Yara Lasanta

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Yara Lasanta
Born Yara Liz Lasanta Santiago
(1986-04-03) April 3, 1986 (age 32)
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Title Miss Teen International 2001
Miss World Puerto Rico 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Miss Teen International 2001
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007
(2nd runner-up)
Miss World Puerto Rico 2009
(1st runner-up)

Miss World 2010
(Top 25)
(Miss World Beach Beauty)

Yara Liz Lasanta Santiago (born April 3, 1986 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican model and beauty pageant titleholder who participated and won in Miss World 2010.

Early life[edit]

Prior to becoming Miss World Puerto Rico 2010, Lasanta was crowned Miss Teen International in 2001. She also competed in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007, where she placed second runner-up to Alejandra Espinoza of Mexico. She competed in Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2005 where she finished 4th Runner-Up. Later, she competed in Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2007 where she finished up as 2nd Runner-Up. She currently TV anchor of Telemundo.

Miss World Puerto Rico[edit]

Born in Barranquitas, Lasanta participated in Miss World Puerto Rico 2009, where she placed first runner-up to eventual winner, Jennifer Colón.[1]

One year later, she was appointed by the national director of Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico as the official representative to Miss World 2010, held in Sanya, China.[2]

Miss World 2010[edit]

In an event held at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya on October 19, 2010, Lasanta was named Miss World Beach Beauty, automatically becoming one of the semifinalists in Miss World 2010.[3]


  1. ^ "The new Miss World Puerto Rico: Jennifer Colón". Noti Uno. July 24, 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Aponte Alequín, Héctor (June 8, 2010). "Por fin se le da a Yara Lasanta y es designada Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico". Primera hora. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Miss World Beach Beauty Final". missworld.com. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino
Miss World Beach Beauty
Succeeded by
England Alize Lily Mounter
Preceded by
Bayamón Jennifer Colón
Miss World Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
San Juan Amanda Vilanova
Preceded by
First Edition
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2nd Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Cuba Dayami Padron