Raissa Santana, Miss Paraná, was crowned Miss Brazil 2016 in São Paulo on Saturday, October 1st. She is the second black woman to win the coveted title (Deise Nunes won in 1986, thirty years ago). Raissa will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant tentatively scheduled for January 30, 2017 in the Philippines. Raissa was crowned by outgoing queen Marthina Brandt. Danielle Marion, Miss Rio Grande Do Norte, placed second.
PHOTO CREDITS: EGO GLOBO, 10/2/2016