Señorita Panamá

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Señorita Panamá
Formation1952 (as Miss Panama)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPanama City
Location
Membership
Official language
Spanish
President
Carolina Chiari (Miss Panama, 1976-1987), RPC TV/MEDCOM (Senorita Panama, 1982-2010), Marisela Moreno (2011- 2015), César Anel Rodríguez (Senorita Panama, 2016 - )[1]
Websitewww.senoritapanama.com

Señorita Panamá is a national beauty pageant in Panama. As of 2019, its winners represent Panama in Miss Universe, Miss International.[2] The Miss Panama brand started in 1952, when the Panamanian Institute of Tourism received an invitation from Miss Universe to send a representative. In 1975, the Señorita Panamá name was used for the first time, reverting back to Miss Panama in 1976. In 1982, Señorita Panamá was created by RPC Channel 4 as an alternative to send its winners to the Miss World contest in London. These pageants, along with smaller pageants such as Miss International Panamá and Miss World Panamá celebrated to select delegates for international representations.

History[edit]

The National Beauty Pageant was known as "Miss Panama" until 1975, when organizers decided to use "Señorita Panamá", a brand that lasted only one year. Then, in 1982, "Señorita Panamá" was created as a rival of "Miss Panama" which sent its winners to Miss Universe. The "Miss Panama" competition was then discontinued in 1988.

After 28 years, the Señorita Panamá pageant, organized by Medcom Corporation, was discontinued. A new organization took over in 2011 rebranding the competition as "Miss Panama", a name that had not been in use since 1987. (not to be confused with Señorita Panamá or Bellezas Panamá).

After five years of the Miss Panama pageant under the direction of Marisela Moreno, Medcom Corporation lost the franchise of Miss Universe in 2016, and the opportunity to select the candidate for this contest.[3] César Anel Rodríguez and Justine Pasek[citation needed] acquire the rights of the title Señorita Panamá pageant and will select the candidate who represent the country in Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Grand International.[4]. Justine Pasek left the organization in December 2017 to focus on family. 2019 marks the 4th year of the national pageant under the direction of Rodriguez.

International participation[edit]

Panama has been represented in various international pageants, including the biggest names, such as Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International.[5]

The country has won two major international titles: Miss International 1998 and Miss Universe 2002. Lía Victoria Borrero González won the Miss International 1998[6] while Justine Pasek, who represented Panama in Miss Universe 2002, won by default when she replaced the dethroned winner Oxana Fedorova of Russia.[7]

Panama has not won the Miss World title. The country has 4 semifinalists and 2 finalist in Miss World with Lorelay de la Ossa in Miss World 1979, Marissa Burgos Canalias in Miss World 1983, María Lorena Orillac Giraldo in Miss World 1986, Nadege Herrera in Miss World 2009, Maricely González in Miss World 2012 and Solaris Barba in Miss World 2018 also winning for first time for Panama the title of Miss World America. The country's highest placement in Miss Earth was achieved by Stefanie de Roux who finished as top eight finalist in the Miss Earth 2006

From 2011 to 2015, the Miss Universe Panamá and Miss World Panamá were selected by Miss Panamá[8] while Miss Earth Panamá and Miss Internacional Panamá were selected in the Bellezas Panamá pageant organized by Tania Hyman's Models and Talents.[9] However, in 2012, the four titles (Miss Panama Universe, Miss Panama World, Miss Panama Earth, and Miss Panama International) were selected by one organization called, ORGANIZACIÓN MISS PANAMA.[2] This year Miss Panama had two presidents Marisela Moreno and Tania Hyman.

Panama was represented in the international pageants of 2018/19 by the following representatives:

States, capital and regions[edit]

Although women from all over the country have been competing in the pageant for decades, 2011 was the first time in history that the contestants represented Panama's provinces and regions. The Miss Panama competition distributed its 20 finalists in the following regions:

Official states (10)[edit]

Official regions (7)[edit]

Official Island (7)[edit]

Regional rankings[edit]

Titles State Winning Years
28 Panamá Centro
  • 1954
  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016
8 Los Santos
  • 1953
  • 1966
  • 1977
  • 1987
  • 1996
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • 2015
5 Veraguas
  • 1970
  • 1986
  • 1992
  • 2010
  • 2013
3 Colón
  • 1965
  • 1980
  • 1997
2 Darién
  • 2007
  • 2014
2 Herrera
  • 1967
  • 2011
2 Coclé
  • 1952
  • 1964
1 Flamenco 2019
1 Comarcas 2018
1 Contadora 2017
1 Chiriquí 1999
0 Bocas del Toro
0 Panamá Oeste
0 Panamá Este
0 Chiriquí Occidente
The regional ranking is established according to the state of origin or representation of the miss (Miss Universe) and the year they won the title.

