Alba Riquelme

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Alba Riquelme
Alba Lucía Riquelme Valenzuela

(1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 29)
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
TitleMiss Universo Paraguay 2011
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
Miss Beauty of the World 2010
(Top 10)
Reina Hispanoamericana 2011
(3rd Runner-up)
Miss Universe 2011

Alba Lucía Riquelme Valenzuela (born February 5, 1991) is a Paraguayan model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universo Paraguay 2011 and represented her country in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.[1] She is not related to fellow Paraguayan model, Larissa Riquelme.

Early life[edit]

Alba was born on February 5, 1991, in the capital city of Paraguay. Her parents are César Riquelme and Mabel Valenzuela. She has four siblings. In 2009 she finished high school at Trinity School in Luque, Greater Asunción, then she continues her studies at Universidad Americana with a major in public relations.[2]

Model and beauty queen[edit]

Her model career began at age 14 when she won the Elite Model Look Paraguay 2005 contest, and went to China to represent Paraguay. She was chosen as a finalist for the Miss Hawaiian Tropic 2009 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Also in 2009, she participated at the Yanbal Fashion Week, in Ecuador, it was the second time that the CN Models International Search 2009 were held and it was won by Alba. In May 2010, she represented Paraguay at the Miss Beauty of the World 2010 held in People's Republic of China, she was among the Top 10 finalists.

In 2011, she participated at the Reinas Paraguayas del Bicentenario 2011 contest, it was held in Asuncion, on 23 June 2011. At the end of the night Riquelme was crowned as the new Miss Universo Paraguay giving her the right to represent Paraguay at the Miss Universe held in São Paulo, Brazil.[1]

She also participated at the Reina Hispanoamericana 2011, where she placed as 3rd runner-up, and won the Best Hair award.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Nguyen, Karina. "Alba Riquelme crowned Miss Universe Paraguay 2011". Beauty Contest Update. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Alumna de la UA representará a Paraguay en Miss Universo 2011[permanent dead link]
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yohana Benítez
Miss Paraguay
Succeeded by
Egni Eckert