Mari stopped by the “Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation” podcast and opened up about her pageant journey with co-hosts Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo. If you’ve been keeping up with Mari, you know that she’s currently representing her hometown of Luquillo in the Miss Mundo Puerto Rico pageant. And this isn’t Mari’s first major pageant: She previously won Miss Maryland USA in 2019 and placed in the Top 10 at Miss USA. Now. Mari shared why it’s been so important for her to represent her home country in a pageant, especially after thinking her pageant career was over.