Winners of the contest[edit]

Since 1952 when the Miss Panama was founded until 2005 the winners of the Miss Panama participate in the Miss Universe the same or next year, if not for the Miss World where the winner participated in the same year who was elected. In 2006 the winner of Miss Panama represent Panama in Miss World 2006.

In every year the winners were chosen by a jury during the coronation ceremony except in 2007, Sorangel Matos. Matos was appointed directly by Organization to represent Panama in Miss Universe because that year's contest was not held. Sorangel was first runner up in the Señorita Panamá 2006.

From 1952 to 1987 the Miss Panama contest selected the representatives Miss Universe and from 1967 to 1980 to Miss World. From 2011 to 2015 selected the representatives to Miss Universe, Miss World and other minors competitions.

From 2016 to 2018 the Señorita Panama contest selected the representatives to Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International, Miss United Continents and Reina Hispanoamericana.

For the 2019 the contest selects the representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss United Continents, Reina Hispanoamericana and acquires the franchise of Miss Grand International.

As these shares the rules have changed over the years, and used a system of hierarchy based on the importance of international competitions. Thus, the winner of the Miss Panama participated in the Miss Universe, which ranks second in the Miss World. Finalists themselves or other minors participating in competitions around the world, which is totally at the discretion of the organization.

Titleholders[edit]

The following women have been crowned Miss Panamá.

Year No. Miss Panamá State Venue
1952 1 Elzibir Gisela Malek Coclé Hotel El Panamá
1953 2 Emita Arosemena Zubieta Los Santos
1954-1963 3 Liliana Torre Panamá Centro
1964 4 Maritza Montilla Coclé
1965 5 Sonia Inés Ríos† Colón
1966 6 Dionisia Broce Los Santos
1967-1969 7 Mirna Norma Castillero Herrera
1970 8 Berta López Herrera Veraguas
1971-1972 9 Gladys Isaza Panamá Centro
1973 10 Janine Lizuaín Panamá Centro
1974 11 Jazmín Nereida Panay Panamá Centro
1975 12 Anina Horta Torrijos Panamá Centro
1976 13 Carolina Maria Chiari Panamá Centro
1977 14 Marina Valenciano Los Santos
1978 15 Diana Leticia Conte Vergara Panamá Centro
1979 16 Yahel Cecile Dolande Panamá Centro
1980 17 Gloria Karamañites Davis Colón
1981 18 Ana María Henríquez Valdés Panamá Centro
1982 19 Isora de Lourdes Moreno López Panamá Centro
1983 20 Elizabeth Bylan Bennett Panamá Centro
1984 21 Cilinia Prada Acosta Panamá Centro
1985 22 Janett Vásquez Sanjur Panamá Centro Teatro Nacional de Panamá, Ciudad de Panamá.
1986 23 Gilda García López Veraguas
1987-1989 24 Gabriela Deleuze Ducasa Los Santos
1990 25 Liz Michelle De León Paz Panamá Centro
1991 26 Ana Cecilia Orillac Arias Panamá Centro
1992 27 Giselle Amelia González Aranda Veraguas
1993 28 María Sofía Velásquez Jaimes-Freyre Panamá Centro Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1994 29 Michele Jeanette Sage Navarrete Panamá Centro Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1995 30 Reyna del Carmen Royo Rivera Panamá Centro Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1996 31 Lía Victoria Borrero González Los Santos Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1997 32 Tanisha Tamara Drummond Johnson Colón Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1998 33 Yamani Esther Saied Calviño Panamá Centro Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
1999 34 Analía Verónica Núñez Sagripanti Chiriquí Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
2000 35 Ivette María Cordovez Usuga Panamá Centro Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
2001 36 Justine Lissette Pasek Patiño Panamá Centro Gran Salón Hotel Continental, Ciudad de Panamá.
2002 37 Stefanie de Roux Martín Panamá Centro Centro de Convenciones Vasco Núñez, Ciudad de Panamá.
2003 38 Jessica Patricia Rodríguez Clark Panamá Centro Figali Convention Center, Ciudad de Panamá.
2004 39 Rosa María Hernández Cedeño Los Santos Teatro Nacional de Panamá, Ciudad de Panamá.
2005 40 María Alessandra Mezquita Lapadula Panamá Centro Centro de Convenciones Vasco Núñez del Hotel El Panamá, Ciudad de Panamá.
2006 41 Giselle Marie Bissot Kieswetter Panamá Centro Gran Salón del Hotel & Casino Venetto, Ciudad de Panamá.
2007 42 Sorangel Matos Arce Darien Gran Salón del Hotel & Casino Venetto, Ciudad de Panamá.
2008 43 Carolina Dementiev Justavino Panamá Centro Studio "B" de Canal 13 Telemetro, Ciudad de Panamá.
2009 44 Diana Patricia Broce Bravo Los Santos Tihany Spectacular, Ciudad de Panamá.
2010 45 Anyoli Amorette Abrego Sanjur Veraguas Sheraton Hotel, Ciudad de Panamá.
2011 46 Sheldry Nazareth Sáez Bustavino Herrera Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
2012 47 Stephanie Marie Vander Werf Lobato Panamá Centro Riu Plaza Panamá Hotel, Ciudad de Panamá.
2013 48 Carolina Del Carmen Brid Cerrud Veraguas Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
2014 49 Yomatsy Maurineth Hazlewood De La Rosa Darien Riu Plaza Panamá Hotel, Ciudad de Panamá.
2015 50 Gladys Del Carmen Brandao Amaya Los Santos Hard Rock Hotel & Cafe Megapolis Panama, Ciudad de Panamá
2016 51 Keity Drennan Mendieta Britton Panamá Centro Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, Ciudad de Panamá
2017 52 Laura Sofía de Sanctis Natera Contadora Teatro Anayansi Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Ciudad de Panamá.
2018 53 Rosa Iveth Montezuma Montero Comarcas Roberto Durán Arena, Ciudad de Panamá.
2019 54 Mehr Eliezer Flamenco Roberto Durán Arena, Ciudad de Panamá.

