Miss Curaçao

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Miss Kòrsou
Formation 1962
Type Beauty Pageant
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language English
Organization Cordja Star Promotions
Website Miss Curaçao Official

Miss Curaçao (In Papiamentu: Miss Kòrsou) is the long standing national female beauty pageant of the Caribbean island of Curaçao.

History[edit]

The pageant started in 1963 and since then it had sent contestants to the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. The organization started with the creation of the Curaçao Youth Beauty Contest Organization (CYBECO).

Between 1997 and 2006 Sheida Wever, former Miss Curaçao 1985 who went to compete to the Miss Universe pageant that same year, organized the national pageant and was the national director for both, Miss Universe and Miss World.

Since 2006, the Curaçao Tourism Board holds the Miss Universe franchise and every year they have a bidding to choose who is going to organize the Miss Curaçao Universe pageant, Sanjess Promotions run by Jearmeane Colastica organized it in 2007 and 2008.

In 2006, Reinilla Productions Developments (ReProD) obtained the Miss World, Miss Intercontinental, Top Model of the World and Miss Earth franchise for Curaçao. Their first delegate was Fyrena Martha who competed in Miss World 2006 in Poland. In 2007 and 2008, ReProD in association with Sanjess Promotions held a joint pageant where the Miss Universe and Miss World representative were selected. Since 2009 the event is independent to Miss Universe Curaçao.

Smaller pageants had been held to select contestants to Miss International, until 2002 by Richard Isa.

In 2008, the Curaçao Beauty Organization presided by Aubrey America won the bid to organize the pageant jointly with Hart & Private Productions. The winner of Miss Universe Curaçao represents the island in Miss Universe.

In 2013, after a long time of speculating about the Miss Universe Curaçao pageant, Cordja Star Promotions got the license to organize the most important pageant of the island.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Curaçao
1962–1963 Peggy Van Riet
1963–1964 Philomena Zielinski
1964–1965 Iris de Windt
1965–1966 Ninfa Palm
1966–1967 Elizabeth Sánchez
1967–1968 Imelda Thodé
1968–1969 Anne Marie Braafheid
1969–1970 Yvonne Wardekker
1970–1971 Nilva Maduro
1971–1972 Maria Vonhogen
1972–1973 Ingrid Prade
1973–1974 Ingeborg Zielinski
1974–1975 Catherine de Jongh
1975–1976 Jamine Fraites
1976–1977 Anneke Dijkhuizen
1977–1978 Regine Tromp
1978–1980 Solange de Castro
1980–1981 Hassana Hammoud
1981–1982 Maria Maxima Croes
1982–1983 Minerva Hieroms
1983–1984 Maybeline Snel
1984–1985 Susanne Verbrugge
1985–1986 Sheida Wever
1986–1988 Christine Sibilo
1988–1989 Anushka Cova
1989–1990 Anna Maria de Windt
1990–1991 Jacqueline Josien Krijger
1991–1992 Mijanou de Paula
1992–1993 Elsa Roozendal
1993–1994 Jasmin Clifton
1994–1995 Maruschka Jansen
1995–1996 Vanessa Dorinda Mambi
1996–1997 Verna Vasquez
1997–1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem
1998–1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo
1999–2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall
2000–2002 Fatima Maria Sint Jago
2002–2003 Ayanette Statia
2003–2005 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk
2005–2007 Rychacviana Coffie
2007–2008 Naemi Elizabeth Monte
2008–2009 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina
2009–2010 Ashanta Mafalda Macauly
  • (Dethroned)
2010–2011 Safira de Wit
2011–2012 Monifa Jansen
2013–2014 Eline de Pool
2014–2015 Laurien Angelista

Miss Curaçao at International pageants[edit]

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

Miss Universe[edit]

Since 1963 traditionally the winner of Miss Curaçao 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. Curaçao had sent contestants to Miss Universe since 1963 with Philomena Zielinki, the second Miss Curaçao. Of all the 40 representatives from the island, 4 of them have placed in the semifinals.

