Panamá Centro (Vander Werf, Universe), Coclé (Ibáñez, Earth), Bocas del Toro (González, World) and Jordán (Chiriquí, International) /

Stephanie Vander Werf (25), a TV presenter and restaurant manager from Panama City was crowned Miss Panama 2012 during an event held at the Riu Plaza Panama on March 30th.  Vander Werf, who holds a degree in public relations, stands 177 cm and will represent her country at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in December.

Crowned as Miss World Panama was Maricely Gonzalez (23) who will compete in the Miss World pageant in Ordos, China; Gonzalez is a singer and student who stands 172 cm in height.

Miss International Panama is Karen Jordan, and Miss Earth Panama is Ana Lorena Ibañez.

Yinela Yero and Astrid Caballero completed the Top 6 finalists. 12 women competed in the pageant, which had Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete as special guest. Photos courtesy Dealante and Zoom Panama

Miss Panama 2012: Stephanie Vander Werf will participate in Miss Universe next December

To Miss World: Maricely Gonzalez

To Miss International: Karen Jordan

To Miss Earth: Ana Lorena Ibanez

Top 6 Finalists: Bocas del Toro, Herrera, Panama Centro, Veraguas, Chiriqui, Cocle