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Reporter for PageantryNOW


Miss Cuban American (2001) Title Winner

Reina 20 de Mayo (2000) Title Winner

Model of the New Era (1999) Title Winner

Miss Miami International Mall Model Search (1999) Semi-Finalist

Miss Florida Latina US (1995) 1st Runner Up, prelim to Miss America Latina US

Miss Art Deco Carnival Dore (1994) 4th Runner Up 

J.C. Penney’s Hispanic Designer Model Search Miami (1993) Semi Finalist 

Miss Cuban American (1993) Top 10 Finalist

Miss Carnival Barranquilla International (1992) Top 15 Finalist 


Executive director of Miss Art Deco Beauty Pageant (2012 - 2022)

Preliminary director for Miss Florida USA® and Miss Florida Teen USA® (2010-2017),

-Miss Universe Organization (MUO) 

Bridal Expo Fashion Show coordinator (2011 - 2018)

Managing State director for Florida and Georgia for Miss Grand United States (2017)

-Miss Grand International (MGI)

Video Producer for Miss Earth Florida and Miss Earth Cuba (2018), Miss Earth (ME)

National Director for Miss Intercontinental Cuba (2018, 2021), Miss Intercontinental (MIC)

Social Media Director for Miss Connecticut USA® and Miss Connecticut Teen USA® (2020 -2023), Miss USA Organization 

Traveling Manager for Miss Teen USA® 2019, Kaleigh Garris,

-Miss Universe Organization (MUO)

National Director for Miss Teen Charm Cuba (2021), Miss Teen Charm International

National Director for Miss Earth Cuba (2021 - 2023), Miss Earth (ME)

National Director for Miss Cuba Continentes Unidos (2023), Miss Continentes Unidos


Miss Republica Dominicana USA 2019

Miss Galaxy International 2019

Miss Vizcaya Swimwear Model Search 2016

Miss Sunburst Preliminary 2017

Miss Hispanidad Florida 2011, 2014, 2020

Miss Magic City Pageant 2014, 2020

Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant 2013

GT Models Group Audition 2013

Miss Coral Shores High School Pageant 2013, 2014

Miss Hialeah Pageants (City of Hialeah) 2013

Miss Overtown USA Pageant (Prelim to Miss Florida USA) 2012

Miss Honduras USA 2002

Miss Summer Model Pageant 1998, 2007, 2011

Model of the New Era Model Search 2002, 2011

Miss Cuban American Pageant 2003, 2009, 2011

Miss & Teen Cuba Queen of Continents 2015, 2016, 2018

Miss Brazil USA 2016


Print, Commercials,

Runway Fashion Shows,

Music Videos, Movie Film



John Casablanca Modeling

Barbizon School of Modeling

International Model and Talent Miami

Gabriel Productions Corrective Makeup Application

Fatima Coello is the founder of NBNC Nuestra Belleza Nacional Cuba, producers of MISS CUBA U.S.™ pageant. Both titles created to promote the beauty, ethnic, and culture of the country of Cuba in communities all over the United States and a platform to give young Cuban women of today the opportunity to compete at a prestigious international level competition. Fatima is a born native of Guantanamo, Cuba and currently resides in South Florida as the wife of a U.S. Navy Veteran.  She is no stranger to pageantry and modeling industry. It's no mystery where her passion originated.

At the age of 15 she entered the world of fashion. She graduated from both John Casablanca Modeling and Barbizon Modeling and immediately signed on with several modeling and talent agencies and started working on runway shows, swimwear and lingerie, print, commercials, and music videos. She worked in movie films such as Miami Rapsody, Birdcage, The Substitute, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and The Laundromat. She was also a featured model on the television shows on Univision such as Caliente and Sabado Gigante. She also worked on television series such as Bloodline and Graceland.

Fatima is experienced in all aspects of the pageantry as a Contestant, Finalist, Runner up, and Winner. She has served as Judge, Pageant Staff Committee, Coach and Director.  She also produces fashion shows along with various international designer.


Fatima been involved with the several charities such as American Cancer Society after losing both of her parents and a few other family members to cancer. In 2014, she was nominated as an honoree at the International Women’s Gala for the Women is Power Foundation, previous board member of Fashion for Charity and member of MDPL Miami Design Preservation League producers of the Art Deco Weekend Festival of Miami Beach, volunteer coordinator for A Prom to Remember Foundation, and participates in other charities with her pageant such as Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Susan G. Komen, Ronald McDonald House Charities, IHOP national pancake day benefiting the children's hospitals, National Salute to the veterans, and the little lighthouse foundation.

Recently, she has been more involved in eco environmental awareness events such as World cleanup day and the annual international coastal cleanup day to parks, preservation lands, and beaches clean.

Fatima is a beauty professional with over 20 years of experience working as a licensed cosmetologist as a makeup artistry for photography, film, and television, skincare specialist, nail tech, and hairstylist. Fatima obtained her certification of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida Atlantic University. She is also certified in advertising and marketing, wedding and event management. She is skilled in photography and videography.

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