Miss Mundo Goiás 2016 Beatrice Fontoura, 26, was crowned Miss Mundo Brasil 2016 on June 25, 2016 in Jurerê Internacional - Florianópolis. She will get the chance to represent Brazil at Miss World 2016. The international pageant will take place on December 18, 2016 in Washington D.C.
Beatrice competed at the Miss Universe Brazil Pageant in 2014. She made the Top 5.
Brazil has so far only an international Miss World crown, obtained with Lúcia Tavares Petterle in 1971. She became the first woman from her country and the fourth South American woman to win the title. After her reign, she went on to finish her medical studies and became a doctor.