Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Kiaraliz Medina, Miss Moca, was crowned Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at Teatro Tapia. Kiaraliz will represent Puerto Rico at the Miss America 2013 pageant.

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Miss America Puerto Rico 2012 Kiaraliz Medina

Kiaraliz’s pageant platform is “The Power within Us.” Her pageant talent is flamenco dancing.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity given me to represent my people and I will proudly,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I want to be the example not only for Puerto Rico, but also for the world. I have the privilege of having a huge support group such as my friends and family. Thank you very much. I promise not to disappoint.”

Puerto Rico participated in the Miss America pageant from 1948 to 1956, 1958 and 1961; and returned to annual participation in 2009. However, there has never been a Miss America Puerto Rico to earn the national title.

The first runner-up was Miss Cagua while the second runner-up was Miss Guaynabo.
Miss Elegancia: Miss Caguas
Mejor Talento: Miss Mayaguez (Vocal)
Mejor Promedio: Miss Lares (Beca $1.000)
Mejor Servicio Comunitario: Miss San German (Beca $1.000)
Fundraiser Champion: Miss Guaynabo
Duke of Edinburg Bronze Medal: MIss Guaynabo
Miracle Maker: Miss San Juan (La que más recaudó fondos para el Hosp. San Jorge)
Miss Amistad: Miss Juana Díaz

At the same event, Dayaneira Figueroa was crowned Miss Puerto Rico’s Outstanding Teen 2012.

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