Berenice Quezada is a 6th year medical student. She won the crown of Miss Nicaragua 2017 on March 25, 2017. The national beauty pageant has been held since 1955 and is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International (amongst others). The country had only three Miss Universe Semifinalists to date.
Berenice Quezada succeeded last year's winner Marina Jacoby. As Miss Nicaragua 2016, Jacoby competed at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant but Unplaced.
Participants of the Miss Nicaragua contest must be between 18 and 28 years old, not married, and have no children.
Did you know this ? The majority of Miss Nicaragua winners have been from Managua. "I promise to play a good role in Miss Universe”, Quezada said after winning. She added that the competition was not easy.
During the pageant Hellen Martinez placed first runner-up while Martha Meza is second runner-up. Allison Herrera (third runner-up), Danielle Hodgson (fourth runner-up) and Kathering Medina (fifth runner-up) completed the Top 6.