Winners gallery[edit]

Miss Panamá[edit]

History[edit]

The Miss Panama pageant, was born in 1952 when an invitation was received by tourism authorities to select a contestant for the purpose of sending advertising a Panamanian representative to Miss Universe contest in California, United States, which had been created that same year by the company Pacific Mills to promote its brand of bikinis "Catalina".

In 1977, Carolina Chiari acquired the rights of the pageant and created a televised contest. The winner went to Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up went to Miss World, until 1980. During the 1980s, the pageant was broadcast and promoted by Channel 2, which was the official Government network, giving place to endless rumors about affairs between the beauty queens and authority figures. The last edition of Miss Panama took place 1987 when the country entered the political and financial crisis which ended with the arrest of General Manuel Antonio Noriega.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Panamá Official Title International Placement Notes
1952 Elzibir Gisela Malek Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
1953 Emita Arosemena Zubieta
Top 16
1954 Liliana Torre
Top 16
1955–1963 No Contest
  • Cancelled due to church protests
1964 Maritza Montilla Unplaced
1965 Sonia Inés Ríos† Unplaced
1966 Dionisia Broce Unplaced
1967 Mirna Norma Castillero Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Carlota Lozano 1st Runner-Up Miss World Unplaced
1968–1969 No Contest Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
1970 Berta López Herrera Unplaced
1971 Gladys Isaza Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Maria de Lourdes Rivera 1st Runner-Up Miss World Unplaced
1972 No Contest Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
1973 Janine Lizuaín Unplaced
1974 Jazmín Nereida Panay
Top 12
1975 Anina Horta Torrijos Unplaced
1976 Telma Hogan Unplaced
1977 Marina Valenciano Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Anabelle Vallarino 1st Runner-Up Miss World Unplaced
1978 Diana Leticia Conte Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
1979 Yahel Dolande Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Lorelay de la Ossa 1st Runner-Up Miss World
Top 15
1980 Gloria Karamañites Davis Miss Panamá Miss Universe
Top 10
Aurea Horta Torrijos 1st Runner-Up Miss World Unplaced
1981 Ana María Henríquez Miss Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
1982 Isora Moreno Unplaced
1983 Elizabeth Bylan Bennett Unplaced
1984 Cilinia Prada Acosta Unplaced
  • Won Miss Asia Pacific 1987
1985 Janett Vásquez Unplaced
1986 Gilda García López Unplaced
  • Best National Costume
1987 Gabriela Deleuze Ducasa Unplaced

