After many delays, the 31st edition of Reina Hispanoamericana will finally push through with its 2022 competition this year. In a social media post, the organization announces that the pageant will have its coronation night on March 25, 2023.
Taking place at the Salón Sirionó Expocruz in Bolivian city of Sta. Cruz, Andrea Bazarte of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event.
The announcement was made following the pageant’s postponement a few months ago. Due to the rising socio-political uproar in the city, the pageant released a statement on October 14, stating its cancellation.
We regret having to inform you that the city of Santa Cruz is in a very delicate socio-political situation. This sad situation forces us to make the decision to postpone the Reina Hispanoamericana pageant. The new date for the final night is Saturday, February 4, 2023. Our organization wishes, above all, to protect the safety of the candidates and that they fully enjoy their stay in our wonderful city. This is a situation that is out of our hands.
This is the second time that Reina Hispanoamericana chose to not hold its competition. The first one was in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Last December, the organization would again release a statement, saying that the pageant will commence by February 2023. However, following its latest update, the said announcement has since been removed.
About 30 candidates will be vying for the pageant. This includes Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2022 Maria Ingrid Teresita Santamaria. Ingrid is aiming to become the country’s second titleholder after Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez who won the crown in 2017.
Despite being a Spanish-based pageant, The Philippines still manages to pull off an impressive track record. Other notable finishes include 5th runner-up in 2019 by Ma. Katrina Llegado as well as 3rd runner-up in 2021 by Zoe Emmanuelle Vera.
Note: This article is a follow-up to one that was originally published on Village Pipol in December 2022.
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