Paula Ortega is Reinado Internacional Del Café Filipinas 2023
She is finally a Reina! Congratulations to Paula Madarieta Ortega for being appointed as Reinado Internacional Del Café Filipinas 2023. She will be representing the country at Reinado Internacional Del Café 2023 in Colombia.
The announcement was made today, October 11, by Harlijk Productions.
Held annually in Manizales in Colombia in January, Reinado Internacional Del Café is one of the world’s oldest beauty pageants. Starting in 1957, it is held during the Feria de Manizales (Manizales Fair) and is one of their highlighted events.
Considering Paula’s Spanish background—A Filipina that was born and raised in Spain—they couldn’t have chosen a better representative than her.
Prior to her appointed, Paula has forayed both into different Philippine and Spanish national pageants.
In 2020, she joined the inaugural edition of Miss Universe Philippines, landing in the Top 16. This is then followed when she entered Miss World Philippines 2022, finishing in the Top 12.
Her last pageant venture was with Miss Universe Spain 2022 where she ends up placing 3rd runner-up to eventual winner Alicia Faubel.
After many twists and turns, here she is, finally getting the recognition she deserves.
The Latina Slayer
Paula is aiming to win our first Reinado Internacional Del Café crown which shouldn’t be a problem. The Philippines has found success in several Latin American-based beauty pageants thanks to our close ties to the Hispanic culture.
In 2017, Winwyn Marquez became the first Filipina Reina Hispanoamericana, winning the title in Bolivia.
Meanwhile in 2022 alone, two Filipinas has also joined the ranks. In a similar competition, Jerelleen Rodriguez won the title of Reina Internacional Del Chocolate 2022 in Panama.
Lastly, in August, Camelle Mercado competed in Ecuador and took home the crown of Miss United Continents 2022.
As a pageant veteran who isn’t new to the Spanish culture, it is safe to say that Paula definitely has an upper hand.
Again, Felicidades, Reina Paula! We’re confident that you will get that crown and prove that in any competition and in any continent, Filipinas are a force to be reckon with. Good Luck!
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