The new Miss Universe Belize 2020 – 2021 is 24 year old Iris Salguero from San Pedro. The announcement was made at a Miss Belize Universe Press Conference Reveal held today at the Best Western Hotel in Belize city.
Iris Salguero grew up in San Pedro Ambergris Caye in Belize. As one of twelve siblings, Iris learned the importance of being patient and how to be a team player at a very young age. In High School, she had to finance her own education and was proud to graduate as Salutatorian. Salguero plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in digital marketing and will eventually open a trade school in her community called “Brighter Future”. In the meantime, Iris is working as a brand ambassador and model for local businesses owned by female entrepreneurs. Her mission is to empower the young women in Belize to overcome hardship and accomplish their dreams. For two years, she was part of S.H.I.N.E, an organization dedicated to building healthy self-esteem for girls ages 12-18. As a survivor of an abusive relationship, she is fighting to end violence against women and to be a voice for those who suffer in silence. This “Island girl” is passionate about the environment and has participated in several clean up campaigns to spread awareness on the importance of protecting the natural resources in her country. She has proudly represented Belize at three different international pageants and cannot wait to grace the Miss Universe stage.
In a message on her social media pages today, the new Miss Belize Universe 2020 – 2021 said “Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming love and support that is being shown to me. I hope I made my home town proud by being the first San Pedrana to win The Miss Universe Belize Crown.
“And to all my Belizeans, your support means the world to me and makes the difference. This journey isn’t possible without you and know I can count on all of you to help me carry Belize in my heart wherever I go. I am committed to each and everyone of you. I will make you proud. Its an honor to showcase our jewel to the universe! Our presence will be felt and our country’s name will be heard.”