Miss Argentina

Miss Argentina is a national beauty pageant in Argentina, founded in 1928. In 1962, Norma Nolan of Santa Fe became the first, and only, Miss Argentina to win the title of Miss Universe. Currently, the competition is managed by Osmel Sousa, a beauty pageant entrepreneur.

Miss Universo Argentina Organization
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersBuenos Aires
Official language
Key people
Osmel Sousa



The Miss Argentina beauty contest was established in 1928 by El Hogar Magazine in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires. The first winner was Túlia Ciámpoli of Cordoba. The pageant was attended by the President of Argentina, Marcelo T. de Alvear, and his wife Regina Pacini.[1] The 1929 competition was organized by Caras y Caretas, a weekly magazine, and was won by Nelida Rodriguez Aragon.

In 1930, Critical magazine took over the event. In the same year, the winner of Miss Argentina (Celia Basavilbaso of Chaco) competed for the title of Miss Universe, in the International Pageant of Pulchritude, for the first time. In 1932, the News Carts Newspaper Corporation began organizing Miss Argentina and that year's winner, Ana Rover, competed in the penultimate International Pageant of Pulchritude, which was held in Belgium.

In 1937, after a five-year hiatus, the competition returned and was won by Elba Tardits.


Isabel Sarli, winner of Miss Argentina 1955, who later developed a successful career as an actress.

In 1954, the competition returned and was organised by Mundo Redial Production. Ivana Olga Kislinger won the title of Miss Argentina and went on to compete in Miss Universe 1954, which was held in California. This was the first time Miss Argentina competed in the new Miss Universe competition, which was established in 1952.

Norma Nolan, from Santa Fe, won Miss Argentina in 1962 and went on to become the first Argentinian to win the title of Miss Universe. The competition was held in Miami, Florida.

In 1965, Canal 7 broadcast Miss Argentina for the first time. In 1967, the Naico Agency took over the Miss Universe franchise in Argentina and the next year John Fischer and Channel 13 hosted the pageant at Casino Program.


In 1970, Héctor Larrea presented Miss Argentina, which was broadcast on Canal 13. In 1979, El Mundo del Espectáculo became the official program to select Miss Argentina's winner. In 1993, the Senorita Argentina contest was held by Nelly Raymond- this was the first year that Miss Argentina held the title of Senorita Argentina.


Between 2000 and 2003, Fenix Production and Fundación Favaloro held the Miss Argentina competition in Buenos Aires. In 2006, Mirta Schuster became the owner of the Miss Argentina beauty contest and renamed it the annual Miss Universo Argentina. In 2016, The Endamol Argentina and TNT Latin America became the owners of the Miss Universe franchise in Argentina.


Since 2019, the Miss Argentina competition has been officially managed by Osmel Sousa. In 2020 acquires the franchise of the Miss International.

Titleholders ( 1928-present)

