Miss Belize

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Miss Belize Organization
MottoThe Talented of Beauty, Elegance and Excellence
Formation1975
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersBelize City
Location
Membership
Official language
English
Director
Romeo Escobar
(Miss Universe Belize)
Michael Arnold
(Miss World Belize)

Enrique De Leon(Reina Hispanoamericana Belize)
Enrique De Leon
(Miss International Belize)
Enrique De Leon
(Reina Internacional del Tropico Belize)
Enrique De Leon
(Miss America Latina Belize)
Zenyda Moya
(Miss Scuba Belize)
WebsiteMISSUNIVERSEBELIZEPAGEANT.COM

Miss Belize are national Beauty pageant title holders in Belize that go on to represent Belize internationally at their respective pageants.

History[edit]

In the early years,[when?] there was one pageant held yearly to select a Belizean representative for the Miss Universe pageant, with either that same winner or a runner-up representing Belize at Miss World.[citation needed] Recently[when?] there have been the emergence of different pageants to select representatives for the different international pageants as opposed to just one pageant with several winners.[citation needed]

Opal Enriquez won a pageant in Los Angeles but was never an official Miss Belize winner of any pageant held in Belize but nonetheless did well in her pageant under her US Director Eva Gallego and went on to become Miss Costa Maya 1st.[citation needed] Runner-up when Andrea Elrington withdrew.[citation needed][when?] Enriquez has gone on to produce her own winner at Costa Maya in 2013 and giving Belize its third Miss Costa Maya pageant International winner.[citation needed]

2008 elected Miss Belize Universe Tanisha Vernon spoke out "against Pageants Belize and its owner and only employee – Margaret Johnson".[1] Her crown was then revoked in July 2008.[2]

In 2016 Opal Enriquez took Miss Universe franchise.[citation needed] The 2016 Miss Belize will compete at the Miss Universe after 8 years when it did not exist, while the first runner-up goes to Miss International.[citation needed]

In 2018 Romeo Escobar, a three Emmy award winning producer took over the franchise of Miss Universe in Belize.[3]

Titleholders[edit]

The following is a list of winners. From 1975 to Present. The Queen of the Jewel acquired the naming rights and the competition between 2010 and 2016.
The pageant has not been held in 1992, 1994, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2013-2015 and 2017
.
Year Miss Belize
1974 Pelisamay Longsworth
1975 Janet Joan Joseph
1976 Dora Maria Phillips
1977 Christina Margarita Ysaguirre
1978 Sarita Diana Acosta
1979 Ellen Marie Clarke
1980 Ivette Zabaneh
1981 Sharon Kay Auxillou
1982 Shirlene Dianne McKoy
1983 Lisa Patricia Ramírez
1984 Jennifer (Jenny) Woods
1985 Romy Ellen Taegar
1986 Holly Emma Edgell
1987 Janine Sylvestre
1988 Pauline Young
1989 Andrea Shermane McKoy
1990 Ysela Antonia Zabaneh
1991 Josephine Gault
1993 Melanie Smith
1995 Deborah Wade
1996 Ava Lovell
1997 Sharon Domínguez
1998 Elvia Lilia Vega
1999 Viola Jeffery
2000 Shiemicka Richardson
2001 Karen Anita Russell
2003 Becky Belinda Bernard
2004 Leilah Anne Magdalena Pandy
2005 Andrea Elrington
2006 Maria Jeffery
2007 Tanisha Vernon
2008 Charmaine Chinapen
2010 Annlyn Apolonio
2012 Destinee Dominique Arnold
2016 Rebecca Rath
2018 Jenelli Fraser

Big Four pageants representatives[edit]

