Perla Beltrán

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Perla Beltrán
Beauty pageant titleholder
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Born Perla Judith Beltrán Acosta
(1986-09-30) September 30, 1986 (age 30)
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Green
Title(s) Miss Earth Mexico-AirNuestra Belleza Mundo México 2008
Major
competition(s)
Miss Earth Mexico2007
Nuestra Belleza México 2008
(Nuestra Belleza Mundo México)
Miss World 2009
(1st runner-up)
(Miss World Americas)
(Miss World Top Model)

Perla Judith Beltrán Acosta (born September 30, 1986) is a Mexican beauty queen from the state of Sinaloa, and the first runner-up in Miss World 2009.[1]

Early life[edit]

An industrial engineering alumni, Beltrán was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa and raised in Guamúchil from the age of 10. Despite her admiration for beauty queens as a child, Beltrán never expected to take part in the pageant world. However, her mother convinced her to compete in a local contest for the first time in 2001, and she took home the title.[2]

Nuestra Belleza Mexico[edit]

Prior to competing in Nuestra Belleza México, Beltrán participated in Miss Earth Mexico in 2007 and placed first runner-up as Miss Air. A year later, 21-year-old Beltrán represented her native Sinaloa in her country's national pageant, Nuestra Belleza México 2008, held in Monterrey, Nuevo León on September 20.

She was named Nuestra Belleza Mundo México among thirty-two other contestants, gaining the right to compete in the 59th Miss World pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa.[3]

Miss World 2009[edit]

As the official representative of her country to the 2009 Miss World pageant, Beltrán won the Miss World Top Model fast-track event, enabling her to automatically advance to the semifinals.[4] She had previously placed among the top twelve in the Beach Beauty event. Beltrán subsequently obtainted the title of Miss World Americas and placed first runner-up to Miss World 2009, on December 12.

In 2010, she was crowned as Miss Grand Slam 2009 by Globalbeauties.com, named Sexiest in Americas, and placed in the Top 10 of the Face of the Year award and Top 5 Sexiest Woman Alive.

Missosology.com named her Queen of the World Cup, an unofficial poll, not related to FIFA or Miss World, involving the 32 delegates from the countries playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Gibraltar becomes Miss World". United Press International. December 12, 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Perla Beltrán". noroeste.com. September 20, 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pair of Queens". El Universal. September 24, 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Five advance to Miss World semifinals". Manila Bulletin. December 5, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Venezuela Hannelly Quintero
Miss World Americas
2009
Succeeded by
United States Alexandria Mills
Preceded by
Russia Ksenia Sukhinova
Miss World Top Model
2009
Succeeded by
Norway Mariann Birkedal
Preceded by
Anagabriela Espinoza
Nuestra Belleza Mundo México
2008
Succeeded by
Anabel Solís