Contestants were judged on several criteria, including their smile, congeniality, elegance and beauty.
The competition coincided with Mother’s Day and serves as a reminder that age, is just a number.
According to Irenilda de Oliveira Meneses who was speaking in Portuguese said she is speechless as she never expected to emerge winner.
“We came out here to dance, to have fun, to parade around, and we succeeded; it’s really emotional, very emotional. I am so swept away, I am speechless. I am still speechless.”
Out of 200 ladies that tried out for the competition, 25 finalists were selected.
87-year-old Maria Helena Fernandes was the oldest beauty vying for the crown.