Ivana Olga Kislinger, first Miss Argentina for the Miss Universe.
Isabel ''La Coca'' Sarli, Kislinger's successor in the 1955 miss universe.
Susana Romero, Argentine representative for Miss Universe 1973.
Johanna Lasic, Argentine representative in the Miss Universe 2009.
Valentina Ferrer, Argentine representative in the Miss Universe 2014.
Year Miss Argentina Province Notes
1928 Tulia Ciámpoli Fierro   Córdoba First Miss Argentina
1929 Nélida Rodríguez Aragón   Santa Fe
1930 Celia Basavilbaso   Chaco
1932 Alejandina del Carmen Goni   Córdoba
1935 Anita de Zavalía   Buenos Aires
1937 Elba Tardits   Buenos Aires Miss Sudamérica 1937
1954 Ivana Olga Kislinger   Buenos Aires Mundo Redial Production Directorship
1955 Hilda Isabel Sarli   Entre Ríos
1956 Ileana Carré   Buenos Aires
1957 Mónica Lamas   Buenos Aires
1958 Celina Mercedes Ayala   Misiones
1959 Liana Cortijo   Buenos Aires, Province
1960 Norma Gladys Cappagli   Buenos Aires Miss World 1960
1961 Adriana Gardiazábal   Buenos Aires
1962 Norma Beatriz Nolan   Santa Fe Miss Universe 1962
1963 Olga Galuzzi   Buenos Aires, Province
1964 María Amalia Ramírez   Santa Fe
1965 Mabel Azucena Caffarone   Buenos Aires, Province Did not compete
1966 Elba Beatriz Basso   Buenos Aires, Province El Arte de la Elegancia Directorship
1967 Mirta Teresita Massa   Buenos Aires Miss International 1967
1968 Maria Del Carmen Jordan Vidal   Buenos Aires
1969 Lidia Esther Pepe   Corrientes
1970 Beatriz Marta Gros   Buenos Aires Héctor Larrea Directorship
1971 Alicia Beatriz Daneri   Buenos Aires Reina Internacional del Café 1973
1972 Norma Elena Dudik   Buenos Aires, Province
1973 Susana Romero   Buenos Aires
1974 Leonor Celmira Guggini   Buenos Aires
1975 Rosa Del Valle Santillán   Tucumán
1976 Lilian Noemí De Asti   Buenos Aires, Province
1977 Maritza Elizabet Jurado   Buenos Aires, Province
1978 Silvana Rosa Suárez   Córdoba Miss World 1978
1979 Adriana Virginia Álvarez   Buenos Aires, Province El Mundo del Espectáculo Directorship
1980 Silvia Piedrabuena   Santa Fe
1981 Susana Mabel Reynoso   Santa Cruz Juan Alberto Mateyko and Nelly Raymond Directorship
1982 María Alejandra Basile   Buenos Aires
1983 María Daniela Carara   Buenos Aires, Province
1984 Leila Adar   Buenos Aires
1985 Yanina Castaño   Buenos Aires, Province
1986 María de los Ángeles Fernández Espadero   Buenos Aires
1987 Carolina Brachetti   Buenos Aires, Province
1988 Claudia Gabriela Pereyra   Buenos Aires
1989 Luisa Norbis   Córdoba
1990 Paola De La Torre   Salta
1991 Verónica Flavia Honnorat   Chaco
1992 Laura Verónica Rafael   Buenos Aires Miss Globe International 1992
1993 Alícia Andrea Ramón   Chaco Nelly Raymond Directorship
1994 Solange Guadalupe Magnano   Córdoba
1995 Cecilia Gagliano   Buenos Aires, Province Did not compete
1996 Verónica Ledezma   Buenos Aires, Province
1997 Nazarena Vanesa González Almada   Buenos Aires
1998 Marcela Viviana Brane   Córdoba
1999 Elena Mabel Fournier Picciolo   Santa Fe
2000 Andrea Nicastri Muchi   Buenos Aires, Province Fenix Production and Fundación Favaloro Directorship
2001 Romina Incicco   Buenos Aires
2003 Laura Constanza Romero Demelli   Buenos Aires, Province
2006 Magali Romitelli   Córdoba Mirta Schuster Directorship
2007 Daniela Alejandra Stucan Figlomeni   Buenos Aires, Province
2008 María Silvana Belli Vega   San Juan
2009 Johanna Mariel Lašić Cid   Buenos Aires
2010 Yésica Natalia Di Vincenzo   Buenos Aires, Province
2011 Natalia Soledad Rodríguez   Buenos Aires, Province
2012 Camila Solórzano Ayusa   Tucumán
2013 Brenda María González   Santa Fe
2014 Valentina Ferrer   Córdoba
2015 Claudia Alexis Barrionuevo   Salta
2016 Estefanía Bernal   Buenos Aires Endemol Argentina and TNT Latin America Directorship
2017 Stefanía Belén Incandela Lema   Buenos Aires
2018 Agustina Belén Pivowarchuk   Buenos Aires
2019 Mariana Jesica Varela   Buenos Aires, Province Osmel Sousa Directorship
2020 Alina Luz Akselrad   Córdoba Miss Sudamérica 2017
2021 María Julieta García   Buenos Aires TBA


Number of wins at major beauty pageants

Current franchises
Pageant Titles Winning year(s)
Miss Universe 1 1962
Miss World 2 1960, 1978
Miss International 1 1967
Miss Earth 0


