The former 1979, Miss Belize, and the only Belizean contestant to have gone the distance in the globally recognized, Miss Universe Beauty Pageant, and placed in the 7th. position of the top 10 world's most outstanding beauty contestants, has continued to speak respectfully of Belize, and the Belizean Diaspora she hails from. Acosta, a well poised lady and well spoken woman of the 70's, lives in the Belizean-American community of New York. The day that history was made for Belize at the Miss Universe Contest, Sarita Acosta made Belizeans proud of their country that is praised in the words of its national anthem, "This tranquil heaven of democracy." She is a Belizean Legend!