Iris Salguero grew up in Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize. As one of twelve siblings, Iris learned the importance of being patient and how to be a team player at a very young age. In high school, she had to finance her own education and was proud to graduate as Salutatorian. Iris plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in digital marketing and will eventually open a trade school in her community.
In the meantime, Iris is working as a brand ambassador and model for local businesses owned by female entrepreneurs. For the last two years, she was part of S.H.I.N.E., an organization dedicated to building healthy self-esteem for teenage girls.
As a survivor of an abusive relationship, she is fighting to end violence against women and is a voice for those who suffer in silence. Iris is passionate about the environment and participated in several clean up campaigns to spread awareness on the importance of protecting the natural resources in Belize.
MISS UNIVERSE will be the fourth international pageant that Iris has participated in while representing her country.
Iris is one of twelve children. Her sibling’s ages span from 49 to 22.
Iris considers herself an adrenaline junkie; her goal is to skydive into the Great Blue Hole in Belize this year!
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