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 of San José.

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]

In 2007 Costa Rica's representatives in Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International are selected for REINAS DE COSTA RICA ORG.

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
2015 TBA TBA TBA
United States 2014 Karina Ramos Heredia Unplaced
Russia 2013 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16
United States 2012 Nazareth Cascante Alajuela Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Johanna Solano[2] Heredia Top 10
United States 2010 Marva Wright Ureña[1] San José Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Jessica María Umaña Solís San José Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 María Teresa Rodríguez Alajuela Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Verónica María González Quesada Heredia Unplaced
United States 2006 Fabriella María Quesada Sequeira Puntarenas Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 2006
Thailand 2005 Johanna Fernández Madrigal[3] Valle del Bosque Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Nancy Soto Martínez[4] Heredia Top 10
Panama 2003 Andrea Ovares López San José Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Merylin Villalta Castro Cartago Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Paola Calderón Hütt Guanacaste Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Laura Mata Mora San José Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Arianna Bolaños Ugalde Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1998 Kisha Alvarado Murillo Puntarenas Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific 1998
United States 1997 Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Cartago Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific 1996
United States 1996 Dafne Zeledón Monge Limón Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Beatriz Alejandra Alvarado Mejía Alajuela Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Jasmín Morales Camacho Limón Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Catalina Rodríguez Carranza San José Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Jessica Stephanie Manley Fredrich Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1991 Viviana Muñoz Fernández Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1990 Julieta Posla Fuentes Distrito Capital Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Luana Freer Bustamante Distrito Capital Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Erika María Paoli González Heredia Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Ana María Bolaños Aguilar Alajuela Unplaced
Panama 1986 Aurora Velásquez Arigño Limón Unplaced
United States 1985 Rosibel Chacón Pereira Puntarenas Unplaced
United States 1984 Silvia Portilla Vásquez Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1983 María Gabriela Pozuela Castro Cartago Unplaced
Panama 1982 Lilliana Corella Espinoza Heredia Unplaced
United States 1981 Rosa Inés Solís Vargas San José Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Bárbara Bonilla Herrero Distrito Capital Unplaced
Australia 1979 Carla Facio Franco Guanacaste Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Maribel Fernández García[5] San José Unplaced Miss Photogenic
Dominican Republic 1977 Claudia María Garnier Arias Puntarenas Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Silvia Jiménez Pacheco Limón Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 María de los Angeles Picado González Alajuela Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Jeannette Rebeca Montagné Limón Unplaced
Greece 1973 María del Rosario (Rossy) Mora Badilla Alajuela Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Victoria Eugenia (Vicky) Ross González San José Unplaced
United States 1971 Rosa María Rivera San José Unplaced
United States 1970 Lilliam Berrocal Cartago Unplaced
United States 1969 Clara Freda Antillón Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1967 Rosa María Fernández Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1966 María Virginia Oreamuno Cartago Unplaced
United States 1965 Mercedes Pinagal Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1964 Dora Solé Gómez San José Unplaced
United States 1963 Sandra Chrysopulos Morúa San José Unplaced
United States 1962 Helvetia Albónico Heredia Unplaced
United States 1960 Leila Rodríguez San José Unplaced
United States 1959 Sonia Monturiol Heredia Unplaced
United States 1958 Eugenia María Valverde Guardia Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1957 Sonia Cristina Icaza San José Unplaced
United States 1956 Anabella Granados[6] Heredia Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1955 Clemencia Martínez de Montis Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1954 Marían Esquivel McKeown[7] San José Top 15

Winners by province[edit]

Province Total 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
Reinas de Costa Rica
Motto Beauty with A Purpose
Formation 2003
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters San José
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Official language
Spanish
President
Alan Aleman

Reinas de Costa Rica[edit]

The Miss Costa Rica pageant was stopped sending contestants to the Miss World and Miss International pageants. The last delegate sent by the organization was in 2006. In 2007, the franchise was acquired by the Reinas de Costa Rica organization presided by Alan Aleman.

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss Costa Rica represents her country at the Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

In 2005 Costa Rica was crowned as Miss Asia Pacific International 2005. She was withdrew the title and competed at the Miss World pageant. This is the first time of Costa Rica withdrew the title as the reigning queen.

