“Ariba la Republica Dominicana,” says the new crowned beauty winner Franisca Lachapel at the Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015 grand finale of Univision’s televised beauty pageant.
I guess the third time is a charm for Dominican Republic, who has lost in the finals the last two-years. But NBL’s ninth season of excitement, glamour and drama did not stop Lachapel from winning the crown while representing her native land with beauty and elegance.
Contestants Nathalia Casco (Honduras), Catherine Castro (Cuba… wait, I mean Puerto Rico) and Clarissa Molina (Dominican Republic) were also in the finals in front of judges, thousands of fans and millions of television viewers.
Fans of the show and supporters of Lachapel exploded on social media when she was crowned the winner of NBL.
“Ariba Dominicanas,” said Twitter user Francis Suero. “Si se puedes.”
Jasmin on Twitter wrote, “No one understands how happy I am that a Dominican finally won Nuestra Belleza Latina for the first time”
“OMG,” tweeted @Shantalx7, “I’m so happy.”
On Instagram, NBL’s page has received close to 6,000 comments (or complaints and catfights) and over 28 thousand likes showcasing their support for the newly crowned belleza.
“100% satisfied que viva Francisca Lachapel,” said Instagram user Martinez Antonio 254. “Los Mexicanos estamos muy orgullosos de ti Francisca,” (The Mexicans are proud of you Francisca) she commented.
Hawkin Brown commented with the hashtag “#DominicanPower por fin,” (about time).