Miss Belize Universe[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Miss Belize has started to send a Miss Belize to Miss Universe from 1975. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Miss Belize Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Jenelli Fraser Unplaced Miss Universe Belize — Romero Escobar Directorship
2017 Did not compete
2016 Rebecca Rath Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 12) Queen of the Jewel Miss Belize — Opal Onriquez Directorship
Did not compete between 2010 and 2015
2009 Charmaine Chinapen Did not compete Allocated to Miss World 2008
2008 Tanisha Vernon Did not compete Failed to sign her contract and that she could not expect to continue as queen "Miss Belize" without doing so[4]
2007 Maria Jeffery Unplaced
2006 Did not compete
2005 Andrea Elrington Unplaced
2004 Leilah Anne Magdalena Pandy Unplaced
2003 Becky Belinda Bernard Unplaced Margaret Johnson Directorship
2002 Karen Anita Russell Did not compete Withdrew — Carolyn Trench-Sandiford Directorship
2001 Did not compete
2000 Shiemicka Richardson Unplaced
1999 Viola Jeffery Unplaced
1998 Elvia Lilia Vega Unplaced
1997 Sharon Domínguez Unplaced
1996 Ava Lovell Unplaced
1995 Deborah Wade Unplaced
1994 Did not compete
1993 Melanie Smith Unplaced
1992 Did not compete
1991 Josephine Gault Unplaced
1990 Ysela Antonia Zabaneh Unplaced
1989 Andrea Shermane McKoy Unplaced
1988 Did not compete
1987 Holly Emma Edgell Unplaced Solie Arguelles (Pageants Belize) Directorship
1986 Romy Ellen Taegar Unplaced
1985 Jennifer (Jenny) Woods Unplaced
1984 Lisa Patricia Ramírez Unplaced
1983 Shirlene Dianne McKoy Unplaced
1982 Sharon Kay Auxillou Unplaced
1981 Ivette Zabaneh Unplaced
1980 Ellen Marie Clarke Unplaced
1979 Sarita Diana Acosta Top 12
1978 Christina Margarita Ysaguirre Unplaced
1977 Dora Maria Phillips Unplaced
1976 Janet Joan Joseph Unplaced
1975 Pelisamay Longsworth Unplaced Under the UDP Minister Youth and Culture of Belize

Miss Belize World[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Began 2009 the franchise of Miss World in Belize took over to Miss Belize World Organization which will be a casting to Miss Belize for Miss World.
Year Miss Belize World Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Jalyssa Arthurs Wade Unplaced
2017 Renae Sherese Martinez Unplaced
2016 Iris Carmen Salguero Unplaced
2015 Jasmin Jael Rhamdas Unplaced
2014 Raquel Alejandra Badillo Unplaced
2013 Idolly Louise Saldivar Unplaced
2012 Chantae Chanice Guy Unplaced
2011 Kadejah Kenifah Tunn Unplaced
2010 Jessel Monique Lauriano Unplaced
2009 Norma Leticia Lara Unplaced Miss Belize World Organization
2008 Charmaine Chinapen Unplaced
2007 Felicita Arzu Unplaced
Did not compete between 2004—2006
2003 Dalila Violeta Vanzie Montano Unplaced
2002 Karen Anita Russell Unplaced
Did not compete between 1992—2001
1991 Josephine Gault Unplaced
1990 Ysela Antonia Zabaneh Unplaced
1989 Martha Badillo Unplaced
1988 Pauline Young Unplaced
1987 Janine Sylvestre Unplaced

Miss Belize International[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss Belize International Placement at Miss International Special Awards Notes
2019 Selena Maria Urias TBD TBD TBD
Did not compete between 2017—2018
2016 Marcia Moody Did not compete
Did not compete between 2013—2015
2012 Destinee Dominique Arnold Unplaced
2011 Annlyn Nicole Apolonio Unplaced Queen of the Jewel Miss Belize — Opal Onriquez Directorship

Miss Belize Earth[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss Belize Earth Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards Notes
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Renae Sherese Martinez Unplaced
2017 Iris Salguero Unplaced
2016 Chantae Guy Unplaced
Did not compete between 2014—2015
2013 Amber Renee Rivero Unplaced
2012 Jessel Monique Lauriano Unplaced
2011 Kimberly Ann Robateau Unplaced
2010 Natasha Nicole Acosta Did not compete
2009 Sherrylee Rodriguez Did not compete
2008 Larriean Samuels Did not compete
2007 Leilah Anne Magdalena Pandy Unplaced

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beauty Queens Revolt Against Margaret Johnson". 7newsbelize.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ ""the nightmare is over", Former Miss Belize wins case against Pageants Belize - The San Pedro Sun News". sanpedrosun.com. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Miss Universe Belize 2018". Miss Belize 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "NEW MISS BELIZE CROWNED". amandala.com.bz. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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