The Miss Ecuador Organization has recently announced that Maria Jose Villacis was handpicked to be Miss Grand Ecuador 2017 and will compete in Vietnam for the 2017 Miss Grand International finals.
Maria Jose Villacis placed 2nd runner-up at Miss Ecuador 2017 pageant held last April. She was officially crowned Miss Grand Ecuador 2017 in a press conference held by the Miss Ecuador Organization, whose main winner competes at Miss Universe.
Villacis is 22 years old and is a Communications student from Imbabura.
Miss Ecuador is the oldest and biggest national competition of its kind in Ecuador. The organization is responsible for selecting the winners who are to compete at Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Supranational, the three main crowns. The organization also sends runner-ups to several minor pageants like Miss Intercontinental, Miss Grand International, Miss Asia Pacific, and Reina Nacional del Café, to name a few.
Photo Courtesy of Organisacion Miss Ecuador