Zuleica Veríssimo wins Madrid beauty pageant and dedicates award to Cape Verde 03 March 2012
Santo Antão-born model Zuleica Veríssimo was elected “People’s Lady of Madrid” and “Lady of Madrid” on Friday, March 2. In addition to a monetary prize, the new “Lady of Madrid” (a sort of Miss Madrid) will participate, in the coming months, in a new beauty contest in which the next “Lady of Spain” will be chosen.
On her Facebook page, Zuleica Veríssimo thanks those who voted for her and dedicates her win to her native country, Cape Verde.
“Thank you very much for everything. I have been elected People’s Lady of Madrid and Lady of Madrid – in other words, Miss Madrid. I’m very happy and this is the best gift I could ever receive, as today is also my birthday. Thanks to all who voted for me. I have dedicated the distinction to Cape Verde and I’m very proud. Now, I’m anxiously awaiting the big day for the Lady of Spain contest,” writes the model.