Miss Grand Puerto Rico 2017

Brenda Azaria Jimenez, a 22-year-old Biology and Psychology Honors student at the University of Puerto Rico, has been crowned Miss Grand Puerto Rico 2017 and will represent the Caribbean island during the 5th Miss Grand International finals in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, next October.

With a height of 176 cm, she plans to one day become a Neonatal Pediatrician in hopes of helping children to have a better quality of life.  Not new to pageantry, she competed in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant held in the Philippines.

Jimenez was raised in Aguadilla Puerto Rico where she played on numerous basketball teams on a local and national level. Pigeon racing, horseback riding and modeling are some of her favorite pastimes. Throughout her life, she has volunteered with community initiatives to help the homeless by collecting food and personal items.