Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011
|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|
|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
|Congeniality||Carolina Rodríguez Ruiz
|Photogenic||Paola Giselle Santiago Serrano
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.
|Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011|
|Miss Figure Holsum Light||
|Miss L'Bel Face||
|Miss Payless Catwalk||
|Bloom Best Hair||
|Miss JcPenney Style||
|Best National Costume||
|Primera Hora's People Choice||
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
"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
Here is a list of the official 40 contestants:
|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||20||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Barceloneta||Ío Rivera Jiménez||24||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 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 1⁄2 in)|
|Cayey||Emeline Peña||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Ciales||Desirée Del Rio De Jesús||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 1⁄2 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 1⁄2 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 Pardo||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)|
- Miss Gurabo, Jessica Santiago, competed in America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12, where she finished 12th. Furthermore, she competed in Model Latina, Cycle 3: New York City where she finished as a 1st runner-up.
- Miss San Juan, Miriam Pabón, participated in Miss World Puerto Rico 2008, where she finished as the 3rd runner-up. As the ultimate favorite for Miss World Puerto Rico 2008 she was designated Miss Puerto Rico International 2008. She later competed at Miss International 2008 where she was a finalist. She also competed at Miss America 2010.
- Miss Ciales, Desireé Del Río, later competed at Miss Puerto Rico 2013 representing Cayey. She finished as 2nd runner-up. She represented Puerto Rico at Miss International 2011 and finished as 3rd runner-up. Sha later went on to compete at Miss Supranational 2013 where she placed in Top 20 and won the Miss Photogenic award.
- Miss Toa Alta, Azarel Nadal, previously competed at Miss World Puerto Rico 2009 where she finished as Top 15. She is also a well known top model in Puerto Rico.
- Miss Corozal, Viviana Ortiz, competed at Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 where she finished as 2nd runner-up.
- Miss Humacao, Ashley Beth Pérez, win the title of Miss Teen Galaxy International 2009. She represented Puerto Rico at Miss International 2013 and finished as Semi-finalist.
- Miss Cataño, Valery Vélez, would later represent Puerto Rico at Miss Supranational 2011 in which she placed as the 2nd runner-up.
- Miss Bayamón, Stephanie Román, later competed at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 once again representing Bayamón but did not classify.
- Miss Lajas, Itzaira Vélez, later competed at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2015 once again representing Lajas but did not classify.
- Miss San Lorenzo, Giovanna Lopez, later competed at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2015 representing Gurabo but did not classify.
- Corozal won Miss Universe Puerto Rico for the second time, the last was Desiree Lowry in 1995.
- The following municipalities also made the semi-finals 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.
- "Candidatas a Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2011 sudan la corona nacional". Primera hora. August 7, 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
- Miss Teen Galaxy International 2009 Ashley Beth Pérez