Miss Panama or Señorita Panamá is Panama’s official preliminary pageant to the Miss Universe International pageants. Each year, one winner is chosen to represent the country of Panama at the Miss Universe pageant. They also receive the opportunity to represent the Miss Universe Organization throughout their home states for the duration of their reign as well as a prize package selected by the Miss Panama directors.
All contestants for Miss Panama must participate in four areas of competition: private panel interview with the judges, swimsuit, evening gown, and onstage question. Women who live in Panama and who are older than 18 years of age and younger than 28 years of age are eligible to compete in Miss Panama. Additionally, contestants must never have been married or given birth to a child.