Miss Costa Rica

Miss Costa Rica is a national beauty pageant in Costa Rica.

Miss Costa Rica
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSan José
  • Costa Rica
Miss Universe
Official language
Gabriela Alfaro


Women between the ages of 18 and 27, each representing a province, compete to represent Costa Rica for one year and participate in the annual Miss Universe international competition.

Costa Rica has participated in the Miss Universe pageant since 1954 and has sent 56 representatives in the pageant's 60-year history. The event has been broadcast by Teletica since 1960.[1]

In 2007 Costa Rica's representatives in Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth are selected for REINAS DE COSTA RICA ORG.

In 2017 The Miss Costa Rica Crown was awarded to the previous year's First Runner-up, Elena Correa, without an official contest ceremony.[2]


  •   : 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 Costa Rica Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2020 San José Ivonne Cerdas TBA
2019 San José Paola Chacón Unplaced Miss Tourism Intercontinental 2015, Top Model of the World 2015 (Top 15)
2018 San José Natalia Carvajal Top 10 Miss Eco Universe 2016
2017 Heredia Elena Correa[2] Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 16) Miss Costa Rica 2017 did not hold in 2017. Elena Correa designated to be the new Miss Costa Rica 2017 and competed at Miss Universe 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. She was 1st Runner-up of Miss Costa Rica 2016
2016 Alajuela Carolina Rodríguez Unplaced Reinado Mundial del Banano 2015 (Best Body), Señorita Verano 2014
2015 Limón Brenda Castro[3] Unplaced Miss Latinoamérica 2014 (1st Runner-up), Señorita Verano 2015, Miss Teenager International 2011 (3rd Runner-up), Señorita Expo-Pococí 2008
2014 Heredia Karina Ramos Unplaced Miss Turismo Latino 2013 (3rd Runner-up), Reina Internacional de la Ganadería 2013 (Virreina), Reina Internacional de la Paz 2013, Miss Belleza Americana 2013 (3rd Runner-up), Miss Supranational 2012 (Top 20)
2013 Guanacaste Fabiana Granados Top 16 Reinado Internacional del Café 2012 (Reina de la Policía), Miss Continente Americano 2012 (Top 6), Miss Earth 2012 (Top 16), Miss Panamericana 2012 (Virreina)
2012 Alajuela Nazareth Cascante Unplaced Miss Teen International 2009
2011 Heredia Johanna Solano[4] Top 10 Miss América Latina 2009
2010 San José Marva Wright[1] Unplaced
2009 San José Jessica Umaña Unplaced
2008 Alajuela María Teresa Rodríguez Unplaced Miss Pacifico 2007, Miss Dream Girl of the Year 2003, Miss Teen International 2003
2007 Heredia Verónica González Unplaced Reina Mundial del Banano 2006, Miss Mundo Latino Internacional 2004
2006 Puntarenas Fabriella Quesada Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 2006, Miss Teen Internacional 2002
2005 Valle del Bosque Johanna Fernández[5] Unplaced Reina Costa Maya Internacional 2005
2004 Heredia Nancy Soto[6] Top 10 Best National Costume (Top 10)
2003 San José Andrea Ovares Unplaced
2002 Cartago Merylin Villalta Unplaced
2001 Guanacaste Paola Calderón Unplaced
2000 San José Laura Mata Unplaced
1999 Guanacaste Arianna Bolaños Unplaced
1998 Puntarenas Kisha Alvarado Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific 1998
1997 Cartago Gabriela Aguilar Unplaced Miss Asia Pacific 1996, Reina Mundial del Banano 1995
1996 Limón Dafne Zeledón Unplaced
1995 Alajuela Beatriz Alvarado Unplaced
1994 Limón Jasmín Morales Unplaced
1993 San José Catalina Rodríguez Unplaced
1992 Distrito Capital Jessica Manley Unplaced
1991 Distrito Capital Viviana Muñoz Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 1991
1990 Distrito Capital Julieta Posla Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 1990 (Virreina)
1989 Distrito Capital Luana Freer Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 1989
1988 Heredia Erika Paoli Unplaced
1987 Alajuela Ana María Bolaños Unplaced
1986 Limón Aurora Velásquez Unplaced
1985 Puntarenas Rosibel Chacón Unplaced
1984 San José Silvia Portilla Unplaced
1983 Cartago Gabriela Pozuela Unplaced
1982 Heredia Lilliana Corella Unplaced
1981 San José Rosa Inés Solís Unplaced
1980 Distrito Capital Bárbara Bonilla Unplaced
1979 Guanacaste Carla Facio Unplaced
1978 San José Maribel Guardia[7] Unplaced Miss Photogenic
1977 Puntarenas Claudia Garnier Unplaced
1976 Limón Silvia Jiménez Unplaced
1975 Alajuela María de los Angeles Picado Unplaced
1974 Limón Jeannette Rebeca Unplaced
1973 Alajuela María del Rosario Mora Unplaced Reina Internacional del Café 1973 (Verreina)
1972 San José Victoria Ross Unplaced
1971 San José Rosa María Rivera Unplaced
1970 Cartago Lilliam Berrocal Unplaced
1969 Distrito Capital Clara Freda Unplaced
1968 Distrito Capital Ana María Rivera Unplaced
1967 Guanacaste Rosa María Fernández Unplaced
1966 Cartago Virginia Oreamuno Unplaced
1965 Guanacaste Mercedes Pinagal Unplaced
1964 San José Dora Solé Unplaced
1963 San José Sandra Chrysopulos Unplaced
1962 Heredia Helvetia Albónico Unplaced
1961 Did not compete
1960 San José Leila Rodríguez Unplaced
1959 Heredia Sonia Monturiol Unplaced
1958 Guanacaste Eugenia Valverde Unplaced Disqualified
1957 San José Sonia Cristina Icaza Unplaced
1956 Heredia Anabella Granados[8] Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1955 Distrito Capital Clemencia Martínez Unplaced
1954 San José Marían Esquivel[9] Top 15

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Marva Wright is the new Miss Costa Rica". La Nación. April 17, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Miss Costa Rica Crown Awarded to Elena Correa". The CR Post. June 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Miss Costa Rica le faltará el premio mayor". nacion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Johanna Solano is Miss Costa Rica 2011". La Nación. March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Costa Rica has a queen for Miss Universe". Panamá América. ACAN-EFE. January 30, 2005. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Beauty contests open doors". Diario Extra. January 27, 2004. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2011.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "Judges name Capetown woman Miss Universe". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. July 25, 1978. Retrieved February 22, 2011. Miss Fernandez of Costa Rica, the winner of Miss Photogenic.
  8. ^ "Beauties tearful at farewells". Los Angeles Times. July 23, 1956. Retrieved February 22, 2011. Miss Costa Rica, Anabella Granados, who was voted Miss Friendship during the pageant.
  9. ^ "Giant wave slams youth onto beach". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1954. Retrieved February 22, 2011. From left: Marta Rrocha, 21, Brazil; Myrna Orozco, 20, Miss San Salvador; and Marian Esquivel, 18, who will compete as Miss Costa Rica.

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