Carolina Rodriguez of Costa Rica was crowned Reina Mundial del Banano (Banana World Queen) 2015 in Machala, Ecuador on September 26. The Vice-Queen ("Virreina") is Yulizka Guevara Arocha of Venezuela. The remaining finalists included Victoria Soto of Argentina, Melissa Gustavson Riboty of Peru, Samantha González Rubio of Mexico, Franciele Olivato of Brazil, and Ling Yang of Taiwan. Sixteen countries competed in the annual pageant which is open to banana-producing countries.
Rodriguez's preparation team is led by Basilio Quesada, the franchise owner. Rodriguez is the fifth woman from Costa Rica to have won the title. The other winners include:
|Rosibel Chacon (1985)|
|Gabriela Aguilar (1995)|
|Adriana Zúñiga (1997)|
|Veronica González (2006)|
|Carolina Rodriguez with Critical Beauty's Hector Joaquin Colon Gonzalez who met Carolina earlier this year in Costa Rica where is currently fulfilling his acting career.|