Leyla Espinoza crowned Miss Ecuador 2020

18 Oct 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Ecuador 2020 held its coronation night on 17th October 2020 in Manta where stunning beauties from all over the country competed for the national crown and Leyla Espinoza was crowned the new queen at the end of the event finale. She succeeds Miss Ecuador 2019 Cristina Hidalgo and will represent Ecuador at Miss Universe 2020.



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Leyla Espinoza is 23 years of age and is a professional mode. Leyla also created history as she became first Quevedeña to win the Miss Ecuador Universe crown in the 70 editions of the reign. Giving a strong performance, Leyla bested nineteen other contestants for the crown. She is an international business student.

The newly crowned Miss Ecuador 2020 Leyla Espinoza’s court included –

1st Runner-up – Saskya Sacasa

2nd Runner-up – María Luisa Corrales

The rest of the Top 7 also included Mireya Pérez (3rd Runner-up), Daniela Mera (4th Runner-up), Daniela Rodríguez (5th Runner-up) and Keidy Boza (6th Runner-up).



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“It was very exciting for the first time we had two Quevedo candidates in Miss Ecuador and for the first time a woman from Quevedo takes the crown. "When we both went to the semifinal I was holding hands with Saskya, and I told him: we took the crown for Quevedo! And how nice to finish with a countrywoman between the two finalists”, said the new sovereign after being crowned.

As Miss Ecuador 2020, Leyla plans to work on a social project aimed at women victims of domestic abuse. “I think this year, in which we are going through difficult situations and living many changes rather, it is a perfect year to be in a reign, to work in social and leave a mark”, she said.

Congratulations to the newly crowned queen!