Year Miss Curaçao Placement Special awards
United States 1963 Philomena Zielinski Unplaced
United States 1964 Iris de Windt Unplaced
United States 1965 Ninfa Palm Unplaced
United States 1966 Elizabeth Sánchez Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1967 Imelda Thodé Unplaced
United States 1968 Annemarie Braafheid 1st Runner-Up
United States 1969 Yvonne Wardekker Unplaced
United States 1970 Nilva Maduro Unplaced
United States 1971 Maria Vonhogen Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Ingrid Prade Unplaced
Greece 1973 Ingeborg Zielinski Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Catherine de Jongh Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Jamine Fraites Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Anneke Dijkhuizen Top 12
Dominican Republic 1977 Regine Tromp Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Solange de Castro Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Hassana Hammoud Unplaced
United States 1981 Maria Maxima Croes Unplaced
Peru 1982 Minerva Hierons Unplaced
United States 1983 Maybeline Snel Unplaced
United States 1984 Susanne Verbrugge Unplaced
United States 1985 Sheida Wever Unplaced
Panama 1986 Christine Sibilo Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Viennaline Arvelo Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Anna Mosteiro Unplaced
United States 1991 Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger Top 10
Thailand 1992 Mijanou de Paula Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Elsa Roozendal Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Jasmin Clifton Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Maruschka Jansen Unplaced
United States 1996 Vanessa Dorinda Mambi Unplaced
United States 1997 Verna Angela Maria Vasquez Top 6
United States 1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Maria Fatima Sint Jago Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia Unplaced
Panama 2003 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Rychacviana Coffie Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Naemi Elizabeth Monte Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Angenie Anamaria Simon Unplaced
United States 2010 Safira de Wit Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Evalina Van Putten Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10)
United States 2012 Monifa Jansen Unplaced
Russia 2013 Eline de Pool Unplaced
2014 Laurien Angelista TBD TBD

Former titles[edit]

Miss World[edit]

Curaçao's debut in Miss World occurred in 1975. Usually the winner, a runner-up or hand picked delegate is send as the national representative. Of all representatives from the island, 1 of them placed in the semifinals in 2002 and two won special awards in 2000 and 2008. Since 2007, a national winner is selected for this international pageant, current titleholder is Stephanie Rose-Chang.

Year Miss World Curaçao Placement Special Award
United Kingdom 1975 Elvira Bakker Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Viveca Marchena Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Xiomara Winklaar Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Silvana Trinidad Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Soraida de Windt Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Mylene Gerard Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Vendetta Roozendal Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Yvette Domacasse Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Ivette Atacho Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Lidushka Curiel Unplaced
United Kingdom 1987 Diana Fraai Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Anushka Cova Unplaced
Hong Kong 1989 Supharmy Sadjie Unplaced
United Kingdom 1990 Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger Unplaced
United States 1991 Nashaira Desbarida Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Christina Bakhuis Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Sally Daflaar Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Marisa Bos Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Danique Regales Unplaced
India 1996 Yandra Faulborn Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Jearmeane Colastica Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall Unplaced Caribbean Queen of Beauty
United Kingdom 2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia Top 20
China 2003 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes Unplaced
China 2004 Sue-Ann Stephanie Hudson Unplaced
Poland 2006 Fyrena Judica Hannah Martha Unplaced

Miss International[edit]

Curaçao's debut in Miss International occurred in 1971. Usually the winner, a runner-up or hand picked delegate is send as the national representative. Since 2013 the country did not send a candidate at the pageant in unknown reasons.

Year Miss International Curaçao Placement Special Award
United States 1971 Imelda Thodé Unplaced Miss Friendship
Japan 1997 Jadira Suleika Bislick Unplaced
Japan 1998 Santa Indris Tokaay Unplaced
Japan 1999 Pamela Winkel Top 10
Japan 2000 Roselle Angèle Augusta Unplaced
Japan 2001 Venessa Arendonk Unplaced
Japan 2002 Luz Thonysha De Souza Unplaced

Miss Grand Curaçao[edit]

Year Miss Grand Curaçao Placement Special Awards
Thailand 2014 Silvienne Winklaar TBD TBD
 Miss Earth
before 2010 pending
2010 - 2011 Norayla Maria Francisco
2011 - 2012 Miluska Willems - 2012 won Miss Earth Bikini Prinsess & top 15 of best national costum (
she was previously Miss Universe Curacao 2010 - 2011 Contestant and won three title)
2012 - 2013 Silvienne Winklaar is replaced by Archangela Garcia 

(Archangela Garcia was appointed to represent Curacao, she was previously Miss Universe Curacao 2013 - 2014 Contestant) .

