30th the contestants will be narrowed down from top 40 to top 30. The 30 chosen one will compete in the preliminaries on 16th April & the new Miss Peru will be crowned on 23rd April 2016. The event will be televised on América Televisión. Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith of the United States will be one of the jury members during the finale.