Miss Universe contestant represents El Salvador with Bitcoin-inspired costume


Actress and model Alejandra Guajardo represented El Salvador in the preliminary competition of the Miss Universe 2022 pageant by wearing a costume featuring Bitcoin (BTC) during her walk across the stage.

In a Jan. 12 post on her Instagram account tagging Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, Guajardo shows herself walking gracefully with a giant colón — one of the country’s accepted currencies until 2001 — strapped to her back adorned with cocoa beans. In her right hand, the pageant contestant carries a staff topped with a large physical Bitcoin.

“This look represents El Salvador’s history of currency,” said the Miss Universe announcer. “For a long time, cocoa was used, and then the colón, until it was replaced by the U.S. dollar. In 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to use Bitcoin as legal tender. You don’t need a sash to walk around dressed as cash.”

Alejandra Guajardo, wearing a Bitcoin…

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