Miss Nicaragua 2016 (or Miss Universe Nicaragua 2016), will be the 35th edition of Miss Nicaragua pageant, and is scheduled to be held on March 5’ 2016, at the Rubén Darío National Theater, Managua, Nicaragua. The contest will broadcast live on VosTV. A total of twelve finalists have been selected from all over Nicaragua to compete at the finals.
The contestants (in alphabetical order are) - Bianca Gutierrez, Brianny Chamorro, Fabiola Rodriguez, Francela Gutierrez, Jahaira Rosales, Jeimy Lopez, Karla Luna, Katiuska Velez, Maria Jose Salazar, Marina Jacoby, Michelle Lacayo and Virginia Chow.
The shortlisted finalists will now compete at the Preliminary Competitions including Swim Suit and Evening Gown round. Further the five contestants with the highest score, together with the most voted candidate via messages, will go on to participate in the final questions and answers round.
The reigning Miss Nicaragua, Daniela Torres, will crown her successor as Miss Nicaragua 2016 on the finals night. The winner of Miss Nicaragua 2016 will go on to represent Nicaragua at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant, the first runner up will go on to compete at the Miss International 2016, and other runners up are expected to represent Nicaragua at the Miss Supranational 2015 and Miss Grand International 2015 respectively.