Miss Ecuador

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Organización Miss Ecuador
Header 08.jpg
Logo of Organización Miss Ecuador
Formation 1955
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Guayaquil
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Official language
Spanish
President
María del Carmen de Aguayo[1]
Website missecuador.tv

Miss Ecuador is a national Beauty pageant in Ecuador.

The current Miss Ecuador is Connie Jiménez from Los Ríos. She won the title on March 12, 2016.

History[edit]

The very first winner of Miss Ecuador pageant was Sara Chacón Zúñiga from Guayas province in 1930. The contest was inactive for more than 20 years until 1955 when Leonor Carcache won the first modern title of Miss Ecuador and became the first representative of the country to the Miss Universe pageant.

Representatives from the 24 provinces that make up Ecuador compete annually for the title of Miss Ecuador among others. In addition of representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Supranational; Miss Ecuador also selects candidates for Miss Tourism Queen International, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss United Continents, Miss America Latina, Miss Caribbean, Miss Global Cities, Miss Globe International, Miss Bikini International, Miss Asia Pacific, Miss Leisure, Miss Tourism World, Reina Nacional del Café, Miss Mesoamerica, Miss Intercontinental, Reina Mundial del Banano and other small pageants.

Titleholders[edit]

# Year Miss Ecuador Province City International
1 1955 Leonor Carcache Rodríguez Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1955
2 1956 María Mercedes Flores Espín Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1956
3 1957 Patricia Juliana Benítez Wright Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1957
4 1958 Alicia Vallejo Eljuri Chimborazo Riobamba Miss Universe 1958
5 1959 Carlota Elena Ayala Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1959
6 1960 Isabel Rolando Cevallos Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1960
7 1961 Yolanda Palacios Charvert Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1961
8 1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1962/Miss World 1962
9 1963 Tanya Vallejo Moreno Guayas Guayaquil Miss International 1963
10 1964 Tanya Yela Klein Loffredo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1964
11 1965 María Eugenia Mosquéra Banados Guayas Guayaquil Miss International 1965
12 1966 Alexandra Vallejo Klaere Guayas Guayaquil Miss World 1966
13 1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Miss World 1967/Miss International 1967
14 1968 Marcia Virginia Ramos Christiansen Guayas Guayaquil Miss World 1968
15 1969 Rossana Vinueza Estrada Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1969
16 1970 Zoila Montesinos Rivera Manabi Jipijapa Miss Universe 1970
17 1971 María Cecilia Gómez Buenaventura Guayas Guayaquil Miss World 1971
18 1972 Patricia Falconí Salas Pichincha Quito Miss World 1972
19 1973 Lourdes Raad Herkt Guayas Guayaquil No Contest
20 1974 Silvia Aurora Jurado Estrada Guayas Playas Miss World 1974
21 1975 Ana María Wray Salas Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1975
22 1976 Gilda Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1976
23 1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Miss Universe 1977/Miss World 1977
24 1978 Mabel Ceballos Sangster Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1978
25 1979 Ana Margarita Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1979
26 1980 Leslie Verónica Rivas Franco El Oro Machala Miss Universe 1980
27 1981 Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles[^] Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1981/Miss World 1981
28 1982 Lorena Jacqueline Burgos García Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1982
29 1983 Mariela del Mar García Monsalve[^] Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 1983
30 1984 Leonor Patricia Gonzembach Vallejo Guayas Guayas Miss Universe 1984
31 1985 María Elena Stangl Tamayo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1985
32 1986 Verónica Lucía Sevilla Ledergeber Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1986
33 1987 María del Pilar Barreiro Cucalón Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1987
34 1988 Cecilia Pozo Carminer Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1988
35 1989 María Eugenia Molina Astudillo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1989
36 1990 Jéssica Núñez Severino Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1990
37 1991 Diana Neira Rassmussen Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1991
38 1992 María Soledad Diab Aguilar Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1992
39 1993 Arianna Mandini Klein Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1993
40 1994 Mafalda Arboleda Arditto Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 1994
41 1995 Radmila Pandzic Arapov Manabí Manta Miss Universe 1995
42 1996 Mónica Paulina Chalá Mejía Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1996
43 1997 María José López Verdú Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1997
44 1998 Soraya Edith Hogonaga Serrano Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1998
45 1999 Carolina Alfonso De La Paz Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 1999
46 2000 Gabriela Mercedes Cadena Védova Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2000
47 2001 Jéssica Eliena Bermudez Ronquillo Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2001
48 2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto[^] Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2002/Miss International 2002/Miss Earth 2003
49 2003 Andrea Marcela Jácome Ruíz Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2003
50 2004 María Susana Rivadeneira Simbal Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2004
51 2005 Laura Ximena Zamora Moreano Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2005
52 2006 Catalina Mercedes López Samán Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2006
53 2007 María Lugina Cabezas Andrade Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2007
54 2008 Domenica Francesca Saporiti Hinojosa Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2008
55 2009 Sandra María Vinces Pinargote Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 2009
56 2010 Lady Fernanda Mina Lastra Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2010
57 2011 Claudia Elena Schiess Fretz Galápagos Santa Cruz Miss Universe 2011
58 2012 Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2012
59 2013 Constanza María Báez Jalil Pichincha Quito Miss Universe 2013
60 2014 Silvia Alejandra Argudo Intriago Manabí Portoviejo Miss Universe 2014
61 2015 Francesca Keyco Cipriani Burgos Guayas Guayaquil Miss Universe 2015
62 2016 Connie Maily Jiménez Romero Los Ríos Ventanas Miss Universe 2016

