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Maritza Rivas wins 2009 Miss Costa Maya at Belize | Aug 8, 2009

Maritza Rivas, during a presentation in early 2009.
The sculptural Maritza Rivas, representative of Nicaragua in the International Miss Costa Maya Festival at San Pedro, situated in Belize, won over seven other beautiful girls of the region and was crowned as Miss Costa Maya on Thursday, August 9.

This is the first time that a Nicaraguan obtains this regional beauty tittle. 21 years old Maritza Rivas also won best national costume over the other representatives of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.

With this victory, Maritza is currently participating as queen of the Costa Maya Festival at the Caribbean island of San Pedro, which started the day of the election and will end on Sunday, August 9. This annual festival is one of the most important ones of the country. A great number of international celebrities and foreign tourists attend to this event. The young Nicaraguan must return to the island next year in order to deliver the tittle to her sucessor, as she received hers from the Guatemalan queen.

On Monday, August 10 the 2009 Miss Costa Maya will return to Managua, after fulfulling her duties at San Pedro. This year, Maritza had already participated in Miss Nicaragua and ended up being the second finalist . With this new triumph she might be a delegate in other international beauty contests.

Maritza is a BA in Management and Tourism Development. She is also a model and works as Sales Executive at ViaNica wans to publish an inmense congratulation to "La Mari", 2009 Miss Costa Maya.