20 year old Melina Carballo from Montevideo was crowned Miss World Uruguay 2017 during a national contest held on 13 Septembe. She best 15 other participants and won the right to represent Uruguay at Miss World 2017 to be held in China in November.
Standing 175.0 cm tall, Melina, a student of Communication and Journalism, succeeded Romina Trotto, Miss World Uruguay 2016. She previously represented Uruguay at the 2016 Miss Grand International Pageant held in Las Vegas, USA. Her dream is to work as a model and have her own TV show. She loves to dance, sing and exercise.