Miss Nicaragua

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Miss Nicaragua
MissNicaraguaLogo.jpg
Logo of the Miss Nicaragua pageant.
Formation 1955
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Managua
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss International
Miss Grand International
Official language
Spanish
Website www.missnicaragua.com

The Miss Nicaragua contest is the national beauty pageant of Nicaragua and is a franchise of Silhuetas modeling agency.[1] Each Nicaraguan department may choose a representative who then enters the Miss Nicaragua finals, traditionally held at the Rubén Darío National Theater. The winner is crowned at the conclusion of the final competition. The pageant has been held since 1955 and is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International (amongst others). The winner goes to Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up to Miss International.

Participants[edit]

Participants for the Miss Nicaragua contest must be between 18 and 28 years old, not married, and have no children. After participants are chosen, 16 candidates are elected and represent their region. The majority of Miss Nicaragua winners have been from Managua.

Some years, the pageant has had a theme; for 2006, it was "León, pasado maravilloso... presente esperanzador... futuro luminoso" meaning "León, wonderful past... hopeful present.. luminous future".[2]

Despite only having had only three Miss Universe Semifinalists to date; Nicaragua has done well in other international beauty pageants.

Franchise holders[edit]

The Miss Nicaragua has officially become national franchise of Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Grand International.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Nicaragua Region Notes
1955 Rosa Argentina Lacayo † Managua
1963 Leda Sánchez Carazo
1968 Margine Davidson Morales Matagalpa
1969 Soraya Herrera Chávez Tipitapa
1970 Xiomara Paguaga Rodríguez Managua Miss Universe Nicaragua 1971
1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas Leon
1974 Francys Duarte Leon
1975 Aida Maritza Sánchez Masaya
1976 Ivania Navarro Genie Matagalpa Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1976
Miss Tourism Latin America 1976
1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo Rivas
1978 Claudia Herrera Cortez Masaya
1979 Patricia Pineda Chamorro Rivas Did not Compete
1991 Ana Sofía Pereira Managua Miss America Latina 1992
1992 Ida Patricia Delaney Managua
1993 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo Rivas
1995 Linda Clerk Castillo Managua
1996 Luz María Herdocia Managua Did not compete
1998 Claudia Alaniz Managua
1999 Liliana Pilarte Río San Juan
2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa Managua
2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza Managua Miss Mundo Latin Internacional 2002
2003 Claudia Salmerón Tipitapa
2004 Marifely Argüello César Managua Miss Expo World 2004
2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo Managua
2006 Cristiana Frixione Managua World Miss University 2006
2007 Xiomara Blandino Managua
2008 Thelma Rodríguez Chinandega
2009 Indiana Sánchez United States
2010 Scharllette Allen Bluefields
2011 Adriana Dorn Managua
2012 Farah Eslaquit Masaya
2013 Nastassja Bolívar[A] Carazo Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011
2014 Marline Barberena Chinandega
2015 Daniela Torres Managua
2016 Marina Jacoby Matagalpa
2017 TBA TBA

A Dethroned/Resigned

Regional rankings[edit]

Province Titles Years
Managua 15 1955, 1971, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2015
Leon 4 1960, 1970, 1973, 1974
Matagalpa 3 1968, 1976, 2016
Masaya 1975, 1978, 2012
Rivas' 1977, 1979, 1993
Carazo 2 1963, 2013
Chinandega 2008, 2014
Granada 1961, 1962
Tipitapa 1969, 2003
Bluefields 1 2010
Río San Juan 1999
United States 2009

Big Four pageants[edit]

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

Miss Universe Nicaragua[edit]

