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The Organización Miss América Latina, known in English as the Miss Latin America Organization is a company that owns and organizes the Miss Latin America and Miss Latina US pageants. The organization was founded in the 1980s. The first pageant established was the Miss Latin America, in 1981. Miss Latina US was founded as Miss Latina USA in 1986, and is the official national preliminary for the United States to Miss Latin America. Miss Teen US Latina was founded in 2003.
The following is a list of the titleholders for the Miss Latin America Organization, spanning back to Miss Latin America 1981.
|Year||Miss Latin America||Country Represented||Miss Latina US||State Represented||Miss Teen US Latina||State Represented|
|2008||Daniele Sampaio||Italy||Fatima Leonardo+||Rhode Island|
|2007||Heidi Garcia *||Guatemala||Yalena Matos||Oregon||Nicole Korrody||Texas|
|Giannina Silva *||Uruguay|
|2006||Melissa Quesada||United States||Melissa Marin||Rhode Island||Karla Acosta||Florida|
|2005||Mariela Candia||Paraguay||Melissa Quesada||New York||Geysha Gonzalez||Illinois|
|2004||Gamalis Fermín||Puerto Rico||Graciela Stanley||Kansas||Michelle Gonzalez||Illinois|
|2003||Maria Carolina Casado||Venezuela||Lydia Acuña||Utah||Edshelee Torres||Florida|
|2002||Claudia Cruz||Dominican Republic||Elynor Martinez||Utah|
|2001||Grace Martins||Brazil||Karla Vargas||California|
|2000||Dania Prince||Honduras||Katherine Gonzalez||New York|
|1999||Aline Resende ***||Brazil||Dilania Inoa||Rhode Island||Kristine Taranco **||Florida|
|1997||Jeannette Chavez ***||Costa Rica|
|1996||Iris Almario ****||New York|
|1995||Priscila Furlan ***||Brazil|
|1993||María Fernanda Morales||Guatemala||Dailin Garcia||Florida|
|1992||Ana Sofía Pereira||Nicaragua||Carla Morales||Rhode Island|
|1991||María Elena Bellido||Peru||Yvette Gonzalez||New York|
|1990||Vanessa Holler||Venezuela||Carola Garfias||Arizona|
|1989||Suzanne Hannaux||El Salvador||Hany Valdes||Florida|
|1988||Lorenia Burruel ***||Mexico|
|1987||Sdenka Dobronic||District of Columbia|
|1986||Lucia Collado||Dominican Republic||Sandra Luz Cedillos||Texas|
|1985||Victoria Mauríz||Dominican Republic|
|1983||María Rosa||Puerto Rico|
|1982||Martha Alvarez||Miami, Florida, United States|
|1981||Lesley Quintana||Miami, Florida, United States|
- The 1988 event was postponed until 1989 because of the Mexican presidential inauguration, and thus Lorenia Burruel was named Miss América Latina 1987-88
- The 1995 event was canceled due to a national crisis in the host city. Priscila Furlan was then named Miss América Latina 1994-95.
- The 1997 event was postponed for unknown reasons. Thus, Jeannette Chávez's title was extended to Miss América Latina 1996-97
- The 1999 event was renamed to Miss América Latina 2000 in order to post-date the titles. Aline Resende's title was changed to Miss América Latina 1998-99.
* In 2007, Silva was dethroned by the Miss Latin America Organization and replaced by Garcia, the first runner-up.
** Taranco wasn't actually crowned Miss Teen US Latina, but rather won the title Miss Teen Florida Latina, the first teenage pageant associated with the Miss Latin America Organization.
*** For one various reason or another, Lorenia Burruel, Priscila Furlan, Jeannette Chavez, and Aline Resende had their titles expanded for another year.
**** No Miss Latina USA 1996 was organized. Rather, a panel of judges chose Iris Almario, the first runner-up at Miss Latina USA 1993, to represent the United States at Miss Latin America 1996.
+ Fatima Leonardo was selected to represent the United States at Miss Latin America 2008. She had won the state title for Rhode Island already, and was selected amongst those who were going to compete at Miss Latina US 2008, which had been postponed to after Miss Latin America 2008.
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