MARÍA FERNANDA RODRÍGUEZ ÁVILA CROWNED MISS COSTA RICA 2022
Last night, on September 28, the 67th edition of Miss Costa Rica was held at Estudio Marco Picado in San José. María Fernanda Rodríguez Ávila was crowned Miss Universe Costa Rica 2022 and will now represent Costa Rica at the 71st Miss Universe competition next January 14, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kristell Ruiz Freeman and Mariela Conejo Benavides placed 1st and 2nd runner-up, respectively.
María Fernanda Rodríguez Ávila is a 24 year-old civil engineer from San Carlos, Costa Rica. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is no stranger to beauty pageants as she previously held titles of Reina Teen Costa Rica Intercontinental 2012, Miss Teen Mesoamérica Internacional 2013, Miss Teen Universe Costa Rica 2015 and Miss Earth Costa Rica 2017.
The prize package for winning Miss Costa Rica includes a new car and 3 million Costa Rican colón in cash. In addition, María Fernanda will receive a year of dental treatments, face and body care, exclusive footwear by designer Daniel del Barco, gala and cocktail dresses as well as makeup and hair care products and a one-year gym membership.
Dear María Fernanda, GOOD LUCK on your Miss Universe journey! We can't wait to follow & support!