Nuestra Belleza México

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Nuestra Belleza México
Nuestra Belleza Mexico logo.png
Logo of the Nuestra Belleza México pageant.
Formation 1994
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Mexico City
Location  Mexico
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Lupita Jones
Website Official website

Nuestra Belleza México (English: Our Beauty Mexico) is a Mexican national beauty pageant held annually since 1994. It is currently responsible for selecting the country's delegates to three of the most relevant international beauty contests, Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International.

In association with Televisa, the Nuestra Belleza México pageant and organization of the same name is directed by the nation's first Miss Universe titleholder, Lupita Jones (1991).[1] The organization has produced one Miss Universe (2010) — the second title for Mexico in that event, and two Miss International winners, 2007 and 2009.


Aspiring hopefuls, ranging from 18 to 23 years of age and a minimun height of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in), must fulfill the organization's additional requirements and consequently vie in their respective state pageants for eligibility to participate in Nuestra Belleza México.[2] Contestants are permitted to compete for their sub-national beauty titles more than once. This, however, can no longer be done once they have taken part in the national event. They may also choose to represent a different state, as long as they have resided in it for the last year before registration.

As of 2000, it is not uncommon for some states to have more than one delegate competing simultaneously. This generally occurs when non-winning hopefuls from the said subdivisions are invited (designated) by the organization to partake in the nationwide competition, considering their potential, and to make up for other states which may lack representation.[2] Over thirty of the country's most beautiful young women go head to head each year.

Once in the national concentration, the participants engage in various events and appearances prior to the crucial preliminary competition, from which a number of semifinalists are chosen, only to be announced during the final competition. Additionally, five special awards given through sub-challenges enable the winners of these an automatic pass to the semifinals.[3] During the crowning night, the semifinalists are evaluated by a panel of judges while vying in swimsuit and evening gown, with eliminations taking place after each of these rounds. The remaining contestants are subsequently interviewed, and the runners-up and winners are respectively announced at the conclusion of the Nuestra Belleza México telecast.

If any of the titleholders is unable to fulfill her duties, the next in turn, known as the suplente (substitute), assumes the right to represent the country abroad. The pageant is held a year prior to when the winners compete internationally, giving them sufficient time to prepare for their corresponding beauty events.


Below are the names of the annual titleholders of Nuestra Belleza México, listed in ascending order, according to the year in which they participated in their respective international pageants. Nuestra Belleza México is in charge of representing the nation in Miss Universe, Nuestra Belleza Mundo México does likewise in Miss World, and so does Nuestra Belleza Internacional México in Miss International. The states they represented during their national crowning or designation and their final placements and special awards acquired in the aforementioned global beauty competitions are also displayed.

Nuestra Belleza México[edit]

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
Brazil 2014 Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos Baja California Sur TBD TBD
Russia 2013 Cynthia Duque Garza Nuevo León
United States 2012 Karina González Muñoz Aguascalientes Top 10 2nd Place in National Costume
Brazil 2011 Karin Ontiveros Meza Jalisco 2nd Place in National Costume
United States 2010 Ximena Navarrete Rosete Jalisco Winner Miss Universe 2010
The Bahamas 2009 Karla Carrillo González Jalisco
Vietnam 2008 Elisa Nájera Gualito Guanajuato 4th Runner-up Queen of Vinpearl Best Body
Mexico 2007 Rosa María Ojeda Cuen Sinaloa Top 10
United States 2006 Priscila Perales Elizondo Nuevo León Top 10
Thailand 2005 Laura Elizondo Erhard Tamaulipas 3rd Runner-up
Ecuador 2004 Rosalva Luna Ruiz Sinaloa Top 15
Panama 2003 Marisol González Casas Coahuila
Puerto Rico 2002 Ericka Cruz Escalante Yucatán
Puerto Rico 2001 Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde Jalisco
Cyprus 2000 Leticia Murray Acedo Sonora Best National Costume
Clairol Style
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Silvia Salgado Cavazos Nuevo León Top 10
Hawaii United States 1998 Katty Fuentes García Nuevo León Clairol Style
United States 1997 Rebeca Tamez Jones Tamaulipas
United States 1996 Vanessa Guzmán Niebla Chihuahua Top 6
Namibia 1995 Luz María Zetina Lugo México

     Won Miss Universe.

