From the Fashion industry to Miss Peru 2017 : Meet Samantha Batallanos!

The Miss Peru Contest is all set to crown the winner but the pageant fanatics have already chosen their favorites, and among one of those shining gems is the beautiful Samantha Batallanos. Peru became the first Latin American and Spanish-speaking country to win the Miss Universe crown thanks to Gladys Zender, who became Miss Universe 1957. 

Since the new millennium, Peru started to shine again on the scene of this international beauty contest. Claudia Ortiz de Zevallos, was a semifinalist in the Miss Universe 2003 pageant held in Panama then also joined into the group of semifinalists in the Miss Earth 2003 pageant. The winner of the Miss Peru 2017 will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2017 later this year. 

Samantha has worked as a model since she was 16. She has shot campaigns for fashion brands, television commercials, fashion weeks in Peru and Canada. She also participated in Peru's Next Top Model. Lets know a little more about her through this interview!


Congratulations on being one of the finalists of Miss Universe Peru this year. How do you feel?

Thank you very much! I feel very excited and very blessed to be in this contest. I feel that everything is going well and that Miss Peru is growing every year both locally and in international profile. 

We are all unique so what would you say is something that makes you stand out from the other contestants?

I think my personality because I want to win but I always care about the relationship between us contestants as well. If somebody is in an uncomfortable situation, I work to make her happy. I think friendship is very important and I never forget it has to be fun.

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Many misses have said that their dream since a child was to participate in a pageant as prestigious as Miss World (or Miss Universe). Is it your case?

Definitely, and I feel that many women around the world share the same dream. For me it would be such an honor to represent my country and share many wonderful things people don't know about Peru yet. 

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Your favorite beauty queen ?

My favorite Beauty queen is Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 because she is a real and wonderful woman.