20-year old Claudia Schiess Fretz, Miss Galapagos, was elected Miss Ecuador 2011 during an event held in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas on March 17th.
The 20-year old beauty stands 1.73 m tall and will represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in September. She also won the awards of Most Beautiful Face and Most Beautiful Hair.
Claudia, a student of Commercial Engineering, is fluent in Spanish, English and German; she is also a professional make-up artist and professional dancer, as well as her work as a print and runway model.
Claudia represented Ecuador in the Miss Supranational 2010 contest in Poland.
Maria Veronica Vargas was elected Miss Ecuador World, and also won the Miss Photogenic award. She will compete in the 2011 Miss World pageant to be held in December.