Virginia Hernández Crowned Señorita Panama Tierra 2016
Virginia Hernández was crowned as Señorita Panama Tierra 2016 on July 31, 2016. Virginia Hernández will now represent Panama at Miss Earth 2016, hoping to be crowned by the reigning Miss Earth, Angelia Gabrenga Ong of Philippines.
Virginia Hernández is a well known model, who has represented her country at Miss World 2013, where she went unplaced.She has also represented Panama at Miss World University 2010 in Korea where she won the title of Miss Congeniality.
Virginia Hernández succeeds Miss Earth Panama 2015, Carmen Jaramillo, who won three gold medals at Miss Earth 2015, by bagging the title of Best in Long Gown, Best in Sport, Best in Cocktail Wear. Carmen Jaramillo also won the second runner up title in Best National Costume of Americas Continent at Miss Earth 2015. Nonetheless, Carmen Jaramillo went unplaced at the said pageant.
In its fifteen years of participation, Panama has placed only once at Miss Earth pageant through Stefanie de Roux Martin at Miss Earth 2006, whereby she was adjudged as Top 8 finalist. Panama is yet to win its first Miss Earth crown.