Miss Costa Rica

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Miss Costa Rica
MottoViva La Belleza
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSan José
Miss Universe
Official language
Gabriela Alfaro

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


Women between the ages of 18 and 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.

In 2017 The Miss Costa Rica Crown was awarded to the previous year's First Runner-up, Elena Correa, without an official contest ceremony.[2]


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
2018 Natalia Carvajal Sanchez San José Top 10
2017 Olga Elena Correa Usuga[2] Heredia Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (Top 16)
2016 Carolina Rodríguez Durán Alajuela Unplaced
2015 Brenda Castro[3] Limón Unplaced
2014 Karina Ramos Heredia Unplaced
2013 Fabiana Granados Guanacaste Top 16
2012 Nazareth Cascante Alajuela Unplaced
2011 Johanna Solano[4] 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
2005 Johanna Fernández Madrigal[5] Valle del Bosque Unplaced
2004 Nancy Soto Martínez[6] Heredia Top 10
  • Best National Costume (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
1997 Gabriela Aguilar Chavarría Cartago Unplaced
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 Guardia[7] 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[8] Heredia Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1955 Clemencia Martínez de Montis Distrito Capital Unplaced
1954 Marían Esquivel McKeown[9] San José Top 15

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Marva Wright is the new Miss Costa Rica". La Nación. April 17, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Miss Costa Rica Crown Awarded to Elena Correa". The CR Post. June 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Miss Costa Rica le faltará el premio mayor". nacion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Johanna Solano is Miss Costa Rica 2011". La Nación. March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Costa Rica has a queen for Miss Universe". Panamá América. ACAN-EFE. January 30, 2005. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Beauty contests open doors". Diario Extra. January 27, 2004. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  7. ^ Associated Press (July 25, 1978). "Judges name Capetown woman Miss Universe". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved February 22, 2011. Miss Fernandez of Costa Rica, the winner of Miss Photogenic.
  8. ^ "Beauties tearful at farewells". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 1956. Retrieved February 22, 2011. Miss Costa Rica, Anabella Granados, who was voted Miss Friendship during the pageant.
  9. ^ "Giant wave slams youth onto beach". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1954. Retrieved February 22, 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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