Miss Spain

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Miss España
Formation 1929
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Madrid
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Official language Spanish
Website Official website
Winning Spanish provinces of Miss España from 1931-2011.

Miss España or Miss Spain is the main annual beauty pageant of Spain that selects the official representative to the Miss Universe pageant.

History[edit]


Number of Wins under Miss España Organization (Miss Universe Spain)

Current franchises
Pageant Title Winning year(s)
Miss Universe 1 1974
Miss World 0 None
Miss International 3 1977, 1990, 2008
Miss Earth 0 None
Miss Europe 5 1962, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1985

Its origins go back to 1929, when early contests took place until the advent of civil war in 1936, followed by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which did not permit beauty pageants until 1961.

It is currently broadcast to the entire country by Telecinco, from the Marina d'Or resort, in the province of Castellón.

Any woman who wants to participate in Miss Spain must appear before provincial branches of the pageant, and learn about the requirements needed, as well as methods for selection to be carried out in that province. Once selected by a delegation, they will represent their province in the contest. After a month of preliminary competition, events and cultural activities around the country, the new Miss Spain is selected.

The winner of Miss Spain is sent to represent her country in Miss Universe. However, if Miss Spain is underage, a runner-up is sent to Miss Universe. Overall in these international pageants, Spain's success has been moderate with one Miss Universe title in 1974 and 3 Miss International titles in 1977, 1990 and 2008. In 2013, the pageant is separated into two pageants - Miss World Spain and Miss Spain. In 2013 Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso was crowned Miss Spain2013 and represented Spain in Miss Universe 2013 where she placed 1st Runner-Up. Rodríguez is the first woman to be crowned Miss Spain twice, having previously won Miss Spain 2008 and representing Spain at Miss World 2008.

The current Miss Spain is Desirée Cordero from Sevilla who was crowned on October 28, 2014 and will represent Spain at Miss Universe 2014.

Titleholders[edit]

Patricia Yurena Rodríguez, Miss Spain 2008.

The winner of Miss España 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. Sometimes, the winner can also compete at Miss World and Miss Europe if the winner will be available to compete by the Miss España Organization.

Year Miss España Represented Notes
2014 Desirée Cordero[1] Sevilla
2013 Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso Tenerife
2011 Andrea Huisgen Barcelona
2010 Paula Guilló Sempere[2] Teruel
2009 Estíbaliz Pereira Rábade A Coruña
2008 Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso[3] Tenerife Competed in Miss World 2008
2007 Natalia Zabala Arroyo Guipúzcoa
2006 Elisabeth Reyes Villegas Málaga
2005 Verónica Hidalgo Gerona
2004 María Jesús Ruiz Garzón Jaén
2003 Eva María González Fernández Sevilla
2002 Vania Millán Miras Almería
2001 Lorena Van Heerde Ayala[A] Alicante
2000 Helen Lindes Griffiths Las Palmas
1999 Lorena Bernal Pascual Guipúzcoa
1998 María José Besora Villanueva Murcia
1997 Inés Sáinz Esteban Vizcaya
1996 María José Suárez Benítez Sevilla
1995 María Reyes Vázquez Soria
1993-94 Raquel Rodríguez Hidalgo Córdoba
1992 Eugenia del Pilar Santana Alba Las Palmas
1991 Sofía Mazagatos Gómez Madrid
1990 Esther Arroyo Bermúdez Cádiz
1989 Raquel Revuelta Armengou Sevilla
1988 Eva María Pedraza López Córdoba
1987 Sonsoles Artigas Mederos Las Palmas
1986 Remedios Cervantes Montoya Málaga
1985 Amparo Martínez Cerdán Valencia
1984 Juncal Rivero Fadrique Castilla Valladolid Miss Europe 1985
1983 Garbiñe Abasolo García Vizcaya
1982 Ana Isabel Herrero García Teruel
1981 Cristina Pérez Cottrell Málaga
1980 Francisca Ondiviela Las Palmas
1979 María Dolores Forner Toro Madrid
1978 Gloria María Valenciano Las Palmas
1977 Guillermina Ruiz Doménech Islas Baleares
1976 Luz María Polegre Hernández Tenerife
1975 Olga Fernández Pérez Pontevedra
1974 Nelly Rodriguez Tenerife
1973 Amparo Muñoz Málaga Miss Universe 1974
1972 Rocío Martín Madrigal Sevilla
1971 Maria del Carmen Muñoz Madrid
1970 Josefina Román Cádiz
1969 Noelia Afonso Tenerife Miss Europe 1970
1968 Amparo Rodrigo Valencia
1967 Paquita Delgado Sánchez Córdoba
1966 Paquita Torres Pérez Málaga Miss Europe 1967
1965 Alicia Borrás Barcelona
1964 Mª José Ulla Madrid
1963 María Rosa Pérez Gómez Tenerife
1962 Maruja García Nicolau Islas Baleares Miss Europe 1963
1961 María del Carmen Cervera Barcelona
1960 Teresa Del Rio Málaga
1935 Alicia Navarro Tenerife Miss Europe 1935
1934 María Eugenia Henríquez Girón Madrid
1933 Emilia Docet Pontevedra
1932 Teresita Daniel Barcelona
1931 Ermelina Carreño Ciudad Real
1930 Elena Pla Valencia
1929 Pepita Samper Valencia

