Miss International Titleholders from 1991 to 2000

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Lia Borrero Miss International 1998 from Panama
Lia Borrero Miss International 1998 from Panama

Lía Borrero from Panama was crowned Miss International 1988 on 26th September 1988 in Tokyo, Japan. The beautiful diva was 22 years of age when she won the title. She was the first Panamanian delegate in history to win a major beauty pageant, the title of Miss International 1998. Lía won her first beauty contest in early 1996 when she became queen of the Las Tablas carnival, a title that had previously been won by her aunt by the same name Lía Victoria Borrero de Jurado. She competed in the Miss Panama competition that same year, where she beat other 14 contestants and became Miss Panama 1996. This gave her the opportunity to compete in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant, broadcast live from Miami Beach, Florida.

She was a Top 6 finalist, the highest placement ever by a Panamanian at the time (a record that would not be surpassed until 2002). Miss USA, Brook Mahealani Lee would be the eventual winner. Later, she was invited to participate in the Miss International 1998 beauty pageant, where she became the first ever Panamanian to win a major international pageant, overcoming other strong delegates such as Venezuela and Colombia. She worked for the International Culture Association (ICA) during her year-long reign, helping the One Love Fund, a foundation that gives donations to people who suffer from natural disasters, through the creation of goodwill activities.

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