Miss Ecuador

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Organización Miss Ecuador
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Logo of Organización Miss Ecuador
Formation 1955
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Guayaquil
Location  Ecuador
Membership Miss Universe
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Official language
Spanish
President
María del Carmen de Aguayo[1]
Website missecuador.com.ec

Miss Ecuador (Organización Miss Ecuador) is an annual national beauty pageant that selects Ecuador's representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Supranational.

The current Miss Ecuador is Alejandra Argudo from Manabí. She won the title on March 15, 2014.

History[edit]

The first winner of a Miss Ecuador pageant was Sara Chacón Zúñiga from Guayas province in 1930. The contest was inactive for more than 20 years until 1955 when Leonor Carcache won the first modern title of Miss Ecuador and became the first representative of the country to the Miss Universe pageant.

Representatives from the 24 provinces that make up Ecuador compete annually for the title of Miss Ecuador among others. In addition of representatives to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International, Miss Ecuador also selects candidates for Miss Tourism Queen International, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Continente Americano, Miss America Latina, Miss Caribbean, Miss Global Cities, Miss Globe International, Miss Bikini International, Miss Asia Pacific, Miss Leisure, Miss Tourism World, Reina Nacional del Café, Miss Mesoamerica, Miss Intercontinental, Reina Mundial del Banano and other small pageants.

Yanbal, a cosmetics brand, is the major sponsor of Miss Ecuador. Although the candidates are representatives of each province, they do not necessarily live in that province.

Titleholders[edit]

! Year Miss Ecuador Province City Participation in
1955 Leonor Carcache Rodríguez Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1955
1956 María Mercedes Flores Espín Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1956
1957 Patricia Juliana Benítez Wright Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1957
1958 Alicia Vallejo Eljuri Chimborazo Riobamba Miss Universe 1958
1959 Carlota Elena Ayala Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1959
1960 Isabel Rolando Cevallos Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1960
1961 Yolanda Palacios Chavert Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1961
1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1962
1963 Patricia Córdova Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1963
1964 Tanya Yela Klein Loffredo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1964
1965 Patricia Susana Ballesteros Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1965
1966 Martha Cecilia Andrade Alominia Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1966
1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Miss World 1967
1968 Priscilla Álava González Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1968
1969 Rossana Vinueza Estrada Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1969
1970 Zoila Montesinos Rivera Manabi Jipijapa Miss Universe 1970
1971 Ximena Montenegro Ochoa Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1971
1972 Susana Castro Jaramillo Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1972
1973 Lourdes Raad Herkt Guayas Guayaquil No Contest
1974 Silvia Aurora Jurado Estrada Guayas Playas Miss World 1974
1975 Ana María Wray Salas Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1975
1976 Gilda Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1976
1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Miss Universe 1977
1978 Mabel Ceballos Sangster Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1978
1979 Ana Margarita Plaza Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1979
1980 Leslie Verónica Rivas Franco El Oro Machala Miss Universe 1980
1981 Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles[^] Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1981
1982 Lorena Jacqueline Burgos García Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1982
1983 Mariela del Mar García Monsalve[^] Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 1983
1984 Leonor Patricía Gonzembach Vallejo Guayas Guayas Miss Universe 1984
1985 María Elena Stangl Tamayo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1985
1986 Verónica Lucía Sevilla Ledergerber Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1986
1987 María del Pilar Barreiro Cucalón Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1987
1988 Cecilia Pozo Carminer Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1988
1989 María Eugenia Molina Astudillo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1989
1990 Jéssica Nuñez Severino Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1990
1991 Diana Neira Rassmussen Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1991
1992 María Soledad Diab Aguilar Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1992
1993 Arianna Mandini Klein Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1993
1994 Mafalda Arboleda Arditto Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1994
1995 Radmila Panzic Arapov Manabí Manta Miss Universe 1995
1996 Mónica Paulina Chalá Mejía Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1996
1997 María José López Verdú Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1997
1998 Soraya Edith Hogonaga Serrano Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1998
1999 Carolina Alfonso De La Paz Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1999
2000 Gabriela Mercedes Cadena Védova Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2000
2001 Jéssica Eliena Bermudez Ronquillo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2001
2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto[^] Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2002
2003 Andrea Marcela Jácome Ruíz Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2003
2004 María Susana Rivadeneira Simbal Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2004
2005 Laura Ximena Zamora Moreano Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2005
2006 Catalina Mercedes López Saman Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2006
2007 María Lugina Cabezas Andrade Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2007
2008 Domenica Francesca Saporiti Hinojosa Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2008
2009 Sandra María Vinces Pinargote Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 2009
2010 Lady Fernanda Mina Lastra Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2010
2011 Claudia Elena Schiess Fretz Galápagos Santa Cruz Miss Universe 2011
2012 Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2012
2013 Constanza María Báez Jalil Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2013
2014 Silvia Alejandra Argudo Intriago Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 2014

^ Lucía Vinueza (1981), Mariela García (1983) and Isabel Ontaneda (2002) were born in Cuenca, but they represented their hometown's province.

