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 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 Continent. Miss United Continent 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.
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.
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 2010.
The Miss United Continent 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.
Marianne Cruz (Dominican Republic) holds the longest reign in history at 1 year, 2 months and 1 week (or 70001000000000000001 year, 700168000000000000068 days). She was crowned on June 30, 2007 and crowned her successor Lupita González (Mexico) on September 6, 2008.