Miss Paraguay

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Miss Paraguay
Miss Universo Paraguay
Nuestra Belleza Paraguay
Formation Miss Paraguay (1957)
Miss Universo Paraguay/Nuestra Belleza Paraguay (2004)
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Asunción
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Official language Spanish
President Gloria Limpias
Website Official website

Miss Paraguay is the common name or sash used to identify a Paraguayan representative in an international pageant. Currently, Miss Universo Paraguay and Miss Paraguay are the official national preliminaries to the Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Intercontinental.[1][2] Each year both events are held to select representatives from this country to these contests.

In addition, delegates for regionals competitions are also selected such as Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Continente Americano and Miss América Latina.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss Paraguay for Miss Universe[edit]

The Miss Paraguay beauty pageant, created in 1957 by Guillermo Rolon (President of Miss Paraguay), nowadays sends delegates to Reinado Internacional del Café held annually in Colombia, Miss Ambar Mundial, Miss Teen Panamericana, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Globe International held each year in the eastern Mediterranean region. It was not held in 1959, 1968, 1969, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008. In the 1996 edition of the Miss Ambar Mundial Pageant was Adriana Baum of Paraguay was winner, she was also the winner of the 1997 Miss Teen Panamericana pageant. The pageant stopped sending representatives for Miss Universe after 2001.

Year Miss Paraguay Represented
1957 Lucy Montanero Caaguazú
1958 Graciela Scorza Alto Paraguay
1960 Mercedes Ruggia Distrito Capital
1961 Maria Cristina Osnaghi Distrito Capital
1962 Corina Rollon Alto Paraguay
1963 Amelia Benitez Central
1964 Miriam Riart Brugada Distrito Capital
1965 Stella Castell Gran Chaco
1966 Mirtha Martinez Alto Paraguay
1967 Maria Eugenia Torres Presidente Hayes
1970 Teresa Mercedes Britez Sullow Paraguarí
1971 Marit Tomassone Misiones
1972 Maria Stella Volpe Martinez Central
1973 Teresita Maria Cano Concepción
1974 Maria Angela Zulema Medina Monjagata Alto Paraguay
1975 Susana Beatriz Vire Ferreira Alto Paraná
1976 Nidia Fátima Cardenas Central
1977 Maria Leticia Zarza Perriet Distrito Capital
1978 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Distrito Capital
1979 Patricia Lohman Bernie Distrito Capital
1981 Maria Isabel Urizar Caras Cordillera
1984 Elena Ortiz Allegretti Guairá
1985 Daisy Patricia Ferreira Distrito Capital
1986 Veronica Angulo Achinelli Amambay
1987 Tammy Elizabeth Ortigoza Sonneborn Distrito Capital
1988 Marta Noemi Acosta Granada Canindeyú
1989 Ana Victoria Schaerer Del Puerto Paraguarí
1990 Monica Plate Cano Alto Paraguay
1991 Vivian Rosana Benitez Brizuela Distrito Capital
1992 Pamela Zarza Enríquez Boquerón
1993 Ada Raquel Acosta Distrito Capital
1994 Lilian Noemí González Mena Presidente Hayes
1995 Bettina Rosmary Barboza Caffarena Distrito Capital
1996 Martha Lovera Parquét Distrito Capital
1997 Rossana Elizabeth Jiménez Pereira Cordillera
1998 Luz Marina González Ruíz Ñeembucú
1999 Carmen Morínigo Machuca San Pedro
2000 Carolina Ramírez Franco Alto Paraná
2001 Rosmary Benítez Caazapá

Nuestra Belleza Paraguay[edit]

Since 2004, Promociones Gloria created Miss Universo Paraguay or Nuestra Belleza Paraguay, sometimes also called Reinas Paraguayas, and replaced Miss Paraguay as the official preliminary to Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International. Representatives to other pageants are also selected: Miss Tourism Queen International, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Continente Americano, Miss América Latina, etc.

Year Nuestra Belleza Paraguay Represented
2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge Alto Paraguay
2005 Karina Rebecca Buttner Naumann Itapúa
2006 Lourdes Verónica Arévalos Elías Alto Paraguay
2007 María José Maldonado Gómez Boquerón
2008 Giannina Rufinelli Rojas Distrito Capital
2009 Mareike Baumgarten Oroa Central
2010 Yohana Benitez Olmedo Central
2011 Alba Riquelme Valenzuela Presidente Hayes
2012 Egni Analia Almirón Eckert Central
2013 Guadalupe González Distrito Capital
2014 Sally Jara Amambay

Miss Paraguay at International pageants[edit]

The following women have represented Paraguay in international pageants:

