Miss United Continent

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Miss Continente Americano
Miss United Continent
Miss Continentes Unidos
Miss United Continent.jpg
Logo of the Miss United Continent event.
Formation 2006
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Guayaquil
Location
Official language
Spanish
President
María del Carmen de Aguayo
Website missamericancontinent.com

Miss United Continent, also known in Spanish as Miss Continentes Unidos, is an international beauty contest held annually. This annual beauty pageant, which began in 2006 as Miss Continente Americano (Miss American Continent), and is based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Up to 2012 the participants were restricted to the countries in America; in 2013 participants of world were invited; and the name changed to Miss Continentes Unidos.

The current Miss United Continent is Geisha Montes De Oca from Dominican Republic. She was crowned on September 13, 2014 in Guayaquil by Miss United Continent 2013, Carolina Aguirre from Ecuador.

History[edit]

The first Miss Continente Americano Pageant held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2006. It was won by Mia Taveras from Dominican Republic. The contest Miss Continente Americano is a franchise that was created considering that there was a space in the world of beauty pageants that had not been organized globally in Ecuador. In this event involved the Misses chosen as official representatives of each country in the Americas and attending beauty events in the world: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International, among others. This annual beauty pageant, which began in 2006 as Miss Continente Americano (Miss American Continent), and is based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Up to 2012 the participants were restricted to the country clubs in America, in 2013 participants of world were invited, and the name changed to Miss United Continents. Miss United Continents is organized by the Municipality of Guayaquil and Gama TV television, one of the largest in the country, which also organizes the event Miss Ecuador under the management of María del Carmen de Aguayo.[1]

Starting 2014, the contest will be broadcast on Microsoft's Xbox Live online multiplayer and digital media platform for the Xbox consoles, with Xbox Entertainment Studios overseeing production for future contests.

Competition format[edit]

Since the start of the contest until today, on the final night all candidates competing in evening gown and swimsuit. After this round of competition, the six semi-finalists are announced, they are competing in the "final question" or interview round. At the end of competition auncia the second runner, runner-up and the winner is crowned by the outgoing queen.

Miss United Continents titleholders[edit]

Year Country Miss United Continent Venue
2015 TBA TBA Guayaquil, Ecuador
2014  Dominican Republic Geisha Montes De Oca Guayaquil, Ecuador
2013  Ecuador Carolina Aguirre Guayaquil, Ecuador
2012  Brazil Camila Serakides Guayaquil, Ecuador
2011  Ecuador Claudia Schiess Guayaquil, Ecuador
2010  Peru Giuliana Zevallos Guayaquil, Ecuador
2009  Colombia Lina Mosquera Guayaquil, Ecuador
2008  Mexico Lupita González Guayaquil, Ecuador
2007  Dominican Republic Marianne Cruz Guayaquil, Ecuador
2006  Dominican Republic Mía Taveras Guayaquil, Ecuador

Special awards[edit]

  • Mexico has won the Miss Photogenic award two times (2008, 2012).
  • One Miss Continente Americano winner was awarded Miss Photogenic: Lupita González (Mexico, 2008)
  • Canada, El Salvador have won the Miss Congeniality award two times (Canada 2008, 2012) (El Salvador 2006, 2009).
  • Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru have won the Most Beautiful Face award two times (Costa Rica 2007, 2012), (Ecuador 2006, 2013) (Peru 2009, 2010).
  • Peru and Ecuador have won the Best National Costume award two times (Peru 2008, 2010) (Ecuador 2011, 2013).

Miss Photogenic[edit]

Year Winner Country Placement at Miss United Continent
2006 Catalina López  Ecuador Top 6
2007 Vivian Noronha  Brazil Top 6
2008 Lupita González  Mexico Miss Continente Americano 2008
2009 Mayella Mena  El Salvador
2010 Chanel Beckenlehner  Canada
2011 Fátima Flores  Nicaragua
2012 Karen Padilla  Mexico Top 6
2013 Christina Joy Montero Devries  Philippines
2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva  India 1st Runner-up

Miss Congeniality[edit]

Year Winner Country Placement at Miss United Continent
2006 Rebecca Iraheta  El Salvador
2007 Lugina Cabezas  Ecuador
2008 Samantha Tajik  Canada
2009 Mayella Mena  El Salvador
2010 Marylia Bernardt  Brazil 2nd Runner-up
2011 Keylin Gómez  Honduras
2012 Kesiah Papasin  Canada
2014 Florencia Dunnage  Chile

Most Beautiful Face[edit]

Year Winner Country Placement at Miss United Continent
2006 Catalina López  Ecuador Top 6
2007 Verónica González  Costa Rica
2008 Lupita González  Mexico Miss Continente Americano 2008
2009 Karen Schwarz  Peru Top 6
2010 Giuliana Zevallos  Peru Miss Continente Americano 2010
2011 Dalia Fernández  Dominican Republic 1st Runner-up
2012 Fabiana Granados  Costa Rica Top 6
2013 Carolina Aguirre  Ecuador Miss United Continent 2013
2014 Chanelle Chacon  United States

Best National Costume[edit]

Award started in 2008.

Year Winner Country Placement at Miss United Continent
2008 Karol Castillo  Peru Top 6
2009 Liseth Díaz  Panama
2010 Giuliana Zevallos  Peru Miss Continente Americano 2010
2011 Claudia Schiess  Ecuador Miss Continente Americano 2011
2012 Ana Melissa Cano  Colombia
2013 Carolina Aguirre  Ecuador Miss United Continent 2013
2014 Gail Nicole Da Silva  India 1st Runner-up

Top ten countries rankings[edit]

By country total[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 Miss Continente Americano pageant, based on all results from the first event in 2006 to the most recent competition in 2014.

Rank Country Miss United Continent Virreina 1st RU 2nd RU 3rd RU 4th RU Semifinalists Total
1  Dominican Republic 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 6
2  Ecuador 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 5
3  Mexico 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
4  Brazil 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 7
5  Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5
6  Peru 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7  Venezuela 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 7
8  India 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
9  Panama 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
10  Uruguay 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

By number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning years
 Dominican Republic
3
2006, 2007, 2014
 Ecuador
2
2011, 2013
 Brazil 1 2012
 Peru 2010
 Colombia 2009
 Mexico 2008

Records and achievements[edit]

The Miss United Continents pageant continually celebrate diverse winners from different countries. From race to ethnicity, from height to age, or from religion to the number of languages spoken, all the winners generally reflect the global perspective of a beautiful woman of substance.

Age records[edit]

  • Geisha Montes ( Dominican Republic) became to oldest winner at the age of 27 years, 145 days when she was crowned on September 13, 2014.
  • Mía Taveras ( Dominican Republic) became the first and the youngest winner at the age of 20 years, 55 days when she was crowned on August 28, 2006.

Height records[edit]

Reign records[edit]

Delegate records[edit]

The year with the least number of delegates was on 2008, 2009 and 2010 with 20 delegates.Lupita González ( Mexico) won on September 6, 2008, Lina Mosquera ( Colombia) on September 26, 2009 and Giuliana Zevallos ( Peru) on September 18, 2010.

The years with the most number of delegates were on 2014 with 31 delegates. Geisha Montes ( Dominican Republic) won on September 13, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss United Continents". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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