Ecuador’s Susy Sacoto to don ‘Pachamama’ national costume at Miss Universe 2021

07 Dec 2021 | Camilla Suarez

With just a few days ahead of the upcoming Miss Universe 2021 pageant, Designer Jefferson Vera has revealed the official national costume that he has created for the gorgeous Susy Sacoto to represent Ecuador at the international platform. The project began in 2019, which led Designer Jefferson Verá to travel the country to collect and develop the best Materials and to know its Origin.

‘Pachamama’, the goddess of fertility and venerated by indigenous peoples is associated with the feminine and the spirit of the earth is a protective and provider deity that shelters the human being. The suit is a call, not to animal abuse, to give up the use of bird feathers, and to opt for the use of materials of plant origin. The suit is made of jute, coffee beans, Amazonian seeds, coconut palm bark, banana stem, and dehydrated banana.



Jefferson shared, “Many years ago I asked a wish to be the representative of Ecuador in the election of the Best Costumbrista costume in Miss Universe. After a decade being able to participate in the largest competition of typical costumes is the greatest satisfaction of a Designer, it is the great opportunity to show the different creative minds of the world. I am already a winner for participating in Miss Universe.”

Susy Sacoto is 24-years-old and hails from Portoviejo. Not new to the pageantry, Susy was Miss Panamerican Ecuador 2018 and represented Ecuador and competed against 15 other candidates at Miss Panamerican International 2018 in Anaheim, California, United States. She was unplaced. She was the third runner-up in the Miss Jewel of the World 2019 pageant.

Susy graduated from La Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil with a law degree. After her graduation, she enrolled at the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) in Guayaquil, Ecuador to pursue a bachelor’s degree in medicine and is expected to graduate in 2026. Currently, she works as a lawyer. Sacoto also studied English in Cambridge, UK and also speaks French.



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The 24-year-old beauty ambassador aspires to carry out her campaign dedicated to protecting the health of the country's elderly and children with visual problems, especially due to glaucoma. On winning the national crown, Sacoto exclaimed, "It is a dream come true, since I was a child I wanted to be Miss Ecuador and thus be an ambassador for the integral Ecuadorian woman. Now that I have achieved it, at the moment in which I proposed it, I plan to carry out all personal activities for the benefit of the elderly and children, as well as the projects of the Miss Ecuador organization."

Under her swlwgation, Ecuador definitely holds a strong ground in the competition this year as the country is yet to pioneer its win at the international pageant. The 70th edition of Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 2021, is all set to be held on 13th December 2021 in Eilat, Israel as Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.