- Miss Puerto Rico Karla Guilfú Acevedo.
- She promotes mental health awareness.
- She competed for Miss Universe.
In an interview with Telemundo, Karla Guilfú Acevedo shared her goals for participating in Miss Universe 2023.
«Leave a legacy by making it clear how we beauty queens are relevant to our society,» she said.
In this conversation, Miss Puerto Rico said that, like other contestants, she must appreciate having a platform where she can be heard.
«In my particular case, I have focused on mental health and community work and how we can do a lot,» she revealed.
‘I am representing my homeland’
Before concluding this interview, Karla Guilfú Acevedo said what makes her most proud is that she is representing her homeland.
«I am representing my homeland, my culture, my uniqueness, the people I love, and it is the country that saw me grow up,» she said.
Finally, the Miss Universe contestant said it is an honor to wear the sash as Miss Puerto Rico.
«I always dreamed of it… but it never happened, and it happened within this other space, so for me, it’s a dream come true,» she concluded.
Karla Guilfú Acevedo is a true winner
Hailing from the municipality of Patillas, Puerto Rico, Karla Guilfú Acevedo was born on July 19, 1998. She is currently 25 years old.
Before being crowned Miss Puerto Rico, she triumphed in the Miss Supranational Puerto Rico beauty pageant in 2021.
To top it off, she won first place in the Miss Supranational competition that same year. Will she win Miss Universe 2023?
Karla Inelisse is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in psychology. A true display of talent.
‘Let’s start healing’
According to AS, Karla Guilfú Acevedo founded a non-profit organization called Comencemos a Sanar.
Its goal is to improve the mental health of Puerto Ricans through educational projects, community work and the promotion of social justice.
This Miss Universe contestant is inspired by the tenacity she has witnessed «in the personal journeys of people.»
Miss Puerto Rico says the word that best describes her is ‘daring.’ If she could, she would communicate with animals.
Karla Guilfú Acevedo impresses everyone she meets
According to El Nuevo Día, Karla Guilfú Acevedo made a significant impact in the preliminary round of Miss Universe 2023.
On the runway, Miss Puerto Rico was won of the most impressive in the swimsuit competition.
Moreover, the yoga instructor also captivated the audience with her evening gown look, created by designer Ángel Guzmán.
«We were looking to make her look like a Miss Universe today,» revealed Edgar Ramos, her stylist.
Voices of Change Finalist
The finale of Miss Universe 2023 has not taken place yet, and Karla Guilfú Acevedo has already received a well-deserved distinction in the preliminary round of this beauty pageant.
According to El Nuevo Día, Miss Puerto Rico is among the finalists for Voices of Change.
Finally, it is worth noting that Miss Puerto Rico will wear an outfit representing the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián in the traditional costume competition.