Danyeshka Hernández, 20, is a student of Public Relations and Marketing.
36 women competed for the crown. Catalina Morales (Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2015), Viviana Ortiz (Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012), Ana Rosa Brito (Miss Puerto Rico 1997) and Windy Pagán (Puerto Rican Model) served as judges of the pageant last night.
Did you know this ? Puerto Rico is one of the most successful competitors in the history of the Miss Universe pageant, having won five times. Marisol Malaret, Miss Puerto Rico 1970, was the first Puerto Rican to win the Miss Universe title. The four other Puerto Rican delegates who have won the Miss Universe title are Deborah Carthy-Deu (1985), Dayanara Torres (1993), Denise Quiñones (2001), and Zuleyka Rivera (2006).
Danyeshka Hernández succeeds Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 Brenda Jimenez of Aguadilla. The beauty queen represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2016 where she was unplaced.
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2017 Final Results
First runner-up : Miss Ponce Jailenne Rivera Rodriguez
Second runner-up : Miss Dorado Kimberly Marie Jimenez
Third runner-up : Miss Aibonito Gretchen Colon Morales
Fourth runner-up : Miss Rio Grande Ivana Carolina Irizarry Fritany
Top 12 Guayama - Natacha Marie Romero
San Germán - Camille Alexandra Acosta Ortiz
Utuado - Beverly Marie Rodriguez De Leon
Guaynabo - Karla Victoria Aponte
Caguas - Nicole Marie Colon Rivera
Carolina - Tanya Marie Romero
Fajardo - Genesis Concepcion