Nuestra Belleza México

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Nuestra Belleza México
Nuestra Belleza Mexico logo.png
Logo of the Nuestra Belleza México pageant.
Formation 1994
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Mexico City
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Reina Hispanoamericana
Lupita Jones
Website Official website

Nuestra Belleza México (English: Our Beauty Mexico) is a Mexican national beauty pageant held annually since 1994. It is currently responsible for selecting the country's delegates to three of the most relevant international beauty contests, Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International, as well as minor pageant as Reina Hispanoamericana.

In association with Televisa, the Nuestra Belleza México pageant and organization of the same name is directed by the nation's first Miss Universe titleholder, Lupita Jones (1991).[1] The organization has produced one Miss Universe (2010) — the second title for Mexico in that event, and two Miss International winners, 2007 and 2009.


Aspiring hopefuls, ranging from 18 to 23 years of age and a minimum height of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in), must fulfill the organization's additional requirements and consequently vie in their respective state pageants for eligibility to participate in Nuestra Belleza México.[2] Contestants are permitted to compete for their sub-national beauty titles more than once. However, this can no longer be done once they have taken part in the national event. They may also choose to represent a different state, as long as they provide proof of having resided in it for at least the last twelve months before registration.

As of the year 2000's edition of the pageant, it is not uncommon for some states to have more than one delegate competing simultaneously. This occurs when non-winning hopefuls from select subdivisions are invited (designated) by the organization to partake in the nationwide competition, taking into consideration their potential, and to possibly make up for other states which may lack representation. Usually three or four are designated annually.[2]

Once in the national concentration, the participants engage in various events and appearances prior to the crucial preliminary competition from which a number of semifinalists are chosen, only to be announced during the final competition. Additionally, five special awards given through sub-challenges enable the recipients an automatic pass to the semifinals.[3] During the crowning night, the semifinalists are evaluated by a panel of judges while vying in swimsuit and evening gown, with eliminations taking place after each of these rounds. The remaining contestants are subsequently interviewed, and the runners-up and winners are respectively announced at the conclusion of the Nuestra Belleza México telecast.

If any of the titleholders is unable to fulfill her duties, the next in turn, known as the suplente (substitute), assumes the right to represent the country abroad. The pageant, which sees over thirty of the country's most beautiful young women going head to head each year, is held a year prior to when the winners compete internationally, giving them sufficient time to prepare for their corresponding beauty events.


Below are the names of the annual titleholders of Nuestra Belleza México, the states they represented and the venue which played host to their crowning, in ascending order. Titleholders whose names appear highlighted went on to win a major international pageant. For further details, see the representatives at major international pageants section.

Year Nuestra Belleza México State Venue
2015 Kristal Silva Dávila Tamaulipas Mexico City, Distrito Federal
2014 Wendolly Esparza Delgadillo Aguascalientes Jojutla, Morelos
2013 Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos Baja California Sur Toluca, Estado de México
2012 Cynthia Duque Garza Nuevo León Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
2011 Karina González Muñoz Aguascalientes Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
2010 Karin Ontiveros Meza Jalisco Saltillo, Coahuila
2009 Ximena Navarrete Rosete Jalisco Mérida, Yucatán
2008 Karla Carrillo González Jalisco Monterrey, Nuevo León
2007 Elisa Nájera Gualito Guanajuato Manzanillo, Colima
2006 Rosa María Ojeda Cuen Sinaloa Tampico, Tamaulipas
2005 Priscila Perales Elizondo Nuevo León Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
2004 Laura Elizondo Erhard Tamaulipas San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
2003 Rosalva Luna Ruiz Sinaloa Morelia, Michoacán
2002 Marisol González Casas Coahuila Boca del Río, Veracruz
2001 Ericka Cruz Escalante Yucatán Toluca, Estado de México
2000 Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde Jalisco Apizaco, Tlaxcala
1999 Leticia Murray Acedo Sonora Pachuca, Hidalgo
1998 Silvia Salgado Cavazos Nuevo León Acapulco, Guerrero
1997 Katty Fuentes García Nuevo León Acapulco, Guerrero
1996 Rebeca Tamez Jones Tamaulipas Cancún, Quintana Roo
1995 Vanessa Guzmán Niebla Chihuahua Toluca, Estado de México
1994 Luz María Zetina Lugo Estado de México Zapopan, Jalisco

     Won Miss Universe.      Won Miss International.

