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2015 Miss Carnaval Miami winner announced

Kassandra Montandon takes the crown in 33rd annual event

The 2015 Miss Carnaval Miami is Kassandra Montandon.

MIAMI – The 33rd annual Miss Carnaval Miami pageant took place Saturday evening in Little Havana.

Dozens of lovely ladies waited to find out just who took home the crown.

The 2015 Miss Carnaval Miami is Kassandra Montandon, organizers announced Saturday night.

The community gathered to cheer on their favorite Hispanic contestants at the Manuel Artime Theater.

The event was presented by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, and allows girls and women between the ages of 16 to 25 to showcase their beauty and talent for a chance to receive a $2,500 college scholarship.

The winner also gains an automatic entry to the Miss Florida USA pageant among other fantastic prizes.