26-year old Chantal Silliman from Santiago became on 10 September 2022 the first Dominican married woman to compete in a Miss Dominican Republic pageant.
She is the first Dominican to represent Santiago after the organizers of the pageant relaxed
the rules that did not allowed the participation of married women.
Silliman won the right to compete to represent the Dominican Republic in the Miss Universe pageant in 2023. She has two sons, 6 and 4 years old. Her husband and two children were the first to go up on stage to congratulate her upon her win on 10 September.
Silliman studies interior design at Infotep. She is otherwise a full time mom and wife.
22 September 2022