Since 1955 traditionally the winner of Miss Nicaragua represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent. In 1979 and 1996 Nicaragua did not compete at the pageant. In 2013 Nastassja Bolívar was dethroned after competing at the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Year Miss Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
1955 Rosa Argentina Lacayo † Managua Unplaced
1963 Leda Sánchez Carazo Unplaced
1968 Margine Davidson Morales Matagalpa Unplaced
1969 Soraya Herrera Chávez Tipitapa Unplaced
1970 Graciela Salazar Leon Unplaced
1971 Xiomara Paguaga Managua Unplaced
1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas Leon Unplaced
1974 Francys Duarte Leon Unplaced
1975 Alda Maritza Sánchez Masaya Unplaced
1976 Ivania Navarro Genie Matagalpa Unplaced
1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo Rivas Top 12
1978 Claudia Herrera Cortez Masaya Unplaced
1979 Patricia Pineda Chamorro Rivas Withdrew
1991 Ana Sofía Pereira Managua Unplaced
1992 Ida Patricia Delaney Managua Unplaced
1993 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo Rivas Unplaced
1995 Linda Clerk Castillo Managua Unplaced
1996 Luz María Herdocia Sanchez Managua Did not compete
1998 Claudia Alaniz Managua Unplaced
1999 Liliana Pilarte Río San Juan Unplaced
2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa Managua Unplaced
2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza Managua Unplaced
2003 Claudia Salmerón Tipitapa Unplaced
2004 Marifely Argüello César Managua Unplaced
2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo Managua Unplaced
2006 Cristiana Frixione Managua Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 20)
2007 Xiomara Blandino Managua Top 10
2008 Thelma Rodríguez Chinandega Unplaced
2009 Indiana Sánchez United States Unplaced Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
2010 Scharllette Allen Bluefields Unplaced
2011 Adriana Dorn Managua Unplaced
2012 Fara Eslaquit Masaya Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10)
2013 Nastassja Bolívar Carazo Top 16 Best National Costume
2014 Marline Barberena Chinandega Unplaced
2015 Daniela Torres Managua Unplaced Best National Costume (3rd Runner-up)
2016 Marina Jacoby Matagalpa Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA TBA

Miss International Nicaragua[edit]

The second title of Miss Nicaragua competes at the Miss International pageant. Sometimes the winner or other candidates will be able to compete at the pageant.

Year Miss Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
1961 María Hasbani Unplaced
1962 María Elena Hasbani Granada Unplaced
1963 Claudia Díaz Estelí Unplaced
1964 Ileana Rojas Arana Managua Unplaced
1965 Patricia Estela Mena Managua Unplaced Most Popular Girl
1967 Milagros Argüello Leon Unplaced
1968 Nadia Leets Lacayo Managua Top 15
1969 Margarita Cuadra Lacayo Granada 2nd Runner-up
1970 Jessie Salinas Leon Unplaced Miss Friendship
1971 Odilie Díaz Leon Unplaced
1972 Connie Ann Ballantyne Managua Unplaced
1973 Fabiola Cardenas Granada Unplaced
1974 Maria Amanda Rivas Masaya Top 10
1975 Myra Barquero Robleto Masaya Unplaced
1976 Maria Fiallos Castellón Granada Unplaced
1977 Marie Gretchen Griffith Masaya Unplaced
1978 Auxiliadora Paguaga Managua Unplaced
1979 Maria Elena Amador Managua Unplaced
1993 Ida Patricia Delaney Managua Unplaced
1994 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo Rivas Top 10
1999 Claudia Alaniz Managua Top 15
2000 Marynes Arguello Managua Unplaced
2001 Renee Fabiola Davila Managua Unplaced
2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza Managua Top 12
2005 Daniela Clerk Managua Unplaced
2009 Slilma Ulloa Matagalpa Unplaced
2010 Indira Rojas Rivas Unplaced
2012 Reyna Perez Núñez Chinandega Unplaced
2013 Celeste Castillo Managua Unplaced
2014 Jeymmy García Rivas Unplaced
2015 Yaoska Ruiz Managua Unplaced
2016 Brianny Chamorro Managua 3rd Runner-up Best National Costume
2017 TBA TBA TBA

Other title[edit]

Miss Grand Nicaragua[edit]

The fourth title of Miss Nicaragua competes at the Miss Grand International pageant. Sometimes the winner or other candidates will be able to compete at the pageant.

