Kimberly Julsing Crowned Miss Universe Aruba 2018
Kimberly Julsing was crowned as Miss Universe Aruba 2018 during the grand finale of the 51st edition of Miss Aruba pageant, which took place on June 7, 2018 at Alhambra Ballroom, Divi Resorts in Oranjestad, Aruba. She succeeds Alina Mansur as the new Miss Universe Aruba and will now represent Aruba at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
During the same event, Nurianne Arias was titled as Miss World Aruba 2018, Raquelle Reeberg was crowned as Miss Aruba Hispanoamerica 2018 and Hannah Arends was adjudged as Miss Aruba Internacional del Café 2018.
Aruba’s last and highest placement at Miss Universe pageant was in 1996 when Taryn Scheryl Mansell was titled as the first runner up to Miss Universe 1996. Aruba started participating at Miss Universe pageant since 1964 and has placed twice since its participation at the same. The country is yet to win its first Miss Universe crown.