The 5th season of “Nuestra Belleza Latina“ was filled with glitz, glam, and lots of drama and everything came to a close last night after Nicaraguan beauty Nastassja Bolivar won first place. The official winner may have been criticized for not having advanced Spanish-speaking skills, but her model frame and sweet personality made her a favorite among voters.
The countdown was as entertaining as the first place unveiling since we witnessed the ladies give their final performances and short biographies of their family life.
Gremarie Colón was the first up to perform a tango red performance while her husband Alexis from the duo Alexis y Fido watched in the audience. After her mother, Margarita Jimenez provided a testimony about how much she struggled as a single mom, Gremarie was awarded a tear drop trophy symbolizing her resilient spirit and $1,000 (there is certainly no reason to cry over that!). Gremarie may have been an obvious favorite (some say due to her superstar husband), but her overall performance ended up landed her in second place.
The third place spot went to Nicole Suárez. The Colombian beauty was the youngest in the competition and definitely grew the most confidence throughout the season. She may have lost the crown, but she was offered the priceless gift of being surprised by her father, who lives in Colombia, at the studio. The forth spot went to Jenny Arzola, who was eliminated and brought back to the show after Juliet Cabrera‘s controversy. We think the Cuban beauty had the best performance of all, but her Afro-Cuban dance wasn’t enough to keep her in the running.
The season finale also included a performance by Luis Fonsi, who performed his first single off of his new album “Gritar.” Fans were definitely screaming when Nastassja Bolivar took the crown! She truly represented the perfection of “Nuestra Belleza Latina” and walked away with $250,000 and an Univision contract to get her career started in media and communications. We wish her the best of luck!
By Sugey Palomares