Miss Germany Manou Volkmer was crowned World Queen of Banana 2013 (Reina Mundial del Banano 2013) at the conclusion of the pageant held in Machala, Ecuador on September 25th, 2013.
Newly crowned World Queen of Banana 2013 Manou Volkmer and the Vice-World Queen of Banana 2013 Donaji López
Manou Volkmer of Germany was crowned World Queen of Banana 2013
Manou Volkmer is 20 years old and stands 1.80 m. She was former Miss Earth Germany 2011 and represented Germany at the Miss Earth 2011 pageant. She was also the third runner-up at the Miss Exclusive of the World 2013 pageant which was held earlier this year in Turkey.
Donaji López of Mexico was crowned Virreina Mundial del Banano 2013 (Vice-World Queen of Banana 2013). The first runner-up was Carolina Yanuzzi of Argentina (Miss Bodas de Oro). The second runner-up was Miss Brazil Kennya de Araújo Silva and the third runner-up was Miss Puerto Rico Natasha Muñoz.
17 contestants representing banana producing countries around the world competed for the title. This beauty pageant has been held since 1985 and is restricted to banana producing countries.