Miss Colombia -- Afrocolombiana

Yesterday, I got an question about whether or no there has ever been an Afrocolombian Miss Colombia. I am proud to say that YES there has been!

Her name is Vanessa Alexandra Mendoza Bustos. She was Miss Choco and won Miss Colombia 2001. She represented Colombia at the Miss Universe pageant and won the award for best native costume. You can see her in her costume in this video.


Born in the small village of Ungia as one of 16 children. Her father died when she was young and she was raised by her mother.

Before becoming Miss Choco and then Miss Colombia, Mendoza was a model.



Anonymous said…
Colombia really does have amazingly attractive women from all regions and ethnicities!

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