Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011

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Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011
Date November 4, 2010
Presenters Luisito Vigoreaux, Cordelia González, Rashel Díaz
Venue Puerto Rico Convention Center,
San Juan, Puerto Rico[1]
Broadcaster Telemundo
Entrants 40
Placements 15
Withdraws Adjuntas, Camuy, Guayanilla, Lares, Las Marías, Manatí, Orocovis, Quebradillas, Rincón, Río Grande, San Germán, Santa Isabel, Utuado, Vega Baja, Villalba
Returns Aguadilla, Aibonito, Cabo Rojo, Cataño, Ciales, Coamo, Hormigueros, Las Piedras, Loíza, Naguabo, Naranjito, Salinas, Yauco, San Lorenzo
Winner Viviana Ortiz Pastrana
Corozal Corozal
Congeniality Carolina Rodríguez Ruiz
Cabo Rojo Cabo Rojo
Photogenic Paola Giselle Santiago Serrano
Aguadilla Aguadilla

The 56th Annual Miss Universe Puerto Rico pageant was held at the Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, on November 4, 2010[2] in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mariana Paola Vicente, who won the title of Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010, crowned her successor Viviana Ortiz as Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011, who then represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011
1st Runner-Up
  • Bayamón Bayamón – Stephanie Román De León
2nd Runner-Up
  • Gurabo Gurabo – Jessica Joan Santiago Rodríguez
3rd Runner-Up
  • Ciales Ciales – Desirée Del Río
4th Runner-Up
  • Humacao Humacao – Ashley Beth Pérez Calderón
Top 10
Top 15

Historical significance[edit]

  • Corozal won Miss Universe Puerto Rico for the second time, the last was Desiree Lowry in 1995.
  • The following municipalities also made the semifinals last year were Bayamón, Humacao , Barceloneta, and Toa Baja.
  • Corozal last placed in 1995.
  • Gurabo last placed in 2002.
  • Mayagüez and Toa Alta last placed in 2003.
  • Loíza last placed in 2005.
  • Ponce and San Juan last placed in 2009.
  • Ciales, Canóvanas, Guayama, and Gurabo had their first placements.

Contestants[edit]

Here is a list of the official 40 contestants:[3]

Municipality Contestant Age Height
Aguadilla Paola Giselle Santiago Serrano
22
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Aibonito Katherine Enid Soliván
18
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Añasco Enid Méndez Soto
25
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Arecibo Catherine Paola Roldán Castro (Pao Castro)
20
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Barceloneta Ío Rivera Jiménez
24
1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Bayamón Stephanie Román De León
17
1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Cabo Rojo Carolina Rodríguez Ruiz
24
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Caguas Ingrid E. Fernández
26
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Canóvanas Raisa Maite Díaz Carrasquillo
19
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Carolina Madeline R. Arroyo
18
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Cataño Valery Vélez Cuevas
20
1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Cayey Emeline Peña
19
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Ciales Desirée Del Río
24
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Coamo Amanda Beatriz Sánchez
20
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Corozal Viviana Ortíz Pastrana
24
1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Dorado Sulis Marie Matos Reyes
19
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Guayama Zuleyka Maril Rodríguez
22
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Guaynabo Lara Maria Mercado
20
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Gurabo Jessica Joan Santiago Rodríguez
20
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hatillo Adriana Pérez Mercado
18
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Hormigueros Ninoshka Beatriz Aldea Morales
18
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Humacao Ashley Beth Pérez Calderón
19
1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Juana Díaz Lisa Suzette D'Aleccio Molina
24
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Juncos Verónica Maldonado
20
1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Lajas Itzaira Vélez
20
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Las Piedras Kiara Marie Ortiz Rodríguez
18
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Loíza Yanitza Marisol Rivera Rivera
24
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Luquillo Letty Joan Pérez Rivera
22
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Mayagüez Claudia Ramos Zorrilla
22
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Naguabo Grace Marie García
18
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Naranjito Jamaris Rolón González
20
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Ponce Giselle Marie Negrón Rivera
22
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Salinas Katherine Marie Torres Cartagena
18
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
San Juan Miriam Ivette Pabón Carrión
25
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
San Lorenzo Giovanna Raquel López
19
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Toa Alta Azarel Nadal Torres
26
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Toa Baja Dayalí Romero López
20
1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Trujillo Alto Keisy Denisse Blanch Rodríguez
19
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Yabucoa Génesis Espinosa
17
1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Yauco Angivette Marie Billoch Cintrón
19
1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)

Castings[edit]

Casting calls were held throughout Puerto Rico during the summer. Only 40 became the official contestants in an event on July 11, 2009 in Teatro Ambassador in San Juan. During the event five contestants were given the Special Awards of the night:

  • Modelling Award: Yanitza Marisol Rivera Rivera- Miss Loiza
  • Look Change Award: Amanda Beatriz Sanchez- Miss Coamo
  • Best Projection: Viviana Ortiz Pastrana- Miss Corozal

Buscando La Más Bella[edit]

"Buscando La Mas Bella" is the weekly reality show that presents the 40 official contestants to the public. Every week 5 contestants had a new challenge and they were evaluated by the judges, choosing one as the winner. The reality show was judged by Puerto Rican actress Cordelia González, writer Vicente Castro and a weekly invited judge. The reality show started on Friday, September 3, 2010 and finished on October 22, 2010, showing on Telemundo Puerto Rico. The reality show is hosted by the president of Miss Puerto Rico franchise and ex-Miss Puerto Rico Universe 1995, Desiree Lowry.

Winners of "Buscando La Mas Bella"
  • 1st Week Winner: Run a bridge of 110 feet tall: Ío Rivera Jiménez - Miss Barceloneta
  • 2nd Week Winner: Create a National Costume: Viviana Ortíz Pastrana - Miss Corozal
  • 3rd Week Winner: Dancing Contest: Catherine Paola Roldán Castro - Miss Arecibo
  • 4th Week Winner: Catwalk on Ice: Ashley Beth Pérez Calderón - Miss Humacao
  • 5th Week Winner: Cover of a Magazine: Jessica Joan Santiago Rodríguez - Miss Gurabo
  • 6th Week Winner: Deal with a Joke: Adriana Pérez Mercado - Miss Hatillo
  • 7th Week Winner: Write and make an Equestrianism commercial: Desirée Del Río - Miss Ciales
  • 8th Week Winner: Choose and work for an Humanitarian cause: Miriam Ivette Pabón Carrión - Miss San Juan

Special awards[edit]

  • Miss Figure Holsum Light: Jessica Joan Santiago Rodríguez - Miss Gurabo
  • Miss L'Bel Face: Miriam Ivette Pabón Carrión- Miss San Juan
  • Miss Payless Catwalk: Viviana Ortíz Pastrana - Miss Corozal
  • Bloom Best Hair: Valery Vélez Cuevas - Miss Cataño
  • Miss JcPenney Style: Viviana Ortíz Pastrana- Miss Corozal
  • Miss Photogenic: Paola Giselle Santiago Serrano- Miss Aguadilla
  • Miss Congeniality: Carolina Rodríguez Ruiz- Miss Cabo Rojo
  • Best National Costume: Azarel Nadal Torres - Miss Toa Alta
  • Primera Hora's People Choice: Claudia Marie Ramos Zorrilla- Miss Mayaguez

Contestants Notes[edit]

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