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

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

Since 1957 the winner of Miss Paraguay will be competing at Miss Universe pageant. Since 2004, Nuestra Belleza Paraguay will be sending the winner at the pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Universo Paraguay Placement Special Awards
United States 1957 Lucy Montanero Unplaced
United States 1958 Graciela Scorza Unplaced
United States 1960 Mercedes Ruggia Unplaced
United States 1961 Maria Cristina Osnaghi Unplaced
United States 1962 Corina Rollon Unplaced
United States 1963 Amelia Benitez Unplaced
United States 1964 Miriam Riart Brugada Top 15
United States 1965 Stella Castell Unplaced
United States 1966 Mirtha Martinez Unplaced
United States 1967 Maria Eugenia Torres Unplaced
United States 1970 Teresa Mercedes Britez Sullow Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Maria Stella Volpe Martinez Unplaced
Greece 1973 Teresita Maria Cano Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Maria Angela Zulema Medina Monjagata Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Susana Beatriz Vire Ferreira Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Nidia Fátima Cardenas Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Maria Leticia Zarza Perriet Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Unplaced
Australia 1979 Patricia Lohman Berni Unplaced
United States 1981 Maria Isabel Urizar Caras Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1984 Elena Ortiz Allegretti Unplaced
United States 1985 Beverly Ocampo Gadea Unplaced
Panama 1986 Johana Kelner Toja Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Tammy Elizabeth Ortigoza Sonneborn Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Marta Noemi Acosta Granada Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Ana Victoria Schaerer Del Puerto Unplaced
United States 1990 Monica Plate Cano Unplaced
United States 1991 Vivian Rosana Benitez Brizuela Top 10 Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
Thailand 1992 Pamela Zarza Enríquez Unplaced Best National Costume
Mexico 1993 Ada Raquel Acosta Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Lilian Noemí González Mena Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Bettina Rosmary Barboza Caffetena Unplaced
United States 1996 Martha Lovera Parquét Unplaced
United States 1997 Rossana Elizabeth Jiménez Pereira Unplaced
United States 1998 Luz Marina González Ruíz Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Carmen Morínigo Machuca Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Carolina Ramírez Franco Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Rosmary Benítez Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge 3rd Runner-up
Thailand 2005 Karina Rebecca Buttner Naumann Unplaced
United States 2006 Lourdes Verónica Arévalos Elías 3rd Runner-up
Mexico 2007 María José Maldonado Gómez Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Giannina Rufinelli Rojas Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Mareike Baumgarten Oroa Unplaced
United States 2010 Yohana Benitez Olmedo Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Alba Riquelme Valenzuela Unplaced
United States 2012 Egni Analia Almirón Eckert Unplaced
Russia 2013 Guadalupe González Unplaced
United States 2014 Sally Jara TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

The second title of local pageant will be crowning as Miss Mundo Paraguay. She represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Year Miss Mundo Paraguay Placement Special Awards
United Kingdom 1959 Elvira dos Santos Encina Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Blanca Zaldivar Unplaced
United Kingdom 1971 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Unplaced
United Kingdom 1972 Rosa Angelica Mussi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Maria Cristina Fernández Samaniego Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Maria Elizabeth Giardina Unplaced Miss Personality
United Kingdom 1978 Susana Del Pilar Galli Unplaced
United Kingdom 1979 Martha Maria Galli Romanach Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Celia Noemi Schaerer Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Zulema Dominguez Gutter Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Antonella Filartiga Montuori Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Susana Maria Ivansiuten Haurelechen Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Daisy Patricia Ferreira Caballero Top 15
United Kingdom 1986 Verónica América Angulo Ahcinelli Unplaced
United Kingdom 1987 Lourdes Beatriz Stanley Baranda Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Maria José Miranda Unplaced
Hong Kong 1989 Alicia Maria Jaime Villamayor Unplaced
United Kingdom 1990 Alba Maria Cordero Rivals Unplaced
United States 1991 Vivian Rosanna Benítez Brizuela Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Lourdes Magdalena Zaracho Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Claudia Florentín Fariña Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Jannyne Elena Peyrat Scolari Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Patricia Serafini Geoghegan Unplaced
India 1996 Maria Ingrid Götze Scheunemann Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Mariela Quiñónez García Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Perla Carolina Benitez Gonzáles Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Mariela Candia Ramos Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Patricia Villanueva Distefano Unplaced
China 2003 Karina Rebeca Buttner Naumann Unplaced
China 2004 Tania María Domanickzy Vargas Unplaced
China 2007 María de la Paz Vargas Morinigo Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Gabriela Mercedes Rejala Llanes Unplaced
South Africa 2009 Tamara Sosa Zapattini Unplaced
China 2010 Egni Eckert Top 25
United Kingdom 2011 Nicole Huber Top 20
China 2012 Fiorella Migliore Llanes Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Coral Ruiz Reyes Unplaced
United Kingdom 2014 Myriam Arevalos TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The third title of local pageant will be crowning as Miss Internacional Paraguay. She represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Year Miss Internacional Paraguay Placement Special Awards
United States 1960 Gretel Hedger Carvallo Top 15
United States 1961 Gladys Fernández Top 15
United States 1962 Gloria Alderete Irala Unplaced
United States 1963 Maria Elena Quesada Unplaced
Japan 1989 Alba Maria Cordero Rivals Unplaced
Japan 1991 Maria Luján Oviedo Unplaced
Japan 1994 Jannyne Elena Peyrat Scolari Unplaced Best National Costume
Japan 1995 Patricia Viviana Galindo Cabral Unplaced
Japan 1996 Claudia Rocío Melgarejo Unplaced
Japan 1997 Martha Graciela Maldonado Unplaced
Japan 1998 Maria Fabiola Roig Escandriolo Unplaced
Japan 2005 Liz Concepción Santacruz Amarilla Unplaced
Japan 2007 Daiana Natalia Ferreira da Costa Unplaced
Macau 2008 Rossana Galeano Unplaced
China 2009 Cristina Romina Bogado Cáceres Unplaced
China 2010 María José Paredes Unplaced
China 2011 Stephanie Vázquez Unplaced
Japan 2012 Nicole Huber 4th Runner-up
Japan 2013 Marta Raviolo Unplaced
Japan 2014 Jessica Servin TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

