The new franchise holders of Miss Universe in Aruba organized a casting call to select finalists for the new Miss Universe Aruba competition; however only one young woman was interested and signed up. Due to these circumstances, organizers decided to designate her to represent the One Happy Island at the Miss Universe 2012 competition in Las Vegas, December 19th.

Here is the official press release, as published in their Facebook Page:

Announcement

In view of the fact that Miss Liza Nerelyn Helder, was the only person registered to participate in the Miss Aruba Universe Pageant, it has been decided yesterday, September 28, to appoint Miss Helder to represent Aruba in the Miss Universe Pageant to be held on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas. Miss Helder meets all the official requirements and she was judged to be a very competent participant for the Miss Universe Pageant.