Photo: Yaritza Reyes
The representative of the western Dominican province of Elias Piña was elected Miss Dominican Republic 2013 on the weekend.
Yaritza Reyes was chosen from a total of 31 beauties at a ceremony on Saturday in the eastern resort of Punta Cana.
For several weeks, the contestants from the various provinces followed a hectic agenda that included physical activities, modeling rehearsals, speaking and dramatic training, as well as making visits to the theater and other tourist attractions.
Reyes will represent the country at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant, which will be held Nov. 9 in Moscow.
The two-hour competition was held in the Teatro Fillmore at the Hard Rock & Casino Punta Cana, and during the show - among other things - the young women modeled bathing suits and evening gowns.
The six finalists were the contestants from the Dominican community in the United States, Guayacanes, Peravia, Samana, the National District and Elias Piña.