News Releases

Miss Fiesta San Antonio® 2018 Crowned

SAN ANTONIO (October 18, 2017) – On the evening of October 18, 2017 after an exciting program, Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2018 was crowned. We are honored to announce that Carla Juarez has been selected as Miss Fiesta San Antonio® 2018!

Carla Juarez is a 21-year-old Texas native. At an early age, Carla struggled to learn in school due to a language barrier. Despite this, she worked hard to excel in the classroom and achieved the distinction of Salutatorian upon graduating high school. Currently, Carla is an Honors College senior studying Accounting at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Carla has spent the past two years at UTSA working with student leaders and administrators to improve the university and increase student involvement. In doing so she has served as Student Body Secretary for the Student Government Asso

ciation, Vice-President for the First to Go and Graduate organization, an Involvement Ambassador, and as a member of the University Center, University Assembly, and First Gen Councils. Carla’s future plans include pursuing a Master’s of Accountancy and staying connected to the San Antonio community by serving as an advocate for education.

Her community service project proposal is to educate young students in underperforming public schools in ways to become better students and includes a book drive to encourage reading at home, school presentations and community outreach events.


About the Miss Fiesta San Antonio Program

The Fiesta San Antonio Foundation conducts charitable, educational and cultural programs related to and in furtherance of Fiesta® San Antonio. To become a charitable program, the Miss Fiesta selection process changed from a beauty pageant to an internship, during which Miss Fiesta executes a community service project.

For her community service project, Miss Fiesta selects one of the Fiesta® San Antonio Foundation’s program areas of Arts and Culture, History and Heritage, Safety, Health and Wellness, or Education.

She develops and implements a project plan around that area, as well as attends Fiesta events as an ambassador, raising the public’s awareness of the Fiesta® San Antonio Foundation and her project plan. Miss Fiesta San Antonio serves as one of nine official kings and queens who reign over the city’s annual Fiesta celebration.