A Resigned
B Took over title
C Patricia Rodríguez originally won Miss Spain 2008 but due to age requirements was unable to compete at Miss Universe and was subsequently replaced by Claudia Moro. Rodríguez instead represented Spain at Miss World. Rodríguez later won Miss Spain 2013 represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013.

Ranking[edit]

# of titles Represented Year
07 Tenerife 1935, 1963, 1969, 1974, 1976, 2008, 2013
06 Málaga 1960, 1966, 1973, 1981, 1986, 2006
05 Las Palmas 1978, 1980, 1987, 1992, 2000
Madrid 1934, 1964, 1971, 1979, 1991
Sevilla 1972, 1989, 1996, 2003, 2014
04 Valencia 1929, 1930, 1968, 1985
Barcelona 1932, 1961, 1965, 2011
03 Córdoba 1967, 1988, 1993
02 Guipúzcoa 1999, 2007
Islas Baleares 1962, 1977
Cádiz 1970, 1990
Pontevedra 1933, 1975
Teruel 1982, 2010
01 Ciudad Real 1931
A Coruña 2009
Jaén 2004
Almería 2002
Alicante 2001
Murcia 1998
Soria 1995
Valladolid 1984

Miss Spain at International pageants[edit]

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

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

The winner of Miss España 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 España Represented Placement Special Awards
United States 2014 Desirée Cordero Ferrer Sevilla TBA TBA
Russia 2013 Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso Tenerife 1st Runner-up
United States 2012 Andrea Huisgen Barcelona Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Paula Guilló Sempere Teruel Unplaced
United States 2010 Adriana Reverón Tenerife Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Estíbaliz Pereira Rábade A Coruña Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Claudia Moro Fernández Madrid Top 10
Mexico 2007 Natalia Zabala Arroyo Guipúzcoa Unplaced
United States 2006 Elisabeth Reyes Villegas Málaga Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Verónica Hidalgo Gerona Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 María Jesús Ruiz Garzón Jaén Unplaced
Panama 2003 Eva María González Fernández Sevilla Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Vania Millán Miras Almería Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Eva Sisó Casals[B] Lleida Top 10
Cyprus 2000 Helen Lindes Griffiths Las Palmas 2nd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Diana Nogueira González Pontevedra 2nd Runner-up
United States 1998 María José Besora Villanueva Murcia Unplaced
United States 1997 Inés Sáinz Esteban Vizcaya Unplaced
United States 1996 María José Suárez Benítez Sevilla Unplaced
Namibia 1995 María Reyes Vázquez Soria Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Raquel Rodríguez Hidalgo Córdoba Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Eugenia del Pilar Santana Alba Las Palmas Top 10 Miss Photogenic
Thailand 1992 Virginia García Alvarez Valladolid Unplaced
United States 1991 Esther Arroyo Bermúdez Cádiz Unplaced
United States 1990 Raquel Revuelta Armengou Sevilla Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Eva María Pedraza López Córdoba Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Sonsoles Artigas Mederos Las Palmas Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Remedios Cervantes Montoya Málaga Unplaced
Panama 1986 Isabel Tur Espinosa Málaga Unplaced
United States 1985 Maria Teresa Sánchez López Seville 1st Runner-up
United States 1984 Garbiñe Abasolo García Vizcaya Unplaced Miss Photogenic
United States 1983 Ana Isabel Herrero García Teruel Top 12
Peru 1982 Cristina Pérez Cottrell Málaga Unplaced
United States 1981 Francisca Ondiviela Las Palmas Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Yolanda María Hoyos Vega Asturias Unplaced
Australia 1979 Gloria María Valenciano Las Palmas Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Guillermina Ruiz Doménech Islas Baleares 2nd Runner-up
Dominican Republic 1977 Luz María Polegre Hernández Tenerife Top 12
Hong Kong 1976 Olga Fernández Pérez Pontevedra Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Consuelo Martín López Tenerife Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Amparo Muñoz Málaga Miss Universe 1974
Greece 1973 Rocío Martín Madrigal Sevilla 3rd Runner-up Best National Costume
Puerto Rico 1972 Maria del Carmen Muñoz Madrid Unplaced
United States 1971 Josefina Román Cádiz Top 12
United States 1970 Noelia Afonso Tenerife Unplaced
United States 1969 Amparo Rodrigo Valencia Unplaced
United States 1968 Yolanda Legarreta Urquijo País Vasco Unplaced
United States 1967 Paquita Delgado Sánchez Córdoba Top 15
United States 1966 Paquita Torres Pérez Málaga Top 15 Miss Congeniality
United States 1965 Alicia Borrás Barcelona Unplaced
United States 1964 María José Ulla Madronero Madrid Unplaced
United States 1963 María Rosa Pérez Gómez Tenerife Unplaced
United States 1962 Conchita Roig Urpi Barcelona Unplaced
United States 1961 Pilar Gil Ramos Madrid Unplaced
United States 1960 María Teresa del Río Málaga 4th Runner-up