Gabriela Rejala Top 16 semifinalist in the Miss Earth 2009

The fourth title of local pageant will be crowning as Miss Tierra Paraguay. She represents her country at Miss Earth. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Year Miss Tierra Paraguay Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2002 Adriana Raquel Baum Ramos Unplaced
Philippines 2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge Miss Earth-Fire/3rd Runner-Up Best in Swimsuit
Philippines 2005 Tania María Domaniczky Vargas Top 8
Philippines 2006 Paloma Navarro Unplaced
Philippines 2007 Griselda Monserrat Quevedo Chávez Unplaced
Philippines 2008 Yeruti García Unplaced
Philippines 2009 Gabriela Rejala Top 16
Philippines 2011 Nicole Huber Top 16
Philippines 2012 Alexandra Fretes Unplaced
Philippines 2013 Leticia Cáceres Unplaced
Philippines 2014 Sendy Cáceres TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss United Continent[edit]

The fifth title of local pageant will be crowning as Miss Continentes Unidos Paraguay. She represents her country at Miss United Continent. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Year Miss Continentes Unidos Paraguay Placement Special Awards
Ecuador 2006 Alicia Flores González Unplaced
Ecuador 2007 Analia Diana Marecos Ruiz Díaz Unplaced
Ecuador 2008 Giselle Elizabeth Riveros Diarte Unplaced
Ecuador 2009 Tamara María Sosa Zapattini Unplaced
Ecuador 2010 María José Estrellita Paredes González Unplaced
Ecuador 2011 Myrian Leticia Patiño Argüello Unplaced
Ecuador 2012 Liliana Noemi Santa Cruz Vera Top 6
Ecuador 2013 Laura Leticia Garcete Riveros Unplaced
Ecuador 2014 Julia Frison 4th Runner-up

Representatives at Miss Tourism International[edit]

The sixth title of local pageant will be crowning as Miss Turismo Paraguay. She represents her country at Miss Tourism International. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Year Miss Turismo Paraguay Placement Special Awards
Malaysia 2004 Maria Rosalía González Flores Unplaced
Malaysia 2006 Mari Cafi Agüero Esgaib Unplaced
Malaysia 2008 Giselle Elizabeth Riveros Diarte Top 15
Malaysia 2009 Larissa María Villalba Valbez Unplaced
Malaysia 2010 Mónica Mariani Pascuolato Unplaced
Malaysia 2012 Lourdes María del Carmen Motta Rolón 3rd Runner-up
Malaysia 2013 Zulma Margarita Galeano Ferreira Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Grand International[edit]

Year Miss Grand Paraguay Hometown Placement Special Awards
Thailand 2014 Gissella Sotomayor Encarnación
Thailand 2013 Sendy Marisol Cáceres Encarnación Unplaced

Department rankings[edit]

Departments Titles Years
Flag of Asunción.svg Distrito Capital 14 1960, 1961, 1964, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2008, 2013
Flag of the Department of Alto Paraguay.svg Alto Paraguay 7 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1990, 2004, 2006
Bandera del Departamento de Central, Paraguay.svg Central 6 1963, 1972, 1976, 2009, 2010, 2012
Bandera del Departamento de Presidente Hayes, Paraguay.svg Presidente Hayes 3 1967, 1994, 2011
Bandera del Departamento de Amambay.JPG Amambay 2 1986, 2014
Bandera del Departamento de Boquerón.svg Boquerón 1992, 2007
Bandera del Departamento de Alto Paraná.JPG Alto Paraná 1975, 2000
Bandera del Departamento de Cordillera.JPG Cordillera 1981, 1997
Bandera del Departamento de Paraguarí.JPG Paraguarí 1970, 1989
Itapflag.PNG Itapúa 1 2005
Flag of Caazapá Department.svg Caazapá 2001
Bandera del Departamento de San Pedro.JPG San Pedro 1999
Bandera del Departamento de Ñeembucú, Paraguay.svg Ñeembucú 1998
Bandera del Departamento de Canindeyú, Paraguay.svg Canindeyú 1988
Flag of Guairá Department.svg Guairá 1984
Flag of Concepción Department.svg Concepción 1973
Bandera del Departamento de Misiones.svg Misiones 1971
Flag of Paraguay.svg Gran Chaco 1963
Bandera del Departamento de Caaguazú.JPG Caaguazú 1957

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