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 an annual national beauty pageant that selects Costa Rica's representative to the Miss Universe pageant since 1954. The current titleholder is Brenda Castro of Limón.


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
United States 2015 Brenda Castro[2] Limón Unplaced
United States 2014 Karina Ramos Heredia Unplaced Miss Supranational Costa Rica 2012
Russia 2013 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16 Miss Earth Costa Rica 2012
United States 2012 Nazareth Cascante Alajuela Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Johanna Solano[3] Heredia Top 10
United States 2010 Marva Wright Ureña[1] San José Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Jessica María Umaña Solís San José Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 María Teresa Rodríguez Alajuela Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Verónica María González Quesada Heredia Unplaced
United States 2006 Fabriella María Quesada Sequeira Puntarenas Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 2006
Thailand 2005 Johanna Fernández Madrigal[4] Valle del Bosque Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Nancy Soto Martínez[5] Heredia Top 10
Panama 2003 Andrea Ovares López San José Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Merylin Villalta Castro Cartago Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Paola Calderón Hütt Guanacaste Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Laura Mata Mora San José Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Arianna Bolaños Ugalde Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1998 Kisha Alvarado Murillo Puntarenas Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific International 1998
United States 1997 Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Cartago Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific International 1996
United States 1996 Dafne Zeledón Monge Limón Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Beatriz Alejandra Alvarado Mejía Alajuela Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Jasmín Morales Camacho Limón Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Catalina Rodríguez Carranza San José Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Jessica Stephanie Manley Fredrich Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1991 Viviana Muñoz Fernández Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1990 Julieta Posla Fuentes Distrito Capital Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Luana Freer Bustamante Distrito Capital Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Erika María Paoli González Heredia Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Ana María Bolaños Aguilar Alajuela Unplaced
Panama 1986 Aurora Velásquez Arigño Limón Unplaced
United States 1985 Rosibel Chacón Pereira Puntarenas Unplaced
United States 1984 Silvia Portilla Vásquez Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1983 María Gabriela Pozuela Castro Cartago Unplaced
Panama 1982 Lilliana Corella Espinoza Heredia Unplaced
United States 1981 Rosa Inés Solís Vargas San José Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Bárbara Bonilla Herrero Distrito Capital Unplaced
Australia 1979 Carla Facio Franco Guanacaste Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Maribel Fernández García[6] San José Unplaced Miss Photogenic
Dominican Republic 1977 Claudia María Garnier Arias Puntarenas Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Silvia Jiménez Pacheco Limón Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 María de los Angeles Picado González Alajuela Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Jeannette Rebeca Montagné Limón Unplaced
Greece 1973 María del Rosario Mora Badilla Alajuela Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Victoria Eugenia Ross González San José Unplaced
United States 1971 Rosa María Rivera San José Unplaced
United States 1970 Lilliam Berrocal Cartago Unplaced
United States 1969 Clara Freda Antillón Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1968 Ana María Rivera Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1967 Rosa María Fernández Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1966 María Virginia Oreamuno Cartago Unplaced
United States 1965 Mercedes Pinagal Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1964 Dora Solé Gómez San José Unplaced
United States 1963 Sandra Chrysopulos Morúa San José Unplaced
United States 1962 Helvetia Albónico Heredia Unplaced
United States 1960 Leila Rodríguez San José Unplaced
United States 1959 Sonia Monturiol Heredia Unplaced
United States 1958 Eugenia María Valverde Guardia Guanacaste Unplaced
United States 1957 Sonia Cristina Icaza San José Unplaced
United States 1956 Anabella Granados[7] Heredia Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1955 Clemencia Martínez de Montis Distrito Capital Unplaced
United States 1954 Marían Esquivel McKeown[8] San José Top 15

Winners by province[edit]

Province Total Years
Distrito Capital 10 1955, 1968, 1969, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2009, 2010
San José 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1993, 2000, 2003
Guanacaste 8 1958, 1965, 1967, 1979, 1984, 1999, 2001, 2013
Heredia 1956, 1959, 1962, 1982, 1988, 2007, 2011, 2014
Limón 7 1974, 1976, 1986, 1994, 1996, 2004, 2015
Cartago 1966, 1970, 1972, 1983, 1995, 1997, 2002
Alajuela 5 1973, 1975, 1987, 2008, 2012
Puntarenas 1977, 1985, 1998, 2006
Valle del Bosque 1 2005

See also[edit]


  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. 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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