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Miss Oneness 2011 Anielka Espino Nicaraguan Entrepreneur

By: Gregory Lewin 05/27/2016

In 2011 Anielka Espino was crowned Miss Oneness Queen. At the time Anielka was still searching deep within her being of where her future would take her and where it would lead her after pageantry. She has always had a great love for the modeling and fashion sector and the lifestyle it embraced, so naturally one would think that modeling would be her chosen career but little did we know Anielka had bigger dreams and was waiting for the opportune moment to bring them to reality. 

During her tenure with me as my Miss Oneness Queen, she understood the rigorous and dedicated training a beauty queen had to endure to be the best representative for her country and also how “putting your best face forward” was of equal importance with a healthy lifestyle. Albeit to this, Anielka’s mind was on high gear as to how she can encapsulate her love for the beauty industry and her other visions. As a beauty queen she understood the methodology of young women and the major role that cosmetics and beauty products play in their lives and how these products boosted a young woman’s self esteem, confidence and acceptance of their being.

Over the years I’ve been following her development and kept in touch as I do with all my past Miss Oneness queens. Anielka has a big heart, is very sensitive, smart, humble and has great ambitions to lead by example. She always strived for perfection in every facet of her life. She recognized the value of a great education and continued steadfast in pursuing her career in business communications and public relations.

I am very proud to see this dedicated young lady has grown up into a very successful and ambitious individual who never faltered in her vision and went on to carve her own niche in the business community with founding her very own company, with a line of beauty products all made in Nicaragua.

Anielka founded “BuenaVida” in September 2015. BuenaVida is a manufacturing company that uses only natural ingredients. All of their products are made from Coconut. The company initially started with making coconut oil to distribute as a diet supplement to help with weight management as well as in the removal of stretch marks, removal of facial spots, and increase of hair growth amongst other benefits.

The company is also working on a line of natural makeup for women that will not damage the skin but instead give it that radiant young look. 

Not only is the company based in Nicaragua but all products are made in Nicaragua by Nicaraguans. Anielka said her intention is to give the Nicaraguan people the confidence and trust that all BuenaVida products are made at home. In addition, the company is registered as a green company. All products are packaged in recyclable paper bags in an effort to help the environment.

Anielka said she is very proud to have placed fourth place last week from among 50 companies at the EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) competition.

Not only is Anielka an astute business woman but she embodies “striving to be the best”. Growing up Anielka had a fondness for air travel and took the initiative to follow through with this hobby and is now a fully trained pilot.
When asked about this and how she manages being a pilot and business woman she notes in a light hearted moment that she just wanted to follow through and enjoy every moment of being in the air, and becoming a registered pilot was the pinnacle of that dream, and she is very proud of this accomplishment.

On a personal note, I am very proud of this young lady. Her ambitions and dreams and the drive to never give up has landed her in a great place. Anielka Espino is indeed a shining example that perseverance and following your dreams are attainable. The sky is the limit and only you can channel those dreams into reality.
Congratulations to Miss Oneness 2011.