Jaquez a 21-year-old college freshman is of Mexican heritage and a Director of Focus Groups for Conway Schools.
“If Karla she wins the national title, she will advance to the international Miss Latin America of the World Pageant in representation of the USA,” said Chere Alayeto, Coordinating Director of the Organization Miss America Latina.
The finals and coronation will take place May 29 in the Taino Theatre inside the resort Barcelo Punta Cana.
The ceremony will feature Nashville band Saints of Havana as guest entertainers. California radio personality Jennifer Rodriguez will emcee.
Miss Latina US is the first national competition established in the country exclusively for Latinas and continues to be the only one whose winner advances to an international competition, Miss Latin America of the World Pageant.
The organization showcased the beauty and culture of Hispanic woman in the United States since 1981.
Miss America Latina, Inc., is headquartered in Miami, Florida. It produces the Miss Latina US™ and Miss Teen US Latina™ national pageants annually, as well as the Miss Latina America® an international pageant.
More info is available at the official pageant website www.missuslatina.com.