Miss Costa Rica

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Miss Costa Rica
Formation 1954
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters San José
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language Spanish
Broadcaster Teletica
Website teletica.com/misscostarica

Miss Costa Rica is an annual national beauty pageant that selects Costa Rica's representative to the Miss Universe pageant since 1954. The current titleholder is Karina Ramos from San José.

Costa Rica's representatives in Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International are selected for REINAS DE COSTA RICA ORG.

History[edit]

Women between the ages of 18-27, each representing a province, compete to represent Costa Rica for one year and participate in the annual Miss Universe international competition.

Costa Rica has participated in the Miss Universe pageant since 1954 and has sent 56 representatives in the pageant's 60-year history. The event has been broadcast by Teletica since 1960.[1]

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Costa Rica represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Costa Rica Represented Placement Special awards International Titles
United States 2014 Karina Ramos San José TBD TBD TBD
Russia 2013 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16
United States 2012 Nazareth Cascante Alajuela
Brazil 2011 Johanna Solano[2] Heredia Top 10
United States 2010 Marva Wright Ureña[1] San José
The Bahamas 2009 Jessica María Umaña Solís San José
Vietnam 2008 María Teresa Rodríguez Alajuela
Mexico 2007 Verónica María González Quesada Heredia
United States 2006 Fabriella María Quesada Sequeira Puntarenas Reina Internacional del Café 2006
Thailand 2005 Johanna Fernández Madrigal[3] Valle del Bosque
Ecuador 2004 Nancy Soto Martínez[4] Heredia Top 10
Panama 2003 Andrea Ovares López San José
Puerto Rico 2002 Merylin Villalta Castro Cartago
Puerto Rico 2001 Paola Calderón Hütt Guanacaste
Cyprus 2000 Laura Mata Mora San José
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Arianna Bolaños Ugalde Guanacaste
United States 1998 Kisha Alvarado Murillo Puntarenas Miss Asia Pacific 1998
United States 1997 Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Cartago Miss Asia Pacific 1996
United States 1996 Dafne Zeledón Monge Limón
Namibia 1995 Beatriz Alejandra Alvarado Mejía Alajuela
Philippines 1994 Jasmín Morales Camacho Limón
Mexico 1993 Catalina Rodríguez Carranza San José
Thailand 1992 Jessica Stephanie Manley Fredrich Distrito Capital
United States 1991 Viviana Muñoz Fernández Distrito Capital
United States 1990 Julieta Posla Fuentes Distrito Capital
Mexico 1989 Luana Freer Bustamante Distrito Capital
Taiwan 1988 Erika María Paoli González Heredia
Singapore 1987 Ana María Bolaños Aguilar Alajuela
Panama 1986 Aurora Velásquez Arigño Limón
United States 1985 Rosibel Chacón Pereira Puntarenas
United States 1984 Silvia Portilla Vásquez Guanacaste
United States 1983 María Gabriela Pozuela Castro Cartago
Panama 1982 Lilliana Corella Espinoza Heredia
United States 1981 Rosa Inés Solís Vargas San José
South Korea 1980 Bárbara Bonilla Herrero Distrito Capital
Australia 1979 Carla Facio Franco Guanacaste
Mexico 1978 Maribel Fernández García[5] San José Miss Photogenic
Dominican Republic 1977 Claudia María Garnier Arias Puntarenas
Hong Kong 1976 Silvia Jiménez Pacheco Limón
El Salvador 1975 María de los Angeles Picado González Alajuela
Philippines 1974 Jeannette Rebeca Montagné Limón
Greece 1973 María del Rosario (Rossy) Mora Badilla Alajuela
Puerto Rico 1972 Victoria Eugenia (Vicky) Ross González San José
United States 1971 Rosa María Rivera San José
United States 1970 Lilliam Berrocal Cartago
United States 1969 Clara Freda Antillón Distrito Capital
United States 1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital
United States 1967 Rosa María Fernández Guanacaste
United States 1966 María Virginia Oreamuno Cartago
United States 1965 Mercedes Pinagal Guanacaste
United States 1964 Dora Solé Gómez San José
United States 1963 Sandra Chrysopulos Morúa San José
United States 1962 Helvetia Albónico Heredia
United States 1960 Leila Rodríguez San José
United States 1959 Sonia Monturiol Heredia
United States 1958 Eugenia María Valverde Guardia Guanacaste
United States 1957 Sonia Cristina Icaza San José
United States 1956 Anabella Granados[6] Heredia Miss Congeniality
United States 1955 Clemencia Martínez de Montis Distrito Capital
United States 1954 Marían Esquivel McKeown[7] San José Top 15

Former titles[edit]

Miss World Costa Rica[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss Costa Rica represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. As of 2007, Committee Miss Costa Rica has created a separate pageant called "Reinas de Costa Rica" to select its representative for Miss World 2007.