Nuestra Belleza Mundo México[edit]

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
United Kingdom 2014 Daniela Álvarez Reyes Morelos TBD TBD
Indonesia 2013 María Elena "Marilyn" Chagoya Triana Veracruz
China 2012 Mariana Berumen Reynoso Guanajuato Top 15
United Kingdom 2011 Gabriela Palacio Díaz de León (successor) Aguascalientes
2011 Cynthia de la Vega Oates (dethroned) Nuevo León DNC
China 2010 Anabel Solís Sosa Yucatán
United Arab Emirates 2009 Perla Beltrán Acosta Sinaloa 1st Runner-up Miss World Americas
Miss World Top Model
South Africa 2008 Anagabriela Espinoza Marroquín Nuevo León Top 15 Miss World Beach Beauty
China 2007 Carolina Morán Gordillo Colima 2nd Runner-up Miss World Americas
Poland 2006 Karla Jiménez Amezcua Puebla Top 17
China 2005 Dafne Molina Lona Distrito Federal 1st Runner-up Miss World Americas
China 2004 Yessica Ramírez Meza Baja California Top 15 Miss World Top Model
China 2003 Erika Honstein García Sonora
United Kingdom 2002 Blanca Zumárraga Contreras Puebla
South Africa 2001 Tatiana Rodríguez Romero Campeche
United Kingdom 2000 Paulina Flores Arias (successor) Sinaloa
2000 Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde (resigned) Jalisco DNC
United Kingdom 1999 Danette Velasco Bataller Distrito Federal
Seychelles 1998 Vilma Zamora Suñol Guanajuato
Seychelles 1997 Blanca Soto Benavides Morelos
India 1996 Yessica Salazar González Jalisco Top 10 Spectacular Swimwear
South Africa 1995 Alejandra Quintero Velasco Nuevo León Top 10

Nuestra Belleza Internacional México[edit]

Year Titleholder State Placement Award
2014 Vianey Vázquez Ramírez Aguascalientes TBD TBD
Japan 2013 Lucero Montemayor Gracia Nuevo León
Japan 2012 Jessica García Formenti Baja California Sur Top 15
2011 Karen Higuera Contreras Baja California Sur Miss Friendship
2010 Gabriela Palacio Díaz Aguascalientes Miss Photogenic
2009 Anagabriela Espinoza Marroquín (successor) Nuevo León Winner Miss International 2009
Miss Chengdu Glamor
Laura Zúñiga Huizar (dethroned) Sinaloa DNC
2008 Lorenza Bernot Krauze Morelos
2007 Priscila Perales Elizondo Nuevo León Winner Miss International 2007
2000 Leticia Murray Acedo Sonora Top 15
1999 Graciela Soto Cámara (successor) Morelos
Lynette Delgado Gastélum (resigned) Sinaloa DNC

     Won Miss International.

State tally[edit]

Anyone who follows the Olympic Games or other sporting events will be familiar with the concept of the Medal Table, which ranks countries based on their first (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) place finishes. Below is a similar table of the top rankings for the Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant, but of the thirty-two Mexican states, based on all results from the first event in 1994 to the most recent competition.

Rank State Nuestra Belleza México NB Mundo México NB Internacional México Total
1 Nuevo León 4 2[a] 3 9
2 Jalisco 4 1[c] 5
3 Sinaloa 2 2 [b] 5
4 Tamaulipas 2 2
5 Guanajuato 1 2 3
6 Aguascalientes 1 1 2 4
7 Sonora 1 1 1 3
8 Yucatán 1 1 2
9 Baja California Sur 1 2 3
10 Chihuahua 1 1
Coahuila 1 1
México 1 1
11 Morelos 2 2 4
12 Distrito Federal 2 2
Puebla 2 2
13 Baja California 1 1
Campeche 1 1
Colima 1 1
Veracruz 1 1

a Cynthia de la Vega was dethroned, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Mundo México titles for Nuevo León by one. The title was passed on to Gabriela Palacio of Aguascalientes.
b Laura Zuñiga was dethroned, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Internacional México titles for Sinaloa by one. The title was passed on to Anagabriela Espinoza of Nuevo León.
c Jacqueline Bracamontes resigned her title after winning the main Nuestra Belleza México crown, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Mundo México titles for Jalisco by one. The title was passed on to Paulina Flores.

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