The two-day event that took place on 21 and 22 September was filled with a mixture of nerves and excitement.
The contestants completed themed challenges such as Mother Nature and Covid-19 and the following day saw two groups of women take to the catwalk in three rounds. In the first catwalk the women dressed simply in jeans and a white top, which was followed by cocktail dresses and finally the prom dress catwalk which Madelon Geerlings “loved the most”.
The competitors were received warmly by their hosts at the resort and when The Portugal News spoke to Madelon, she assured that they all conformed to the health rules by wearing masks and being socially distanced. Despite these regulations she said that it was the “best experience and I met the most wonderful people”.
Madelon had never entered a beauty competition before and “was not expecting to win” admitting that she felt nervous at first because of the competitive side of it but everyone “helped each other” and she was guided by her parents who told her to “go in with the attitude of meeting new people and having fun”. Madelon Geerlings will be entering in the Miss Portugal competition at the end of this year and if she is crowded Miss Portugal, she will have the exiting opportunity to be entered in the international competitions.