Miss Panamá 2011

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Miss Panamá 2011
Atlapa, venue of Miss Panamá 2011
DateMay 26, 2011[1]
PresentersJorge Herrera, Jenia Nenzen, Michelle Simons & Alvaro Peluffo.
EntertainmentAmelia Vega and Ricardo Velásquez
VenueAtlapa Convention Centre,[2] Panama City, Panama
WinnerSheldry Sáez
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Miss Panamá 2011 the 44th Annual Miss Panamá pageant was held in the Atlapa Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama on Thursday 26 May 2011.

After 23 years, the Señorita Panamá pageant, organized by Medcom Corporation, was finally cancelled. A new organization took over in 2011 with the official name of the contest being "Miss Panama" directed by Marisela Moreno.[3]

About 12 contestants from all over Panamá competed for the prestigious crown. Señorita Panamá 2010, Anyolí Ábrego of Veraguas crowned Sheldry Sáez of Herrera at the end of the event as the new Miss Panamá Universe. At the same event, Paola Vaprio Miss World Panama 2010 crowned Irene Núñez of Veraguas as ""Miss World Panama.""

The Winner competed in the 60th edition of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.[4] Was also selected the Winner of the title Miss Panamá World, giving her the right to represent the country in Miss World 2011 held in London on November 6, 2011.

Final Result[edit]


Final Results Contestant
Miss Panamá Universe 2011
Miss World Panamá
Miss Panamá Internacional
Top 6 Semi-Finalist

Special awards[edit]

On 5 May 2011, was celebrated the National Costume contestant called Descubre Tu Interior. The winner costume represent Panamá in Miss Universe 2011.

Final Results Contest Designer Topic Contestant
Winner Best National Costume to Miss Universe Moises Sandoya "PARIS, El Cacique Deidad y El Tesoro de Quema" Sheldry Sáez
1st runner-up Abdul Juliao Esturain "Caciques de la Tierra Veraguense" Irene Núñez
2nd runner-up Daniel Cortina "Palacio de las Garzas" Keity Mendieta
  • Miss Photogenic: Sheldry Sáez - Miss Herrera
  • Miss Congeniality: Jelenska García - Miss Panama Este
  • Best Body Power Club: Irene Nunez - Miss Veraguas
  • Best Evening Gown Design: Juan David Vélez for creation to Miss Bocas del Toro, Marianela Gonzalez

Presentation Show[edit]

At the Preliminary Competition all contestants competed in the Swimsuit and cocktail dress categories as part of the selection for one of the 5 finalists who will be revealed during the beginning of the two-hour live telecast of the Miss Panamá 2011 Pageant live on Telemetro. This Preliminary Competition also called The Runway and the Council of the Misses celebrated on 4 April 2011, where the former beauty queens were invited to observe the performance of all output gateway to choose only one candidate to consider now ready to join the Top 5 of the Grand Final. After hearing a question also, each of the jurors wrote in a paper the name of the region or province that is the candidate of your choice. That it was more options for the Council, would be selected the night.

  • Candidate choice: Sheldry Sáez - Miss Herrera

Preliminary Interview[edit]

Held on Wednesday May 25 to Miss Panama candidates were qualified in swimsuit and personal interview.


  • Amelia Vega - Miss Universe 2003 from Dominican Republic
  • Lorena Castillo de Varela, wife of vice president and chancellor of the Republic of Panama.
  • Dr. José Agustín Espino, plastic surgeon Organization official Miss Panama.
  • José Pablo Ramos, director of the National Lottery.
  • Andres Badra, commercial director MEDCOM.
  • Marina Rodriguez, Director of Renova Spa Hotel RIU Plaza.
  • Christian Serrano, representative Swarovski Elements


These are the competitors who have been selected this year.[5]

Represent Contestant Age Height Hometown
Bocas del Toro Marielena González Peña 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Bocas del Toro
Chiriquí Sue Eveling Guerra Herrera 24 1.82 m (5 ft 11 34 in) David
Chiriquí Occidente Ariadna Fernández Rodríguez 18 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Coclé Tatiana Campagnani Gonzalez 23 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Colón Keshia Giselle Leis Luna 23 1.80 m (5 ft 10 34 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Darién Christine Fábrega Rodriguez 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Herrera Sheldry Sáez Bustavino 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Chitré
Los Santos Marisel Medina de la Rosa 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Chitré
Panamá Central Keity Mendieta Britto 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 34 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Panamá Este Jelenska García Ureña 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 14 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Panamá Oeste Nicole Nathalie Huerbsch 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Ciudad de Panamá
Veraguas Irene Núñez Quintero 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Santiago de Veraguas

Historical significance[edit]

  • Herrera won Señorita Panamá for second time.
  • Panamá Centro & Veraguas placed again in the final round for consecutive year.
  • Los Santos returned to make the cut to the finals after two years 2009.

Election Schedule[edit]

  • Tuesday April 4 presentation Show.
  • Wednesday May 25 competition of interview with the juror.
  • Thursday May 26 Final night, coronation Miss Panamá 2011.

Candidates Notes[edit]

  • Marielena González Peña participate in the national pageant Bellezas Panamá 2009.
  • Tatiana Campagnani in 2010 she was part of the Cycle No.1 Miss Model of the World where she was selected as the Miss Model International.
  • Sue Eveling Guerra participate in the national pageant Miss International Panamá 2006.
  • Keshia Leis participate in the contest Miss Mundo Panamá 2010. She was the First Runner up.
  • Keity Mendieta won "Chica Modelo" (a model search) contest in 2008. On June 28 it was announced that she will represent Panamá in the 2011 Miss International pageant which was scheduled to be held probably in China in October, 2011. On November 6, Keity placed as 4th runner up in the Miss International 2011 pageant.
  • Sheldry Sáez in 2007, won the Wilhelmina Model Search Panamá. Sheldry Placed top 10 in the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant celebrated in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Marisel Medina participate in the contest Ford Model Super Model of the World Panamá.
  • Irene Núñez was Miss Tourism International Panamá 2009 and participate in the Miss Tourism International 2009 in Malaysia. She was Semi-finalists (top 10).[6]


  1. ^ http://www.misspanama.net/2011/01/16/el-27-de-mayo-de-2011-se-conocera-el-nombre-de-la-nueva-miss-panama/[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.misspanama.net/2010/12/28/miss-panama-2011-la-final-sera-en-atlapa-a-finales-de-mayo-2011/[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://misspanama.blogspot.com/2010/12/senorita-panama-universo-con-una-nueva.html
  4. ^ "São Paulo, Brazil to host the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant Live on NBC". PRNewswire. December 16, 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.misspanama.info/
  6. ^ http://www.misstourisminternational.com/mti-contestants/

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