Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gallery Photos - Mía Lourdes Taveras López, Dominican Republic

Mía Lourdes Taveras López (born July 4, 1986) was Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2006. She competed in the Miss Universe 2006 beauty pageant in Los Angeles, California on July 23, 2006.

Taveras represented the Santiago province during the national pageant which took place on December 18, 2005. She was one of the early favorites, along with the contestant from the Espaillat province, Eva Arias Viñas, and Dawilda Gonzalez Cid, who represented the Distrito Nacional. Arias came in as first runner-up, while Gonzalez came in as second runner-up.

During the pageant, Taveras also won the Miss Rostro award, which is awarded to the candidate that is considered to have the most beautiful face in the competition, and placed first on the national costume competition.

Prior to winning the Miss Dominican Republic pageant, Taveras was an industrial engineering student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, located in Santiago de los Caballeros. Taveras also studied jewelry design at the Altos de Chavón Design School, located in the La Romana province .

Taveras won the 2006 Miss Continente Americano Beauty Pageant and the Miss Global Cities in Taiwan in 2006. She became the first one to win the pageant. She was preceded by another Dominican woman Marianne Cruz.

Taveras can currently be seen in Tropico (telenovela).