Lía Borrero

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Lía Victoria Borrero
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Lía Victoria Borrero González
(1976-08-22) August 22, 1976 (age 38)
Las Tablas, Panama
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Señorita Panamá 1996
Miss Panama International 1998
Miss International 1998
Major
competition(s)
Señorita Panamá 1996
(Winner)
Miss Universe 1997
(Top 6)
Miss International 1998
(Winner)

Lía Victoria Borrero González is a beauty queen from Las Tablas, the first Panamanian delegate in history to win a major beauty pageant, the title of Miss International 1998.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lía won her first beauty contest in early 1996 when she became queen of the Las Tablas carnival, a title that had previously been won by her aunt by the same name Lía Victoria Borrero de Jurado.

Señorita Panamá[edit]

She competed in the Miss Panama competition that same year, where she beat other 14 contestants and became Miss Panama 1996. This gave her the opportunity to compete in the 1997 Miss Universe pageant, broadcast live from Miami Beach, Florida.

Miss Universe[edit]

She was a Top 6 finalist, the highest placement ever by a Panamanian at the time (a record that would not be surpassed until 2002). Miss USA, Brook Mahealani Lee would be the eventual winner.

Miss International[edit]

Later in 1998, she was invited to participate in the Miss International beauty pageant, which is annually held in Japan. On September 26, 1998, she became the first ever Panamanian to win a major international pageant, overcoming other strong delegates such as Venezuela and Colombia. She worked for the International Culture Association (ICA) during her year-long reign, helping the One Love Fund, a foundation that gives donations to people who suffer from natural disasters, through the creation of goodwill activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pageant Almanac".  Retrieved on 11 Apr 2008.
Vacant
Title last held by
Betzy Achurra (1996)
Miss Panama International
1998
Succeeded by
Blanca Espinosa
Preceded by
Reyna Royo Rivera
Señorita Panamá
1996
Succeeded by
Tanisha Drummond