Athenea Paulinha Pérez Nsué - winner of Miss Universe Spain
Athenea Pérez, representative of Murcia, has been chosen Miss Universe Spain 2023 in the grand final held in Tenerife. Athena wants to become the most beautiful woman in the world, and this will be decided next year.
Athenea Pérez, representative of Murcia, has been chosen Miss Universe Spain 2023 within the framework of an exciting final of which SEMANA has been part of as a jury. The ceremony, held at the Hotel Los Olivos Resort in Tenerife, has been very close, since the Murcian woman competed with some of the most stunning women in Spain and leaves us with the candidates from Valencia and the Canary Islands as the two finalists.
The jury has opted for this beauty with a father from Murcia and a mother from Equatorial Guinea. A young woman, 27 years old, who has been in the news this last week due to the racist messages she receives through social networks. «They don't understand that she represents my region if I'm not white.» In addition, she stated bluntly: «I am super proud to be from here and I carry it as my flag.»
Athenea Pérez wins the crown
The young woman, very excited, has won the crown and will soon fight for the title of «the most beautiful in the world.» Throughout these days, all the candidates, a total of 17, have been able to enjoy the Costa Adeje, in Tenerife, and discover the charms of the town. On the sixth day of the contest, they were also able to conduct interviews with the jury and we saw them dressed in white to enjoy a sunset on the beach.
Athenea Pérez, the new Miss Universe Spain 2023
With a Murcian father and Guinean mother, the new official beauty defines herself as a chameleon-like, resilient and profound girl.
The Murcian Athenea Pérez was crowned this Saturday, July 1, as the new official beauty after being proclaimed the winner of Miss Universe Spain 2023 at a heart-stopping gala held at the Hotel Los Olivos Resort, in Tenerife. The 27-year-old girl thus takes the baton from Alicia Faubelhan and will fight for the title of Miss Universe soon. With a Murcian father and Guinean mother, the model defines herself as a chameleon-like, resilient and profound girl.
Athenea Pérez can boast of being the new official beauty of Spain. However, her path to the crown has not been easy. Since it became known that she was the candidate for the Region of Murcia, the young woman has had to deal with racist attacks. Despite this, Miss Universe Spain 2023 is happy and proud to wear the crown. It is no wonder because she was born for it. She defines herself as a resilient person, she sees life from a very positive side and is in love with Magic, her dog. He defines the canine as her life companion: «If I go to the end of the world, he will go by my side.»
Athenea Pérez turned 27 years ago and has studied a Double Degree in Marketing and Advertising. She is passionate about sports, taking long walks with her dog, reading romantic novels, watching history documentaries and spending quality time with her friends. A good coffee cannot be missing from her life, a drink that activates her to face her daily life.
The young woman likes to travel and see the world. Proof of this are the countless snapshots that we can see on her social networks. She loves posing in front of the cameras, although she prefers to give deep reflections that help all those who follow her. «Life is less life without those stones in the road. Stones that you become attached to, and even find difficult to let go of. Every situation leads to a lesson, and although most of the time it hurts, we are the sum of all our experiences," she once explained.
Athenea Pérez, ready to take on the world
Athenea wants to take on the world, she is prepared for everything that comes and faces the future with a strength and firmness worthy of admiration. «You don't know how important it is to have inner energy, take care of yourself, love yourself and value yourself. Encourage you, support you and console you if necessary. “I am my best friend, and I am the one who fights for my happiness,” she reflects. She has never stopped fighting for what she wants and she sees her parents as the driving force behind her life. The Murcian woman says that she looks more and more like her mother, although she recognizes that her face is that of her father. They have both been by her side on this beautiful journey and have given her wings to fulfill her dream.
Athenea Pérez from Murcia is proclaimed winner of Miss Universe Spain
The Miss Universe Spain gala was held at the Hotel Los Olivos Resort in Tenerife
The Murcian Athenea Pérez wins the crown of Miss Universe Spain at a gala held in Tenerife