Tucked away in Central America, El Salvador is usually overshadowed by its more famous neighbors. Still, this beautiful country deserves your attention because it has so much to offer!
From breathtaking nature and perfect surfing sports to finger-licking foods and even more delicious ladies, you will have to agree it’s hard not to fall in love with the beauties of El Salvador.
In this article, you’ll read about some of the best models of this small country who are rocking the fashion industry and using their beauty to push boundaries and create a better world!
So, without further ado, let’s take it away:
1. Luciana Sandoval
Luciana is one of the most recognized faces in the TV industry in El Salvador and Latin America. As a dancer, presenter, and former model, she is famous for having a massive following on TV and social media. Sandoval started her career as a beauty pageant Queen but was propelled to stardom as a host of the famous dance show, “Bailando por un sueño.” Ever since, she has done numerous projects, but the biggest one is her morning talk show, “Viva la Mañana.”
2. Zuleika Soler
Zuleika Soler is among the most sought-after models in the fashion and beauty industry in the region. This Salvadoran-American belle represented El Salvador at the Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Born to a Salvadoran mother and Porto Rican father, Soler’s incredible genes gave her the otherworldly beauty she’s been cashing on for over a decade.
3. Idubina Rivas
With already a decade-long modeling career under her belt, Idubina Rivas can be proud to be called one of the most beautiful women in Central America. At 19, she was crowned Reindo de El Salvador and represented her country at the Miss International 2014 in Tokyo, Japan! A year later, in 2015, Rivas represented El Salvador at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant. Today this stunner lives and works in the USA.
4. Marisela de Montecristo
This drop-dead gorgeous Salvadoreña has a massive fan base that diligently follows every move she makes. In search of a better life, her parents moved to Las Vegas, which increased her chances of becoming a model. Marisela’s career took off after winning “Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013” – one of the biggest beauty pageants in the Latin world, becoming the first contestant from El Salvador and the second from Central America ever to win the prestigious title. In addition, she became a backstage presenter, actress, and model and even appeared in Pitbull’s “Fun” video. Montecristo also won Miss El Salvador 2018 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
5. Alisson Abarca
Abarca is one of the most controversial beauty queens in El Salvador. She won the national title in 2017 and competed for the Miss Universe crown the same year. In response to the public’s criticism for using plastic surgery to enhance her looks before the international pageant, Alisson stood proud behind her decision and shined by delivering a program fully in English. She also faced a few challenges with her national costume, which probably cost her the title! As a fluent English speaker, Abarca also pursued a BA in English, so don’t be surprised to see her as one of your teachers!
6. Ana Yancy Clavel
Ana started her career early on as a model for the Salvadorian brand Lemour Design. She also appeared in TV commercials and shows. However, 2012 was the year that brought great success to Ana Yancy! She was crowned Miss El Salvador in 2012 and represented her home country at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. When it comes to Ana, brains, and beauty, go arm in arm. She graduated from the University of El Salvador, earning an early childhood education degree. What makes her even more incredible is that she knows sign language! Learning sign language helped her communicate with a cousin who lost her hearing. What an incredible and well-rounded person!
7. Maria Luisa Vicuña
Vicuña is one of the most sought-after models and TV personalities in Latin America. Born and raised in El Salvador to Colombian parents, she started her career as a model. Later she was introduced to pageantry and won “Nuestra Belleza Mundo 2012”. She then represented her country at the Miss World 2012 and Miss Continente Americano beauty pageants, but without much success. The Modeling opened quite a few doors for Vicuña. This driven lady became a TV presenter for a new program called Sabaton. Today, she is a hair designer, delivering fresh content to her Insta followers daily.
8. Alba Delgado
You’d think Alba is just another in the long line of Salvadoran beauties, but this stunner took her 15 minutes of fame and turned it into a lucrative business, landing her different deals and brand opportunities. Her Instagram page is flooded with pictures from events and products she collaborates with.
9. Patricia Murillo
The “Mesoamerican Queen” became popular after winning Nuestra Belleza El Salvador 2014. Her prominent Native American features, intelligence, and character put her among the most memorable beauty queens from Latin America in recent history. Murillo competed for the crown at Miss Universe 2014, and even though she was a fan favorite, she didn’t succeed in placing in the semifinals. Thanks to her success, “Pati” became very popular on social media such as Facebook and Instagram and loves posting natural pics that haven’t been edited much.
10. Rebeca Moreno
Moreno is another perfect example that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. This gorgeous Salvadorian mom and ex-model won the Nuestra Belleza Universo El Salvador title in 2008 and represented her motherland at Miss Universe the same year. An interesting fact says that she was the shortest contestant in the prestigious pageant, but that didn’t stop her from winning the Miss Congeniality title. She also pursued a degree in Mathematics and is a member of the global peace education organization CISV International.
11. Pamela Valdivieso
Valdivieso made it to the top of the Caribbean and Central American modeling world by winning the Miss Earth El Salvador 2015 crown. She loves traveling and great food, two things she always combines for maximum enjoyment! Follow Valdiviesmo’s IG account as she will continue to provide more awesome content to her fans!