Verónica Salas Vallejo of Mexico crowned Miss Intercontinental 2017

25 Jan 2018 | Irina Silva

Verónica Salas Vallejo won the coveted title of Miss Intercontinental 2017 at the conclusion of the coronation ceremony held on 24th January 2018 at Sunrise Garden Beach Resort & Spa, Hurghada, Egypt. She succeeds and was crowned by the reigning queen Miss Intercontinental 2016 Heilymar Rosario Velazquez of Puerto Rico. Beating 64 other candidates, she becomes the first ever girl from her country to win the title of Miss Intercontinental pageant.

Verónica Salas Vallejo is 24 years of age and stands tall at 175 cm. She's a graduate of Science in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. Verónica is into fitness and is also a physical educator. Her history in pageantry world goes back to 2015 when she became the 2nd runner-up of Mexicana Universal (that time called Nuestra Belleza México). In 2016, she became Miss Earth Water. She was also in Top 20 of Miss Eco International 2017 representing Mexico.  Her hobbies include reading, riding a horse, dancing, and practising gym. Her life’s motto is ‘Believing in yourself is the first step to success’.


Verónica Salas Vallejo of Mexico crowned Miss Intercontinental 2017


Her court included –

1st runner-up - Katarina Sonja Rodríguez (Philippines)

2nd runner-up - Cathelijne Madelief Heppenhuis (Netherlands)

3rd runner-up - Amanda Cardoso (Brazil)

4th runner-up - Lizeth Mendieta Villanueva (Colombia)

5th runner-up - Lee Su Jin (Korea)

The title of continental queens were given to –  

Africa - Abigail Esther Ejike (Nigeria)

Asia & Oceania - Katarina Sonja Rodríguez (Philippines)

Europe - Cathelijne Madelief Heppenhuis (Netherlands)

North America - Verónica Salas Vallejo (Mexico)

South America - Amanda Cardoso (Brazil)

Other special awards of the night were –

Best in Evening Gown - Jessica Torres (Paraguay)

Best Body - Dalila Jabri (Germany)

Best in National Costume – Priyanka Kumari (India)

Miss Congeniality - Grace Gardner (Denmark)

Miss Photogenic - Marcie Melissa Monfret (Guadeloupe)

Miss Face of Beauty - Natalia Popis (Poland)

The remaining girls in Top 18 were Abigail Esther Ejike (Nigeria), Tahani Hassan (Egypt), Charlotte Allison-Bruce (Australia), Kumi Miyamae (Japan), Sanjna Suri (Malaysia), Bojana Bojanic (Serbia), Flóra Senánszky (Hungary), Natalya Naydenko (Russia), Sarah Karolyiová (Czech Republic), Christina Gieringer Castillo (Dominican Republic), Sasha Henry (Jamaica).