Miss Universo Chile

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Miss Chile
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Santiago
Miss Universe
Official language
Affiliations Chilevisión
Website missuniversochile.cl

Miss Universo Chile (English: Miss Universe Chile) is a national beauty pageant that selects Chile's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.


Chile is one of the few countries that has participated in Miss Universe since 1952, has sent 53 representatives in the pageant's 65-year history and placed 13 times in the Semi-Finals, with one Miss Universe crown: Cecilia Bolocco, in 1987.

Integral beauty, intelligence, and poise are taken into consideration to select Chile's titleholder from a group of delegates who represent the city they come from. It is said that the winner is the most beautiful woman of Chile, which gives her the right to represent her country for one year and participate in the Miss Universe international competition.

Luciano Marocchino had the Chilean franchise for Miss Universe since 2004, but did not send a delegate on 2007-2010 period. In 2011, Chile returned to the competition with Vanessa Ceruti, Miss Universo Chile 2011.

Marocchino's organization received many negative critics, due to the less preparation given to the winners. Since 2016, Chilevisión has the Miss Universo Chile franchise.

The current titleholder is Catalina Cáceres, she will represent her country in Miss Universe 2016 on January 30, 2017.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as Top Finalists or Semi-Finalists
Year Miss Chile Region National Costume Placement
1952 Maria Esther Saavedra Yoacham † Región Metropolitana Most Popular Girl in Parade
1954 Gloria Leguisos Mesina Antofagasta "Huasa Tradicional" Top 16
1955 Rosita Merello Catalán Antofagasta Unplaced
1956 Concepción Obach Chacana Región Metropolitana "China de Campo" Unplaced
1958 Raquel Molina Urrutia Valparaíso "China de Campo" Top 15
1960 Marinka Pohlhammer Espinoza Región Metropolitana "China de Campo" Unplaced
1961 Gloria Silva Escobar Magallanes y Antártica Chilena "China de Campo" Top 15
1964 Patricia Herrera Cigna Valparaíso "China de Campo" Unplaced
1966 Stella Dunnage Roberts Bío Bío Unplaced
1967 Ingrid Vila Riveros Antofagasta Unplaced
1968 Dánae Sala Sarradell Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Top 15
1969 Mónica Larson Teuber Región Metropolitana "Huasa de Salón" Top 15
1970 Soledad Errázuriz García-Moreno Región Metropolitana "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
1972 Consuelo Fernández De Olivares Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Huaso) Unplaced
1973 Wendy Robertson Cleary Atacama "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Miss Congeniality
1974 Rebeca González Ramírez Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
1975 Raquel Argandoña De la Fuente Región Metropolitana "Huasa Tradicional" Unplaced
1976 María Verónica Sommers Los Lagos "Huasa de Salón" Top 12
1977 Priscilla Brenner Conrad Región Metropolitana Mapuche Unplaced
1978 Marianne Müller Prieto Región Metropolitana "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Top 12
1979 María Cecilia Serrano Gildemeister Maule "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
1980 María Gabriela Campusano Puelma Valparaíso "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
1981 María Soledad Hurtado Arellano Valparaíso Mapuche Unplaced
1982 Jenny Purto Arab Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Copper) Unplaced
1983 María Josefa Isensee Ugarte Región Metropolitana "Diablada de La Tirana" Unplaced
1984 Carol Bähnke Muñoz Valparaíso "Huasa de Salón" Unplaced
1985 Claudia Van Sint Jan Del Pedregal O'Higgins "Huasa Tradicional" Top 10
1986 Mariana Villasante Aravena Región Metropolitana "Huasa de Salón" (Best national costume - 3rd place) Top 10
1987 Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck Región Metropolitana Mapuche Miss Universe 1987
1988 Verónica Romero Carvajal Valparaíso Typical Costume of the North of Chile Unplaced
1989 Macarena Mina Garachena Aysén Typical Costume of the North of Chile Top 10
1990 Uranía Haltenhoff Nikiforos Antofagasta Typical Costume of the North of Chile 3rd Runner Up
1991 Cecilia Alfaro Navarrete Araucanía Mapuche Unplaced
1992 Marcela Vacarezza Etcheverry Región Metropolitana Mapuche Unplaced
1993 Savka Pollak Tomasevic Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
1994 Constanza Barbieri Sanz Región Metropolitana Mapuche Unplaced
1995 Paola Falcone Bacigalupo Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Personification (La Quintrala) Unplaced
1996 Andrea L'Huillier Troncoso Región Metropolitana "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
1997 Claudia Delpín Tarapacá Typical Costume of the North of Chile Unplaced
1998 Claudia Arnello Reynolds Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Typical Costume of the North of Chile Unplaced
1999 Andrea Muñoz Sessarego Isla de Pascua "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
2000 Francesca Sovino Parra Valparaíso Conceptual (Fiesta de la Vendimia) Unplaced
2001 Carolina Gámez Gallardo Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Ices of the Chilean Antarctic) Unplaced
2002 Nicole Rencoret Ladrón de Guevara Región Metropolitana Conceptual (Ona-Selknam culture, painted body) Unplaced
2004 Gabriela Barros Tapia Valparaíso Personification (Carmela de San Rosendo) Top 15
2005 Renata Ruiz Pérez[1] Región Metropolitana "Pascuense" (Easter Island) Unplaced
2006 Belén Montilla Torreblanca Coquimbo Mapuche Unplaced
2011 Vanessa Ceruti Vásquez Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Conceptual (Chilean Miners) Unplaced
2012 Ana Luisa König Browne O'Higgins Conceptual (Founding Fathers of Chile) Unplaced
2013 María Jesús Matthei Molina Tarapacá Conceptual (Chinchinero) Unplaced
2014 Hellen Toncio Salazar O'Higgins Huasa Tradicional Unplaced
2015 María Belén Jerez Spuler Valparaiso Conceptual (Ices of the Chilean Andes) Unplaced
2016 Catalina Paz Cáceres Ríos Región Metropolitana Legend (Trentren Vilu and Caicai Vilu) Unplaced
2017 Natividad Leiva Bello Región Metropolitana Legend (Alicanto) Unplaced
2018 Andrea Díaz Gonzalez Región Metropolitana TBD TBD


