The San Pedro Sun

Iris Salguero departs for Miss World Pageant: Local painting to be auctioned as part of the event

Miss World Belize 2016 Iris Salguero of San Pedro Town left Belize on Thursday, November 24th en-route to the United States. Salguero will be representing the Jewel at the Miss World 2016 Pageant to take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. While at the pageant she is schedule to participate in a variety of activities.


Between now and December 18th, Salguero will be competing against the other contestants from around the world in events like talent shows, national costume, social media, sporting activities, as well as a designer gown competition. In this last activity, Salguero has taken with her a design from Julie McCord (A.K.A Julie Mango).

Salguero was also provided with a painting from Belizean Artist Alex Sanker to be auctioned. The painting features a little girl hugging planet Earth, while attempting to heal the planet from its wounds with stiches and band aids. All proceeds from the auction will be destined for children in need.
Another important segment of the competitions is the one called ‘Beauty with a Purpose,’ which is the platform used during the winner’s reign. It challenges contestants to come up with ideas and projects in order to assist charitable organizations that help children. During each of these competitions, points will be accumulated by each contestant, which will add up towards their performance on the day of the pageant.

Painting to be auctioned

Everyone is encouraged to follow Salguero on Instagram @missworldbelize2016 and on Twitter as well @risalguero2.
The pageant will be aired on December 18th and in San Pedro, people can watch it on E! Entertainment on Channel 83.
The San Pedro Sun joins the entire community in wishing Iris Salguero all the best of luck.