The San Pedro Sun

Reina de La Costa Maya contestants officially presented to the public

The highly anticipated Reina de La Costa Maya Pageant is nearing, and the eight lovely ladies vying for the crown are preparing for a spectacular show. As per tradition, Fido’s Restaurant and Bar hosted the ladies on their second night on the island, officially sashing them as Cost Maya delegates. The glamourous event took place on Thursday, July 30th shortly after 9PM under the biggest palapa in San Pedro. After receiving their sashes, the beauties enjoyed a spectacular night of dining, dancing and mingling with the Belizean community.


Presenting the delegates with their official sashes that will be used throughout the rest of their stay, was Fido’s general manager, Brian Cook accompanied by the reigning 2014/2015 Queen Elisa Espinoza Gómez. Dressed in stunning outfits, each participant proudly received their sash and shared a couple words with those in attendance. In the running for the title and crown are Miss Belize Samalia Vernon, Mexico Samantha Gutíerrez Gónzalez-Rubio, Miss Costa Rica Corlin On Porras, Miss El Salvador Genesis Margarita Fuentes Bolaños, Miss Honduras Gabriela Vanessa Salazar Valle, Miss Nicaragua Yuliset Laguna, Miss Panama Maria Saavendra and Miss Guatemala Lisa Hayet Francis.

Those in attendance were eager to meet and even get their picture taken with their favorite candidate. The eight beauties were more than happy to pose and smile for the camera. Riena de La Costa Maya, Elisa even let a couple princesses to try on her crown and feel like a beauty queen themselves.

It was definitely a spectacular night! Pageant is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 8PM.