Miss América Latina

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Miss América Latina or Miss América Latina del Mundo, known in English as Miss Latin America or Miss Latin America of the World, is an international beauty contest held annually. It is organized by the Miss América Latina Organization. Despite its name, the contest is not restricted to only Latin American nations. It is designed for women of Latina descent around the globe. There is an average of about 20 contestants every year. It has two sister pageants: Miss Latina US (which selects the US delegate to Miss América Latina) and Miss Teen US Latina.

The current titleholder is Laura Spoya from Peru.

History[edit]

The Miss América Latina pageant was founded in the early 1980s. The first edition was held in 1981, when it was open to only Latina contestants in Miami, Florida, United States. In 1983, the contest went international.[1]

Miss Latin America 2011[edit]

Miss Latin America 2011 took place on June 4, 2011, in the Grand Theater at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.[2] 30 delegates participated in the event. At the conclusion of the final event - which was televised in some areas - Colombia's Carolina Lemus crowned Ecuador's Estefani Chalco. Chalco became the first Ecuadorian woman to win the contest. The runners-up were Andrea Sandoval (Venezuela), Cintia Regert (Brazil), Johana Diaz (Colombia) and Yaneth Garcia (Mexico). The semifinalists were the delegates from the Dominican Republic, Philippines, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Uruguay and Bolivia.[3]

Titleholders[edit]

Year Name Nationality City Country
1981 Lesley Quintanilla  United States Miami, Florida  United States
1982 Martha Álvarez
1983 María Rosa  Puerto Rico
1984 Mirla Ochoa[4]  Venezuela
1985 Victoria Mauríz  Dominican Republic
1986 Lucia Collado San José  Costa Rica
1987-1988[a] Lorenia Burruel  Mexico Santa Cruz de la Sierra  Bolivia
1989 Suzanne Hannaux  El Salvador Hermosillo, Sonora  Mexico
1990 Vanessa Holler  Venezuela San Salvador  El Salvador
1991 María Elena Bellido  Peru Buenos Aires  Argentina
1992 Ana Sofía Pereira  Nicaragua Guayaquil  Ecuador
1993 María Fernanda Morales  Guatemala Guatemala City  Guatemala
1994-1995[b] Priscila Furlan  Brazil Guayaquil  Ecuador
1996-1997[c] Jeannette Chávez  Costa Rica Lima  Peru
1998-1999[d] Aline Resende  Brazil Costa del Sol  El Salvador
2000 Dania Prince  Honduras Guatemala City  Guatemala
2001 Grace Martins  Brazil Montelimar Beach  Nicaragua
2002 Claudia Cruz  Dominican Republic Bávaro Beach  Dominican Republic
2003 Maria Carolina Casado  Venezuela Playa Tambor  Costa Rica
2004 Gamalis Fermín  Puerto Rico Cancún, Quintana Roo  Mexico
2005 Mariela Candia  Paraguay Punta Cana  Dominican Republic
2006 Melissa Quesada  United States Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo  Mexico
2007 Giannina Silva (dethroned)  Uruguay Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
Heidy García (successor)  Guatemala
2008 Daniele Sampaio  Italy Punta Cana  Dominican Republic
2009 Johanna Solano  Costa Rica
2010 Carolina Lemus  Colombia
2011 Estefani Chalco  Ecuador
2012 Georgina Méndez  Guatemala Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo  Mexico
2013 Julia Guerra[5]  Brazil Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
2014 Nicole Pinto (resigned)  Panama Punta Cana  Dominican Republic
Yanire Ortiz (successor)  Spain
2015 Karla Monje  United States Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo  Mexico
2016[6] Laura Spoya  Peru
2017 Elicena Andrada Orrego  Spain Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca
2018 Nadine Teresa Verhulp  Holland Punta Cana  Dominican Republic

Number of titleholders by country[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning/Title Years
 Brazil 4 1994-95, 1998–99, 2001, 2013
 United States 1981, 1982, 2006, 2015
 Guatemala 3 1993, 2007, 2012
 Venezuela 1984, 1990, 2003
 Dominican Republic 1985, 1986, 2002
 Spain 2 2014, 2017
 Peru 1991, 2016
 Costa Rica 1996-97, 2009
 Puerto Rico 1983, 2004
 Holland 1 2018
 Panama 2014
 Ecuador 2011
 Colombia 2010
 Italy 2008
 Paraguay 2005
 Honduras 2000
 Nicaragua 1992
 El Salvador 1989
 Mexico 1987-88

* The first two Miss Latin America contests were only open to women living in Miami.[1] Although the winners of both contests are regarded as official Miss Latin America titleholders, their wins do not appear in the United States' tally.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1988 event was postponed until 1989 because of the Mexican presidential inauguration, and thus Lorenia Burruel was named Miss América Latina 1987-88
  2. ^ The 1995 event was canceled due to a national crisis in the host city. Priscila Furlan was then named Miss América Latina 1994-95.
  3. ^ The 1997 event was postponed for unknown reasons. Thus, Jeannette Chávez's title was extended to Miss América Latina 1996-97
  4. ^ The 1999 event was renamed to Miss América Latina 2000 in order to post-date the titles. Aline Resende's title was changed to Miss América Latina 1998-99.

References[edit]

  • "Latin America". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  1. ^ a b "Historia del Certamen Miss América Latina inaugurado en Miami, Florida, USA". 2009-02-28. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ "Eleccion Final y Coronacion de Miss America Latina del Mundo". 2011-11-29. Archived from the original on 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  3. ^ "Sudamericanas en Certamen Miss America Latina del Mundo". 2011-10-05. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ Rodríguez, Julio; Montaldo, Diego (April 30, 2011). "Falleció Mirla Ochoa nuestra primera Miss America Latina". Rumberos.net (in Spanish). Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Julia Guerra of Brazil Crowned Miss Latin America of the World 2013". Beauty Pageant News. August 31, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Belleza oriental en Sidney". EL PAIS (Online national news). Copyright ® EL PAIS S.A. 1918 - 2016. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.

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