Wendolly Esparza

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Wendolly Esparza
Wendolly Esparza Delgadillo

(1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 28)
Home townAguascalientes City, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
TitleNuestra Belleza Aguascalientes 2014
Nuestra Belleza México 2014
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark brown
Nuestra Belleza México 2014
Miss Universe 2015
(Top 15)

Wendolly Esparza Delgadillo (born June 28, 1991)[1] is a Mexican-American journalist, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Nuestra Belleza México 2014 and represented Mexico at Miss Universe 2015 pageant where she placed in the top fifteen.

Personal life[edit]

Wendolly Esparza was born in Illinois, but hails from the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes and has two siblings (one brother and one sister).[1] She graduated from the Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in Latin American Literature in 2013.[2] In between her studies, Esparza took part as a local news intern for Univision Chicago.[3] Soon after, she returned to Mexico and found herself participating in beauty pageants, the first of which was during the 2014 Feria Nacional de San Marcos.

Nuestra Belleza México 2014[edit]

Wendolly Esparza competed in and won her state's preliminary contest Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes 2014 in order to advance to the national competition Nuestra Belleza México.[1] She eventually beat out thirty-one other contestants from all over the country during the 2014 edition of that nationwide event directed by former Miss Universe Lupita Jones. Esparza's crowning, which automatically gave her the right of representing Mexico at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, took place at the Jardines de México park in Jojutla, Morelos on October 25, 2014. In Miss Universe she placed in the top fifteen.


On June 29, 2015, Televisa and the Nuestra Belleza Mexico Organization decided to cut ties to Donald Trump, who was then a part-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and thus pulled out Mexico's delegate from participating in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant. At this point the Nuestra Belleza Mexico Organization was examining the possibility of sending Wendy to the Miss World 2015 Competition. This was due to the controversial remarks the American business magnate made about Mexican immigrants during his presidential candidacy speech on June 16.[4][5]

However, in September the same year, Trump bought NBC's stock of the Miss Universe Organization - briefly becoming its sole owner - only to sell it entirely to WME/IMG. With new owners behind the company and more importantly, Trump being out of the picture, it was eventually decided that Mexico would return to Miss Universe and Wendolly was sent to compete.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Nuestra Belleza México - Nuestras Reinas - Wendolly Esparza
  2. ^ Scott, Madie (2014-11-05). "Cap, Gown and now a Crown". Loyola Phoenix. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. ^ Univision Chicago - Los inicios de Miss México Wendolly Esparza en Univision Chicago
  4. ^ Kludt, Tom (2015-06-30). "Mexico pulls out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. ^ "Mexico's Televisa Drops Miss Universe After Trump Remarks - ABC News". Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  6. ^ México regresa al certamen Miss Universo 2015 Noticieros Televisa. Retrieved 02 November 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Baja California Sur Josselyn Garciglia
Nuestra Belleza México
Succeeded by
Tamaulipas Kristal Silva
Preceded by
Vianey Vázquez
Nuestra Belleza Aguascalientes
Succeeded by
María Gabriela Bonilla