Miss Panamá (2011–2015)[edit]

History[edit]

In 2010 the corporation MEDCOM rights organization gave the Señorita Panamá contest the former Señorita Panama- Mundo (1995) Marisela Moreno who would be responsible for electing the representative of Panama at the Miss Universe and Miss World contest. Moreno acquired the rights of the former Miss Panama contest called again, with a choice format similar to that possessed the previous national competition.

Miss Panama was held between April to mid May after three months of preliminary events such as the Council or Misses runaway, in which the candidates are presented to the press and bands receive prizes and the sponsors . As a subsidiary Medcom group of companies, is responsible Telemetro live broadcast of the show, which usually includes presentations by renowned international artists. In 2011 and 2013 the event has taken place in the Teatro Anayansi Atlapa Convention Center.

The candidates are selected from groups of girls, either because they competed through regional casting or because they were chosen directly by the Organization Miss Panama, who decide the final number depending on the talent available this year. Usually there is one candidate for each of the 9 states of Panama, but the number may reach 12 due to the custom of including major geographic regions such as Western Chiriquí, Panama East - West and Central Panama. However, this does not mean that the contestants are in these regions or states, and that the final decision on who is participating in the competition authority of the president of the organization. Typically, the number of candidates ranges from 12.

In 2012, Miss Panamá acquired the national franchises to elect representatives to Miss Earth and Miss International thus Miss Panamá started to crown four winners in the following order: Miss Panamá Universe, Miss Panama World, Miss Panama Earth, and Miss Panama International to represent the country to the four major international beauty contests.[2]

For 2013 Miss Panamá acquired the national franchise to elect representative to Miss Intercontinental Pageant, started to crown three winners in the following order: Miss Panamá Universe, Miss Panama World, Miss Panama Intercontinental.[12]

The election of the new representatives of Panama takes place from 2011 to 2015.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Panamá Official Title Represent International Placement Notes
2011 Sheldry Nazareth Sáez Bustavino Miss Panamá Universe Herrera Miss Universe 2011
Top 10
  • Best National Costume
Irene Del Carmen Núñez Quintero Miss Panamá World Veraguas Miss World 2011 Unplaced
2012 Stephanie Marie Vander Werf Lobato Miss Panamá Universe Panamá Centro Miss Universe 2012 Unplaced
  • 8th place en National Costume
Maricely Del Carmen González Pomares Miss Panamá World Bocas del Toro Miss World 2012
Top 30
Ana Lorena Ibáñez Carles Miss Earth Panamá Coclé Miss Earth 2012 Unplaced
Karen Elena Jordán Beitia Miss International Panamá Chiriquí Miss International 2012 Unplaced
2013 Carolina Del Carmen Brid Cerrud Miss Panamá Universe Veraguas Miss Universe 2013 Unplaced
Virginia Isabel Hernández Milachay Miss World Panamá Panamá Centro Miss World 2013 Unplaced
Sara Del Carmen Bello Herrera Miss Intercontinental Panamá Los Santos Miss Intercontinental 2013
Top 15
  • Best National Constume
Maria Gabrielle Sealy Miss Continentes Unidos Panama Panamá Centro Miss United Continent 2013
4th Runner up
2014 Yomatsy Maurineth Hazlewood De La Rosa Miss Panamá Universe Darien Miss Universe 2014 Unplaced
Raiza Patricia Erlenbaugh Soriano Miss World Panamá Panamá Centro Miss World 2014 Dethroned Erlenbaugh was detroned on November 12, and replaced by Nicole Pinto as Miss World Panama in Miss World 2014
Stephanie Paulette González Castillo Miss Intercontinental Panamá Los Santos Miss Intercontinental 2014 Unplaced
  • Best National Constume
Nicole Pinto Miss América Latina del Mundo Panamá Panamá Oeste Miss Latin America 2014 Miss Latin America 2014
2015 Gladys Del Carmen Brandao Amaya Miss Panamá Universe Los Santos Miss Universe 2015 Unplaced
  • 2nd runner-up Best National Constume
Diana Doris Jaén Ortega Miss Panamá World Coclé Miss World 2015 Unplaced
Catherine Argelia Agrazal Pinilla Miss Panamá Reina Internacional del Café Veraguas Reinado Internacional del Café 2016 Unplaced

