Miss Universe Aruba 2023 Meet the Delegates

29 Jul 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

The 2023 edition of Miss Universe Aruba has begun as the organization has revealed the finalists competing for the national competition. The finale will be held on 20th August 2023. The winner will succeed and be crowned by Miss Universe Aruba 2022 Kiara Arends.

Meet the five finalists competing for Miss Universe Aruba 2023 –

Milenka Janssen

Milenka Janssen is a dynamic 24-year-old woman, born and brought up in the scenic landscapes of The Netherlands. A year ago, she decided to shift her life to the resplendent island of Aruba, marking a significant transition in her journey. One of Milenka's aspirations is to represent Aruba at the Miss Universe Pageant. She aims to use this platform to share her personal experience with domestic violence to inspire others and to support young women in asserting their rights.



Lorraine Oduber

Lorraine Oduber, aged 27, represents a strong female figure in a world predominantly dominated by men. This environment often prompts her to push herself in areas conventionally deemed inaccessible for women. These experiences have profoundly inspired and encouraged her, particularly in the realm of beauty. Her inherent belief in self-motivation and self-confidence has significantly shaped her into the individual she is today. Lorraine's hobbies, which serve as her escapism, are painting with oil on canvas and scuba diving. However, as she matured, her interest began to pivot towards the world of business, keen on learning and understanding its intricacies.



Anaisa Orman

Anaisa Orman, aged 28 and born in Aruba, is an individual who enjoys engaging in activities such as dancing, singing, and acting. Known for her cheerful demeanor, consistent smile, and keen observatory skills, Anaisa is also fond of expressing herself through poetry, often drawing inspiration from life experiences. She is a dedicated mother of two—a four-year-old and a six-month-old. Despite any challenges faced, Anaisa, as a young mother, has displayed perseverance and determination to achieve her goals. She champions the belief that all young people, including mothers, can reach their potential and achieve their aspirations. Anaisa is a testament to the concept that when one door closes, many more open, and she has grown stronger from the obstacles life has presented her.



Gavriëla Bozo

At 21 years of age, Gavriëla Bozo has already made a mark as a promising young woman, originating from the scenic island of Aruba. She takes great pleasure in culinary experiments, frequently venturing into untried recipes. Whether it's delving into captivating literature or exploring the realms of science fiction films, Gavriëla exhibits a broad spectrum of interests. Gavriëla is an avid advocate for refugee rights, firmly believing in the inherent value of all humans and their entitlement to opportunities for a more stable and improved life. Her future ambition lies in working with a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to advocating for human rights, protecting displaced people, and promoting viable solutions to the ongoing refugee crisis.



Karol Croes

Karol Croes was born and raised in Aruba. She is the daughter of a musician and a local entrepreneur. Growing up in a creative environment, inspired Karol to become an international model, entrepreneur, and social media marketer. Karol initiated her own movement called ‘’Pan pa mi ruman’’ which promotes healthy environments and relationships for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18. Her movement is inspired by personal adversities experienced during her youth. Due to her own personal experiences, Karol has been motivated to use her voice to equip and empower the youth by sharing tools for self-expression, self-love, and self-empowerment.