Miss Puerto Rico pageant opens search

Pageant board members of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. announces the search continues for Ms. Puerto Rico within the age range of 19 to 25 to salsa down the Grand Concourse and honor the Bronx’ rich heritage. The pageant is to be held in various segments between February and May.

The Miss Puerto Rico of the Bronx is designed to build cultural awareness, values and the self-esteem of young Puerto Rican women in the community. This is not a beauty pageant but a cultural pageant where young ladies of Puerto Rican heritage can celebrate their roots and culture while learning poise, elegance and sportsmanship.

As a community-driven organization, they work to encourage each young lady to be the best that she can be and express her individuality.

Extreme focus is placed on responsibility, building confidence and developing leadership skills that are all important characteristics for a successful future.

As a part of the process, each young lady works in various workshops, rehearsals and community activities.

For pageant application or additional information regarding pageant rules and regulations, call Mary Hernandez at (646) 784-5944 or Maribel Mercado at (646) 425-6087.

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