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 Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
United Kingdom 1965 Marta Eugenia Escalante Fernández Puntarenas Top 16
United Kingdom 1966 Sonia Mora Heredia Unplaced
United Kingdom 1967 Marjorie Furniss Limón Unplaced
United Kingdom 1968 Patricia Diers Limón Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Damaris Ureña Guanacaste Unplaced
United Kingdom 1972 Victoria Eugenia (Vicky) Ross González San José Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Rose Marie Leprade Coto Guanacaste Unplaced
United Kingdom 1975 María Mayela Bolaños Ugalde Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Ligia María Ramos Quesada Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Carmen María Núñez Benavides Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Maribel Fernández García[8] San José Top 15
United Kingdom 1979 Maríanela Brealey Mora Heredia Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Marie Claire Tracy Coll Guanacaste Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Sucetty Salas Quintanilla Puntarenas Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Maureen Jiménez Solano Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 María Meléndez Herrera Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Catalina María Blum Peña Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Maríanela Herrera Marín Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Ana Lorena González García San José Top 15
United Kingdom 1987 Alexandra Eugenia Martínez Fuentes Puntarenas Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Virginia Steinvort Alajuela Unplaced
Hong Kong 1989 María Antonieta Sáenz Vargas Limón Unplaced
United Kingdom 1990 Andrea Murillo Fallas Alajuela Unplaced
United States 1991 Eugenie Jiménez Pacheco Heredia Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Marisol Soto Alarcón San José Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Laura Odio Salas Distrito Capital Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Silvia Ester Muñoz Mata Distrito Capital Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Shasling Navarro Aguilar San José Unplaced
India 1996 Natalia Carvajal Lorenzo Cartago Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Rebeca Escalante Trejos San José Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 María Luisa Ureña Salazar Distrito Capital Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Fiorella Martínez Martínez Heredia Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Cristine de Mezerville Ferreto Heredia Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Piarella Peralta Rodríguez Limón Unplaced Miss Scholarship
China 2003 Shirley Alvárez Sandoval Guanacaste Unplaced
China 2004 Shirley Calvo Jiménez[4] San José Unplaced
China 2005 Leonora Jiménez Monge[3] Alajuela Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific 2005
Poland 2006 Bélgica Arias Palomo Guanacaste Unplaced
China 2007 Wendy del Carmen Cordero Sánchez Cartago Unplaced
South Africa 2008 María Amalia Matamoros Solis San Juan de Naranjo Unplaced
South Africa 2009 Angie Catalina Alfaro Loria Alajuela Unplaced
China 2010 Dayana Aguilera Sequeira Alajuela Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 Paola Chaverri Heredia Unplaced
China 2012 Silvana Sánchez Jiménez San José Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Yarly Marín Ledezma Heredia Unplaced
United Kingdom 2014 Mariam Natasha Sibaja Bermúdez San José Unplaced

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The 2nd Runner-up or Winner of Miss Costa Rica represents her country at the Miss International pageant. 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 Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
United States 1965 Ana Koberg Limón Unplaced
Japan 1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital Unplaced
Japan 1969 Sonia Kohkemper Cartago Unplaced
Japan 1970 Haydée Brenes Puntarenas Top 15
Japan 1972 Isabel Amador San José Unplaced
Japan 1974 Ilse Magdolna von Herold San Jose Unplaced
Japan 1975 María Lidieth Mora Badilla Cartago Unplaced
Japan 1976 Maritza Elizabeth Ortiz Calvo Cartago Unplaced
Japan 1977 Hannia Chavarria Córdoba Alajuela Unplaced
Japan 1978 Marlene Lourdes Amador Barrenechea Guanacaste Unplaced
Japan 1979 María Lorena Acuña Karpinski San José Unplaced
Japan 1980 Lorna Marlene Chávez Mata[9] Distrito Capital Miss International 1980 Best National Costume
Japan 1981 Trylce Jirón García Limón Unplaced
Japan 1982 Sigrid Lizano Mejía Heredia Unplaced
Japan 1983 Gidget Sandoval Herrera[10] San José Miss International 1983
Japan 1984 Mónica Zamora Velasco Puntarenas Unplaced
Japan 1985 Maríanela Herrera Marín Distrito Capital Unplaced
Japan 1986 Ana Lorena González García San José Unplaced
Japan 1987 Alexandra Eugenia Martínez Fuentes Puntarenas Unplaced
Japan 1988 Erika María Paoli González Limón Top 15
Japan 1989 María Antonieta Sáenz Vargas Limón Unplaced
Japan 1990 Andrea Murillo Fallas Alajuela Unplaced
Japan 1991 Eugenie Jiménez Pacheco Heredia Unplaced
Japan 1992 Marisol Soto Alarcón San José Unplaced
Japan 1993 Laura Odio Salas Distrito Capital Unplaced
Japan 1994 Silvia Ester Muñoz Mata Distrito Capital Unplaced
Japan 2003 Merilyn Villalta Castro Distrito Capital Unplaced
China 2004 Tatiana Vargas Cruz Alajuela Unplaced
Japan 2007 Ibis Leonela Paniagua Viales Guanacaste Unplaced
China 2010 Mariela Aparicio Alfaro San José Top 15
China 2011 María Fernanda Arias Alajuela Unplaced
Japan 2012 Mariam Natasha Sibaja Bermúdez San José Unplaced
Japan 2013 Andrea María Rojas Pacheco San José Unplaced
Japan 2015 Melania González Monge San José TBD TBD TBD

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

Year Miss Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
Philippines 2002 Maria del Mar Ruiz Carballo San José Unplaced
Philippines 2003 Marianela Zeledón Bolaños San José 2nd Runner-up
Philippines 2004 Karlota Calderon Brenes San Jose Unplaced
Philippines 2006 Mari Paz Duarte San Jose Unplaced
Philippines 2007 Natalia Mattey Salas Guanacaste Unplaced
Philippines 2008 Wendy Cordero Sánchez Guanacaste Unplaced
Philippines 2009 Malena de los Ángeles San José Unplaced
Vietnam 2010 Allyson Alfaro Caravaca Distrito Capital Unplaced
Philippines 2012 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16 Best in Swimsuit
Philippines 2013 Mariela Aparicio Alfaro San José Unplaced
Philippines 2015 Brenda Muñoz Guanacaste TBD TBD TBD

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

Year Miss Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
Belarus 2013 Olga Elena Correa Usuga San José Unplaced
Poland 2014 Claudia Gallo[11] San José Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Grand International[edit]

Year Miss Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
Thailand 2014 Anniel Quesada Cespedes San José Unplaced TOP25 Best in Swimsuit
Thailand 2015 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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. 
  11. ^ Miss Supranational Costa Rica 2014

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