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Meet the 23 Candidates Competing for Miss Republica Dominicana U.S. 2012

Meet the 23 Candidates Competing for Miss Republica Dominicana U.S. 2012

Miss Republica Dominicana U.S. 2012, a pageant connected to the Miss Dominican Republic Universe and Miss Universe franchise, has elected New York as the host city for its official events and final gala taking place this summer and the 23 contestants competing for the title were recently presented to the public.

The mission of the Miss Republica Dominicans U.S. is to “search and find the most beautiful Dominican women in the U.S. to prepare them to become elite ambassadors of the Dominican community in the represent them in Miss Dominican Republic Universe and other commercial, charity and social events,” according to the organization’s Facebook page.

The following 23 candidates were recently presented:

Miss Azua: Rossdiny Pagan
Miss Dajabon: Melissa Rivas
Miss Distrito Nacional: Yamile Mufdi
Miss Duarte: Julissa Burgos
Miss Espaillat: Gefranny Lara
Miss Hato Mayor: Yuleysi Izulec Beaton
Miss Hermanas Mirabal: Maria Cristina Payano
Miss La Altagracia: Chantel Martinez
Miss La Romana: Ileana Nunez
Miss La Vega: Johanna Ferreira
Miss Maria Trinidad Sanchez: Joely Bernat
Miss Monsenor Nouel: Yoency Paulino
Miss Monte Plata: Clarissa Molina
Miss Puerto Plata: Michelle Torres
Miss Samana: Paola Carrera
Miss San Cristobal: Erika Nina
Miss San Jose de Ocoa: Isaura Cordero
Miss San Juan: Katherine Tavarez
Miss San Pedro: Maybelline Canela
Miss Santiago: Maciel Santos
Miss Santiago Rodriguez: Natalie Rodriguez
Miss Santo Domingo: Kimberly Garcia
Miss Valverde: Yanill Garcia

There are several events before the final gala on August 18 at the Symphony Space Theatre including Miss Rostro, a preliminary competition, and participation in Manhattan’s Dominican Day Parade.

For more information on the contest, the organization and tickets for the events, please visit: and follow MRDUS on the following social networks:

Facebook: /MissRDUS Oficial
Twitter: @MissRDUS
YouTube: /dominicanbeautiesusa

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