Carolina Dementiev Justavino is the current Miss Universe Panama 2008
Carolina Dementiev Justavino, is the Miss Universe Panama 2008 contestant. Carolina Dementiev is 19 years old and comes from Panama city. Carolina, who is 5’9″ tall, has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is a professional model, student, and an avid swimmer, and TV host. She loves all outdoor sports, and is the winner of a Silver Medal in a Regional Swimming competition, where she represented Panama.
Carolina also owns a real estate business, which she wants to expand.
Carolina is the winner of the Señorita Panamá Realmente Bella 2008 title. The contest, a reality TV show that lasted 8 weeks, saw the participation of 10 women. The first runner-up was a former Elite Model titleholder, Karina Pinilla. The second runner-up was Ginelle Saldaña Gonzalez who will represent Panama in the Miss Earth2008 Beauty Pageant that will be held in the Philippines, in 2008. Estefania Varela was the third runner-up who will represent Panama in the Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 Beauty Pageant.
The producers of Senorita Panama had changed the format of the Miss Panama contest to that of a reality TV show, where 10 girls would live together for 8 weeks and participants would get knocked out during the 8 weeks. The format was changed because of the low ratings of the Miss Panama pageant.