Johana Riva was crowned Miss Universe Uruguay 2014 at the conclusion of the event held at the Punta Del Este Arenas Hotel & Resort in Chihuahua on January 19th, 2014. She will represent Uruguay in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.
Johana Riva Garabetian of Montevideo is 23 years old and stands 1.74 m. She is not a stranger to beauty pageants, having represented Uruguay in the Miss Atlántico Internacional 2010 pageant in Uruguay where she was the title of Miss Photogenic.
Earlier, Johana was crowned as Miss Tourism Uruguay 2008 and competed at the Miss Tourism International 2008 in Malaysia where she placed as top 15.
The Vice queen of Miss Universe Uruguay 2014 was Romina Fernández, while Cecilia Ortega and Lorena Rossi were the first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.
I do hope that Johanna will compete this year. Last year’s winner of Miss Universe Uruguay Micaela Orsi withdrew from the Miss Universe 2013 pageant due to lack of financial support.