Jennifer Barrantes, representing the region of Ucayali, was crowned Miss World Peru 2022 on Sunday, September 25 in Lima.
The 23-year-old beauty is a commercial aviation graduate, a business owner, and an animal advocate. Apart from winning her title, she also bagged several awards including Best Smile, Miss Yolett, and Top Model.
Gianella Paz Pacheco of Callao was named first runner-up while Lucia Arellano of Loreto and Fairus Ore of Lima Centro were announced the second and third runners-up, respectively.
Completing the Top 8 finalists were the representatives of Chincha, María Claudia Ghersi Núñez; Junín, Nea Paz; La Libertad, Sofia Armas; and Lima Este, Mariley Vivanco.
The new Miss World Peru succeeded Paula Montes and will now prepare to represent her country at the 71st Miss World pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced.
A total of 16 contestants representing various cities and regions of Peru participated in the event.
Since its debut at Miss World in 1959, Peru has won the international pageant twice with Madeleine Hartog-Bel in 1967 and María Julia Mantilla in 2004.
Meet the new Miss World Peru:
Photos: Lino Campos Ruiz / SIU Studio