Miss Ecuador at International pageants[edit]

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

Miss Universe[edit]

The winner of Miss Ecuador 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 Ecuador Province City Placement
United States 1955 Leonor Carcache Rodríguez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1956 María Mercedes Flores Espin Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1957 Patricia Juliana Benítez Wright Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1958 Alicia Vallejo Eljuri Chimborazo Riobamba Unplaced
United States 1959 Carlota Elena Ayala Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1960 Isabel Rolando Ceballos Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1961 Yolanda Palacios Chavert Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1963 Patricia Córdova Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1964 Tanya Yela Klein Loffredo[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1965 Patricia Susana Ballesteros Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1966 Martha Cecilia Andrade Alomina Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1968 Priscilla Alava González Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1969 Rossana Vinueza Estrada[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1970 Zoila Montesinos Rivera Manabi Jipijapa Unplaced
United States 1971 Ximena Moreno Ochoa Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Susana Castro Jaramillo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Ana María Wray Salas Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Gilda Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Mabel Cevallos Sangster Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Australia 1979 Ana Margarita Plaza Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Leslie Verónica Rivas Franco El Oro Machala Unplaced
United States 1981 Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles[^][2] Guayas Guayaquil Top 12
Peru 1982 Lorena Jacqueline Burgos García Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1983 Mariela del Mar García Monsalve[^] Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 1984 Leonor Patricia Gonzembach Vallejo[2] Guayas Guayas Unplaced
United States 1985 María Elena Stangl Tamayo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Panama 1986 Verónica Lucía Sevilla Ledergeber Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Singapore 1987 María del Pilar Barreiro Cucalón Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Cecilia Pozo Caminer Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Mexico 1989 María Eugenía Molina Astudillo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1990 Jéssica Nuñez Severino Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1991 Diana Neira Rassmussen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Thailand 1992 María Soledad Diab Aguilar[2] Guayas Guayaquil Miss Photogenic
Mexico 1993 Arianna Mandini Klein[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Mafalda Arboleda Arditto Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Radmila Padnizic Arapov Manabí Manta Unplaced
United States 1996 Mónica Paulina Chalá Mejía[2] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1997 María José López Verdú Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1998 Soraya Edith Hogonaga Serrano[2] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Carolina Alfonso De La Paz Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Gabriela Mercedes Cadena Védova Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Jéssica Eliana Bermúdez Ronquillo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto[^] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Panama 2003 Andrea Marcela Jácome Ruíz[3] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 María Susana Rivadeneira Simball[4] Pichincha Quito Top 10
Thailand 2005 Laura Ximena Zamora Moreano[5] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 2006 Catalina Mercedes López Saman[6] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Mexico 2007 María Lugina Cabezas Andrade[7] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Doménica Francesca Saporitti Hinojosa[8] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 María Sandra Vinces Pinargote[9] Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 2010 Lady Fernanda Mina Lastra[10] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Claudia Elena Schiess Fretz[11] Galápagos Santa Cruz Unplaced
United States 2012 Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Russia 2013 Constanza María Báez Jalil Pichincha Quito 2nd Runner-Up
China 2014 Alejandra Argudo Manabí Portoviejo TBA

^ Lucía Vinueza (1981), Mariela García (1983) and Isabel Ontaneda (2002) were born in Cuenca, but they represented their hometown's province.

Miss International[edit]

The 2nd Runner-up of Miss Ecuador represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Since 2013, the 1st Runner-up will compete at Miss International.

Year Miss Internacional Ecuador Province City Placement
United States 1960 Magdalena Davila Varela Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1961 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1962 Margarita Arosemena Gómez Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
United States 1963 Tania Valle Moreno Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1964 María Agustina Mendoza Veléz Manabí Santa Ana Unplaced
United States 1965 María Eugenia Mosquera Banados Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 1968 Enriqueta Valdez Fuentes Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 1969 Alexandra Swanberg Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 1970 Lourdes Hernández Pichincha Quito Top 15
United States 1971 Susana Castro Jaramillo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 1972 Lucia del Carmen Fernández Avellaneda Manabí Manta Unplaced
Japan 2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto Pichincha Quito Unplaced
China 2004 Irene Andrea Zunino García Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 2005 Bianca María Salame Avilés Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2006 Denisse Elizabeth Rodriguez Quiñónez Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 2007 Jessica Maena Ortíz Campos Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
Macau 2008 Jennifer Stephannie Pazmiño Saldaña Guayas Guayaquil Top 12
China 2009 Isabella Chiriboga Valdivieso Pichincha Quito Unplaced
China 2010 Andrea Ivonne Suárez Melgar Loja Loja Unplaced
China 2011 María Fernanda Cornejo Alfaro[11] Pichincha Quito Miss International 2011
Japan 2012 Tatiana Katherine Loor Hidalgo Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Unplaced
Japan 2013 Nathaly Arroba Hurtado Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
Japan 2014 Carla Prado Thoret Santa Elena Salinas TBA

Miss Supranational[edit]

The 3rd Runner-up of Miss Ecuador represents her country at Miss Supranational. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Since 2013, the 2nd Runner-up will compete at Miss Supranational. In 2014 due to maximum age recruitment, the 1st Runner-up taken the sashes of Miss Supranational Ecuador for the first time then the 2nd Runner-up will be competing at Miss International pageant.

