Miss Paraguay

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Miss Paraguay
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 1957
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Asunción
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Miss Supranational
Miss Grand International
Official language
Spanish
National Directors
Salvador Mass
Paola Herman
Key people
Promociones Gloria
Website www.promocionesgloria.com

Miss Paraguay is a national beauty pageant in Paraguay. The contest has responsibility to select its winner to the Miss Universe. In addition, delegates for regional competitions are also selected such as Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Continente Americano and Miss América Latina.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss Paraguay[edit]

The Miss Paraguay beauty pageant, created in 1957 dictator of Stroessner and Secretary of Tourism Paraguay then in 1990 Guillermo Rolon (President of Miss Paraguay) and Canal 9 took over Miss Paraguay until 2001, nowadays sends delegates to Reinado Internacional del Café held annually in Colombia, Miss Ambar Mundial, Miss Teen Panamericana, Miss Intercontinental, and Miss Globe International held each year in the eastern Mediterranean region. It was not held in 1959, 1968, 1969, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008. In the 1996 edition of the Miss Ambar Mundial Pageant was Adriana Baum of Paraguay was winner, she was also the winner of the 1997 Miss Teen Panamericana pageant. The pageant stopped sending representatives for Miss Universe after 2001.

Year Miss Paraguay Region
1957 Lucy Montanero Caaguazú
1958 Graciela Scorza Alto Paraguay
1960 Mercedes Ruggia Distrito Capital
1961 Maria Cristina Osnaghi Distrito Capital
1962 Corina Rollon Alto Paraguay
1963 Amelia Benitez Central
1964 Miriam Riart Brugada Distrito Capital
1965 Stella Castell Gran Chaco
1966 Mirtha Martinez Alto Paraguay
1967 Maria Eugenia Torres Presidente Hayes
1970 Teresa Mercedes Britez Sullow Paraguarí
1971 Marit Tomassone Misiones
1972 Maria Stella Volpe Martinez Central
1973 Teresita Maria Cano Concepción
1974 Maria Angela Zulema Medina Monjagata Alto Paraguay
1975 Susana Beatriz Vire Ferreira Alto Paraná
1976 Nidia Fátima Cardenas Central
1977 Maria Leticia Zarza Perriet Distrito Capital
1978 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Distrito Capital
1979 Patricia Lohman Bernie Distrito Capital
1981 Maria Isabel Urizar Caras Cordillera
1984 Elena Ortiz Allegretti Guairá
1985 Daisy Patricia Ferreira Distrito Capital
1986 Veronica Angulo Achinelli Amambay
1987 Tammy Elizabeth Ortigoza Sonneborn Distrito Capital
1988 Marta Noemi Acosta Granada Canindeyú
1989 Ana Victoria Schaerer Del Puerto Paraguarí
1990 Monica Plate Cano Alto Paraguay
1991 Vivian Rosana Benitez Brizuela Distrito Capital
1992 Pamela Zarza Enríquez Boquerón
1993 Ada Raquel Acosta Distrito Capital
1994 Lilian Noemí González Mena Presidente Hayes
1995 Bettina Rosmary Barboza Caffarena Distrito Capital
1996 Maria Ingrid Götze Distrito Capital
1997 Rossana Elizabeth Jiménez Pereira Cordillera
1998 Luz Marina González Ruíz Ñeembucú
1999 Carmen Morínigo Machuca San Pedro
2000 Carolina Ramírez Franco Alto Paraná
2001 Rosmary Benítez Caazapá

Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay[edit]

Between 2004 and 2007 the Promociones Gloria organization made a Miss Universo Paraguay national contest which selected the winner to Miss Universe while the runners-up to Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

In 2008 Miss Universo Paraguay changed as Bellezas del Paraguay. Between 2009 and 2012 returned as Miss Universo Paraguay for the second time. Between 2013 and 2014 the name of pageant renamed as Nuestra Belleza del Paraguay.