Other titles from Miss Spain[edit]

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss España 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 2013 the official candidate will be selecting by Miss World Spain pageant, due to economic problems in Spain in 2011, the Miss España was bankruptcy.

Year Miss Mundo España Placement Special Awards
United Kingdom 1960 Concepción Molinera Palacios Unplaced
United Kingdom 1961 Maria del Carmen Fernández 2nd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1962 Conchita Roig Urpi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1963 Encarnación Zalabardo Unplaced
United Kingdom 1964 Maria José Ulla Madronero Top 15
United Kingdom 1970 Josefina Román Gutiérrez Unplaced
United Kingdom 1971 María Margarita García Top 15
United Kingdom 1972 Maria del Carmen Muñoz Unplaced
United Kingdom 1973 Mariona Rosell Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Natividad Rodríguez Top 15
United Kingdom 1976 Luz Maria Polegre Hernández Top 15
United Kingdom 1977 Guillermina Ruiz Doménech Top 15
United Kingdom 1978 Gloria María Valenciano 4th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1979 Maria Dolores Lola Forner Toro Top 15
United Kingdom 1980 Francisca Otero Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Cristina Pérez Cottrell Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Ana Isabel Herrero García Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Milagros Pérez Castro Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Juncal Rivero Fadrique Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 Maria Amparo Martínez Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Remedios Cervantes Unplaced
United Kingdom 1987 Sonsoles Artigas Medero Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Susana de la Llave Varón 4th Runner-up
Hong Kong 1989 Eva Maria Pedraza Unplaced
United Kingdom 1990 Maria del Carmen Carrasco Unplaced
United States 1991 Maria Candelaria Moreno Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Samantha Torres Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Araceli García Eugenio Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Virginia Pareja Garófano Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Candelaria Rodríguez Unplaced
India 1996 Patricia Ruiz Fernández Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Nuria Avellaneda Gallego Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Rocío Jiménez Fernández Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Lorena Bernal Pascual Top 17
United Kingdom 2000 Verónica García Benito Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Macarena García Naranjo Top 10
United Kingdom 2002 Lola Alcocer Unplaced
China 2003 Maria Teresa Martín Unplaced
China 2004 Maite Medina Cerrato Unplaced
China 2005 Mireia Verdú Tremosa Top 16
Poland 2006 Inmaculada Torres Del Rey Unplaced
China 2007 Natalia Zabala Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Patricia Rodríguez Top 15
South Africa 2009 Carmen Laura García Unplaced
China 2010 Fátima Jiménez Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 Carla Garcia Barber Top 15
China 2012 Aránzazu Estévez Godoy Top 15
Indonesia 2013 Elena Ibarbia Jiménez Top 6
United Kingdom 2014 Lourdes Fernández Unplaced

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The 2nd Runner-up of Miss España represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2013 the official candidate will be selecting by Miss Internacional España pageant. Perhaps in 2014 will be joining at the Miss España again, due to economic problems in Spain in 2011, the pageant was bankruptcy.

