Catalina Robayo

María Catalina Robayo Vargas (born May 12, 1989 in Palmira) is a Colombian lawyer, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Colombia 2010 and represented Colombia in Miss Universe 2011.

Catalina Robayo
María Catalina Robayo Vargas

(1989-05-12) May 12, 1989 (age 30)[2]
Other namesCatalina Robayo
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
TitleMiss Valle 2010
Miss Colombia 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss Colombia 2010
(Miss Elegance)
Miss Universe 2011
(Top 16)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Robayo studied Law at Pontifical Xavierian University in Cali.

Miss Valle 2009Edit

Prior to competing in Miss Colombia 2010, Robayo was given the chance to represent Valle in Miss Colombia 2009 when the original Miss Valle 2009, Diana Salgado, was forced to resign because "her body measures surpassed the normal requirements of the competition."[3]

Robayo only participated in the first week of the 2009 Miss Colombia pageant, after Salgado sued Valle del Cauca Department organizing committee, and regained the right to represent Valle in Miss Colombia 2009.

Miss Colombia 2010Edit

A year later, Robayo competed once again as Miss Valle in her country's national pageant, Miss Colombia 2010, held in Cartagena on November 15, 2010, where she obtained the Miss Elegance award[4] and the title of Miss Colombia, gaining the right to represent her country in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant,[5] broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.[6]

Miss Universe 2011 resultsEdit

Miss Colombia was elected into the 16 finalists to take part in the world-wide televised event. However, she was eliminated in the first round and never made it to the top ten of Miss Universe 2011[7] which would eventually won by Miss Angola.


  1. ^ a b c "The New Miss Colombia's Catalina Robayo Vargas". El Tiempo. November 15, 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Catalina Robayo vuelve a ser señorita Valle". El Colombiano. April 9, 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Diana Salgado Took Over As Miss Valle on arrival to Cartagena". El Tiempo. November 6, 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Valle, the country's most beautiful queen". El Heraldo. November 16, 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Miss Valle del Cauca, new national beauty queen". Revista Semana. November 16, 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  6. ^ "São Paulo, Brazil to host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC". PRNewswire. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Miss Colombia left out of Miss Universe's ten most beautiful". Colombia Reports. September 12, 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Natalia Navarro
Miss Colombia
Succeeded by
  Daniella Álvarez