CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Nov. 17 - Michelle Rouillard, a 22-year old student representing Cauca, was crowned Srta. Colombia 2008 during a ceremony televised live to the whole country at the Julio Cesar Turbay auditorium in Cartagena.
Michelle, a student of international business at Concord University in Canada, stands 1.74 m tall and will represent Colombia at the Miss Universe 2009 contest in July.
The 1st runner up or "virreina" was mega favorite Lina Marcela Mosquera, of Chocó. The 19 year old ebony beauty is a student and model; stands 1.80 m tall and will compete in the Miss International 2009 pageant in Macau.
The remaining finalists were Antioquia (1st princess), Bogotá (2nd princess) and Cundimarca (3rd princess). They will represent Colombia in contests such as Miss Intercontinental, Miss Continente Americano and Reina Hispanoamericana.