LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who is the Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 ganadora, who will become your Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 winner following results tonight May 19, 2013 broadcasted en vivo on Univision? The finals are down to Mexico’s Marina Ruíz, El Salvador’s Marisela Demontecristo, Puerto Rico’s Viviana Ortiz, Colombia’s Barbará Turbay, or Dominican Republic’s Audris Rijo. This season the show underwent several changes. But one thing returned, another photos scandal, as escandolo fotos f Audris Rijo surfaced online during the season.
Quién es la ganadora de Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013? The Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 ganadora will be crowned with an unprecedented award this season. Officials with Univision tell news that she will get a network TV contract, over two hundred fifty thousand dollars in prizes, and new car, and a cover spread on Cosmo Espanol.
Two years ago, contestant Nastassja Bolívar, representing Nicaragua, won the competition. Last year, the winner of the competition was Vanessa De Roide, who coming from the island of Puerto Rico.
The show which debuted in 2007 and has been covered by LALATE over the years has changed dramatically. But its ratings have grown as well. Now in its seventh season, the show is leaving fans guessing one question tonight. Will history be made this season?
First, if Colombia or the Dominican Republic win this season, it will be the first time for both countries. Second, if Mexico or Puerto Rico win this season, it will end their tie. In 2012, Vanessa De Roide won for Puerto Rico. In doing so, she tied up Puerto Rico with Mexico as being the only two countries to have won the competition twice. A win by either country this season could make that nation become the first to capture the title three years.
And yet, it remains unclear why the same type of program has yet to be offered in more markets. In fall 2012, LALATE reported that the shows was so strong that it led Univision to become the number three watched network in the U.S. on Sundays, beating even CBS and NBC. Locally, the show was the number one most watched telecast in Miami at the time, overall, and first in Los Angeles for the 18-49 age bracket.
Marisela Demontecristo comes into tonight as the former Miss Carnaval San Miguel Las Vegas 2012. Barbara Turbay won Miss Mundo Colombia 2012 and competed for Colombia at Miss World 2012. Audris Rijo previously won the Miss Turismo Dominicana 2009 representing La Altagracia. She eventually reached the Top 24 in Nuestra Belleza Latina two years ago as well. And Viviana Ortiz is know to Miss Universe viewers. She won Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011 and eventually went to the Miss Universe competitor that year where she finished top 16.
UPDATE 10 pm EST: El Salvador’s Marisela Demontecristo has won Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013! Second place was Dominican Republic’s Audris Rijo, and third place was Puerto Rico’s Viviana Ortiz.