Volleyball will be present at 2007 Miss Universe
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 19, 2006.-
Wilma Blasini, who has been part of the National Women’s
Volleyball Team of Puerto Rico in several international
competitions, now will represent her country in a world
event, one where she will not be spiking and blocking.
The slender Blasini has been elected to represent Puerto Rico at
the 2007 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. She was selected among
participants from the different parts of the Caribbean island
during a luxurious show at Puerto Rico ’s Convention Center last
Blasini hopes to follow the steps of five Puerto Ricans beauty
queens that have been crowned while participating in the
prestigious contest starting with the election of Marisol Malaret
in 1970 and as recently as this year with reining Zuleyka Rivera.
She was member of the Carolina Giants team that won the title of
the Puerto Rican Women’s Superior League three years ago and last
season saw action with the Guaynabo Mets squad.
Blasini represented Puerto Rico during the 2003 Olympic
Qualification Tournament in Santo Domingo and also defended the
Puerto Rican colors at the Central American and Caribbean
University Games in 2004 also staged in the capital of Dominican