Began 2015 the format has changed to be Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay national contest. This pageant automatically produces the main winners to Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss Supranational. In 2016 Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay divided to two national pageants which are Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay and Miss Mundo Paraguay (Miss World Paraguay). This production collaborates with MGM Producciones in Asuncion.

Year Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay Region
2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge Alto Paraguay
2005 Karina Rebecca Buttner Naumann Itapúa
2006 Lourdes Verónica Arévalos Elías Alto Paraguay
2007 María José Maldonado Gómez Boquerón
2008 Giannina Rufinelli Rojas Distrito Capital
2009 Mareike Baumgarten Oroa Central
2010 Yohana Benitez Olmedo Central
2011 Alba Riquelme Valenzuela Presidente Hayes
2012 Egni Analia Almirón Eckert Central
2013 María Guadalupe González Talavera Distrito Capital
2014 Sally Luz Jara Dávalos Amambay
2015 Laura Leticia Garcete Riveros
DETHRONED
Distrito Capital
2016 Lourdes Andrea Melgarejo González Guairá
2017 TBA TBA

Big Four pageants[edit]

The following women have represented Paraguay in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[1][2] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[3][4][5]

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

Miss Universo Paraguay[edit]

Between 1957 and 2001 the winners of Miss Paraguay contest went to Miss Universe. Began in 2004 the new management of Promociones Gloria from Bolivia takes over Miss Universe franchise for Paraguay. The winner of Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay goes to Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Paraguay Placement Special Awards
1957 Lucy Montanero Unplaced
1958 Graciela Scorza Unplaced
1960 Mercedes Ruggia Unplaced
1961 Maria Cristina Osnaghi Unplaced
1962 Corina Rollon Unplaced
1963 Amelia Benitez Unplaced
1964 Miriam Riart Brugada Top 15
1965 Stella Castell Unplaced
1966 Mirtha Martinez Unplaced
1967 Maria Eugenia Torres Unplaced
1970 Teresa Mercedes Britez Sullow Unplaced
1972 Maria Stella Volpe Martinez Unplaced
1973 Teresita Maria Cano Unplaced
1974 Maria Angela Zulema Medina Monjagata Unplaced
1975 Susana Beatriz Vire Ferreira Unplaced
1976 Nidia Fátima Cardenas Unplaced
1977 Maria Leticia Zarza Perriet Unplaced
1978 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Unplaced
1979 Patricia Lohman Berni Unplaced
1981 Maria Isabel Urizar Caras Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1984 Elena Ortiz Allegretti Unplaced
1985 Beverly Ocampo Gadea Unplaced
1986 Johana Kelner Toja Unplaced
1987 Tammy Elizabeth Ortigoza Sonneborn Unplaced
1988 Marta Noemi Acosta Granada Unplaced
1989 Ana Victoria Schaerer Del Puerto Unplaced
1990 Monica Plate Cano Unplaced
1991 Vivian Rosana Benitez Brizuela Top 10 Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
1992 Pamela Zarza Enríquez Unplaced Best National Costume
1993 Ada Raquel Acosta Unplaced
1994 Lilian Noemí González Mena Unplaced
1995 Bettina Rosmary Barboza Caffetena Unplaced
1996 Martha Lovera Parquét Unplaced
1997 Rossana Elizabeth Jiménez Pereira Unplaced
1998 Luz Marina González Ruíz Unplaced
1999 Carmen Morínigo Machuca Unplaced
2000 Carolina Ramírez Franco Unplaced
2001 Rosmary Benítez Unplaced
2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge 3rd Runner-up
2005 Karina Rebecca Buttner Naumann Unplaced
2006 Lourdes Verónica Arévalos Elías 3rd Runner-up
2007 María José Maldonado Gómez Unplaced
2008 Giannina Rufinelli Rojas Unplaced
2009 Mareike Baumgarten Oroa Unplaced
2010 Yohana Benitez Olmedo Unplaced
2011 Alba Riquelme Valenzuela Unplaced
2012 Egni Analia Almirón Eckert Unplaced
2013 María Guadalupe González Talavera Unplaced
2014 Sally Luz Jara Dávalos Unplaced
2015 Myriam Carolina Arévalos Villalba Unplaced
2016 Lourdes Andrea Melgarejo González Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA

Miss Mundo Paraguay[edit]

Between 1959 and 2000 the first runners-up of Miss Paraguay contest went to Miss World. Began in 2003 the new management of Promociones Gloria from Bolivia takes over Miss World franchise for Paraguay. In 2004 to 2015 the first runner-up of Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay went to Miss World pageant. In 2016 the winner of Miss Mundo Paraguay under Promociones Gloria goes to Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Paraguay Placement Special Awards
1959 Elvira dos Santos Encina Unplaced
1969 Blanca Zaldivar Unplaced
1971 Rosa Maria Duarte Melgarejo Unplaced
1972 Rosa Angelica Mussi Unplaced
1976 Maria Cristina Fernández Samaniego Unplaced
1977 Maria Elizabeth Giardina Unplaced Miss Personality
1978 Susana Del Pilar Galli Unplaced
1979 Martha Maria Galli Romanach Unplaced
1980 Celia Noemi Schaerer Unplaced
1982 Zulema Dominguez Gutter Unplaced
1983 Antonella Filartiga Montuori Unplaced
1984 Susana Maria Ivansiuten Haurelechen Unplaced
1985 Daisy Patricia Ferreira Caballero Top 15
1986 Verónica América Angulo Ahcinelli Unplaced
1987 Lourdes Beatriz Stanley Baranda Unplaced
1988 Maria José Miranda Unplaced
1989 Alicia Maria Jaime Villamayor Unplaced
1990 Alba Maria Cordero Rivals Unplaced
1991 Vivian Rosanna Benítez Brizuela Unplaced
1992 Lourdes Magdalena Zaracho Unplaced
1993 Claudia Florentín Fariña Unplaced
1994 Jannyne Elena Peyrat Scolari Unplaced
1995 Patricia Serafini Geoghegan Unplaced
1996 Maria Ingrid Götze Scheunemann Unplaced
1997 Mariela Quiñónez García Unplaced
1998 Perla Carolina Benitez Gonzáles Unplaced
1999 Mariela Candia Ramos Unplaced
2000 Patricia Villanueva Distefano Unplaced
2003 Karina Rebeca Buttner Naumann Unplaced
2004 Tania María Domanickzy Vargas Unplaced
2007 María de la Paz Vargas Morinigo Unplaced
2008 Gabriela Mercedes Rejala Llanes Unplaced
2009 Tamara Sosa Zapattini Unplaced
2010 Egni Analia Almirón Eckert Top 25
2011 Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera Top 20
2012 Fiorella Migliore Llanes Unplaced
2013 Coral Ruiz Reyes Unplaced
2014 Myriam Carolina Arévalos Villalba Unplaced
2015 Giovanna Estéfani Cordeiro Villalba Unplaced 3rd runner-up at Miss World Talent
2016 Simone Patricia Freitag Krutzman Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA

Miss Internacional Paraguay[edit]

Between 1960 and 1998 the second runners-up of Miss Paraguay contest went to Miss International. Began in 2005 the new management of Promociones Gloria from Bolivia takes over Miss International franchise for Paraguay. In 2005 to 2015 the second runner-up of Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay went to Miss International pageant. Began in 2016 the first runner-up of Reinas de Belleza del Paraguay goes to Miss International pageant.

