Bodine Koehler

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Koehler and the second or maternal family name is Peña.
Bodine Koehler Peña
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Bodine Koehler Peña
(1992-09-30) September 30, 1992 (age 24)
Amsterdam, Netherlands[1][2]
Hometown San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Río Grande Universe 2012
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012
(Best Figure Award)
(Payless Best Catwalk Award)
(JcPenney Style Award)
Miss Universe 2012

Bodine Koehler Peña (born September 30, 1992 in ) is a Dutch-born Puerto Rican musician, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She represented Río Grande municipality at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012. She represented Puerto Rico in Miss Universe 2012.

Early life[edit]

Bodine was on born September 30, 1992 in Amsterdam, Netherlands to a Dutch father and a Dominican mother. Koehler moved to Puerto Rico when she was 8 years old and was raised in San Juan. She speaks Spanish, Dutch, and English fluently, and is one of the most well-known models in the Island.

She is the second cousin of Miss World 1959, Corine Rottschäfer.[3]

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012[edit]

On November 7, 2011 Bodine represented Río Grande at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012 and beat out 38 other contestants for the title, gaining the right to represent Puerto Rico at Miss Universe.


During her reign, Koehler and the Miss Universe Puerto Rico Organization were ridiculed for the fact that Bodine was of Dominican Republic and Dutch descent, not Puerto Rican. Pageant rules state that in order to compete participants must be citizens of Puerto Rico who have lived there for at least six months. Koehler was born in the Netherlands and moved to Puerto Rico at age 8.[4]

Miss Universe 2012[edit]

On December 19, 2012, Koehler represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2012 where she competed to succeed Leila Lopes of Angola. Although considered a big favorite and a front runner, she failed to place in the Top 16.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Corozal Viviana Ortiz
Miss Universe Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Arecibo Monic Pérez
Preceded by
Mariana Vicente
Miss Río Grande Universe
Succeeded by
Larissa Santiago