Winners gallery[edit]

Representatives at major international pageants[edit]

Below are the names of the delegates enlisted by the Nuestra Belleza Mexico Organization to represent the country at major worldwide beauty contests. Keep in mind that they are listed according to the year in which they participated in their respective international pageants, which do not always coincide with when their national crowning took place, as explained in the last paragraph of the contestants section.

Color Key
  •      Declared as winner.
  •      Ended as runner-up.
  •      Ended as finalist or semi-finalist.

Miss Universe[edit]

Year Representative State Placement Award/Title
2016 Cristal Silva Dávila Tamaulipas TBA TBA
United States 2015 Wendolly Esparza Delgadillo Aguascalientes Top 15
United States 2014 Josselyn Garciglia Bañuelos Baja California Sur
Russia 2013 Cynthia Duque Garza Nuevo León
United States 2012 Karina González Muñoz Aguascalientes Top 10
Brazil 2011 Karin Ontiveros Meza Jalisco
United States 2010 Ximena Navarrete Rosete Jalisco Winner Miss Universe 2010
The Bahamas 2009 Karla Carrillo González Jalisco
Vietnam 2008 Elisa Nájera Gualito Guanajuato 4th Runner-up Best Body - Queen of Vinpearl
Mexico 2007 Rosa María Ojeda Cuen Sinaloa Top 10
United States 2006 Priscila Perales Elizondo Nuevo León Top 10
Thailand 2005 Laura Elizondo Erhard Tamaulipas 3rd Runner-up
Ecuador 2004 Rosalva Luna Ruiz Sinaloa Top 15
Panama 2003 Marisol González Casas Coahuila
Puerto Rico 2002 Ericka Cruz Escalante Yucatán
Puerto Rico 2001 Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde Jalisco
Cyprus 2000 Leticia Murray Acedo Sonora Best National Costume
Clairol Style
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Silvia Salgado Cavazos Nuevo León Top 10
United States 1998 Katty Fuentes García Nuevo León Clairol Style
United States 1997 Rebeca Tamez Jones Tamaulipas
United States 1996 Vanessa Guzmán Niebla Chihuahua Top 6
Namibia 1995 Luz María Zetina Lugo Estado de México

Miss World[edit]

Year Representative State Placement Award/Title
China 2015 Yamelin Ramírez Cota Sonora
United Kingdom 2014 Daniela Álvarez Reyes Morelos Top 11
Indonesia 2013 Marilyn Chagoya Triana Veracruz
China 2012 Mariana Berumen Reynoso Guanajuato Top 15
United Kingdom 2011 Gabriela Palacio Díaz de León Aguascalientes
China 2010 Anabel Solís Sosa Yucatán
South Africa 2009 Perla Beltrán Acosta Sinaloa 1st Runner-up Miss World Americas
Miss World Top Model
South Africa 2008 Anagabriela Espinoza Marroquín Nuevo León Top 15 Miss World Beach Beauty
China 2007 Carolina Morán Gordillo Colima 2nd Runner-up Miss World Americas
Poland 2006 Karla Jiménez Amezcua Puebla Top 17
China 2005 Dafne Molina Lona Distrito Federal 1st Runner-up Miss World Americas
China 2004 Yessica Ramírez Meza Baja California Top 15 Miss World Top Model
China 2003 Erika Honstein García Sonora
United Kingdom 2002 Blanca Zumárraga Contreras Puebla
South Africa 2001 Tatiana Rodríguez Romero Campeche
United Kingdom 2000 Paulina Flores Arias Sinaloa
United Kingdom 1999 Danette Velasco Bataller Distrito Federal
Seychelles 1998 Vilma Zamora Suñol Guanajuato
Seychelles 1997 Blanca Soto Benavides Morelos
India 1996 Yessica Salazar González Jalisco Top 10 Spectacular Swimwear
South Africa 1995 Alejandra Quintero Velasco Nuevo León Top 10

Miss International[edit]

Year Representative State Placement Award/Title
Japan 2016 TBA TBA TBA
Japan 2015 Lorena Sevilla Mesina Colima Top 10
Japan 2014 Vianey Vázquez Ramírez Aguascalientes Top 10
Japan 2013 Lucero Montemayor Gracia Nuevo León
Japan 2012 Jessica García Formenti Baja California Sur Top 15
China 2011 Karen Higuera Contreras Baja California Sur Miss Friendship
China 2010 Gabriela Palacio Díaz Aguascalientes Miss Photogenic
China 2009 Anagabriela Espinoza Marroquín Nuevo León Winner Miss International 2009
Miss Chengdu Glamor
Macau 2008 Lorenza Bernot Krauze Morelos
Japan 2007 Priscila Perales Elizondo Nuevo León Winner Miss International 2007
Japan 2000 Leticia Murray Acedo Sonora Top 15
Japan 1999 Graciela Soto Cámara Morelos

Replaced delegates[edit]

The Nuestra Belleza México contestants below were slated to participate in an international pageant, but were unable to go through with it for one reason or another. And thus, they were eventually replaced.

