Another hometown girl was crowned in an international beauty contest: Miss Uruguay, Lorena Romaso, emerged as the winner, eding out 2nd placed Miss Brazil, Luíza Lorellay, and Georgina Bachour of Venezuela, who finished in third place.
Beautiful Miss Uruguay, although competing at home, had always been considered the front-runner on this contest. Her victory did not raise any criticism even among international pageant followers.
13 beauties competed in what was the pageants 18th edition. It happened in Punta del Este, on February 2nd.