My name is Karla Barreto, Mrs. Peru Global United 2019, which is a pageant system whose contestants are people who exemplify the beauty that comes from serving others in the community. Each year they help raise funds for childhood cancer research. It’s an honor for me to represent the Peruvian community for first time in this pageant. I will be traveling this upcoming July to participate in the International Beauty Pageant, Mrs. Global United.
As part of the Peruvian Community in the United States, I actively participate in a number of cultural celebrations. I was chosen as Mrs. Peruvian Parade 2018 -2019, which is the largest and most colorful celebration of Peruvian heritage, traditions and culture outside of Peru. Also, I had the pleasure of participating in several events to promote our heritage, traditions, arts, music and folklore.
In addition, I had the opportunity to volunteer in several charity events in benefit of the poorest communities in Peru thanks to the foundation Lazos de Amor y Sonrisas, whose founder is a fellow Peruvian citizen - Maritza Guevara Sanchez. As well, I travel to my beautiful country to volunteer with diverse charities that give hope and support to children with need and in extreme poverty and malnutrition and mentor young talent that lives in extreme poverty and suffers from domestic violence. I am an activist for the protection of the environment, against bullying and mistreatment of women.
Thank you for supporting me during this competition, and I will continue working in benefit of our beautiful country Peru.