Monalysa Alcântara

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Monalysa Alcântara
Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento

(1999-01-24) 24 January 1999 (age 19)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
TitleMiss Teen Piauí 2016
Miss Piauí 2017
Miss Brazil 2017
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss Brasil 2017
Miss Universe 2017
(Top 10)

Monalysa Maria Alcântara Nascimento (born 24 January 1999) is a Brazilian model and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss Brasil 2017, becoming the first representative from Piauí and the third woman of Afro-Brazilian origin to win the crown. She represented Brazil at Miss Universe 2017, where she placed in the top ten.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Alcântara was born in Teresina, Piauí. She began modeling at age fourteen, and is a university student studying business administration and fashion.


Alcântara began her pageant career after being crowned Miss Teen Piauí 2016, at age seventeen. She went on to represent Piauí at the Miss Teen Brazil 2016 pageant, where she was a runner-up. The following year, Alcântara was crowned Miss Piauí 2017.[1] She represented Piauí in the Miss Brasil 2017 competition, and was crowned the winner, becoming the first woman from Piauí and third Afro-Brazilian to win the crown.[2][3] She represented Brazil at the Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas where she made the Top 10.


  1. ^ Galvão, Rafael (16 July 2017). "Monalysa Alcântara é eleita Miss Piauí 2017 Be Emotion" (in Portuguese). GPL.
  2. ^ "Monalysa Alcântara, do Piauí, é eleita Miss Brasil 2017" (in Portuguese). G1. 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ Ceribelli, Ana (20 August 2017). "MONALYSA ALCÂNTARA É A MISS BRASIL BE EMOTION 2017" (in Portuguese). Miss Brasil.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Raissa Santana
Miss Universo Brasil
Succeeded by
Mayra Dias
Preceded by
Lara Lobo
Miss Piaui 2017 Succeeded by
Preceded by
Hanna Rocha
Miss Teen Piaui 2016 Succeeded by
Gabriela Lacerda