I watched part of this last night, very pretty contestants. Carmen Munoz of San Francisco de Macoris took the crown.

computer translation - photo on link:

SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS .- The young Carmen Isabel Muñoz Guzmán, representative of Duarte province, was crowned Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2017, within the framework of the gala held at the Gran Teatro del Cibao in this city.

Muñoz Guzmán prevailed before the finalists of Santo Domingo Este and Santiago.

The winner will represent the Dominican Republic in the Miss Universe 2017. The representative of Santiago, second runner-up, will go to Miss United Continents 2017. Likewise, the rest of the semifinalists will have the opportunity to participate in other international competitions.

31 were the candidates who represented the various provinces of the country to obtain the crown of the new edition of Miss RD Universe.

The organizer of the event, Magali Febles, apologized for crowning misses in swimsuit and not gala, as they had planned,

"We had a draw, we were prepared for six finalists and now there are seven, so we prefer to leave the girls' in a bathing suit," Febles said.

Likewise, Mayor Abel Martínez reiterated his commitment to a better Santiago and expressed, at the end of the ceremony, that he is proud to represent the city that served as host to the most important beauty contest in the country.

http://almomento.net/coronan-represe...s-rd-universo/