Adriana Paniagua from Chinandegana was crowned as Miss Nicaragua 2018 during a gala which this year marks 18 years of Miss Nicaragua pageant held in the Sala Mayor of the Rubén Darío National Theater. The contest had women empowerment as its theme this year. She will now compete in Miss Universe 2018 contest to be held later this year.
Adriana won seven special awards, including Miss Digital, Best Hair, Best National Costume and Best Smile. She is a former Miss Teen Nicaragua and represented Nicaragua at Miss Teen International 2017 winning the crown itself.
During the final question related to the unsupervised use of the Internet in youth, Paniagua advised to make better use of social platforms to generate positive changes in society.
In the same competition, Belén Espinales came in fifth place, fourth place went to Laura Ramírez; third position in the contest was Alejandra Pereira and second best was Ingger Zepeda.