^ Lucía Vinueza (1981), Mariela García (1983) and Isabel Ontaneda (2002) were born in Cuenca, but they represented their hometown's province.

Miss Ecuador at the Big Four pageants[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

The winner of Miss Ecuador represents her country at the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Ecuador Province City Placement Special Awards
United States 1955 Leonor Carcache Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1956 Mercedes Flores Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1957 Patricia Benítez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1958 Alicia Vallejo Eljuri Chimborazo Riobamba Unplaced
United States 1959 Carlota Elena Ayala Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1960 Isabel Rolando Ceballos Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1961 Yolanda Palacios Charvert Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1963 Patricia Córdova Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1964 Tanya Yela Klein Loffredo[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1965 Patricia Susana Ballesteros Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1966 Martha Cecilia Andrade Alomina Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1968 Priscilla Alava González Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1969 Rossana Vinueza Estrada[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1970 Zoila Montesinos Rivera Manabi Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 1971 Ximena Montenegro Ochoa Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Susana Castro Jaramillo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Ana María Wray Salas Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Gilda Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Mabel Cevallos Sangster Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Australia 1979 Ana Margarita Plaza Guerra Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Leslie Verónica Rivas Franco El Oro Machala Unplaced
United States 1981 Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles[^][2] Guayas Guayaquil Top 12
Peru 1982 Lorena Jacqueline Burgos García Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1983 Mariela del Mar García Monsalve[^] Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 1984 Leonor Patricia Gonzembach Vallejo[2] Guayas Guayas Unplaced
United States 1985 María Elena Stangl Tamayo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Panama 1986 Verónica Lucía Sevilla Ledergeber Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Singapore 1987 María del Pilar Barreiro Cucalón Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Cecilia Pozo Caminer Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Mexico 1989 María Eugenia Molina Astudillo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1990 Jéssica Núñez Severino Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1991 Diana Neira Rassmussen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Thailand 1992 María Soledad Diab Aguilar[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced Miss Photogenic
Mexico 1993 Arianna Mandini Klein[2] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Mafalda Arboleda Arditto Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Radmila Padnizic Arapov Manabí Manta Unplaced
United States 1996 Mónica Paulina Chalá Mejía[2] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1997 María José López Verdú Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1998 Soraya Edith Hogonaga Serrano[2] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Carolina Alfonso De La Paz Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Gabriela Mercedes Cadena Védova Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Jéssica Eliana Bermúdez Ronquillo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto[^] Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Panama 2003 Andrea Marcela Jácome Ruíz Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 María Susana Rivadeneira Simball Pichincha Quito Top 10
Thailand 2005 Laura Ximena Zamora Moreano Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 2006 Catalina Mercedes López Samán[3] Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Mexico 2007 María Lugina Cabezas Andrade Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Doménica Francesca Saporitti Hinojosa Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 María Sandra Vinces Pinargote Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 2010 Lady Fernanda Mina Lastra Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Claudia Elena Schiess Fretz Galápagos Santa Cruz Unplaced
United States 2012 Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Russia 2013 Constanza María Báez Jalil Pichincha Quito 2nd Runner-up
United States 2014 Silvia Alejandra Argudo Intriago Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
United States 2015 Francesca Keyco Cipriani Burgos Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Belize 2016 Connie Maily Jiménez Romero Los Ríos Ventanas TBA TBA

^ Lucía Vinueza (1981), Mariela García (1983) and Isabel Ontaneda (2002) were born in Cuenca, but they represented their hometown's province.

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss Ecuador represents her country at the Miss International pageant. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Before 2013, the 2nd Runner-up used to compete at Miss International.