Señorita Panamá[edit]

History[edit]

In 1982, a new pageant was born, created by Channel 4 RPC. It was named Señorita Panamá and its winners were sent to Miss World until 1989. In 1990, the pageant acquired the franchise for Miss Universe and the contest crowned three winners: one for Miss Universe, another for Miss World and a third one that attended Miss Hispanidad from 1990 to 1995, Nuestra Belleza Internacional from 1996 to 1997 and Miss Asia Pacific from 1998 to 2000. The third title was eliminated in 2001.

In 2003, the contest was moved to November, therefore there was no time to elect a delegate for Miss World. Stefanie de Roux and Yanela de Sedas were offered the chance, but both declined due to their studies. That year, the Panama franchise was given to Bolivian-based Promociones Gloria, which conducted a small casting to select a delegate for Miss World. The winner was Ivy Ruth Ortega Coronas. Melissa Piedrahita represented Panama in Miss World 2004.

In 2008, the contest changed its name to Realmente Bella and was shown in a reality show format and is televise for Telemetro Channel. 10 girls lived together in a hotel and each week one of them was dismissed. The winner competed at the Miss Universe 2008 contest in Vietnam.

In 2009, the reality show took place again. For the first time in the Miss Panama contest, open casting calls were held, which resulted in complete failure as only about 17 girls in four cities showed up. 10 finalists were chosen to compete. Finally in 2010 the pageant take the old format with a final night of coronation as in past years.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Señorita Panamá Official Title International Placement Notes
1982 Lorena Moreno Señorita Panamá Miss World Unplaced
1983 Marissa Burgos Canalías
4th Runner-Up
1984 Ana Luisa Sedda Reyes Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1985 Diana Esther Alfaro Arosemena Unplaced
1986 María Lorena Orillac Giraldo
Top 10
1987 María Cordelia Denis Urriola Unplaced
1989 Gloria Stella Quintana Unplaced
  • Miss Hispanidad 1989
1990 Liz Michelle De León Paz Señorita Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Madelaine Leignadier Dawson 1st Runner-up Miss World Unplaced
Ana Lucía Herrera 2nd Runner-up Miss Hispanidad 1990 Unplaced
1991 Ana Cecilia Orillac Arias Señorita Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Malena Estela Betancourt Guillén 1st Runner-up Miss World Unplaced
Janell Cosca Tovío† 2nd Runner-up Miss Hispanidad 1991 Unplaced
1992 Giselle Amelia González Aranda Señorita Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Michelle Marie Harrington Hasbún 1st Runner-up Miss World Unplaced
Elsa Jiménez Jiménez 2nd Runner-up Miss Hispanidad
Miss Hispanidad 1993
1993 María Sofía Velásquez Jaimes-Freyre Señorita Panamá Miss Universe Unplaced
Aracelys Cogley Prestán 1st Runner-up Miss World Unplaced
Taisa Reina Jaén 2nd Runner-up Miss Hispanidad 1994 Unplaced
1994 Michele Jeanette Sage Navarrete Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 1995 Unplaced
Carmen Lucia Ogando Giono 1st Runner-up Miss World 1994 Unplaced
Marilyn González 2nd Runner-up Miss Hispanidad 1995 Unplaced
1995 Reyna del Carmen Royo Rivera Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 1996 Unplaced
Marisela Moreno Montero 1st Runner-up Miss World 1995 Unplaced
Patricia De León 2nd Runner-up Did not compete
  • Was sent to Miss Asia Pacific 1997
1996 Lía Victoria Borrero González Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 1997
Top 6
Norma Elida Pérez Rodriguez 1st Runner-up Miss World 1996 Unplaced
Amelie González Assereto 2nd Runner-up Nuestra Belleza Internacional 1996 Unplaced
1997 Tanisha Tamara Drummond Johnson Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 1998 Unplaced
Patricia Aurora Bremner Hernández 1st Runner-up Miss World 1997 Unplaced
Iris Avila Moreno 2nd Runner-up Nuestra Belleza Internacional 1997 Unplaced
1998 Yamani Esther Saied Calviño Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 1999 Unplaced
Lorena del Carmen Zagía Miró 1st Runner-up Miss World 1998 Unplaced
Abimelec Rodríguez 2nd Runner-up Miss Asia Pacific Unplaced
1999 Analía Verónica Núñez Sagripanti Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2000 Unplaced
  • 13th overall in the preliminaries
Jessenia Casanova Reyes 1st Runner-up Miss World 1999 Unplaced
Marianela Salazar Guillén 2nd Runner-up Miss Asia Pacific
1st Runner-Up
2000 Ivette María Cordovez Usuga Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2001 Unplaced
Ana Raquel Ochy Pozo 1st Runner-up Miss World 2000 Unplaced
Adriana Roquer Hidalgo 2nd Runner-up Miss Asia Pacific Unplaced
2001 Justine Lissette Pasek Patiño Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2002
Miss Universe 2002
Lourdes Cristina González Montenegro 1st Runner-up Miss World 2001 Unplaced
2002 Stefanie de Roux Martín Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2003
Top 15
Yoselín Sánchez Espino 1st Runner-up Miss World 2002 Unplaced
2003 Jessica Patricia Rodríguez Clark Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2004 Unplaced
  • Best National Costume
Melissa Piedrahita Meléndez 1st Runner-up Miss World 2004 Unplaced
2004 Rosa María Hernández Cedeño Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2005 Unplaced
2005 María Alessandra Mezquita Lapadula Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2006 Unplaced
Anna Isabella Vaprio Medaglia 1st Runner-up Miss World 2005 Unplaced
2006 Giselle Marie Bissot Kieswetter Señorita Panamá Miss World 2006 Unplaced
2007 No Contest
2010 Anyolí Amorette Ábrego Sanjur Señorita Panamá Miss Universe 2010 Unplaced

