Miss Universe Chile 2020 Daniela Nicolás shares about autoimmune disease

19 Jan 2021 | Angelique Reyes

Daniela Nicolás was crowned Miss Universe Chile 2020 on 21st November 2020 at the studio of Mediamix TV in Santiago, Chile. She has been one of the front runners for the title as she has showcased immense dedication and determination towards winning.

Recently, Daniela hosted a live with 13 delegates who will be representing their respective countries at Miss Universe 2020 and during the live session, she opened about how autoimmune disease changed her life. It is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them.


Miss Universe Chile 2020 Daniela Nicolás


She explained that she has always been an active, happy, and self-confident person whose parents were very supportive towards her so she dedicated herself towards taking care of herself and getting good grades but was diagnosed with autoimmune disease in 2015. The disease affected her joints, muscles and some organs which was a point where she started to re-think everything.

Daniela further explained how the disease started with spots on her skin especially on her extremities. The diva stated that she started to worry about how would she keep working if she had spots all over her body and most of the time it was hard because people would see her as someone who is contagious and that made her feel discriminated. Later, she took some help but it was hard for her to accept herself but she tried every day and started taking steps to love herself.

The diva mentioned that her journey from 2015 to today has helped her to transform herself into a new person who was very different from Daniela from six years ago. She later explained that just like everyone else, she also asked herself questions like, ‘Why me?’ because she was a good person who was dedicated towards sports and only to being happy and making everyone around her happy. But Daniela mentioned that there was a time in her life when she said that it was enough, she was done being victim and accept things and embrace them.



Daniela shared that she needed to take control of things that are happening to her and for that she started with accepting herself and this new version of Daniela was the one she fell in love with. The diva started her self-love journey and knowing oneself, understanding her capacities which changed and helped her to achieve what she desires.

The diva is an avid preacher of self-love and acceptance which she does through her social media account. She wants to use the platform given to her to be a voice for women who are made to feel that they don’t belong somewhere. She wants to empower women not only in Chile but all over the world and help them to be able to work hard for their dream.

The diva is very confident, strong, and determined towards her goal and is very grateful for the organization and the delegates who have uplifted her and helped her to stay motivated throughout the competition. She has assured that she will perform her best to make the people of Chile proud at Miss Universe 2020.