The pageant, to be held for the second time at Mexico City’s state-of-the-
Prior to the show, contestants will visit a variety of locations throughout Mexico to prerecord segments and attend special events. Tourism locales featured in the show will include the colonial cities and prehispanic sites of the southeastern state of Chiapas as well as Cancun’s world-famous beaches, whose turquoise waters and white-sand shores will serve as a breathtaking backdrop for the pageant’s swimsuit photo shoot.
The pageant’s host city boasts attractions that rival the beauty of the contestants themselves. These include the world’s third-largest flower market (Cuemanco), three World Heritage Sites (the canals of Xochimilco, Luis Barragan’s House and Studio and the downtown area), the only castle in the Americas (Chapultepec)
Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006, joined Francisco Lopez Mena, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board, one of the pageant’s sponsors, to disclose the details of this event at the Cancun Media Marketplace, a one-day seminar in New York to showcase the tourism amenities of Mexico’s premier resort city.
In addition to hosting the pageant, Mexico has also produced a winner: Lupita Jones in 1991.
About the Mexico Tourism Board
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico's tourism attractions and destinations nationally and internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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