Nadia Ferreira was recently named Miss Universe Paraguay 2021 after winning her pageantry career and modeling for designer Custo Barcelona during New York Fashion Week.
Horacio Cartes is currently president of Paraguay. An influential politician and businessman, Cartes is affiliated with Colorado Party.
Early Life and Education
Paraguay is home to many talented individuals who have distinguished themselves in various fields. Augusto Roa Bastos made waves as an innovative writer; Carlos Franco and Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia both became influential political figures who inspired others by working hard toward reaching their dreams. These superstars left an indelible mark on Paraguay, leaving behind indelible imprints which will forever remind others to achieve success and follow in their footsteps.
Nadia Ferreira is an aspiring beauty queen and has competed in the Miss Universe pageant. A keen admirer of fashion, Nadia has worked as a model for brands such as Custo Barcelona.
As well as her passion for fashion, she also enjoys jet skiing and sky diving – something she regularly shares photos and videos of on social media. Most recently she married Marc Anthony and remains heavily involved in charitable initiatives.
Francisco Solano Lopez became famous for infamous reasons rather than positive ones; as one of Paraguay’s rulers during one of its bloodiest periods in history – the War of the Triple Alliance.
Luisa Quintela (Fashion Designer):
After studying fashion both in Argentina and Paris, Luisa quickly made a name for herself in fashion design renowned for her use of quality materials and intricate details in her designs.
Achievement and Honors
Paraguay has long demonstrated a dedication to sport, so it should come as no surprise that many of their celebrities are athletes. Their performances embody the spirit of Paraguayan competition while serving as inspirations to younger generations.
Some of these individuals are also widely celebrated for their achievements in the arts. Johann Vera is an esteemed singer-rapper renowned for his smooth vocals and diverse rap style which have propelled him to success as an entertainer.
Nadia Ferreira, Miss Universe Paraguay 2021. Ferreira also models for top designers such as Custo Barcelona during New York Fashion Week. Ferreira represents Paraguayan beauty while advocating for environmental preservation and children.
Paraguayan football fans take their sport seriously, so it should come as no surprise that many of their top celebrities are top-level players. Yet some have made an impression off the pitch.
Leryn Franco is an iconic symbol of Paraguayan success and her story serves as an example for many young people – much like that of deceased soccer player Jose Luis Chilavert and beloved Catholic priest Padre Fidel Maiz, both deceased figures who inspired many young Paraguayans with their achievements.
Roa Bastos is a celebrated writer who delves deep into Paraguay’s political and social realities, from criticizing former dictator Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda’s legacy to shedding light on the lives of poorest citizens. Considered an intellectual in his country of birth, his work has won him international admiration. Additionally to writing, she enjoys modeling career development as well as being heavily engaged with charity activities.
Paraguay, located between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia is often referred to as ‘the Forgotten Country’ due to the long period in its history that was spent being neglected and its associated human rights abuses.
Politicization and corruption mar the justice system, with poor defendants often facing high bail amounts and drawn-out legal proceedings while politically connected or wealthy individuals often enjoy immunity from legal proceedings.
Fashion designer Paola Maltese is well-renowned for her elegant yet contemporary designs, earning praise from celebrities and members of royalty across the world. Known for using fine materials with intricate details, Paola studied fashion design in Argentina and Paris prior to opening her first boutique in Asuncion; currently she also operates shops in New York, Milan and Paris.