Justeen Amberth Cruz Lara, 23, of Guayaquil, Ecuador is currently in Poland participating in the Miss Supranational 2021 beauty pageant. She is a makeup artist and an interior design student.
If Cruz wins, she will be the first Miss Supranational from Ecuador. Her predecessor Fernanda Yépez, 28, of Manta, Ecuador was unplaced at Miss Supranational 2019, which was won by Anntonia Porsild, 26, of Thailand.
Cruz was Miss Ecuador New Jersey 2018. On May 23, 2020, she represented the Ecuadorian community in the United States at Miss World Ecuador 2020 and won the Miss Supranational Ecuador 2020 title.
Porsild will crown her successor at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland on August 21, 2021. This the 12th edition of the Poland-based international beauty pageant.
The Miss Supranational 2021 coronation night will air live on Polsat, Metro TV Indonesia and CNN Philippines. Including Ecuador, 58 countries and territories will be represented.
Crowned on December 6, 2019, Porsild was not able to crown her successor in 2020 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This makes her the Miss Supranational with the longest reign.
Miss Supranational is one of the Top 5 international beauty pageants. Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski serves as the executive producer while Andre Sleigh is the creative director, Pawe Dudek is the project manager, Marina Fusquine is the international licensing director and Paulina Osiewicz and Bartek Osumek are the project coordinators.