Local August 8, 2019 | 2:09 pm

The new Miss Haiti is also of Dominican origin

Gabriela Clesca Vallejo, was elected as the new Miss Haiti. (INSTAGRAM / @GABRIELA_CLESCA)

  • This is Gabriela Clesca Vallejo, a beautiful half Congolese and Dominican model

The most beautiful woman in Haiti was chosen. She will represent the Caribbean nation in the Miss Universe 2019. Her name is Gabriela Clesca Vallejo a beautiful half Congolese and Dominican model.

Gabriela, born in Haiti, to a Haitian-Congolese father and Dominican mother, was chosen in the final of the Miss Haiti contest, held on Thursday, July 18 in Pétion Ville, Port-au-Prince.

She points out that her paternal grandfather is Haitian and that her Congolese roots come from her paternal grandmother.

Gabriela with her mother, in an archive photograph. (External source / @ gabriela_clesca)

The message of the new queen


“The only obstacle that exists between you and your dearest dream is the willingness to try and the conviction that it is really possible.

Being elected Miss Haiti and representing my country on the international scene will remain for me the happiness of a lifetime. First, I thank the Almighty for giving me the courage to pursue this dream. I cannot find the words to express my gratitude and thankfulness to all those who believed in me and who supported me unconditionally from beginning to end. I especially thank my family and friends for making this dream come true. A very special thought for all candidates. For two months, we lived like a big family and I was able to discover the unique qualities of each of them. Today, I am honored to call them my friends.

I sincerely thank the “Miss Haiti organization” for this beautiful experience that will mark my life forever. Thanks to this contest and its supervision, I discovered in myself some hidden talents. I will proudly represent Haiti on the international scene and I am honored to be able to bring national colors up.

Flambeau as an emissary of my community, illustrating the pure and authentic values ​​that have been instilled in me. I promise to work hard to show a beautiful image of Haiti, my country where I grew up, my country that gave me everything. I regret that my grandfather Eddy Clesca has left too early without being able to live with me this great moment because I owe him everything I am today.”

As a teenager, the young woman moved with her family to Canada, where she studied International Development and Civil Law at the University of Ottawa.

The beauty commented that life hit her several times, showing her “things she didn’t want to see.” Gabriela said that “she felt sadness and failure,” but one thing is certain, “I have always stood up and will continue to believe that the best is in front of me,” the young lady published in her Instagram account after being crowned.


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