SAN JOSÉ, March 27 – A Business Administration student from Moravia, 21 year-old Jessica Umaña Solís was crowned Miss Costa Rica 2009 at the beauty pageant held on Friday March 27th at the Museo de los Niños theater in San José.
The event was telecast live through Teletica, organizers of the pageant. Lovely 9 candidates completed for this event.
Umaña, A Beauty Queen 1.75 m tall, was one of the favorites for the title. This was her second try at the crown - she had competed in Miss Costa Rica 2008 -, but withdrew before the finals took place.
She will now represent her country at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas, Aug. 23rd 2009.
The 1st runner-ups was Nancy Montero from Heredia and 2nd runner-ups was Natalia Alvarez from Desamparados.