Connie Jiménez is an Agribusiness Engineer who isn’t afraid to kick off her heels and get to work. When she is out of the spotlight, this environment lover can be seen working in the land wearing rubber boots full of mud and a sun hat. As the current Miss Ecuador, she focuses on helping families in her country that were affected by the earthquake last April. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases leading to death in Ecuador, which is why she got involved in working with ‘FUVIDA’ a Diabetes Organization. Jiménez also got involved with the prevention of HIV infection for babies born at the Mariana De Jesús Hospital. At the competition, she wants to show young women that nothing is impossible if you are strong and courageous. If she is crowned Miss Universe, she would like to work on projects that teach people how to keep producing food in a eco-friendly way.