  • Chile has a total of 11 semifinalists, 1 finalist and 1 winner (Cecilia Bolocco, Miss Universe 1987) in this annual worldwide contest. The last classification of Chile was Gabriela Barros (Semifinalist: 12°), in 2004.[2]
  • The first Miss Chile competition was organized by Eva magazine.
  • Miss Chile Universe 1961, Gloria Silva, had to be the unexpected translator of Miss France during the transmission of the Miss Universe 1961, because the French delegate couldn't understand a question. Gloria was a Semifinalist that year.[2]
  • Sonia Bravo, who was the first runner-up of Miss Chile Universe 1968, is the mother of Miss World Venezuela 2000, Vanessa Cárdenas. She won the title of Miss Objetivo International 1968 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.[3]
  • Miss Chile 1970, Soledad Errázuriz, competed in the 1969 Miss World Chile pageant, where she came second.
  • The white gown worn by Cecilia Bolocco for her coronation as Miss Universe 1987, was designed by the Chilean couturier Rubén Campos. In the evening gown competition, Bolocco obtained 9.765 points, overcoming other delegates and assuring her victory.[2]
  • In 1997, Hetu'u Rapu, the representative of Easter Island, won the Miss Chile competition. However, it turned out that she was too young (by only 17 days) to compete in Miss Universe that year. She was replaced by the 1st runner-up Claudia Delpín. Claudia had to wear the same wardrobe prepared for Hetu'u, including the national costume. In spite of it, she managed to place 13th after the preliminary competition.[2]
  • 2002 was the last year in which the national contest was televised, with Nicole Rencoret's coronation, broadcast by Canal 13 (UCTV). From 2004 to date, the national contests haven't been broadcast because the organizations haven't come to agreements with TV channels.[2]
  • Renata Ruiz, Miss Universo Chile 2005, won Elite Model Look Chile and placed first runner-up in Elite Model Look International 2001. Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, also participated in this competition.[2]
  • María Jesús Matthei, Miss Universo Chile 2013 was the 1st Runner-up (Virreina) of the Reina Hispanoamericana 2011 pageant, held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on October 27, 2011.

Regional Ranking of Winners[edit]

Region Total Years
Región Metropolitana 18 1952, 1956, 1960, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2016, 2017
Valparaíso 9 1958, 1964, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2004, 2015
Isla de Pascua 6 1968, 1974, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1999
Magallanes y Antártica Chilena 5 1961, 1975, 1995, 1998, 2011
Antofagasta 4 1954, 1955, 1967, 1990
O'Higgins 3 1985, 2012, 2014
Tarapacá 2 1997, 2013
Coquimbo 1 2006
Araucanía 1991
Aysén 1989
Maule 1979
Los Lagos 1976
Atacama 1973
Bío Bío 1966


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