Joyce Prado Crowned Miss Bolivia 2018
Joyce Prado from Santa Cruz was crowned as Miss Universe Bolivia 2018 during the grand finale of Miss Bolivia 2018, which took place on June 23, 2018. She succeeds Vera Gleisy Noguer Hassen as the new Miss Universe Bolivia and will now represent Bolivia at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
During the same event, Maria Elena Antelo from Beni was titled as Miss International Bolivia 2018, Valentina Ramallo from Tarija was adjudged as Miss Continentes Unidos Bolivia 2018 and Elena Romero was crowned as Miss Bolivia Grand 2018.
Meanwhile, Vanessa Vargas was chosen as Miss World Bolivia 2018, who also bagged the title of Beauty with a Purpose.
Bolivia has never won Miss Universe pageant but has come closest to winning the pageant once in 1990 when Rosario Rico del Toro was adjudged as Top 6 finalist at Miss Universe 1990. Bolivia is also to win its first Miss World crown and has never made it beyond Top 10 at the Miss World pageant.