Additional Details on Curaçao's representatives[edit]

  • 1968 Anne Marie Braafheid

Anne is the most successful Miss Curaçao placing as First Runner-Up in Miss Universe 1968. She holds some Miss Universe records; first, she became the second black contestant to become one of the Top 5 finalists; and she is the first ever black woman to attain the position of 1st Runner Up. The Miss Universe crown went that year to Brazil's Martha Vasconcellos.

  • 1997 Verna Angela Maria Vasquez

Curaçao's Verna Vasquez went to compete to Miss Universe 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida. She made the semifinals after obtaining the highest score of the preliminary competition. During the finals, Verna reached the first position in the Evening Gown competition and won the Best in Swimsuit award. Verna entered the Top 6 with the second highest score but finished as the 4th Runner Up, after a middling interview score.

  • 2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall

Jozaine Marianella Wall is one of the two Miss Curaçao that did not attend the Miss Universe pageant. She was 17 years old at the time she won the national pageant which unabled her to compete at this pageant whose minimum age is 18. After a legal battle with the organizers, Jozaine was sent to the Miss World 2000 pageant in London, United Kingdom. She did not place in the Top Ten, but she managed to win the Queen of the Caribbean title.

  • 2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia

Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia competed at Miss Universe 2002 celebrated in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since her election Ayanette became a strong favorite considered as the best black contestant of the pageant, but Curaçao's name was not called in the semifinals of Miss Universe 2002. After Miss Universe, Ayanette was sent to Miss World 2002 held in Nigeria where she became Curaçao's first and only semifinalist so far in Miss World.

  • 2003-2004 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes

Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes was the first runner-up of the 2003 Miss Curaçao pageant won by Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk. With her placement she had the duty to represent Curaçao at the Miss World 2003 pageant held in Sanya, People's Republic of China. After her performance in Miss World, a group of fans and friends from around the world made a formal petition to Sheida Wever, president of the national pageant, to send her to the Miss Universe pageant. Angeline was chosen as Curaçao's representative to the Miss Universe 2004 pageant held in Quito, Ecuador. Angeline went to the two most important international beauty pageants in the world without even winning the national pageant.

  • 2005 Rychacviana Coffie

Rychacviana Coffie won the 2005 Miss Curaçao pageant, she was crowned by Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes. Seven contestants participated in the pageant. She went to the Miss Universe 2005 pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand. Rychacviana won in 2002 the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Germany.

Norayla Maria Francisco received the title of Miss World Curaçao on 2008 earning the right to represent the island in Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the Miss World Top Model competition held in Soweto, Norayla placed in the Top 10 out of 109 contestants.

  • 2011 Evalina Van Putten

Evalina Van Putten, on the 21st Reina Hispanoamericana beauty pageant, that was held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on October 27, 2011. Twenty-two delegates from the Americas and the Iberian peninsula was compete for the title. Evalina took the crown home that night, making it the 1st crown of that pageant that Curaçao has won.

  • 2012 Miluska Willems

Miluska Willems won the title Miss Photogenic / Miss Caribbean Tourism Queen Pagent 2012.


Did You Know?[edit]

  • Sheida Wever, Miss Curaçao 1985, was the president and organizer of the Miss Curaçao pageant from 1997 to 2006.
  • Anushka Cova and Jozaine Marianella Wall, are the only two winners that went to the Miss World pageant instead of Miss Universe.
  • Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes, went to Miss Universe and Miss World without winning the national pageant.
  • In 2007 and 2008, there were two winners in the national pageant, Miss Universe Curaçao and Miss World Curaçao.

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