Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, known as the land of lakes and volcanoes.
This patch of paradise is blessed with natural wonders and gorgeous women with heart-stopping looks and even better personalities.
In this article, we give you ten breathtaking Nicaraguan belles who are Instagram’s rising stars and beauty ambassadors of their motherland.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, this Nicaraguan stunner holds the Miss Nicaragua 2014 title and represented her country at the Miss Universe pageant the same year.
Just a year before, Marline also competed at Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 and placed in the Top 24.
She is one of only four Miss Nicaragua titleholders to be born outside the country.
Barberena graduated in Business Administration and now works as an Accounting Manager. However, as stated on her Instagram account, she prefers to call herself a professional animal lover.
Interestingly enough, she worked for Apple before she entered the modeling world.
She recently got engaged and is soon to be married to her long-time partner, Brian Cardozo.
Talking about having a catchy, unique name!
Xiomara Blandino was crowned Miss Nicaragua 2007 and participated in the Miss Universe 2007 pageant, where she entered the semifinal and placed 10th.
Since then, Blandino has become one of the busiest Nicaragua models with a fruitful career in Central America and the Caribbean.
For the past 11 years, not only did she model for big brand names and fashion companies, but she also became a director of Miss Teen Nicaragua.
Nastassja is probably the most controversial and talked-about Nicaraguan titleholder.
She first rose to fame after winning the beauty reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina in 2011. Only two years later, she was crowned Miss Nicaragua 2013, earning the right to represent her country at the prestigious Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
Her stunning features, vibrant personality, and unique costumes made her one of the show’s stars.
Eventually, she finished in the top 16 and was awarded 5000 USD for winning Best National Costume.
After the pageant, Nastassja entered a prolonged dispute with the franchise director, Karen Celebertti, and eventually lost the crown due to insubordination.
As you can see from the photos on her Instagram account, Bolívar is currently expecting her first child with her husband, Steven Jair Cabas.
Model, public figure, nutrition coach, gold-medalist – have you seen a more versatile and talented beauty queen than Farah Eslaquit?
This jaw-dropping Nicaraguan beauty won the Miss Nicaragua 2012 pageant and went on to represent her home country at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nicaraguan community following the National pageant publicly disapproved of Farah’s victory. As a Mexican-born, she wasn’t expected to win.
Eslaquit is also a proud gold-medal winner in Fitness at the 2017 Central American Games.
Paniagua is probably among the Nicaragua models and beauty queens with multiple pageant victories. She holds the 2011 Miss Teen Nicaragua and Miss Teen International crowns, as well as Miss Mundo Nicaragua and Miss Nicaragua 2018.
Almost a decade ago, Adriana withdrew from the Miss World 2013 pageant for personal reasons. Still, she went on to represent her country at the Miss Universe 2018, making fast progress in her international career.
Adrian is also a content creator, TV host, businesswoman, and entrepreneur.
However, as stated on her Instagram, her biggest and most important role to this day must be the one of a mother!
Who said beauty and brains don’t go together?
Adriana Dorn is living proof that you can be smart and pretty simultaneously! She has a degree in public relations with a minor in business management, human development, and family studies from one of the USA’s most prestigious schools, Penn State University,
The Best Face and Crown Winner at Miss Nicaragua 2011, Dorn earned the right to compete in Miss Universe 2011, which took place in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Today, Adriana is a rising Instagram star, content creator, and mom blogger. On her IG account, you can see her review of beauty products and services.
This Nicaraguan siren is a proud Miss Nicaragua 2016 beauty pageant title holder. In the same period, Jacoby also showed up at the Miss Universe 2016
But this was far from her first runway walk and international experience. At only 15, Marina ranked 1st runner up at Mis Teen Nicaragua in 2011 and represented her homeland at Miss Teenager Universe 2011, placing 5th.
Jacoby currently resides in Los Angeles, USA, and works as a fashion model.
As former Miss Nicaragua, she said she would use her influence to help children learn confidence and fight against violence and cyberbullying.
This Managua-born gazelle entered the world of pageantry at only 15, winning Miss Teen Nicaragua. Between now and then, she won and placed high on several beauty pageants, including Miss Teen Universe 2017 (Top 10), Miss World Nicaragua 2020 (Winner), and Miss World 2021 (Top 40).
Palacios manages to balance her stellar modeling career and education. She has just graduated from Universita Centroamericana, where she pursued a law and mass communication degree.
Per her Instagram account, Palacios is a popular TV personality, influencer, celebrity, and member of the Managua jet set.
Quezada is another on the not-so-short list of controversial Nicaraguan models and beauty queens.
Winning the national Miss Nicaragua 2017 contest and moving forward to represent her motherland at Miss Universe 2017, but without much success.
Berenice was an outspoken protest-goer in Nicaragua between 2018-2021. As a running mate of Oscar Sobalvarro and vice-president hopeful, Quezada was accused of “terrorism” for criticizing the lack of freedom in her homeland.
On August 3rd, 2021, she was placed under house arrest and stripped from her right to run for vice-president of Nicaragua.
Today she is the founder and director of the “Una Sonrisa” foundation, working to deliver supplies to schools and households in rural areas of Nicaragua.
Dolly Castro Chavez
Last but not least, the only millionaire when it comes to Instagram followers, Miss Dolly Castro Chavez!
This Miami-based Nicaraguan with striking features and jaw-dropping body is a bodybuilding and fitness model with a staggering 6 million followers on her Instagram account.
In her early twenties, she intended to pursue a career as a chef, but her family insisted on her becoming a lawyer, which she eventually did.
However, she dropped both career options, deciding to move to North America, in Miami to be precise, and become a model.
Today, her business endeavors and modeling allow her to earn a significant income and live lavishly.
Dolly has graced the covers of many popular magazines and has a constant presence on the TV screens, which helped Dolly to establish her own brand and continue to grow her ever-popular Instagram and other social media accounts.