Note from BW of Brazil: Well this story has got be sweet and bitter at the same time! Sweet because, as many of you know, Afro-Brazilian women have been routinely ignored in beauty and Miss contests as a general rule in Brazil for decades! Even in states like Bahia with its huge black population, it’s still hard to see representation of black women in the numbers equal to their percentages in that state. In case you didn’t know, a woman of visible African descent has only won Brazil’s top women’s competition, Miss Brasil, once in more than 50+years of competitions, and the winner of this year’s Miss World Brazil was only the second a black woman took the crown. But it’s also a bitter victory because, in what must be the quickest Miss title reign in history, almost as soon as the beauty won, she was forced to surrender the crown due to a regulation violation. A shame. But even as a 24 hour Miss winner, she still deserves a place here at BW of Brazil!
Ana Luísa Castro, from the state of Sergipe, is elected Miss World Brazil 2015
Ana Luísa Castro, a candidate from the northeastern state of Sergipe, receives the crown of Miss Mundo Brasil 2015 (Miss World Brazil 2015)
The Miss World Sergipe, Ana Luísa Castro, was crowned on Saturday night (27), the most beautiful of the country, in competition held in Florianopolis and broadcast live by UOL.
Ana Luísa competed with 36 other candidates, but came out on top and became the successor to the beautiful Julia Gama, Miss Mundo Brasil 2014. The top 5 was composed of representatives from the Distrito Federal (Federal District) (5th), Ilhabela (2nd), Mato Grosso do Sul (3rd) and Rio Grande do Sul (4th). In her farewell, the beautiful gaúcha (Native of Rio Grande do Sul) Julia Gama thanked her family, friends and co-ordinators.
Ana Luísa Castro, Miss World Brazil 2015 model, is 23 years old, 1.78 m, a business administration student and lives in Aracaju, the capital of Sergipe. The beauty will represent the country in Miss World 2015, to be held in China
Miss Mundo Brasil, Ana Luísa Castro Backer could lose her crown because she’s married
By Carol Marques
It could be the quickest reign in the history of the Miss Mundo Brasil. Elected on the night of Saturday, June 27th in Florianópolis, the representative from Sergipe, Ana Luísa Castro, the second black woman to be chosen to represent the country in 50 years of the contest, could lose her title, the sash and the crown because she is married.
In reality the 23 year old model who got married in Belgium with the Belgian model and actor Tanguy Backer and the formalities for approval in Brazil are already in progress. According to the organizer of the contest of the country, the marriage is against regulations. “We told the international organization and we have two options to give her. Either quit the ratification and keep the title, since the marriage in fact is legally valid in Brazil, or hand over the sash and the crown,” says Henrique Fontes.
Ana Luísa is returning to the city of her birth, Vitória in the state of Espírito Santo and by night she will have to give her decision to the organizers. The vice-champion, Catharina Choi, representing the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, was already told that she could be crowned in Ana Luísa’s place.
Ana Luísa defeated 36 candidates and would represent the country in the Miss Mundo Universe (Miss World Universe) in December in China.
Miss World Brazil loses crown 24 hours after being elected
Courtesy of Correio 24 Horas
Ana Luísa Castro, 23, elected the new Miss Mundo Brasil on Saturday (27), lost her crown just over 24 hours after winning the title. The young native of Vitória, but that represented Sergipe in the contest, resigned after the organization said that her marital status broke the rules of the contest.
Only single women can participate in it, and the model was married in Belgium to the Belgian model and actor Tanguy Backer. The procedures for the approval in Brazil are already underway.
In a note sent to the organization, Ana Luísa Castro said he had a “union” with a Belgian, and that the ratification of union of the may happen in the future, which could cause problems for her and for the national competition if she remained elected.
“I hand over the crown and the title to the Vice Miss World Brazil, with great sadness in the heart,” said the Miss, in a statement sent to the press. With the decision, the runner-up, Choi Catharina Nunes, 25, will assume the crown. The model is a representative of Ilhabela (São Paulo)
Miss Mundo Brasil could lose crown for being married
Ana Luísa also said the state coordination of the contest was aware of her marital status, and therefore she continued her candidacy. The national organization of the competition reported that he analyzed what happened, and what measures would be taken on the case. “Only after the coronation this [impossibility of being Miss] was revealed to me. I assure you that at no time did I act in bad faith,” said the model.
The new Miss World Brazil is the first Oriental woman to win the title in Brazil. Catharina Choi has Korean ancestry and is a student of Social Communication. She already was a TV host in South Korea. She will represent Brazil in the Miss World contest, to be held in December in China.