Realmente Bella Señorita Panamá[edit]

In 2008, a new production team took over the contest, calling it "Realmente Bella" and transforming the beauty pageant into a reality show. This show had weekly galas where contestants took part in special challenges to raise the level of competition. In 2009, the contest became a public window where the participants were humiliated on national TV, tarnishing the image of the beauty contest. The name of the pageant was so harmed by this reality show that it was cancelled immediately after the 2009 final.

Two editions were held Realmente Bella Señorita Panamá 2008 and Realmente Bella Señorita Panamá 2009.

Year RB Señorita Panamá Official Title Represent International Placement Notes
2008 Carolina Dementiev Señorita Panamá Panamá Centro Miss Universe 2008 Unplaced
2009 Diana Patricia Broce Señorita Panamá Universo Los Santos Miss Universe 2009 Unplaced
  • Best National Costume
Nadege Helena Herrera Señorita Panamá Mundo Panamá Centro Miss World 2009
5th Runner-Up[13]

Señorita Panamá (2016–present)[edit]

History[edit]

in 2016 Medcom Corporation lost the right of Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe 2002 Justine Pasek & César Anel Rodríguez acquire the rights of the title Señorita Panamá and the opportunity to select the candidate who represent the country in Miss Universe, Miss World (2016 to 2018), Miss International and Miss Earth (2015 to 2018). In 2019 acquires the Miss Grand International franchise.[14] Señorita Panamá® S.A. organization it is the company that will manage and represent Panama in this beauty contests.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Señorita Panamá Official Title Represent International Placement Notes
2016 Keity Drennan Mendieta Britton Señorita Panamá Universe Panamá Centro Miss Universe 2016
Top 13
Alessandra Camila Bueno Fontaine Señorita Panamá World Panamá Centro Miss World 2016 Unplaced
Top 24 at Beauty with a Purpose
Top 24 at Miss World Sport
Virginia Isabel Hernández Milachay Señorita Panamá Earth Panamá Centro Miss Earth 2016 Unplaced
2017 Laura Sofía De Sanctis Natera Señorita Panamá Universe Contadora Miss Universe 2017 Unplaced
Miss Congeniality
Julianne Brittón Señorita Panamá World Taboga Miss World 2017 Unplaced
Top 30 at Miss World Top Model
Darelys Yahel Santos Domínguez Señorita Panamá International Panamá Norte Miss International 2017
Top 15
Érika Enith Parker Señorita Panamá Earth Colon Miss Earth 2017 Unplaced
2018 Rosa Iveth Montezuma Montero Señorita Panamá Universe Comarcas Miss Universe 2018 Unplaced
Solaris De la Luna Barba Cañizales Señorita Panamá World Herrera Miss World 2018
Top 12
Miss World America
Top 18 at Miss World Talent
Top 32 at Miss World Top Model
Top 24 at Miss World Sport
Top 12 at Beauty with a Purpose
Shirel Joan Ortiz Aparicio Señorita Panamá International Panamá Centro Miss International 2018 Unplaced
Diana Lemos Lee Señorita Panamá Earth Isla San José Miss Earth 2018 Unplaced
2019 Mehr Eliezer Señorita Panamá Universe Isla Flamenco Miss Universe 2019 TBD
Betzaida Rodriguez Señorita Panamá International Los Santos Miss International 2019 TBD
Carmen Drayton Señorita Panamá Grand International Portobelo Miss Grand International 2019 TBD