Year Miss Internacional España Placement Special Awards
United States 1960 Elena Herrera Dávila-Núñez Unplaced
United States 1961 Maria Del Carmen Fernández 2nd Runner-up
United States 1963 Encarnación Zalabardo Unplaced
United States 1964 Lucia Pilar Herrera Unplaced
United States 1965 Rafaela Roque Sánchez Top 15
United States 1967 Amparo Ruiz Unplaced
United States 1968 Yolanda Legarreta Urquijo Unplaced
Japan 1969 Mery de Lara Caballero Top 15
Japan 1970 María Margarita García Unplaced
United States 1971 Consuelo Varela Costales Unplaced
Japan 1972 Gloria Puyol Toledo Unplaced
Japan 1973 Maria Isabel Lorenzo 2nd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
Japan 1974 Consuelo Martín López Top 15
Japan 1975 Maria Teresa Maldonado Unplaced
Japan 1976 Victoria Martín González Unplaced
Japan 1977 Pilar Medina Miss International 1977 Best National Costume
Japan 1978 Maria Inmaculada Arencibia Unplaced
Japan 1979 Yolanda Maria Hoyos Unplaced
Japan 1980 María Agustina García 2nd Runner-up
Japan 1981 Francisca Otero Unplaced
Japan 1982 María del Carmen Arqués 1st Runner-up
Japan 1983 Milagros Pérez Castro Top 10
Japan 1984 Soledad Marisol Pila Balanza Top 10
Japan 1985 Beatriz Molero Beltrán Top 10
Japan 1986 Irán Pont Gil Top 10
Japan 1987 Ana García Bonilla Top 10
Japan 1988 Maria Carmen Aragall Casadellá Top 10
Japan 1989 Mercedes Martín Mier Top 10
Japan 1990 Silvia de Esteban Miss International 1990
Japan 1991 Elodie Chantal Jordá de Quay Top 10
Japan 1992 Samantha Torres Waldrón Top 10
Japan 1993 Ana Piedad Galván Unplaced
Japan 1994 Carmen Maria Vicente 2nd Runner-up
Japan 1995 Jimena Garay Top 10
Japan 1996 Rosa Maria Casado Teixidor Top 10
Japan 1997 Isabel Gil Gambín Top 10
Japan 1998 Vanessa Romero Torres Top 10
Japan 1999 Carmen Fernández Ruiz 1st Runner-up
Japan 2000 Raquel Gonzales Rovira Unplaced
Japan 2001 Ayola Molina Carrasco Top 15
Japan 2002 Laura Espinosa Huertas Top 15
Japan 2003 Maria Carillo Reyes Unplaced
China 2004 Cristina Torres Domínguez Top 15
Japan 2005 Maria del Pilar Domínquez Unplaced
China 2006 Sara Sánchez Torres Top 12
Japan 2007 Nerea Arce Alea Top 15
Macau 2008 Alejandra Andreu Miss International 2008 Miss Photogenic
China 2009 Melania Santiago Top 15
China 2010 Desirée Panal Muñoz Top 15
China 2011 Sarah Lopez Unplaced
Japan 2012 Ana Amparo Martínez Unplaced
Japan 2013 Araceli Carrilero Martínez Top 15
Japan 2014 Rocío Tormo Unplaced

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

The Runner-up of Miss España or sometimes the 2nd Runner-up or Top 5 represents her country at Miss Earth. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2011 the official candidate will be selecting by Miss Tierra Spain pageant.

Year Miss Tierra España Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2001 Noemi Caldas Ortiz Unplaced
Philippines 2002 Cristina Carpintero Top 16
Philippines 2006 Rocío Cazallas Grau Top 16
Philippines 2007 Ángela Gómez 3rd Runner-up
Philippines 2008 Adriana Reverón Top 8
Philippines 2009 Alejandra Echevarría 3rd Runner-up
Philippines 2011 Veronica Doblas Unplaced
Philippines 2012 Nathalia Moreira Unplaced
Philippines 2013 Cristina Martínez Murcia Top 16
Philippines 2014 Zaira Bas Top 8 Miss Phoenix Petroleum
Miss Ever Bilena
1st Resort Wear
1st Swimsuit
2nd Evening Gown
3rd National Costume

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

Traditionally Miss Supranacional España will be appointing by another organization. Perhaps in 2014 Miss España Runner-up will be competing at the Miss Supranational pageant.

Year Miss Supranacional España Placement Special Awards
Poland 2010 Itsasne Ayensa Gómez Unplaced
Poland 2012 Nieves Rodríguez Top 20
Belarus 2013 Eva Rogel Unplaced
Poland 2014 Celia Vallespir Garcia Top 10

International winners[edit]

Flag Miss Universe Miss International Miss Europe
Spain 1974 Amparo Muñoz Quesada 1977 Pilar Medina Canadell 1935 Alicia Navarro
Spain 1990 Silvia de Estaban Niubó 1936 Antonia Arques
Spain 2008 Alejandra Andreu Santamarta 1962 Maruja García Nicoláu
Spain 1967 Paquita Torres Pérez
Spain 1970 Noelia Alfonso Cabrera
Spain 1974 Maria Isabel Lorenzo
Spain 1975 Juncal Rivero Fadrique

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Desiree Cordero crowned Miss Universe Spain 2014". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paula Guilló, Miss Teruel, is crowned Miss Spain 2010". ¡Hola!. September 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Miss Tenerife is crowned Miss Spain". Canarias7. EFE. March 2, 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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