Sarah Loinaz on winning Miss Universe Spain 2021 and her dreams

Of Moroccan origin through her mother, the model Sarah Loinaz was elected Miss Universe Spain 2021. She talked to HBVN about growing up in a family of mixed cultures and the beauty of diversity.

Miss Universe Spain 2021 Sarah Loinaz on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam. Clothing, Pho Firenze. Earrings, Dublos. Bracelet, Regina. Shoes, Jimmy Choo.

“I can’t believe it. There’s a story behind this picture. Many doors were closed on me,… but I decided to get up and fight regardless of the difficulties I was facing along the way,” Sarah Loinaz posted that message on Instagram. The photo showed Andrea Martínez, Miss Universe Spain 2020, crowning Sarah Loinaz as Miss Universe Spain 2021 on October 16th.

Dress, Marco & Maria. Earrings, Martina Dorta.

Sarah Loinaz is from San Sebastian, a historic city recognized worldwide for its beauty, history, and gastronomy. Her mom was from Agadir, Morocco. Her dad was from San-Sebastián, Spain. Loinaz said, “Having the opportunity to grow up in a family of different nationalities has given me the vision of what I represent today – diversity. I am very proud of where I come from and of my origins.”

Dress, Marco & Maria. Earrings, Martina Dorta.

Loinaz can speak four different languages. The first is Euskera, which is the dialect of the Basque Country in Spain. Arabic, English, and Spanish are the other three. She told HBVN, “The advantage of being able to use four different languages is the possibility to communicate with people from different parts of the world.” Currently, she is finishing her studies in business administration and management.

Dress, Hihgly Preppy. Earrings, Dublos.

The beauty queen has been working as a model for 9 years. Thanks to this, she has had the opportunity to work and live in different parts of the world such as Milan, Paris, or Dubai. She has walked for Revlon in Paris, for Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Custo Barcelona, Juanjo Oliva, Isabel Zapardiez … among others. Loinaz was chosen as the face of the Swarovski Middle Eastern campaign in 2019. For her, it was an incredible opportunity to be the image of such a recognized brand.

Dress, Sophie & Lucie. Earrings, Martina Dorta.

Regarding Miss Universe Spain 2021, it was not the first time Sarah Loinaz participated in this beauty pageant. She smiled, “I participated for the first time in Miss Universe Spain in 2017. I was the first runner-up. Four years later, I can finally say with gratitude: I have won the title of Miss Universe Spain. I have worked so hard for it. With the decision to participate for the second time, I wanted to prove that it is important to dream. And we have to work hard to achieve what we yearn for.”

Dress, Maksu. Earrings, Martina Dorta. Jacket, Uterque.

Looking forward, the 23-years-old beauty queen is to represent Spain in the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. The contest will take place in Eilat, Israel, on December 12, 2021. This year’s Miss Universe will focus on climate change among other social and global issues faced by participants and their countries. To prepare for the global contest, Sarah Loinaz said, “A percentage of my Miss Universe wardrobe will be sustainable clothing. Some of the designs will be made with biodegradable materials.”

Dress, Sophie & Lucie. Belt, Uterque. Earrings, Émolo. Shoes, Hermès.

The only time Spain won the Miss Universe competition was in 1974. What would Sarah Loinaz do if she wins this year? She said, “I want to represent the diversity of the new generation. I would focus on working a year with the organization. And sharing a bit of the magic of my country with the rest of the world. At the end of the term, I hope to leave a positive legacy in working for human rights in the world.”

Dress, Hihgly Preppy. Earrings, Dublos.

Production team:

H.M.U.A: Aalejandro Gonzalez
Photographer: Gerardo Valido
Fashion Agency: Marc Juan Comunicación

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