The model and sportsman Dominican, Maria Victoria Bayo Martinezwas crowned as the new Miss World Dominican 2023 in an act held in the Julio Alberto Hernández Hall at the Gran Teatro del Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros.
María Victoria has a degree in Business Administration, mention International Business and is fluent in English, she also has a wide trajectory in sports achieving medals and trophies in athletics, soccer, volleyball and golf.
His training as a professional model has been in the hands of the outstanding fashion and beauty, Socrates Mackinne.
The president of the contest and Dominican fashion designer, Diany Mota, explained that after the great achievements achieved in 2022, where all the queens of the organization Miss World Dominican reached the main positions and international titles in this 2023, the Miss World Dominican will be crowning two queens.
“After the success of last year, the commitment is even greater and to continue with the same, the preparation time in a queen is essential. For this reason, María Victoria has been appointed after an extensive and internally evaluated selection by experts in the world of beauty,” Mota added in a press release sent to the free newspaper.
María Victoria will be competing in Miss World 2023 held at the end of the year in the United Arab Emirateswhile in September the Barceló Grand Resort in Punta Cana will be celebrating the Miss World Dominicanwhere the sovereign who will represent the country in Miss World 2024 will be selected.
“In this way, we are going to have considerable time that will allow us to work hard a year in advance to achieve the results that our country deserves, to crown María Victoria as the new Miss World Dominican it is walking towards sure success. She is a girl with an admirable career and with all the qualities to bring the second Miss World crown to the Dominican Republic”, reaffirmed the director.
The information specifies that the new sovereign of beauty managed to be part of the volleyball teams of Santiago Oeste and the Santiago de los Caballeros team, representing her city in multiple sporting events at the national level.
“I feel extremely excited and grateful for the trust they have placed in me and for the opportunity to undertake this great challenge, which I assume with great enthusiasm, determination and pride. It is a true honor for me to represent the values, joy and beauty of our country. I will certainly do my best to bring the long-awaited second world crown to the Dominican Republic,” said María Victoria.
Her simplicity, ingenuity and social sensitivity motivated her in 2019 to create and promote her social project “Education through sport”, “benefiting hundreds of low-income children and young people on a tour of the entire Cibao, through of motivational workshops and sports practices, this being the beauty with purpose that the model performs”, refers to the press release.
In a night full of emotions, important tributes and special moments, and an emotional farewell to the outgoing queen Emmy Peña and her invaluable work in favor of children and young people with Down Syndrome, the Association of Friends with Down Syndrome starred a special moment where 15 children participated as a thank you for their invaluable work.
The coronation night Miss World Dominican 2023, was attended by the singer and violinist Genesis Céspedes, former participant in The Voice Dominicana. It included the artistic participation of a dance group under the direction and costumes of Alex Saviñón, show and choreography by Richard Sosa.
The event was hosted by the actress, former Miss World Dominican Yaritza Reyesunder the direction of Pablo Pérez, the visual works of Pedro Burgos and the graphic line of Jay Aponte.
Among the achievements of 2022 by the organization, it is recalled that Emmy Pena, current Miss World Dominicanwas crowned as Miss World Caribbean, in Miss World 2022.
Celinee Santos, current Miss International Dominican Republic, achieved the position of 4th finalist in Miss International 2022 before 85 candidates and Mariona Juncosa Ramírez, Miss Teen World Rep. Dom, won the international title Miss Teen World 2022.
In the same way, the corona event was sponsored by important brands such as Barceló Hotels and Barceló Grand Resort, Cibao Association of Savings and Loans, Autozama, Bellon SAS, Central Supermarket, Telemicro Media and Telecentro Channel 13, Gran Teatro del Cibao, Denger, All I Want to Be, Soundisco, EGO.
As well as Gran Teatro del Cibao, Josefine Spa, Jardín Constanza, Fusion Experience, Gianina Azar, Nelson Marte Couteur, Diany Mota, Pablo Pérez, Pedro Burgos, Jay Aponte Designer, Grafimarket, Alex Savinon, Richard Sosa, Francina Socias Public Relations, Merlot, Louardos and Samuel Bencosme.