María Olivia Pinheiro Menacho (born October 29, 1983) is a Bolivian beauty pageant titleholder and model who was crowned Miss Bolivia 2010 and will represent her country in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.
orn to parents José Carlos Pinheiro and Cotty Menacho, Pinheiro started her pageant career in 1999 when, after just turning 16 years old, she represented her country at Miss Model of the World in Turkey and then a year later participated in Queen of the World 2000 in Germany, placing among the Top 10 semifinalists. It's then when Promociones Gloria, organizers of Miss Bolivia, named her Modelo Revelación 2000.
A year later, Pinheiro participated and became one of the favorites at International Queen of Flowers 2001 in Colombia, a pageant that was eventually won by Lilián Villanueva of Mexico. In 2002, she participated in her fourth international competition, Miss Intercontinental in Germany and a year later, represented Bolivia in her fifth contest, International Female Model 2003 in Aruba.
She's also worked as a model in her native Bolivia for the past decade and has been elected Queen of Comparsa at Santa Cruz de la Sierra's carnival celebrations twice: at age 16 as Queen of Chirapas Jrs. 2000 and at age 20 as Queen of Tremendazos 2004.
Pinheiro, who stands 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) tall, competed as Miss Santa Cruz against 18 other delegates in her country's national pageant, Miss Bolivia, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on August 26, 2010, where she became the eventual winner of the title and was crowned by outgoing titleholder Claudia Arce, gaining the right to represent Bolivia in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, to be broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Pinheiro)
Images Courtesy of Miss Bolivia