The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Contestants to Visit Food For The Poor

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2015) – The MISS UNIVERSE®contestants from select countries will visit Food For The Poor’s headquarters in Coconut Creek, Fla., on Monday, Jan.12 at 11 a.m., to learn about what the organization is doing in each of the countries they are representing.

“The MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant does so much to spotlight the wonderful and exotic cultures worldwide, while maximizing the potential of its contestants. We are honored to be granted this opportunity to show the pageant participants what Food For The Poor is doing in their homelands,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor.

The women will tour the Food For The Poor headquarters, where they will learn about housing, water, and educational projects implemented by the charity. The reigning Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, along with the following contestants, will attend:

Miss Universe Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo; Miss Universe El Salvador, Patricia Murillo; Miss Universe Guatemala, Ana Mountúfar Urrutia; Miss Universe Guyana, Niketa Barker; Miss Universe Honduras, Gabriela Ordoñez; Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell; Miss Universe Mexico, Josselyn Garciglia; Miss Universe Nicaragua, Marline Barberena; Miss Universe Panama, Yomatsy Hazelwood De La Rosa; Miss Universe St. Lucia, Roxanne Didier-Nicholas; and Miss Universe Trinidad, Jevon King.

Monday is the fifth anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti. Miss Universe Haiti, Christie Desir, also will be at Food For The Poor, which has worked tirelessly to help the country rebuild.

The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will take place in Doral-Miami and will air live from the FIU Arena on NBC, Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m.) with simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo. The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, which uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit

Wanda Wright

Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079