Miss Puerto Rico 2016 Kristhielee Caride has been dethroned due to reports of her increasingly bad attitude. This also marks the first time in the history of the pageant wherein a contestant for the Miss Universe lineup hailing from Puerto Rico was evicted days before the big event. (Miss Puerto Rico 1994 Brenda Robles was not removed due to the same circumstance; she was pregnant and was in no condition to attend.)
Who is Brenda Jiménez ?
Jiménez competed in Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 on November 12, 2015 representing the municipality of Aguadilla where she finished as 1st Runner-Up to Kristhielee Caride of Isabela.
Four months later on March 17, 2016 the Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization announced that Caride had been stripped of her title after failing to fulfill her obligations and as 1st Runner-Up Jiménez would take over the responsibilities as the new Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016.
"I'm very happy with my new responsibilities. I will be a very accessible Miss Puerto Rico" she said during her media tour
She will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2016 where she will compete to succeed the current titleholder, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.