Miss Nicaragua

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Miss Nicaragua
MissNicaraguaLogo.jpg
Logo of the Miss Nicaragua pageant.
Formation 1955
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Managua
Location  Nicaragua
Membership Miss Universe
Miss International
Official language
Spanish
Website Official website

The Miss Nicaragua contest is the national beauty pageant of Nicaragua and is a franchise of SILHUETAS, a modeling agency.[1] Each Nicaraguan department may choose a representative who then enters the Miss Nicaragua finals, traditionally held at the Rubén Darío National Theater. The winner is crowned at the conclusion of the final competition. The pageant has been held since 1955 and is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International (amongst others). The winner goes to Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up to Miss International.[2]

Participants[edit]

Participants for the Miss Nicaragua contest must be between 18 and 25 years old, not married and have no children. After participants are chosen, 16 candidates are elected and represent their region. The majority of Miss Nicaragua winners have been from Managua.

For the past couple of years the pageant has had a theme, for 2006 it was "León, pasado maravilloso... presente esperanzador... futuro luminoso" meaning "León, wonderful past... hopeful present.. luminous future".[3]

Despite only having had only three Miss Universe Semifinalists to date; Nicaragua has done well in other international beauty pageants.

Titleholders[edit]

Cristiana Frixione at the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contest held in the Rubén Darío National Theater in Managua on March 17, 2007
Some of the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contestants in bathing suits
Miss Nicaragua
1955 Rosa Argentina Lacayo 1963 Leda Sánchez 1968 Margine Davidson
1969 Soraya Herrera Chávez 1970 Xiomara Paguaga Rodríguez 1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas
1974 Francys Duarte 1975 Aida Maritza Sánchez 1976 Ivania Navarro Genie
1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo 1978 Claudia Herrera Cortez 1989 Patricia Pineda Chamorro
1991 Ana Sofía Pereira 1992 Ida Patricia Delaney 1993 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo
1995 Linda Clerk Castillo 1997 Luz María Sánchez Herdocia 1998 Claudia Alaniz
1999 Liliana Pilarte 2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa 2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza
2003 Claudia Salmerón Aviles 2004 Marifely Argüello César 2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo
2006 Cristiana Frixione 2007 Xiomara Blandino 2008 Thelma Rodríguez
2009 Indiana Sánchez 2010 Scharllette Allen 2011 Adriana Dorn
2012 Farah Eslaquit 2013 Nastassja Bolívar[A] 2014 Marline Barberena

A Dethroned/Resigned

International Winners[edit]

Miss Nicaragua Organization also has International winners at other pageants.

Year Miss Nicaragua International Pageants
1976 Ivania Navarro Genie Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1976
Miss Tourism Latin America 1976
1991 Ana Sofía Pereira Miss America Latina 1992
2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza Miss Mundo Latino Internacional 2002
2004 Marifely Argüello César Miss Expo World 2004
2006 Cristiana Frixione Miss World University 2006
2013 Nastassja Bolívar Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011

Lists of Miss Nicaragua at International pageants[edit]

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Since 1955 traditionally the winner of Miss Nicaragua represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent. In 2013 Nastassja Bolívar was dethroned after competing at the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Nicaragua Placement Special Awards
United States 1955 Rosa Argentina Lacayo
United States 1963 Leda Sánchez
United States 1968 Margine Davidson
United States 1969 Soraya Herrera Chávez
United States 1970 Xiomara Paguaga Rodríguez
Greece 1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas
Philippines 1974 Francys Duarte
El Salvador 1975 Aida Maritza Sánchez
Hong Kong 1976 Ivania Navarro Genie
Dominican Republic 1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo Top 10
Mexico 1978 Claudia Herrera Cortez
Australia 1979 Patricia Pineda Chamorro
United States 1991 Ana Sofía Pereira
United States 1992 Ida Patricia Delaney
Mexico 1993 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo
Namibia 1995 Linda Clerk Castillo
United States 1997 Luz María Sánchez Herdocia
United States 1998 Claudia Alaniz
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Liliana Pilarte
Puerto Rico 2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa
Puerto Rico 2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza
Panama 2003 Claudia Salmerón Aviles
Ecuador 2004 Marifely Argüello César
Thailand 2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo
United States 2006 Cristiana Frixione
Mexico 2007 Xiomara Blandino Top 10
Vietnam 2008 Thelma Rodríguez
The Bahamas 2009 Indiana Sánchez 2nd Runner-Up Best National Costume
United States 2010 Scharllette Allen
Brazil 2011 Adriana Dorn
United States 2012 Farah Eslaquit Top 10 Best National Costume
Russia 2013 Nastassja Bolívar[A] Top 16 Best National Costume
2014 Marline Barberena TBD TBD

