Twenty-two countries disputed the most coveted beauty title in the Americas, Hispanic American Queen 2011, which took place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The winner was Miss Curaçao, Eva van Putten, 20, 1.84 m tall, who had also competed in Miss Universe 2011, in São Paulo. Eva had won several special awards in a gala presentation a week ago, and was had by the press as the one to beat.
Miss Chile, María Jesús Matthei, won the title of vice-queen, while Miss Bolivia, Yessica Mouton, finished in 3rd place.
The other finalists were Misses Ecuador, Paraguay, Spain, and Venezuela.
Miss Panama was the winner of the Miss Congeniality prize.
Miss Brazil, Tamara Almeida, left the competition a few days before the pageant, after spending two days at a hospital with diabetic decompensation. Doctors advised her to go back home and rest. She is now doing better and recovering close to her family and friends.
This was Hispanic American Queens 21st edition (until 2006 it was known as South American Queen). The winner took home prizes worth nearly USD 20.000.
It was the first time that Curaçao won this title.