"I'm very emotional. This here is a mixture of great emotions. I didn't expect to win this title, but I am very happy to have won this title and to represent black beauty and encourage girls who have the dream of having something, to conquer, to be a model, to be a Miss…now I want to encourage these girls and show them that they can."
Santana is a marketing student. She took care of her little brothers while her mother was out or busy working.
Brazil has won the Miss Universe Pageant in 1963 with Ieda Maria Vargas, in 1968 with Martha Vasconcellos. They made the Top 5 fourth times since 2007.