Other pageants in Panamá[edit]

Miss World Panamá[edit]

Shey Ling Him, Miss World Panamá 2007

In 2003, Corporación MEDCOM, which owned the rights to Miss World, could not produce a pageant in time to select a representative to Miss World in Sanya. Therefore, the Miss World Organization contacted Promociones Gloria in Bolivia to help select a contestant; they were able to secure a contestant from Tania Hyman's Models and Talents for that year only, named Ivy Ruth Ortega Coronas.

In 2007, the Señorita Panamá pageant was not held and the agency Panama Talents, organizers of Mr. Panamá, got the franchise for Miss World. They organized a small contest called Miss World Panamá for 2007. In 2008 they appointed the 1st runner-up of the 2007 pageant to represent Panama but she was unable to travel to Johannesburg due to visa issues. Therefore Panama was not represented in Miss World 2008.

In 2009, Corporacion MEDCOM announced that they would crown a representative to Miss World, but the license was under the property of local businessman Olais Padilla who signed an agreement with the TV station so Nadege Herrera could compete. In 2010 Padilla organized a local competition called Miss Mundo Panamá, won by Paola Vaprio Medaglia.

From 2011 to 2015 the Miss World license was awarded to Marisela Moreno of Miss Panama Organization. After the dissolution of the Miss Panama pageant, Miss World awarded the license to event producer Edwin Dominguez, who had an agreement with Señorita Panamá for three years (2016-2018). For 2019, a new competition will take place, completely separated from Señorita Panamá.

Year Miss World Panamá Official Title State International Placement Notes
2003 Ivy Ruth Ortega Coronas Miss World Panamá Panama Centro Miss World 2003 Unplaced
2007 Shey Ling Him Cocle Miss World 2007 Unplaced
2008 Kathia Katiuska Saldaña Ortega Panama Centro Withdrew - 1st runner-up, Miss World Panama 2007
Withdrew due to visa problems
2010 Paola Vaprio Medaglia Panama Centro Miss World 2010 Unplaced

Miss Panamá International[edit]

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

Some delegates of Panama were appointed to represent Panama in Miss International (officially titled The International Beauty Pageant) from 1960 to 2003. The first Panamenian delegate in Miss International was Angela María Alcové, sent in 1961.

Year Miss Panamá International Estate Placement Note
1961 Angela María Alcové[15][16] Herrera
Top 15
1962 Ana Cecilia Maruri Panama Centro
2nd Runner-up
1963 Mariela Aguirre Unplaced
1964 Gloria María Navarrete Unplaced
1965 Silvia García Unplaced
1971 Betzabé Delgado Unplaced
1984 Vielka Mariana Marciac
Top 15
  • Miss Elegance
1985 Diana Marina Lau Darien Unplaced
1986 Nidia Esther Pérez Unplaced
1987 Amarilis Aurelia Sandoval Los Santos Unplaced
1988 Xelmira del Carmen Tristán Unplaced
1989 Jenia Mayela Nenzen Panama Centro Unplaced
1990 Angela Patricia Vergara Unplaced
1991 Jessica Inés Lacayo Unplaced
1992 Lizbeth del Carmen Achurra Unplaced
1993 Ismenia Isabel Velásquez Unplaced
1994 Dinora Acevedo González Los Santos Unplaced
1995 Lorena Hernández Montero Unplaced
1996 Betzy Janethe Achurra Unplaced
1998 Lía Victoria Borrero González Los Santos
Miss International 1998
1999 Blanca Elena Espinosa Tuffolon Unplaced
2000 Cristina Marie Sousa Broce Unplaced
2002 Cristina Herrera[17] Los Santos Unplaced