Year Miss Ecuador Province City Placement Special Awards
United States 1960 Magdalena Dávila Varela Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United States 1961 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1962 Margarita Arosemena Gómez Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
United States 1963 Tania Valle Moreno Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1964 María Agustina Mendoza Vélez Manabí Santa Ana Unplaced
United States 1965 María Eugenia Mosquera Bañados Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United States 1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 1968 Enriqueta Valdéz Fuentes Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 1969 Alexandra Swanberg Viteri Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 1970 Lourdes Hernández Pichincha Quito Top 15
United States 1971 Susana Castro Jaramillo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 1972 Lucía del Carmen Fernández Avellaneda Manabí Manta Unplaced
Japan 2002 Isabel Cristina Ontaneda Pinto Pichincha Quito Unplaced
China 2004 Irene Andrea Zunino García Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Japan 2005 Bianca María Salame Avilés Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2006 Denisse Elizabeth Rodríguez Quiñónez Pichincha Quito Unplaced
Japan 2007 Jéssica Maena Ortiz Campos Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
Macau 2008 Jennifer Stephannie Pazmiño Saldaña Guayas Guayaquil Top 12
China 2009 Isabella Chiriboga Valdivieso Pichincha Quito Unplaced
China 2010 Andrea Ivonne Suárez Melgar Loja Loja Unplaced
China 2011 María Fernanda Cornejo Alfaro[4] Pichincha Quito Miss International 2011
Japan 2012 Tatiana Katherine Loor Hidalgo Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Unplaced
Japan 2013 Nathaly Arroba Hurtado Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
Japan 2014 Carla Daniela Prado Thoret Santa Elena Salinas Unplaced
Japan 2015 Daniela Armijos Cordero Azuay Cuenca Unplaced
Japan 2016 Bianka Yamel Fuentes Dieb Guayas Guayaquil TBA

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

Usually, the first runner-up sent to compete at Miss World by Miss Ecuador Organization.

Year Miss Ecuador Province City Placement Special Awards
United Kingdom 1960 María Rosa Rodríguez Váscones Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1961 Magdalena Dávila González Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1962 Elaine Ortega Hougen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1964 María de Lourdes Anda Vallejo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1965 Corine Mildred Corral Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1966 Alexandra Vallejo Klaere Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1967 Laura Elena Baquero Palacios Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1968 Marcia Virginia Ramos Christiansen Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Ximena Lourdes Aulestia Díaz Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1970 Sofía Virginia Monteverde Nimbriotis Guayas Guayaquil Top 15
United Kingdom 1971 María Cecilia Gómez Buenaventura Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1972 Patricia Falconí Salas Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Silvia Aurora Jurado Estrada Guayas Playas Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Marie Clare Fontaine Velasco Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Lucía del Carmen Hernández Quiñonez Manabí Chone Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Antonieta Cecilia Campodónico Aguirre Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1979 Olba Lourdes Padilla Guevara Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Gabriela María Catelina Ríos Roca Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Gianna Machiavello González Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Martha Lascano Salcedo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 María Sol Corral Zambrano Azuay Azuay Unplaced
United Kingdom 1985 María del Pilar De Veintemilla Russo Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Alicia Gisela Cucalón Macías Guayas Guayaquil 6th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1987 Cecilia Pozo Caminer Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Cristina Elena López Villagómez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Hong Kong 1989 Ximena Paulett Correa Jarre El Oro Machala Unplaced
United States 1991 Suanny Denise Bejarano López Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Stephanie Krumholz De Menezes Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Danna Saab Saab Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Diana Margarita Noboa Gordon Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Ana Fabiola Trujillo Parker Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
India 1996 Jennifer Lynn Graham Dumani Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Clío Olaya Frías Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Vanessa Natalia Graf Alvear Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Sofía Morán Trueba Manabí Manta Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Ana Dolores Murillo Sánchez Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Carla Lorena Revelo Pérez Pichincha Quito Unplaced
United Kingdom 2002 Jéssica Leonela Angulo Miranda[^] Pichincha Santo Domingo Unplaced
China 2003 Mayra Katty Rentería Matamba Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
China 2004 Cristina Eugenia Reyes Hidalgo Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2005 Marielisa Márques Gutiérrez Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
Poland 2006 María Rebeca Flores Jaramillo Azuay Cuenca Unplaced
China 2007 Valeska Alexandra Saab Gómez Guayas Guayaquil Top 16 Beauty with a Purpose
South Africa 2008 Marjorie Alexandra Cevallos Vera Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
South Africa 2009 María Gabriela Ulloa Quiñones Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
China 2010 Ana Mercedes Galarza Añazco Tungurahua Ambato Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 María Verónica Vargas Granja Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
China 2012 Cipriana Denisse Correia Macías Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Laritza Libeth Párraga Arteaga Guayas Guayaquil Unplaced
United Kingdom 2014 Virginia Stephannie Limongi Silva Manabí Portoviejo Unplaced
China 2015 María Camila Marañón Solórzano Manabí Chone Top 20 Top 10 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 10 at Peoples Choice
United States 2016 TBA TBA TBA TBA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria del Carmen de Aguayo misses Tapia". El Diario. March 3, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "En 10 cortos: historia de Miss Universo". Hoy (Quito, Ecuador). May 28, 2004. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Catalina Lopez shares her experiences in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009". Univision. January 27, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The candidate of Galapagos, Claudia Schiess, elected Miss Ecuador". EFE. March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 

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