Year Miss Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
2014 Alejandra Gross Managua Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 20)
2016 Michelle Lacayo Carazo Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA TBA

Former titles[edit]

Miss World Nicaragua[edit]

Previously, the second title or sometimes winner of Miss Nicaragua declared as Miss World Nicaragua in 1960-2005.

Year Miss Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
1960 Carmen Isabel Recalde Leon Unplaced
1961 Thelma Arana Granada Unplaced
1964 Sandra Correa Masaya Unplaced
1968 Margine Davidson Morales Matagalpa 6th Runner-up
1969 Carlota Brenes López Matagalpa Unplaced
1970 Evangelina Lacayo Managua Unplaced
1971 Soraya Herrera Chávez Tipitapa Unplaced
1974 Francys Duarte Leon Unplaced
1975 Auxiliadora Paguaga Managua Unplaced
1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo Rivas Unplaced
1998 Claudia Alaniz Managua Unplaced
2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa Managua Top 5
2002 Hazel Calderón Leon Unplaced
2003 Hailey Aisha Britton Brooks Bluefields Unplaced
2004 Anielka Sánchez Masaya Unplaced
2005 Valeria Garcia Davila Tipitapa Unplaced

Since 2011, the Nicaragua representative in Miss World is selected by a different organization by Miss Mundo Nicaragua Pageant.

Year Miss Mundo Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
2011 Darling Yaneth Trujillo Matagalpa Unplaced
2012 Lauren Gabrielle Lawson Granada Unplaced
2013 Luz Mery Decena Rivera Nueva Segovia Unplaced Top 20 at Miss World Sport
Top 20 at Interview Scores
2014 Yumara López † Rivas Unplaced
2015 Stefania Alemán Masaya Unplaced Top 24 at Miss World Sport
Top 10 at Beauty With a Purpose
2016 María Laura Ramírez Masaya Unplaced
2017 Monserrat Allen Rivas TBA

Miss Earth Nicaragua[edit]

Previously, the Miss Nicaragua organization handled the Miss Earth Nicaragua pageant. Since 2010, Nuestra Belleza Nicaragua Organization selects its winner to represent Nicaragua at the Miss Earth pageant.


Year Miss Nicaragua Region Placement Special awards
2001 Karla Leclair Monzón Matagalpa Unplaced
2002 Yahoska Cerda Urbina Carazo Unplaced
2003 Marynés Argüello Managua Unplaced
2004 Marifely Argüello César Managua Top 16
2005 Sandra Rios Leon Unplaced
2006 Sharon Amador Matagalpa Unplaced
2007 Iva Grijalva Pashova Europa Nica Unplaced
2008 Thelma Rodríguez Chinandega Unplaced
2010 Juniete Rosales Cisneros Managua Unplaced
2012 Braxis Alvarez Ochomogo Río San Juan Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Most Fun Beauty
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Charity Day Challenge

Notes[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The runners-up and semifinalists of the Miss Nicaragua pageant are sometimes sent to represent Nicaragua in other international beauty pageants. Winners include Sharon Amador, the 1st finalist in Miss Nicaragua 2006. Sharon won the Miss Ambar Mundial pageant in 2006. In 2010, the franchise for Miss Earth Nicaragua was awarded to another organizer, Nuestra Belleza Nicaragua.[3]

Dethroned[edit]

Miss Nicaragua 2013, Nastassja Bolívar was dethroned after competing at the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Galleries[edit]

Cristiana Frixione at the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contest held in the Rubén Darío National Theater in Managua on March 17, 2007
Some of the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contestants in bathing suits

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tnrubendario.gob.ni/Images/presentaciones/04.html
  2. ^ Miss Nicaragua
  3. ^ Trejos, Tania (2006-03-30). "Sharon Amador es Miss Ámbar 2006". La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-05-30. 

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