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Miss Curaçao (In Papiamentu: Miss Kòrsou) is the long-standing national female beauty pageant of the Caribbean island of Curaçao. This pageant is unrelated to the Señorita Curaçao or Miss International Curaçao pageant.
The pageant started in 1963 and since then it had sent contestants to the Miss World and Miss Universe 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 World and Miss Universe.
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.
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.
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.
|1962–1963||Peggy Van Riet|
|1964–1965||Iris de Windt|
|1968–1969||Anne Marie Braafheid|
|1974–1975||Catherine de Jongh|
|1978–1980||Solange de Castro|
|1981–1982||Maria Maxima Croes|
|1989–1990||Anna Maria de Windt|
|1990–1991||Jacqueline Josien Krijger|
|1991–1992||Mijanou de Paula|
|1995–1996||Vanessa Dorinda Mambi|
|1997–1998||Natacha Tamara Bloem|
|1998–1999||Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo|
|1999–2000||Jozaine Marianella Wall|
|2000–2002||Fatima Maria Sint Jago|
|2003–2005||Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk|
|2007–2008||Naemi Elizabeth Monte|
|2008–2009||Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina|
|2009–2010||Ashanta Mafalda Macauly
|2010–2011||Safira de Wit|
|2013–2014||Eline de Pool|
Representatives at Miss Universe
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Since 1963 traditionally the winner of Miss Universe 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|
|1964||Iris de Windt||Unplaced|
|1966||Elizabeth Sánchez||Unplaced||Miss Congeniality|
|1968||Annemarie Braafheid||1st Runner-up|
|1974||Catherine de Jongh||Unplaced|
|1976||Anneke Dijkhuizen||Top 12|
|1978||Solange de Castro||Unplaced|
|1981||Maria Maxima Croes||Unplaced|
|1991||Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger||Top 10|
|1992||Mijanou de Paula||Unplaced|
|1996||Vanessa Dorinda Mambi||Unplaced|
|1997||Verna Angela Maria Vasquez||Top 6|
|1998||Natacha Tamara Bloem||Unplaced|
|1999||Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo||Unplaced|
|2001||Maria Fatima Sint Jago||Unplaced|
|2002||Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia||Unplaced|
|2003||Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk||Unplaced|
|2004||Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes||Unplaced|
|2007||Naemi Elizabeth Monte||Unplaced|
|2008||Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina||Unplaced|
|2009||Angenie Anamaria Simon||Unplaced|
|2010||Safira de Wit||Unplaced|
|2011||Evalina Van Putten||Unplaced||Best National Costume (Top 10)|
|2013||Eline de Pool||Unplaced|
|2015||Kanisha Sluis ||TBA|
Additional Details on Curaçao's representatives
- 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.
- 2008 Norayla Francisco
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?
- 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.
- Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger and Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia are the only two winners that attended the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Jacqueline did not place in Miss World but became a semifinalist in Miss Universe and Ayanette did not place in Miss Universe but became a semifinalist in Miss World.
- 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.
- "Kanisha Sluis crowned Miss Universe Curacao 2015". 14 June 2015.