Alina Luz Akselrad appointed Miss Universe Argentina 2020

14 Dec 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Osmel Sousa, the director of Miss Universe Argentina, took to his official social media to reveal Alina Luz Akselrad has been appointed Miss Universe Argentina 2020 and will be representing her country at Miss Universe 2020. She succeeds Miss Universe Argentina 2019 Mariana Varela.

Hailing from Cordoba, Alina competed at Miss Universe Argentina 2019 where she placed in the Top 7. Her journey has been quite long in the pageantry; In 2016, Akselrad was first runner-up at Fiesta Provincial del Olivo and competed at Miss Mundo Cordoba where she finished third runner-up. From 2016 to 2018, she reigned as Reina Regional ONG Vaso de Leche and Reina Nacional de la Frutihorticultura and served as the cultural ambassador of Cordoba.



In November 2017, Akselrad was crowned Miss Sudamerica 2017 in Lima, Peru. At the time, she was a sophomore student studying journalism at Colegio Universitario de Periodismo in Cordoba. In 2018, Akselrad was crowned Miss Tourism Ambassador America in Thailand. In the same year, she represented Argentina at World Miss Tourism Ambassador where she was unplaced.

Aside from modelling, Akselrad is also a real estate agent and a presenter. She is of Moroccan descent and she speaks Spanish and English fluently. She stands 175 cm tall. The beauty queen launched a line of perfumes in her name in September 2020 as the proceeds were donated to nonprofit organizations including Córdoba Capital – Asociación Civil Vaso de Leche and Fundación Córdoba en Acción.



Due to covid-19, no national pageant was held this year. Sousa chose Argentina’s representative to Miss Universe 2020 from three options namely Akselrad, Aldana Masset, 20, and Julieta Garcia, 21.

Congratulations to the new queen!