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And The New Miss San Jose Is?

Miss San Jose 2011-2012 Announced

Costa Rica Miss San Jose

Courtesy of City of San Jose Facebook

After a three year absence and amidst some disorganization and lack of financial support, Sofia Cascante was named the winner of the recent Miss San Jose pageant. Held at the auditorium of the Museum of Children, 21 candidates participated in pageant which including choreography, swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

The pageant, formerly known as Tica Linda was lack luster and the mayor of San Jose, whose city had organized the event did not even make an appearance. The candidates walked the catwalk in swimsuits and evening gowns and were interviewed as well. The pool was narrowed down to 11 finalists and then the top three were announced.

Ms. Cascante, 23,  secured her top position through her interview, confirming her commitment to working for social causes. Her continued volunteering with the Foundation for Youth with Cerebral Palsy is now an opportunity to bring light to the cause through her position. As a physical therapist by trade, Ms. Cascante hopes that her win will inspire Costa Rican youth to continue their education and realize their potential.

The win was not without some controversy however. Ms. Cascante is the girlfriend of  Cesar Elizondo who plays for Saprissa. Many thought that she was appointed the winner based on her relationship with the well known player. In response to this criticism, Ms. Cascante believes that she won because of her commitment to social causes. In her own words,  she would be “off the heels” to work for social causes.

Winning Miss San Jose included a cash prize as well as a car. For this Miss San Jose, the opportunity to educate people and use her position to bring social causes to the forefront is more important than the monetary prizing. Felicidades Sofia Cascante!

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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