25-year-old Maria Polverino was crowned Miss Universo Italia 2017, in Rome on Saturday. She hails from the district of Pianura, western part of the city of Naples.
Miriam will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada this November to compete for the Miss Universe crown.
Miriam now works as a model and aspires to become an actress in the future. “I’m really honored to be the new Miss Universe Italy, thank you with all my heart for the people who believed in me.”