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Colombia wins Reina Hispanoamericana 2013

Colombia's María Alejandra López, 19, was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2013 in the sixth edition of the pageant that took place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on December 12. She was crowned by last year's winner from Haiti, Sarodj Bertin.

Her court includes Virreina Yaritza Reyes of the Dominican Republic (she was in Top 10 at Miss Universe 2013), 1st runner-up Gabriela Graf of Venezuela, 2nd runner-up María José Barrena Medel of Chile, 3rd runner-up Gabriela Prieto Díaz of Mexico, 4th runner-up Suzette Rivera Sanes of Puerto Rico, 5th runner-up Guadalupe González Talavera of Paraguay, and 6th runner-up Claudia Tavel Antelo of Bolivia. The pageant is owned and organized by Promociones Gloria company. Twenty-three young women from Spanish-speaking countires

López's victory marks the third time that a woman from Colombia has won the crown. María Rocío Stevenson was the first winner in 2001 and Diana Milena Cepeda was the second in 2005.


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