My name is Joana Santos, I’m 22 years old and I am representing my beautiful country, Portugal. I was born and raised in a small county, Mafra, wich belongs to de capital of Portugal, Lisbon.
I’m passionate about fashion since I can remembre so I love to model. At the age of 13 I participated at my first beauty contest because my mom signed me in. I always loved fashion but when I was a little girl I was very shy so I panicked! But gess what? My mom was right and I loved it! Since then I have participated in other contests like Miss Queen Portugal national competition which allowed me to have my first international experience representing my country, in Miss Mediterranean 2016. After a while, I returned to compete in Miss Queen Portugal and got the Miss Intercontinental Portugal title and I couldn’t be more excited to be able to represent my country again, this time in this prestigious pageant.
I just finished my degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at college. As a dietist, I want to help people to be helthy and feel good with them selves, in their own skin. Because I truly believe that happyness comes when you love and take care of yourself.
I’ve always played sports in my whole life: gymnastics, swimming, ballet, commercial dance and more recently gym. Traveling is something that I also passionate about because I love being able to discover the beauty of our world, to get to know new countries and their cultures.
I’m a kind, strong, confident and hard working woman, always ready for a good challenge.