Year Miss Supranational Ecuador Province City Placement
Poland 2012 Alexandra Sulay Castillo Velasco Esmeraldas Province San Lorenzo 4th Runner-Up
Belarus 2013 Giuliana Guiselle Villavicencio Freire Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
India 2014 Inés Panchano Lara Esmeraldas Province Esmeraldas TBA

Former titles[edit]

Miss World[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss Ecuador 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 2013, Comite Miss Angola has created a separate pageant called "Miss World Ecuador" to select its representative for Miss World 2013.

Year Miss World Ecuador Province City Placement
United Kingdom 1960 María Rosa Rodríguez Váscones Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1961 Magdalena Dávila González Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1964 Maria de Lourdes Anda Vallejo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1965 Corine Mildred Corral Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1966 Alexandra Vallejo Klaere Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1968 Marcia Virginia Ramos Christiansen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Ximena Lourdes Aulestia Díaz Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1970 Sofia Virginia Monteverde Nimbriotis Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
United Kingdom 1971 Maria Cecilia Gómez Buenaventura Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1972 Patricia Falconí Salas Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Silvia Aurora Jurado Estrada Guayas Playas Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Marie Clare Fontaine Velasco Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Antonieta Cecilia Campodónico Aguirre Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1979 Olba Lourdes Padilla Guevara Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Gabriela María Catelina Ríos Roca Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Lucia Isabel Vinueza Urjelles Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Gianna Machiavello González Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Martha Lascano Salcedo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Maria Sol Corral Zambrano Azuay Azuay Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Maria del Pilar De Veintemilla Russo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Alicia Gisela Cucalón Macas Guayas Guayaquil 6th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1987 Cecilia Pozo Caminer Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Cristina Elena López Villagómez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Hong Kong 1989 Ximena Paulett Correa Jarre El Oro Machala Unplaced
United States 1991 Suanny Denise Bejarano López Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Stephanie Krumholz De Menezes Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Danna Saab Saab Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Diana Margarita Noboa Gordon Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Ana Fabiola Trujillo Parker Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
India 1996 Jennifer Lynn Graham Dumani Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Clío Olaya Frías Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Vanessa Natalia Graf Alvear Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Sofia Morán Trueba Manabí Manta Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Ana Dolores Murillo Sánchez Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Carla Lorena Revelo Pérez Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 2002 Jéssica Angulo Miranda[^] Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Unplaced
China 2003 Mayra Katty Rentería Matamba Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
China 2004 Cristina Eugenia Reyes Hidalgo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2005 Marielisa Marques Gutiérrez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Poland 2006 María Rebeca Flores Jaramillo Azuay Cuenca Unplaced
China 2007 Valeska Alexandra Saab Gómez Guayas Guayaquil Top 16
South Africa 2008 Marjorie Cevallos Vera Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 2009 María Gabriela Ulloa Quiñones Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
China 2010 Ana Mercedes Galarza Añazco Tungurahua Ambato Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 María Verónica Vargas Granja[11] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2012 Cipriana Denisse Correia Macías Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced

Provincial rankings[edit]

Province Total Miss Ecuador
Guayas 36 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Pichincha 14 1960, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
Manabí 5 1970, 1977, 1983, 1995, 2009
Galápagos 1 2011
El Oro 1 1980
Chimborazo 1 1958

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria del Carmen de Aguayo misses Tapia". El Diario. March 3, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "En 10 cortos: historia de Miss Universo". Hoy (Quito, Ecuador). May 28, 2004. Retrieved 10-7-2010. 
  3. ^ "Andrea Jacome is the new Miss Ecuador". El Universo. March 28, 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Miss Ecuador 2004 makes history". El Universo. June 1, 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ximena Zamora, Miss Ecuador 2005". El Universo. March 11, 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Catalina Lopez shares her experiences in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009". Univision. January 27, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lugina, Miss Ecuador". El Diario. March 24, 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Domenica Saporitti, Miss Ecuador 2008". Diario Crítico. March 15, 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sandra Vinces elected Miss Ecuador 2009". El Diario. March 13, 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lady Mina is the ebony queen of Ecuador 2010". El Tiempo. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "The candidate of Galapagos, Claudia Schiess, elected Miss Ecuador". EFE. March 17, 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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