A Dethroned/Resigned

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

In 1962 Nicaragua debut at Miss International pageant. Traditionally the second title will be competing at Miss International pageant. Sometimes the winner or other candidates will be picking by the national pageant.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss International Nicaragua Placement Special Awards
United States 1962 María Elena Hasbani
United States 1963 Claudia Díaz
United States 1964 Ileana del Carmen Rojas Arana
United States 1965 Patricia Estela Mena Unplaced
United States 1967 Milagros Argüello
United States 1968 Nadia Leets Lacayo Top 15
Japan 1969 Maria Lacayo 2nd Runner-Up
Japan 1970 Jessie Salinas Miss Photogenic
United States 1971 Odilie Díaz
Japan 1972 Connie Sequeira
Japan 1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas
Japan 1974 Maria Amanda Rivas Top 10
Japan 1975 Myra Barquero Robleto
Japan 1976 Maria Fiallos Castellón
Japan 1977 Marie Gretchen Griffith
Japan 1978 Maria Auxiliadora Mantilla
Japan 1979 Maria Elena Amador
Japan 1993 Ida Patricia Delaney
Japan 1994 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo Top 10
Japan 1999 Claudia Hernández Top 15
Japan 2000 Marynes Arguello César
Japan 2001 Renee Fabiola Davila
Japan 2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza Top 12
Japan 2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo
China 2009 Slilma Giselle Ulloa Cerda
China 2010 Indira Rojas Calderón
Japan 2012 Reyna Perez Núñez
Japan 2013 Celeste Castillo
Japan 2014 Paola Quintero TBD TBD

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

In 2013 Nicaragua debut at Miss Supranational pageant. The official candidate will be selecting by Miss Nicaragua Organization. In 2013 for first time, María Alejandra Gross Rivera was appointed to represent her country to the Miss Supranational pageant.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Supranational Nicaragua Placement Special Awards
Belarus 2013 María Alejandra Gross Rivera Best National Costume
Poland 2014 Jeymmy García TBD TBD

Former titles[edit]

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

Since 1960 traditionally the winner or runner-up of Miss Nicaragua represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2006 Nicaragua did not compete at the pageant. In 2011 Nicaraguan representatives at Miss World will be selecting by Miss Mundo Nicaragua pageant.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Nicaragua Placement Special Awards
United Kingdom 1960 Carmen Isabel Recalde
United Kingdom 1961 Thelma Arana
United Kingdom 1964 Sandra Correa
United Kingdom 1968 Margine Davidson 6th Runner-Up
United Kingdom 1969 Carlota Marina Brenes López
United Kingdom 1970 Evangelina Lacayo
United Kingdom 1971 Soraya Herrera Chávez
United Kingdom 1974 Francys Duarte
United Kingdom 1975 Maria Auxiliadora Mantilla
United Kingdom 1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo
Seychelles 1998 Claudia Patricia Hernández
South Africa 2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa 3rd Runner-Up
United Kingdom 2002 Hazel Calderón Chavarría
China 2003 Hailey Aisha Britton Brooks
China 2004 Anielka María Castillo
China 2005 Valeria Carolina Davila

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

In 2001 Nicaragua debut at Miss Earth pageant. In 2010 Miss Nicaragua lost the franchise of the pageant. In 2010 the official candidate will be selecting by Nuestra Belleza Nicaragua pageant.

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Earth Nicaragua Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2001 Karla José Leclair Monzón
Philippines 2002 Yahoska Maria Cerda Urbina
Philippines 2003 Marynés Argüello César
Philippines 2004 Marifely Argüello César Top 16
Philippines 2005 Sandra Hernández
Philippines 2006 Sharon Zelodón
Philippines 2007 Iva Karlos Grijalva Pashova
Philippines 2008 Thelma Rodríguez

Notes[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The runners-up and semifinalists of the Miss Nicaragua pageant are sometimes sent to represent Nicaragua in other international beauty pageants. Winners include Sharon Amador, the 1st finalist in Miss Nicaragua 2006. Sharon won the Miss Ambar Mundial pageant in 2006. In 2010, the franchise for Miss Earth Nicaragua was awarded to another organizer, Nuestra Belleza Nicaragua.[4]

Dethroned[edit]

Miss Nicaragua 2013, Nastassja Bolívar was dethroned after competing at the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tnrubendario.gob.ni/Images/presentaciones/04.html
  2. ^ Ruiz Baldelomar, Leslie. "Miss Nicaragua, una historia accidentada". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ Miss Nicaragua
  4. ^ Trejos, Tania (2006-03-30). "Sharon Amador es Miss Ámbar 2006". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-05-30. 

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