Year Miss Paraguay Placement Special Awards
1960 Gretel Hedger Carvallo Top 15
1961 Gladys Fernández Top 15
1962 Gloria Alderete Irala Unplaced
1963 Maria Elena Quesada Unplaced
1989 Alba Maria Cordero Rivals Unplaced
1991 Maria Luján Oviedo Unplaced
1994 Jannyne Elena Peyrat Scolari Unplaced Best National Costume
1995 Patricia Viviana Galindo Cabral Unplaced
1996 Claudia Rocío Melgarejo Unplaced
1997 Martha Graciela Maldonado Unplaced
1998 Maria Fabiola Roig Escandriolo Unplaced
2005 Liz Concepción Santacruz Amarilla Unplaced
2007 Daiana Natalia Ferreira da Costa Unplaced
2008 Rossana Galeano Unplaced
2009 Cristina Romina Bogado Cáceres Unplaced
2010 María José Paredes Unplaced
2011 Stephania Vázquez Stegman Unplaced
2012 Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera 4th Runner-up
2013 María Marta Raviolo Vera Unplaced
2014 Jessica Servin Unplaced
2015 Mónica Mariani Pascualotto Unplaced
2016 Fátima Tatiana Rolín Trombetta Did not compete
2017 Fátima Tatiana Rolín Trombetta TBA

Miss Tierra Paraguay[edit]

Gabriela Rejala Top 16 semifinalist in the Miss Earth 2009

Since 2002 the Promociones Gloria from Bolivia takes over Miss Earth franchise for Paraguay. The runner-up or even winner may compete at the Miss Earth but traditionally the third runner-up went to Miss Earth pageant. Since 2016 the first runner-up of Miss Mundo Paraguay may compete at the Miss Earth pageant.

Year Miss Paraguay Placement Special Awards
2002 Adriana Raquel Baum Ramos Unplaced
2004 Yanina Alicia González Jorgge 3rd Runner-up Best in Swimsuit
2005 Tania María Domaniczky Vargas Top 8
2006 Paloma Navarro Unplaced
2007 Griselda Monserrat Quevedo Chávez Unplaced
2008 Yeruti García Unplaced
2009 Gabriela Rejala Top 16
2011 Nicole Elizabeth Huber Vera Top 16
2012 Alexandra Fretes Unplaced Miss Earth Hamilo Coast
1st, gold medalist(s) M.E Sponsored Swimsuit Parade
1st, gold medalist(s) M.E Official Swimsuit Competition
2013 Leticia Cáceres Unplaced Best Talent (Top 15)
2014 Sendy Cáceres Unplaced Miss Hannah's Beach Resort:
Best in Evening Gown
Tropical Beauty of the Night
2nd, silver medalist(s) Best Teacher
1st, gold medalist(s) Cocktail Wear
1st, gold medalist(s) Resort Wear
2015 Andrea Melgarejo Unplaced
2016 Vanessa Ramírez Unplaced
2017 TBA TBA

Other achievements[edit]

  • Maura Rojas Cantero placed Top 15 Miss Intercontinental 2010.
  • Liliana Noemi Santa Cruz Vera placed Top 6 Miss United Continents 2012 in Ecuador.
  • Julia Laura Andrea Frison Paredes placed Fifth Runner-up Miss United Continents 2014 in Ecuador.
  • Stephania Vázquez Stegman, Miss Internacional Paraguay 2011 won Miss Supranational 2015 in Poland.
  • Myriam Carolina Arévalos Villalba, Miss Paraguay 2015 placed Second Runner-up Miss United Continents 2015 in Ecuador.

Department rankings[edit]

Departments Titles Years
Distrito Capital 15 1960, 1961, 1964, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2008, 2013, 2015
Alto Paraguay 7 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1990, 2004, 2006
Central 6 1963, 1972, 1976, 2009, 2010, 2012
Presidente Hayes 3 1967, 1994, 2011
Guairá 2 1984, 2016
Amambay 1986, 2014
Boquerón 1992, 2007
Alto Paraná 1975, 2000
Cordillera 1981, 1997
Paraguarí 1970, 1989
Itapúa 1 2005
Caazapá 2001
San Pedro 1999
Ñeembucú 1998
Canindeyú 1988
Concepción 1973
Misiones 1971
Gran Chaco 1963
Caaguazú 1957

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  2. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  3. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  4. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  5. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 

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