Twenty six Miss Colombia candidates and their queen bee Miss Colombia 2010 received the keys to the city of Cartagena on Thursday and were declared Guests of Honor by the mayor of the coastal city.
In a special ceremony at the Navel Museum of the Caribbean in front of more than 500 guests, the lovely ladies of Colombia were handed the keys by Cartagena Mayor Judith Pinedo Florez.
Miss Colombia 2010, Catalina Robayo, was also able to finally recieve the long-anticipated honor of becoming a high class latch key kid after she wasn’t able to in 2010 due to rough winter conditions in the city.
For the occasion, the candidates were dressed to kill in green and orange dresses by Cartagena-born designer Victor Buelvas and dripping in accessories from Carolina Cruz.
Fan favorites were visibly Miss Valle, Melina Ramirez Serna, who drove fans crazy with applause and appreciative shouting, as well as Miss Sucre, Helena Sofia Fadul Bolaños.
Needless to say Miss Cartagena was also a huge hit at the event with the love and adoration of her entire city cheering for her in the race for the Miss Colombia 2011 crown.
The patrimonial night was accompanied by a history lesson from the mayor in celebration of Cartagena’s upcoming 200th anniversary of independence, stating that the city was set free in Getsemani on November 11, 1811.