Year Name State Did not compete in Reason
2011 Cynthia de la Vega Oates Nuevo León Miss World 2011 Dethroned
2009 Laura Zúñiga Huizar Sinaloa Miss International 2009 Dethroned
2000 Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde Jalisco Miss World 2000 Resigned
1999 Lynette Delgado Gastélum Sinaloa Miss International 1999 Resigned

State tally[edit]

Anyone who follows the Olympic Games or other sporting events will be familiar with the concept of the Medal Table, which ranks countries based on their first (gold), second (silver) and third (bronze) place finishes. Below is a similar table of the top rankings for the Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant, but of the thirty-two Mexican states, based on all results from the first event in 1994 to the most recent competition.

Rank State Nuestra Belleza México NB Mundo México NB Internacional México Total
1 Nuevo León 4 2[a] 3 9
2 Jalisco 4 1[c] 5
3 Tamaulipas 3 3
4 Sinaloa 2 2 [b] 5
5 Aguascalientes 2 1 2 5
6 Sonora 1 2 1 4
7 Guanajuato 1 2 3
8 Yucatán 1 1 2
9 Baja California Sur 1 2 3
10 Chihuahua 1 1
Coahuila 1 1
Estado de México 1 1
11 Morelos 2 2 4
12 Distrito Federal 2 2
Puebla 2 2
13 Colima 1 1 2
14 Baja California 1 1
Campeche 1 1
Veracruz 1 1

a Cynthia de la Vega was dethroned, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Mundo México titles for Nuevo León by one. The title was passed on to Gabriela Palacio of Aguascalientes.
b Laura Zuñiga was dethroned, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Internacional México titles for Sinaloa by one. The title was passed on to Anagabriela Espinoza of Nuevo León.
c Jacqueline Bracamontes resigned her title after winning the main Nuestra Belleza México crown, decreasing the number of Nuestra Belleza Mundo México titles for Jalisco by one. The title was passed on to Paulina Flores.

Delegates at other minor pageants[edit]

Reina Hispanoamericana[edit]

Year Titleholder State Placement Award/Title
Bolivia 2016 TBA TBA TBA
Bolivia 2015 Sandra Ahumada Treviño Tamaulipas Top 9
Bolivia 2014 Vanessa López Quijada Sonora Virreina Miss Photogenic
Look Oster
Amazonas Girl
Bolivia 2013 Gabriela Prieto Díaz Infante Chihuahua 3rd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
Bolivia 2012 Jeraldine González Meza Baja California Miss Elegance
Bolivia 2011 Lili Rosales López Hidalgo
Bolivia 2010 Ángeles Aguilar del Puerto Oaxaca
Bolivia 2009 Andrea Martínez de Velasco Guanajuato Best National Costume
Bolivia 2008 Laura Zúñiga Huizar Sinaloa Winner (dethroned) Reina Hispanoamericana 2008
Bolivia 2007 Melissa Estrella Pérez Sonora

     Won Reina Hispanoamericana.

Miss Continente Americano[edit]

After the year 2012, the Miss Continente Americano pageant changed its name to Miss United Continent, and the Mexican delegates were sent by another organization. The ones listed below were sent by Nuestra Belleza México.

Year Titleholder State Placement Award/Title
Ecuador 2012 Karen Padilla Brizuela Distrito Federal Top 6 Miss Photogenic
Ecuador 2011 Cecilia Montaño Moreno Sonora 1st Runner-up
Ecuador 2010 Karla Carrillo González Jalisco 1st Runner-up
Ecuador 2009 Paulina Hernández Calderón Baja California
Ecuador 2008 Lupita González Gallegos Jalisco Winner Miss Continente Americano 2008

Miss Photogenic

Miss Yanbal Face

Ecuador 2007 Gladys Castellanos Jiménez Jalisco 2nd Runner-up
Ecuador 2006 Diana Jiménez Pérez Zacatecas

     Won Miss Continente Americano.

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