Concurso Dominicano de Belleza 1969 was held at La Concha Acústica of El Embajador Hotel, in Santo Domingo on May 24, 1969. Rocio García Báez was crowned Miss Azúcar and represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe 1969 pageant. The Fist Runner-up Sandra Simoné Cabrera Cabral won the Miss Café title and represented the Dominican Republic at the Miss World 1969. The Second Runner-up was Andreita Grullón Luna won the Miss Merengue Title participated at the annual Fair of the Chinita . in Venezuela. More than 30 participants entered the contest. 18 candidates where selected as semi-finalist the first night of the contest. All contestants competed in swimsuit and evening gown
The following information appeared in an article published on May, 1969 edition of a national newspaper.
Title Rejected at Beauty Pageant
The winner of "Miss Cafe" award at the Dominican Beauty Pageant declared that she is not accepting the title because of "favoritism" in the selection of some candidates. Miss Sandra Cabrera Cabral said that she has received a lot of phone calls asking her not to accept the award. Miss Cafe said that the audience's applauses will be her only crown. She denied that her declining the award is due to not being elected Miss Azucar. "The reason of my rejection - she said - is because of the favoritism of the jury towards some candidates."She stated that her declining of the award also includes rejecting the gifts that she's entitled to. The award includes a trip to Europe and a scooter.