Miss Costa Rica

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Miss Costa Rica
Formation 1954
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters San José
Miss Universe
Official language
Website teletica.com/misscostarica

Miss Costa Rica is a national Beauty pageant in Costa Rica.


Women between the ages of 18-27, each representing a province, compete to represent Costa Rica for one year and participate in the annual Miss Universe international competition.

Costa Rica has participated in the Miss Universe pageant since 1954 and has sent 56 representatives in the pageant's 60-year history. The event has been broadcast by Teletica since 1960.[1]

In 2007 Costa Rica's representatives in Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International are selected for REINAS DE COSTA RICA ORG.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Costa Rica Province Placement Special Awards Other Titles
2016 Carolina Rodríguez Alajuela Unplaced
2015 Brenda Castro[2] Limón Unplaced Senorita Expo-Pococi 2008; Miss Teenager International 2011; Miss Latinoamerica International 2014
2014 Karina Ramos Heredia Unplaced Miss Supranational Costa Rica 2012
2013 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16 Miss Earth Costa Rica 2012
2012 Nazareth Cascante Alajuela Unplaced
2011 Johanna Solano[3] Heredia Top 10
2010 Marva Wright Ureña[1] San José Unplaced
2009 Jessica María Umaña Solís San José Unplaced
2008 María Teresa Rodríguez Alajuela Unplaced
2007 Verónica María González Quesada Heredia Unplaced
2006 Fabriella María Quesada Sequeira Puntarenas Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 2006
2005 Johanna Fernández Madrigal[4] Valle del Bosque Unplaced
2004 Nancy Soto Martínez[5] Heredia Top 10
2003 Andrea Ovares López San José Unplaced
2002 Merylin Villalta Castro Cartago Unplaced
2001 Paola Calderón Hütt Guanacaste Unplaced
2000 Laura Mata Mora San José Unplaced
1999 Arianna Bolaños Ugalde Guanacaste Unplaced
1998 Kisha Alvarado Murillo Puntarenas Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific International 1998
1997 Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Cartago Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific International 1996
1996 Dafne Zeledón Monge Limón Unplaced
1995 Beatriz Alejandra Alvarado Mejía Alajuela Unplaced
1994 Jasmín Morales Camacho Limón Unplaced
1993 Catalina Rodríguez Carranza San José Unplaced
1992 Jessica Stephanie Manley Fredrich Distrito Capital Unplaced
1991 Viviana Muñoz Fernández Distrito Capital Unplaced
1990 Julieta Posla Fuentes Distrito Capital Unplaced
1989 Luana Freer Bustamante Distrito Capital Unplaced
1988 Erika María Paoli González Heredia Unplaced
1987 Ana María Bolaños Aguilar Alajuela Unplaced
1986 Aurora Velásquez Arigño Limón Unplaced
1985 Rosibel Chacón Pereira Puntarenas Unplaced
1984 Silvia Portilla Pastor San José Unplaced
1983 María Gabriela Pozuela Castro Cartago Unplaced
1982 Lilliana Corella Espinoza Heredia Unplaced
1981 Rosa Inés Solís Vargas San José Unplaced
1980 Bárbara Bonilla Herrero Distrito Capital Unplaced
1979 Carla Facio Franco Guanacaste Unplaced
1978 Maribel Fernández García[6] San José Unplaced Miss Photogenic
1977 Claudia María Garnier Arias Puntarenas Unplaced
1976 Silvia Jiménez Pacheco Limón Unplaced
1975 María de los Angeles Picado González Alajuela Unplaced
1974 Jeannette Rebeca Montagné Limón Unplaced
1973 María del Rosario Mora Badilla Alajuela Unplaced
1972 Victoria Eugenia Ross González San José Unplaced
1971 Rosa María Rivera San José Unplaced
1970 Lilliam Berrocal Cartago Unplaced
1969 Clara Freda Antillón Distrito Capital Unplaced
1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital Unplaced
1967 Rosa María Fernández Guanacaste Unplaced
1966 María Virginia Oreamuno Cartago Unplaced
1965 Mercedes Pinagal Guanacaste Unplaced
1964 Dora Solé Gómez San José Unplaced
1963 Sandra Chrysopulos Morúa San José Unplaced
1962 Helvetia Albónico Heredia Unplaced
1960 Leila Rodríguez San José Unplaced
1959 Sonia Monturiol Heredia Unplaced
1958 Eugenia María Valverde Guardia Guanacaste Unplaced
1957 Sonia Cristina Icaza San José Unplaced
1956 Anabella Granados[7] Heredia Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1955 Clemencia Martínez de Montis Distrito Capital Unplaced
1954 Marían Esquivel McKeown[8] San José Top 15

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  1. ^ a b "Marva Wright is the new Miss Costa Rica". La Nación. April 17, 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "A Miss Costa Rica le faltará el premio mayor". nacion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Johanna Solano is Miss Costa Rica 2011". La Nación. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Costa Rica has a queen for Miss Universe". Panamá América. ACAN-EFE. January 30, 2005. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Beauty contests open doors". Diario Extra. January 27, 2004. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (July 25, 1978). "Judges name Capetown woman Miss Universe". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 22 February 2011. Miss Fernandez of Costa Rica, the winner of Miss Photogenic. 
  7. ^ "Beauties tearful at farewells". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 1956. Retrieved 22 February 2011. Miss Costa Rica, Anabella Granados, who was voted Miss Friendship during the pageant. 
  8. ^ "Giant wave slams youth onto beach". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1954. Retrieved 22 February 2011. From left: Marta Rrocha, 21, Brazil; Myrna Orozco, 20, Miss San Salvador; and Marian Esquivel, 18, who will compete as Miss Costa Rica. 

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