Mr. Michael Arnold, National Director for Miss America Latina Belize, proudly announces Michelle Estrella Nuñez as Miss Belize Costa Maya 2017. Michelle is from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and she aims to become the first Sampedrana to capture the Costa Maya crown.
The 26 year-old, 5’6” (1.68m) beauty was a past Miss San Pedro (2014). She also represented Belize last year at Miss America Latina del Mundo in Mexico, where she not only captured the award for Best Original Costume but also gave Belize our highest and thus far only placement in this pageant. She placed 4th Runner-up (out of 19), besting delegates from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Spain, among others.
Michelle graduated from St. John’s Junior College and currently works as an Assistant Sales Agent for ICB. She is the founder and director of SHINE (Shaping Healthy Identities through Nurturing and Empowerment), whose goal is to offer hope, empowerment, and a brighter future for young women. Her hobbies include healthy cooking, swimming, bike riding, running, and freelance modeling.
Michelle is excited at the opportunity to represent Belize internationally once more. “I would be honored to be the next Miss Costa Maya. If I would win, I would continue sharing my platform of inspiring and empowering young women,” she promises.
Michelle will compete against seven other delegates from across the region for the Costa Maya crown. The pageant final is scheduled to be held on the night of August 3, 2017 in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
For more information, please e-mail Miss World Belize Limited at [email protected] or to offer sponsorship and support, contact Miss Nuñez directly at [email protected]. You can follow her journey on Facebook right here on Belize Pageant Updates or on our Instagram (@belizepageants).