Nadia Ferreira

Nadia Tamara Ferreira (born 10 May 1999) is a Paraguayan fashion model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Paraguay 2021. As Miss Universe Paraguay, Ferreira represented Paraguay at Miss Universe 2021, finishing as 1st Runner-Up.[1] Ferreira had previously been crowned Miss Teen Universe Paraguay 2015, and placed as 3rd Runner-Up at Miss Teen Universe 2015.

Nadia Ferreira
Nadia Tamara Ferreira

(1999-05-10) 10 May 1999 (age 23)
Villarrica, Paraguay
EducationUniversidad Americana
  • Model
  • beauty pageant titleholder
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Teen Universe Paraguay 2015
Miss Universe Paraguay 2021
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Miss Teen Universe 2015
(3rd Runner-Up)
Miss Universe 2021
(1st Runner-Up)

As a fashion model, Ferreira first garnered recognition in 2018, after being selected to walk in the F/W 2018 show for Custo Barcelona at New York Fashion Week. She has since appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel, and Robb Report Singapore.



Ferreira debuted in a Patrol Jeans commercial and other advertising campaigns.[2]

In an Asunción fashion show, her silk dress slipped and bared her chest, garnering media attention. She said it would have been unprofessional to fix her dress while walking, so she continued with her walk and posture. Her fan club commended her actions.[3]

She walked the runway in many occasions, including the New York Fashion Week, creating an uproar in local and international media from both supporters and critics alike.[4]

She has also walked in fashion shows in Milan, Santiago, Paris, Brasil, Uruguay and Paraguay.[5]

In 2018, she signed with the model agency Wilhelmina, famous for models such as Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.[6] She was featured in Gettyimages editorial photography.[7]

In March 2019, she released a new photo in her Instagram account announcing she had been selected to appear in Cosmo Fashion Night in Mexico City. In the photo, she was seen walking close to mariachi musicians.[8]

On September 9, 2021, she tripped on her high heels and nearly fell during the Custo Barcelona Spring/Summer 2022 fashion show, held as part of the New York Fashion Week.[9] The incident was widely reported in the media,[10][11] and several commentators wondered if she had hurt herself, leading her to officially declare that she had only superficial scratches (and a bruised ego).[12]


Ferreira became a local celebrity after her participation in Telefuturo's Parodiando, a 2015 television show in which participants perform parodies of famous singers, for her parodies of artists like Taylor Swift and Violetta.[13]


In 2015, Ferreira represented Guairá in Miss Teen Universe Paraguay 2015 and eventually won the title. She represents her country at Miss Teen Universe 2015 which was held in Guatemala and was placed as the third runner-up. On August 31, 2021, Ferreira was appointed as Miss Universe Paraguay 2021. At the end of the event, she succeeded outgoing Miss Universe Paraguay 2020 Vanessa Castro. Ferreira then represented Paraguay at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in Eilat, Israel,[14][15][16][17] placing as the first runner-up, the highest placement for the country in the history of the pageant to date.[1]

Fashion Week appearances

Personal life

As of February 2022, Nadia Ferreira is in a relationship with singer Marc Anthony. They got engaged on 13 May, 2022.[23]


  1. ^ a b "Miss Universe 2021: India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu beats Paraguay's Nadia Ferreira to become Miss Universe". Jagran English. 13 December 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ "PATROL JEANS". Vimeo. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Nadia Ferreira hizo topless accidentalmente". Crónica (in European Spanish). 9 May 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Nadia Ferreira en la semana de la moda en NY, un sueño hecho realidad". StarMedia (in Mexican Spanish). 11 September 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Biografia". NADIA FERREIRA (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Nadia Ferreira firmó contrato con una reconocida agencia de modelos de New York". (in European Spanish). 24 September 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Nadia Ferreira Pictures and Photos | Getty Images". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  8. ^ "#cosmopolitanmx Instagram world photos and videos". Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  9. ^ "El resbalón de Nadia Ferreira en el "NY Fashion Week"". (in Spanish). 10 September 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Resbalón de Nadia en importante pasarela yanki fue viral". (in Spanish). 10 September 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Nadia Ferreira's slip up at New York Fashion Week went viral". 12 September 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Nadia Ferreira desmiente lesión después de su resbalón". (in Spanish). 18 September 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  13. ^ "¡Nadia Ferreira suma otra victoria en el Parodiando!". (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Esta noche se revelará a la Miss Universo Paraguay 2021" (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  15. ^ "nadia ferreira model - Google Search". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  16. ^ "teen-universe | 2014". Teen Universe. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Nadia Ferreira es la nueva Miss Universo Paraguay 2021" (in Spanish). UltimaHora. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  18. ^ Karol Cantero (5 October 2017), New York Fashion Week 2017 - CustoBarcelona & Nadia Ferreira, retrieved 12 March 2019
  19. ^ "Nadia Ferreira sigue nadando en las aguas del modelaje internacional". (in European Spanish). 27 February 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  20. ^ Paris Videostars (10 March 2018), Model Nadia Ferreira @ Paris 2 march 2018 Fashion Week show Balmain #PFW, retrieved 12 March 2019
  21. ^ "Los rostros juveniles que se tomarán el Santiago Fashion Week este fin de semana -". Biut (in Spanish). 9 April 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Paraguaya en pasarela de Qatar". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Marc Anthony y Nadia Ferreira confirmaron su compromiso con un espectacular anillo" (in Spanish). Infobae. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vanessa Castro
Miss Universe Paraguay
Succeeded by