Big Four pageants representatives

Miss Universe Argentina

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Province Miss Universo Argentina Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2021   Buenos Aires María Julieta García TBA TBA Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the 1st Runner-up of 2019 crowned as the Miss Argentina 2021
2020   Córdoba Alina Luz Akselrad Top 21 Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the Top 7 of 2019 crowned as the Miss Argentina 2020
2019   Buenos Aires, Province Mariana Jesica Varela Unplaced Osmel Sousa Directorship
2018   Buenos Aires Agustina Belén Pivowarchuk Unplaced Winner of CARAS Top Model 2018
2017   Buenos Aires Stefanía Belén Incandela Lema Unplaced
2016   Buenos Aires Estefanía Bernal Unplaced Endemol Argentina and TNT Latin America Directorship
2015   Salta Claudia Alexis Barrionuevo Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (Top 5)
2014   Córdoba Valentina Ferrer Pezza Top 10
  • Best National Costume (Top 5)
2013   Santa Fe Brenda María González Unplaced
2012   Tucumán Camila Solórzano Ayusa Unplaced
2011   Buenos Aires, Province Natalia Soledad Rodríguez Unplaced
2010   Buenos Aires, Province Yésica Natalia Di Vincenzo Unplaced Vincenzo was Top 7 at Reina Hispanoamericana 2010
2009   Buenos Aires Johanna Mariel Lašić Cid Unplaced
2008   San Juan María Silvana Belli Vega Unplaced
2007   Buenos Aires, Province Daniela Alejandra Stucan Figlomeni Unplaced Daniela was 3rd Runner-up at Miss Earth 2001
2006   Córdoba Magali Romitelli Top 20 Mirta Schuster Directorship
Señorita Argentina
Did not compete between 2004—2005
2003   Buenos Aires, Province Laura Constanza Romero Demelli Unplaced
2002 Did not compete
2001   Santa Fe Romina Incicco Unplaced
2000   Buenos Aires, Province Andrea Nicastri Muchi Unplaced Fenix Production and Fundación Favaloro Directorship
1999   Santa Fe Elena Mabel Fournier Picciolo Unplaced
1998   Córdoba Marcela Viviana Brane Unplaced
1997   Buenos Aires Nazarena Vanesa González Almada Unplaced
1996   Buenos Aires, Province Verónica Ledezma Unplaced
1995 Did not compete
1994   Córdoba Solange Guadalupe Magnano Silvestre Unplaced
1993   Chaco Alicia Andrea Ramón Unplaced Nelly Raymond Directorship
Miss Argentina
1992   Buenos Aires Laura Verónica Rafael Unplaced
1991   Chaco Verónica Flavia Honnorat Unplaced
1990   Salta Paola De La Torre Unplaced
1989   Córdoba Luisa Norbis Unplaced
1988   Buenos Aires Claudia Gabriela Pereyra Unplaced
1987   Buenos Aires, Province Carolina Brachetti Unplaced
1986   Buenos Aires María De Los Ángeles Fernández Unplaced
1985   Buenos Aires, Province Yanina Castaño Unplaced
1984   Buenos Aires Leida Adar Unplaced
1983   Buenos Aires, Province María Daniela Carara Unplaced
1982   Buenos Aires María Alejandra Basile Unplaced
1981   Santa Cruz Susana Mabel Reynoso Unplaced Juan Alberto Mateyko and Nelly Raymond Directorship
1980   Santa Fe Silvia Piedrabuena Unplaced
1979   Buenos Aires, Province Adriana Virginia Álvarez Top 12 El Mundo del Espectáculo Directorship
1978   Córdoba Delia Stella Maris Muñoz Unplaced
1977   Buenos Aires, Province Maritza Elizabet Jurado Top 12
1976   Buenos Aires, Province Lilian Noemí De Asti Top 12
1975   Tucumán Rosa Del Valle Santillán Unplaced
1974   Buenos Aires Leonor Celmira Guggini Unplaced
1973   Buenos Aires Susana Romero Top 12
1972   Buenos Aires, Province Norma Elena Dudik Unplaced
1971   Santa Fe María Del Carmen Vidal Unplaced
1970   Buenos Aires Beatriz Marta Gros 4th Runner-up
  • Best Swimsuit (Top 10)
Héctor Larrea Directorship
1969   Corrientes Lidia Esther Pepe Unplaced
1968   Buenos Aires María Del Carmen Jordan Vidal Unplaced
1967   Buenos Aires, Province Amalia Yolanda Scuffi Unplaced Naico Agency Directorship
1966   Buenos Aires, Province Elba Beatriz Basso Unplaced El Arte de la Elegancia Directorship
1965 Did not compete
1964   Santa Fe María Amelia Ramírez Top 10
1963   Buenos Aires, Province Olga Amelia Galluzzi Top 15
1962   Santa Fe Norma Beatriz Nolan Miss Universe 1962
1961   Buenos Aires Adriana Gardiazábal 2nd Runner-up
1960   Buenos Aires Rose Marie Lincke Unplaced
1959   Buenos Aires, Province Liana Cortijo Unplaced
1958   Misiones Celina Mercedes Ayala Unplaced
1957   Buenos Aires Mónica Lamas Top 15
1956   Buenos Aires Ileana Carré Top 15
1955   Entre Ríos Hilda Isabel Sarli Gorrindo Top 15
1954   Buenos Aires Ivana Olga Ana María Francisca Kislinger Top 16 Mundo Redial Production Directorship

Statistic rankings

Province Title Year
Buenos Aires 23 1932, 1937, 1959, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2019
Distrito Federal 17 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018
Córdoba 8 1928, 1978, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2020
Santa Fe 8 1929, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1980, 1999, 2001, 2013
Chaco 3 1930, 1991, 1993
Salta 2 1990, 2015
Tucumán 1975, 2012
San Juan 1 2008
Santa Cruz 1981
Corrientes 1969
Misiones 1958
Entre Ríos 1955

Other Argentinian representatives at Big Four pageants


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