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Priscila Perales Biography

Silvia Priscila Perales Elizondo (born February 24, 1983 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a beauty queen from Mexico who won the 2007 Miss International title.

Prior to her participation in the national pageant Nuestra Belleza Mexico, Perales studied Sciences and Communication at the University of Monterrey and was also doing runway modeling aside from her studies. In 2004, she participated in her state pageant and placed first runner-up. Perales competed for the state title again the following year, winning the title and becoming her state's representative to Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2005, held September 2, 2005 in the state of Aguascalientes. In the national competetion, Perales won the Nuestra Belleza Mexico title.

Perales later moved to Mexico City to start the preparing for the Miss Universe pageant. She also participated in social and charity events with the Nuestra Belleza Mexico Organization and The Televisa Foundation, helping abused children. On July 23, 2006, Perales represented her country in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant held in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She placed in the top ten, competing in swimsuit and evening gown. The competition was won by Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico. After the Miss Universe Pageant Perales briefly worked as a news anchor.

On September 2, 2006, Perales was succeeded by Rosa María Ojeda of the state of Sinaloa.

In 2007, after the Nuestra Belleza Mexico organization obtained the franchise for Miss International, Perales was chosen to be the country's representative in that pageant, held in Tokyo, Japan. On October 15, 2007, she was crowned Miss International, becoming Mexico's first representative to win that title.


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