Costa Rica 1997, Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría got sick during
Miss Costa Rica pageant and the last day of rehearsals she vanished.
Recovering to the high temperature
and with the symptoms of varicela, the young lady with 19 years
old became well and participated in final night in the Melico
Zalazar Theatre of San Jose, Costa Rica on October, 1996.
The competition was very fought between she and Rebeca Escalante
Trejos who won later Miss Costa Rica World.
Gabriela won the Miss Costa Rica
crown and as soon as she recovered of disease, she took her suitcase
and went to the Philippines for competition in Miss Asia Pacific
In Manila Gabriela became a big
favourite and won the Miss Asia Pacific title in 1996, besides
that, she won best body award and miss photogenic award.
Next year she travelled to Miami
in order to participated in Miss Universe pageant, she finished
in 12th place.
beauty pageant experience’s Gabriela began in 1995 when
she was 17 years old competed in International Coast Queen she
placed 1st runner up and won miss photogenic award, few moths
later she was invited to represent Costa Rica in World Banana
Queen Pageant where she won and also won miss photogenic award.
Gabriela is nowadays a very important executive of Punto Rojo
Corporation in beauty products field and she is one of the most
remembered and loved by her numerous triumphs.