21-year-old Athena Eva McNinch was crowned Miss Universe Guam on Wednesday night at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. She will represent her island at the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant, scheduled for December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.
McNinch, a recipient of the 2017 Truman Scholar at the University of Guam, is currently a senior at the University of Guam, double majoring in Public Administration and Criminal Justice.
McNinch also won Best in Swimwear and Best in Evening Gown during the pageant. Kirsten Dahiling was crowned Miss International Guam 2018, while Keshia Lee won first runner up.