Brenda Smith Lezama crowned Senorita Panama 2021

08 Nov 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The organization of Senorita Panama hosted the coronation ceremony for Senorita Panama 2021 on 7th November 2021 at Hotel Whyndham Convention Center, Panama City, where delegates from all over the country competed for the national crown and the chance to represent Panama at Miss Universe 2021. At the end of the event, Brenda Smith Lezama was crowned as the new queen as she succeeded Señorita Panamá 2020 Carmen Isabel Jaramillo.

Hailing from Ciudad de México, 26 years-old Brenda stands 171 cm tall and has a degree in Journalism and Cultural Studies and is an activist and a lecturer. Since the beginning of the pageant, she emerged as a front runner being well-spoken, having a multi-cultural background, having a strong voice and opinions, a catwalk worth millions, and mesmerizing looks.



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Senorita Panama 2021 Brenda Smith Lezama’s court included –

Miss Panama Grand 2021 – Katheryn Yejas

Miss Panama Supranational 2021 - Cecilia Medina

First runner-up – Hillary Watson

Second runner-up – Ivis Nicole Snyder

Brenda is a well-known name in the pageant industry, having won some of the most acclaimed titles being a proud Latina. She was crowned Mexicana Universal Ciudad de México 2019 and represented Ciudad de México at the Mexicana Universal 2020 where she was adjudged as the second runner-up. Apart from this, she has previously participated and was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2013 and represented Missouri at Miss Teen USA 2013 where she was placed at Top 15 and as the first runner-up at Miss Georgia USA 2017. She has also participated in Our Latin Beauty 2018.


Brenda Smith Lezama crowned Senorita Panama 2021


Brenda is a proud advocate and presenter of Afro-Latin culture and has dedicated herself to fight and raise awareness about the recognition, justice, and development of the people of African descent around the world. She is a professional speaker who reflects on stepping up, speaking out and the power of using a young voice to make a difference.  She shares lessons learned from student-led protests ignited by systemic racism that captured national headlines.

Brenda’s crowning has definitely marked a strong delegation for Panama this year at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. Miss Universe 2021 will be the 70th Miss Universe pageant, to be held on December 12, 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Congratulations queen!