Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012 (PHOTOS)

on March 18 2012 3:37 AM
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dorn (L) puts the crown on Farah Eslaquit, the newly crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012, after she won the beauty pageant final at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Managua March 17, 2012. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Farah Eslaquit, 20, waves after being crowned Miss Nicaragua during the 2012 Miss Nicaragua Beauty Pageant at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Managua March 17,2012. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Farah Eslaquit, 20, waves after being crowned Miss Nicaragua during the 2012 Miss Nicaragua Beauty Pageant at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Managua March 17,2012. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Thelma Rodriguez waves after being crowned Miss Nicaragua, during the 2008 Miss Nicaragua Beauty Pageant in Managua, February 23, 2008. Rodriguez will represent Nicaragua at the Miss Universe contest in Vietnam. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Miss Nicaragua 2010 Scharllette Allen Moses performs in her swimsuit by Dar Be Dar Swimwear during the Presentation Show for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dorn poses in her swimsuit during the Miss Universe preliminary competition in Sao Paulo September 8, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Indiana Sanchez, Miss Nicaragua 2009, pre-tapes her opening number for the Miss Universe 2009 competition at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas August 18, 2009. Reuters
  • Farah Eslaquit Crowned Miss Nicaragua 2012
    Marifely Arguello is crowned Miss Nicaragua during the 2004 Miss Nicaragua Pageant in Managua, February 28, 2004. Arguello will represent Nicaragua in the Miss Universe contest, which will take place in Ecuador on June 1. Reuters
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Farah Eslaquit from Masaya was crowned Miss Nicaragua at the National Theatre in Managua Saturday.

The 20-year-old beauty was crowned by Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dorn and will represent Nicaragua at Miss Universe 2012 in December.

Besides Farah, 23-year old Keykoll Montalvan from Lean is the first runner-up. She will represent the country at the Miss International 2012.

The beauty pageant is the national contest in Nicaragua, traditionally held at the Rubén Darío National Theater. The pageant has been held annually since 1955, selecting the nation's representatives to the Miss Universe and Miss International.

For the current year, the other three final participants who competed for the crown were Violeta Majano of Granada, Reyna Perez of Chinandega and Claudia Cuadra of Managua.

Though the Nicaragua has had only two Miss Universe semifinalists to date, yet the country has done well in other international beauty pageants.

Check out the pictures of the beauty pageant.