Miss Universo Chile

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Miss Universo Chile
Formation 1952
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Santiago
Membership Miss Universe
President Luciano Marocchino
Website missuniversochile.cl

Miss Universo Chile is a national beauty pageant that selects Chile's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.


Chile is one of the few countries that has participated in Miss Universe since 1952, has sent 47 representatives in the pageant's 60-year history and placed 13 times in the semifinals, with one Miss Universe crown: Cecilia Bolocco, in 1987.

Integral beauty, intelligence, and poise are taken into consideration to select Chile's titleholder from a group of delegates who represent the city they come from. It is said that the winner is the most beautiful woman of Chile, which gives her the right to represent her country for one year and participate in the Miss Universe international competition.

Luciano Marocchino has had the Chilean franchise for Miss Universe since 2004, but did not send a delegate since 2007. In 2011, Chile returned to the Miss Universe 2011 with Vanessa Ceruti, Miss Universo Chile 2011. The current titleholder is María Jesús Matthei, who represented her country in Miss Universe 2013 on November 9, 2013.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Chile Represented National Costume Placement
United States 1952 Esther Saavedra Yoacham Región Metropolitana Most Popular Girl in Parade
United States 1954 Gloria Leguisos Mesina Antofagasta "Huasa Tradicional" Top 16
United States 1955 Rosita Merello Catalán Antofagasta Unplaced
United States 1956 Concepción Obach Chacana Región Metropolitana "China de Campo" Unplaced
United States 1958 Raquel Molina Urrutia Valparaíso "China de Campo" Top 15
United States 1960 Marinka Pohlhammer Espinoza Región Metropolitana "China de Campo" Unplaced
United States 1961 Gloria Silva Escobar Magallanes y Antártica Chilena "China de Campo" Top 15
United States 1964 Patricia Herrera Cigna Valparaíso "China de Campo" Unplaced
United States 1966 Stella Dunnage Roberts Bío Bío Unplaced
United States 1967 Ingrid Vila Riveros Antofagasta Unplaced
United States 1968 Dánae Sala Sarradell Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Top 15
United States 1969 Mónica Larson Teuber Región Metropolitana "Huasa de Salón" Top 15
United States 1970 Soledad Errázuriz García-Moreno Región Metropolitana "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Consuelo Fernández De Olivares Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Huaso) Unplaced
Greece 1973 Wendy Robertson Cleary Atacama "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Miss Congeniality
Philippines 1974 Rebeca González Ramírez Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Raquel Argandoña De la Fuente Región Metropolitana "Huasa Tradicional" Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 María Verónica Sommers Los Lagos "Huasa de Salón" Top 12
Dominican Republic 1977 Priscilla Brenner Conrad Región Metropolitana Mapuche Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Marianne Müller Prieto Región Metropolitana "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Top 12
Australia 1979 María Cecilia Serrano Gildemeister Maule "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
South Korea 1980 María Gabriela Campusano Puelma Valparaíso "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
United States 1981 María Soledad Hurtado Arellano Valparaíso Mapuche Unplaced
Peru 1982 Jenny Purto Arab Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Copper) Unplaced
United States 1983 María Josefa Isensee Ugarte Región Metropolitana "Diablada de La Tirana" Unplaced
United States 1984 Carol Bähnke Muñoz Valparaíso "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
United States 1985 Claudia Van Sint Jan Del Pedregal O'Higgins "Huasa Tradicional" Top 10
Panama 1986 Mariana Villasante Aravena Isla de Pascua "Huasa de Salón" (Best national costume - 3rd place) Top 10
Singapore 1987 Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck Región Metropolitana Mapuche Miss Universe 1987
Taiwan 1988 Verónica Romero Carvajal Valparaíso Typical Costume of the North of Chile Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Macarena Mina Garachena Aisén Typical Costume of the North of Chile Top 10
United States 1990 Uranía Haltenhoff Nikiforos Antofagasta Typical Costume of the North of Chile Top 6
United States 1991 Cecilia Alfaro Navarrete Araucanía Mapuche 15th place
Thailand 1992 Marcela Vacarezza Etcheverry Región Metropolitana Mapuche 27th place
Mexico 1993 Savka Pollak Tomasevic Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) 17th place
Philippines 1994 Constanza Barbieri Sanz Región Metropolitana Mapuche 58th place
Namibia 1995 Paola Falcone Bacigalupo Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Personage (La Quintrala) 45th place
United States 1996 Andrea L'Huillier Troncoso Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) 16th place
United States 1997 Claudia Delpín Tarapacá Typical Costume of the North of Chile 38th place
United States 1998 Claudia Arnello Reynolds Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Typical Costume of the North of Chile Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Andrea Muñoz Sessarego Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Francesca Sovino Parra Valparaíso Conceptual (Fiesta de la Vendimia) Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Carolina Gámez Gallardo Ciudad Capital Conceptual (Ices of the Chilean Antarctic) Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Nicole Rencoret Ladrón de Guevara Ciudad Capital Conceptual (Ona-Selknam culture, painted body) Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Gabriela Barros Tapia Valparaíso Personage (Carmela de San Rosendo) Top 15
Thailand 2005 Renata Ruiz Pérez[1] Región Metropolitana "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
United States 2006 Belén Montilla Torreblanca Coquimbo Mapuche Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Vanessa Ceruti Vásquez Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Conceptual (Chilean Miners) Unplaced
United States 2012 Ana Luisa König Browne O'Higgins Conceptual (Founding Fathers of Chile) Unplaced
Russia 2013 María Jesús Matthei Molina Tarapacá Conceptual (Chinchinero) Unplaced
United States 2014 Hellen Toncio O'Higgins Huasa Tradicional TBA


  • The first Miss Chile competition was organized by Eva magazine.
  • Miss Chile Universe 1961, Gloria Silva, had to be the unexpected translator of Miss France during the transmission of the Miss Universe 1961, because the French delegate couldn't understand a question. Gloria was a Semifinalist that year.[2]
  • Miss Chile 1970, Soledad Errázuriz, competed in the 1969 Miss World Chile pageant, where she came second.
  • The white gown worn by Cecilia Bolocco for her coronation as Miss Universe 1987, was designed by the Chilean couturier Rubén Campos. In the evening gown competition, Bolocco obtained 9.765 points, overcoming other delegates and assuring her victory.[2]
  • In 1997, Hetu'u Rapu, the representative of Easter Island, won the Miss Chile competition. However, it turned out that she was too young (by only 17 days) to compete in Miss Universe that year. She was replaced by the 1st runner-up Claudia Delpín. Claudia had to wear the same wardrobe prepared for Hetu'u, including the national costume. In spite of it, she managed to place 13th after the preliminary competition.[2]
  • 2002 was the last year in which the national contest was televised, with Nicole Rencoret's coronation, broadcast by Canal 13 (UCTV). From 2004 to date, the national contests haven't been broadcast because the organizations haven't come to agreements with TV channels.[2]

Regional Ranking of Winners[edit]

Represented Titles Winning years
Región Metropolitana 14 1952, 1956, 1960, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994, 2005
Valparaíso 8 1958, 1964, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2004
Isla de Pascua 6 1968, 1974, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1999
Magallanes y Antártica Chilena 5 1961, 1975, 1995, 1998, 2011
Antofagasta 4 1954, 1955, 1967, 1990
Tarapacá 2 1997, 2013
O'Higgins 1985, 2012, 2014
Ciudad Capital 2001, 2002
Coquimbo 1 2006
Araucanía 1991
Aysén 1989
Maule 1979
Los Lagos 1976
Atacama 1973
Bío Bío 1966



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