Year Miss World Costa Rica Represented Placement Special awards International Titles
United Kingdom 1965 Marta Eugenia Escalante Fernández Puntarenas Top 16
United Kingdom 1966 Sonia Mora Heredia
United Kingdom 1967 Marjorie Furniss Limón
United Kingdom 1968 Patricia Diers Limón
United Kingdom 1969 Damaris Ureña Guanacaste
United Kingdom 1972 Victoria Eugenia (Vicky) Ross González San José
United Kingdom 1974 Rose Marie Leprade Coto Guanacaste
United Kingdom 1975 María Mayela Bolaños Ugalde Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1976 Ligia María Ramos Quesada Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1977 Carmen María Núñez Benavides Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1978 Maribel Fernández García[8] San José Top 15
United Kingdom 1979 Maríanela Brealey Mora Heredia
United Kingdom 1980 Marie Claire Tracy Coll Guanacaste
United Kingdom 1981 Sucetty Salas Quintanilla Puntarenas
United Kingdom 1982 Maureen Jiménez Solano Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1983 María Meléndez Herrera Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1984 Catalina María Blum Peña Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1985 Maríanela Herrera Marín Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1986 Ana Lorena González García San José Top 15
United Kingdom 1987 Alexandra Eugenia Martínez Fuentes Puntarenas
United Kingdom 1988 Virginia Steinvort Alajuela
Hong Kong 1989 María Antonieta Sáenz Vargas Limón
United Kingdom 1990 Andrea Murillo Fallas Alajuela
United States 1991 Eugenie Jiménez Pacheco Heredia
South Africa 1992 Marisol Soto Alarcón San José
South Africa 1993 Laura Odio Salas Distrito Capital
South Africa 1994 Silvia Ester Muñoz Mata Distrito Capital
South Africa 1995 Shasling Navarro Aguilar San José
India 1996 Natalia Carvajal Lorenzo Cartago
Seychelles 1997 Rebeca Escalante Trejos San José
Seychelles 1998 María Luisa Ureña Salazar Distrito Capital
United Kingdom 1999 Fiorella Martínez Martínez Heredia
United Kingdom 2000 Cristine de Mezerville Ferreto Heredia
South Africa 2001 Piarella Peralta Rodríguez Limón Miss World Scholarship
China 2003 Shirley Alvárez Sandoval Guanacaste
China 2004 Shirley Calvo Jiménez[4] San José
China 2005 Leonora Jiménez Monge[3] Alajuela Miss Asia Pacific 2005
Poland 2006 Bélgica Arias Palomo Guanacaste

Miss International Costa Rica[edit]

The 2nd Runner-up or Winner of Miss Costa Rica represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. As of 2003, Committee Miss Costa Rica has created a separate pageant called "Reinas de Costa Rica" to select its representative for Miss International 2003.

Year Miss International Costa Rica Represented Placement Special awards International Titles
United States 1965 Ana Koberg Limón
Japan 1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital
Japan 1969 Sonia Kohkemper Cartago
Japan 1970 Haydée Brenes Puntarenas Top 15
Japan 1972 Isabel Amador San José
Japan 1974 Ilse Magdolna von Herold San Jose
Japan 1975 María Lidieth Mora Badilla Cartago
Japan 1976 Maritza Elizabeth Ortiz Calvo Cartago
Japan 1977 Hannia Chavarria Córdoba Alajuela
Japan 1978 Marlene Lourdes Amador Barrenechea Guanacaste
Japan 1979 María Lorena Acuña Karpinski San José
Japan 1980 Lorna Marlene Chávez Mata[9] Distrito Capital Miss International 1980 Best National Costume
Japan 1981 Trylce Jirón García Limón
Japan 1982 Sigrid Lizano Mejía Heredia
Japan 1983 Gidget Sandoval Herrera[10] San José Miss International 1983
Japan 1984 Mónica Zamora Velasco Puntarenas
Japan 1985 Maríanela Herrera Marín Distrito Capital
Japan 1986 Ana Lorena González García San José
Japan 1987 Alexandra Eugenia Martínez Fuentes Puntarenas
Japan 1988 Erika María Paoli González Limón Top 15
Japan 1989 María Antonieta Sáenz Vargas Limón
Japan 1990 Andrea Murillo Fallas Alajuela
Japan 1991 Eugenie Jiménez Pacheco Heredia
Japan 1992 Marisol Soto Alarcón San José
Japan 1993 Laura Odio Salas Distrito Capital
Japan 1994 Silvia Ester Muñoz Mata Distrito Capital

Winners by province[edit]

Represented # Years
Distrito Capital 10 1955, 1968, 1969, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2009, 2010
San José 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1993, 2000, 2003
Guanacaste 8 1958, 1965, 1967, 1979, 1984, 1999, 2001, 2013
Heredia 1956, 1959, 1962, 1982, 1988, 2007, 2011, 2014
Cartago 7 1966, 1970, 1972, 1983, 1995, 1997, 2002
Limón 6 1974, 1976, 1986, 1994, 1996, 2004
Alajuela 5 1973, 1975, 1987, 2008, 2012
Puntarenas 1977, 1985, 1998, 2006
Valle del Bosque 1 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marva Wright is the new Miss Costa Rica". La Nación. April 17, 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Johanna Solano is Miss Costa Rica 2011". La Nación. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Costa Rica has a queen for Miss Universe". Panamá América. ACAN-EFE. January 30, 2005. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Beauty contests open doors". Diario Extra. January 27, 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (July 25, 1978). "Judges name Capetown woman Miss Universe". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 22 February 2011. Miss Fernandez of Costa Rica, the winner of Miss Photogenic. 
  6. ^ "Beauties tearful at farewells". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 1956. Retrieved 22 February 2011. Miss Costa Rica, Anabella Granados, who was voted Miss Friendship during the pageant. 
  7. ^ "Giant wave slams youth onto beach". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1954. Retrieved 22 February 2011. From left: Marta Rrocha, 21, Brazil; Myrna Orozco, 20, Miss San Salvador; and Marian Esquivel, 18, who will compete as Miss Costa Rica. 
  8. ^ "Nine favorites". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. November 13, 1978. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Costa Rican beauty wins Miss International title". Lakeland Ledger. Associated Press. November 5, 1980. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Prize winner". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. October 12, 1983. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 

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