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Pageant Director: 

Cinthia Cabrera, Director
(Board Member) 

Pageant Committee Members
Mercades Cruz, (Parade & Fest Board Member) 
Nancy Echevarria (Parade & Fest Board Member)
igitte Gigi Figueroa
Delanie Santiago
Iris Jimenez 
Nadia Rodriguez Rosado 

To request an appearance from the Mr. & Miss Puerto Rico title holders email: 


2nd Annual Mr. & Miss Puerto Rico Pageant

Saturday June 22, 2024 

12 pm - 4 pm, Mattatuck Museum

The Mr. & Miss Waterbury Puerto Rico Pageant (please note that it's not a "beauty" pageant) is a cultural pageant celebrating young people in the Greater Waterbury Community who want to represent the Puerto Rican Culture.  For years the City of Waterbury held a Miss Waterbury Puerto Rico pageant and the women of this pageant have gone on to become leaders in our community.  The new pageant will welcome men and women and is open and inclusive for any individual who self identifies in either role. 

Our Inagurarl Reigning Monarchs are: 


Mr. Puerto Rico of Greater Waterbury:  Angelo Martone, Ponce 

Miss Puerto Rico of Greater Waterbury: Jayleen Rivera, Salinas 

Mr. Teen Puerto Rico of Greater Waterbury: Luis Miguel Santiago, San Juan 

Miss Teen Puerto Rico of Waterbury Roseminely Cruz, San Juan 

The goal of the Pageant is to educate and inspire each contestant to develop confidence and teamwork while appreciating her culture by learning about Puerto Rico.  Each contestant must submit an essay about why they want to serve and give a history of their City/Town and prepare a presentation board. 

Each participant demonstrates and displays his/her uniqueness throughout different performing/quality areas: preliminary interviews, cultural costumes, opening presentation / streetwear, formal wear, and on stage question.

The selected pageant title holders spend their reign-year meeting elected officials, attending community events, and participating in educational and recreational activities. At the end of their reign-year, each title holder receives a small scholarship.

Registrations for the 2024 Mr. & Miss Puerto Rico Cultural pageant is open, this year we will be adding Mr. & Miss Pre Teen Puerto Rico of Greater Waterbury, and Mr. & Miss Chiquitio/a Puerto Rico of Greater Waterbury.  

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