Miss International Panamá[edit]

Karen Jordán, Miss Internacional Panamá 2012

Created in 2004, this contest sends winners to the Miss International pageant in Japan. Tania Hyman's Models and Talents organize the pageant from 2004 to 2014. In the 2009 the Miss Internacional Panamá contest is fused to the new contest called Bellezas Panamá. From 2015 to 2016 other organization elected the new winner, in the 2017 the franchise was acquired by Cesar Anel to which eventually tied up with the Senorita Panama in 2017 to present.

Year Miss International Panamá Official Title Represent Placement Notes
2004 Anabella Hale Ruíz Miss International Panamá Panama Oeste Unplaced
2005 Lucía Graciela Matamoros Panama Centro Unplaced
2006 Mayte Sánchez González Panama Centro
1st Runner-Up
2007 Stephanie Araúz Shaw Panama Centro Unplaced
2008 Alejandra Arias Rivera Panama Centro Unplaced
2009 Joyce Jacobi Samudio Chiriquí
Top 15
2010 Michelle Ostler Cosme Panama Centro Unplaced
2011 Keity Drennan Mendieta Britton Panama Centro
4th Runner-up
2012 Karen Elena Jordán Beitia Chiriquí Unplaced
2013 Betzy Madrid Panama Centro Unplaced
2014 Aileen Haydee Bernal Ardines Los Santos
Top 10
2015 Jhasmeiry Cristina Herrera Evans Colon Unplaced
2016 Daniela Ochoa Barragán Panama Centro Unplaced
2017 Darelys Yahel Santos Domínguez Panamá Norte
Top 15
2018 Shirel Joan Ortiz Aparicio Panama Centro Unplaced
2019 Betzaida Rodriguez Los Santos TBA

Miss Earth Panamá[edit]

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

Physical Modelos agency, which owned the Miss Asia Pacific license since the 1990s,was awarded the franchise from 2002 to 2007 when Carousel Productions changed the name of their event. Tania Hyman's Models and Talents acquired the franchise in 2001 and reacquired it for 2008 to 2014. From 2015 to 2018, the franchise was acquired by Señorita Panamá. From 2019, the franchise is property of Reinas de Panamá under the direction of José Alberto Sosa.

Year Miss Earth Panamá Official Title Represent Placement Notes
2001 Aliana Yaneth Khan Zambrano[18] Miss Earth Panamá Panama Centro Unplaced
2002 Carolina Miranda Bocas del Toro Unplaced
2003 Jessica Doralis Segui Barrios†(2010) Los Santos Unplaced
  • Best National Costume
2004 Ingrid Ivana González Caballero Veraguas - Withdrew
2005 Rosemary Isabel Suárez Macharek Panama Centro Unplaced
2006 Stefanie de Roux Martin Panama Centro
Top 8
2007 Nadege Helena Herrera Vásquez Panama Centro - Withdrew
2008 Shassia Ubillús Falcón Unplaced
  • Best in National Costume
2009 Geraldine Higuera Panama Oeste Unplaced
2010 Nicole Morrell Panama Centro Unplaced
2011 Marelissa Him Betancourt Panama Centro Unplaced
2012 Ana Lorena Ibáñez Carles Coclé Unplaced
2013 Johanna Batista Panama Centro Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Friendship (Group 2)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)Best School Tour Teachers (Group 2)
2014 María De Lourdes Gallimore Campos Panama Centro Unplaced 1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume
2015 Carmen Isabel Jaramillo Velarde Panama Oeste Unplaced 1st, gold medalist(s) Long Gown
1st, gold medalist(s) Sport
1st, gold medalist(s) Cocktail Wear
2nd, silver medalist(s) National Costume (The Americas)
2016 Virginia Isabel Hernández Milachay Panama Centro Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) Long Gown (Group 3)
2017 Érika Enith Parker Colon Unplaced 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Long Gown (Group 1)
2018 Diana Lemos Lee Isla San José Unplaced 2nd, silver medalist(s) National Costume (North & Central America)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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