Patricia Rodríguez

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Patricia Rodríguez
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Spain 08 Patricia Rodriguez.jpg
Born Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso
(1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 24)[1]
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain[2]
Other names Patricia Rodríguez
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Measurements 90-60-92 (35.5-23.5-36.5)[1]
Hair color Brown[1]
Eye color Brown[1]
Title(s) Miss Tenerife 2007
Miss Spain 2008
Miss Spain 2013
Major
competition(s)
Miss Spain 2008
(Winner)
Miss World 2008
(Top 15)
Miss Spain 2013
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2013
(1st Runner-Up)

Patricia Yurena Rodríguez Alonso[3] (born March 6, 1990 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is a Spanish beauty queen and actress who captured the crown of Miss Spain 2013 and was a top 15 semifinalist in Miss World 2008. In 2013 she won the title Miss Spain 2013 and represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Rodríguez is the first national beauty queen to openly engage in a same-sex relationship.[4]

Miss Spain 2008[edit]

At 17, Rodríguez was selected Miss Spain 2008,[5] the official representative to Miss Universe, in Oropesa del Mar, Castellón.[6]

Due to Miss Universe eligibility regulations that state every contestant must be 18 before February 1, Rodríguez was ineligible to attend Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang, Vietnam and first runner-up Claudia Moro of Madrid went instead.[7]

Miss World 2008[edit]

Rodríguez was sent to compete in Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she placed as one of the Top 15 semifinalists.[8]

Miss Spain 2013[edit]

Rodríguez won the title of Miss Spain 2013, gaining the right to represent Spain at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

Rodríguez represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013 on November 9, 2013 where she competed to succeed Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the U.S., eventually finishing as 1st Runner-Up to María Gabriela Isler of Venezuela (her roommate). She is only the second Spanish woman to place 1st Runner-Up (the first one was Teresa Sánchez López in 1985). She is also only one of three former Miss World semifinalists to place in the Miss Universe semifinals, the others being Ada de la Cruz of the Dominican Republic in 2009 and Yendi Phillips of Jamaica in 2010 (coincidentally all three ladies finished as 1st Runner-Up).

Actress[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Tal como eres Short film Directed by Román Reyes. Produced by HYPNOS Films.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ficha Candidata - Patricia Rodríguez". missespana.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Someday I'll have my own business". La Voz de Cádiz. March 10, 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tonight we celebrate". Diario de Avisos. June 1, 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Best, Jessica. "Miss Spain Patricia Yurena becomes first openly lesbian national beauty queen - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Miss Tenerife, new Miss Spain". Telecinco. February 29, 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Miss Tenerife is crowned Miss Spain". Canarias7. EFE. March 2, 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "A student of Tenerife, 17, wins Miss Spain". El Periódico de Aragón. March 3, 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Barroso, Marisol (December 17, 2008). "Sabía que podía hacerlo bien". El Día. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Philippines Janine Tugonon
Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Andrea Huisgen
Miss Spain
2013
Succeeded by
Desirée Cordero
Preceded by
Natalia Zabala
Miss Spain
2008
Succeeded by
Estíbaliz Pereira
Preceded by
Natalia Zabala
Miss Spain World
2008
Succeeded by
Carmen García
Preceded by
Adriana Reverón
Miss Tenerife
2007
Succeeded by
Sara Elena Pérez