Miss Dominican Republic

Miss Dominican Republic (Spanish: Miss República Dominicana) is a national beauty pageant in the Dominican Republic.

Miss República Dominicana
Miss Dominican Republic Organization
Formation1927
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSanto Domingo
Location
Membership
Official language
Spanish
LeaderMagali Febles
Websitemissrdu.com

HistoryEdit

Miss Dominican Republic Organization has been in operation since 1927. In 1956, the pageant was officially restarted after crowning models from 1952 until 1955. In 1956, Olga Fiallo from Santiago won, making the Dominican Republic's first representative to Miss Universe. In 1966, the Concurso Nacional de Belleza Dominicana lost its Miss Universe rights for only one year but on that same year it gained their Miss World franchise sending the winner of that year, Jeanette Dotel from San Juan as their first representative. In 1967, the organization officially decided that the Winner would go to Miss Universe, First Runner-up would enter Miss World and Second Runner-up to a Festival of Latin Beauties in South America. The MRD organization had acquired the Miss International rights, but the organization would only send a representative if the budget allowed them. It wasn't until 1980, when they decided that the Second Runner-up would enter either in Miss International, Reinado Nacional del Café or Miss América Latina. In 1989 until 2000, the official Second Runner-up would enter Miss International, the Third Runner-up would enter Reinado Nacional del Café and the Fourth Runner-up would enter Miss América Latina. This has been the same until 2003 when the organization separated into two separate organizations.

Miss República Dominicana Universo OrganizationEdit

The Miss República Dominicana Universo Organization was created in 2003 by Belkys Reyes, and was taken over by Magali Febles in 2004. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for one out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization. This organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss Universe. Miss República Dominicana Universo competes in Miss Universe. Also, this organization has 15 franchises in other international competitions and sends representatives to these competitions every year such as Reina Hispanoamericana and Miss Continentes Unidos.[1]

Reina Nacional de Belleza Dominicana OrganizationEdit

The organization of Reina Nacional de Belleza Dominicana was created in 2003 by Diany Mota, and is still run by her today. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for three out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization, until in 2015 when they lost the Miss Earth franchise. This organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss World and Miss International. Miss Mundo Dominicana competes in Miss World and Miss Internacional Dominicana competes in Miss International.

Provincial PageantsEdit

In 2009, there has been a huge involvement of the organization in regional pageants. There is right now 6 regional pageants.[2]

For the first time, Miss Dominican Republic organization, will have auditions / contests in all the provinces except the province of Santo Domingo, because of its huge population, the 3 metropolitan municipalities have auditions / contests. The pageants are:


Miss Azua
Miss Bahoruco
Miss Barahona
Miss Dajabón
Miss Distrito Nacional
Miss Duarte
Miss El Seibo
Miss Elías Piña
Miss Espaillat
Miss Guerra-Boca Chica
Miss Hato Mayor
Miss Hermanas Mirabal
Miss Independencia
Miss La Altagracia
Miss La Romana
Miss La Vega
Miss Los Alcarrizos
Miss María Trinidad Sánchez
Miss Monseñor Nouel
Miss Monte Cristi
Miss Monte Plata
Miss Pedernales
Miss Pedro Brand
Miss Peravia
Miss Puerto Plata
Miss Samaná
Miss San Cristóbal
Miss San José de Ocoa
Miss San Juan
Miss San Pedro de Macorís
Miss Sánchez Ramírez
Miss Santiago
Miss Santiago Rodríguez
Miss Santo Domingo Este
Miss Santo Domingo Norte
Miss Santo Domingo Oeste
Miss Valverde
Dominican Communities Abroad
Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Estados Unidos
Miss Comunidad Dominicana en México
Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Puerto Rico
Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Venezuela
Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Italia

Miss República Dominicana UniversoEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The following is a list of winners. From 2002 to Present.
Year Province Host City/Venue Miss República Dominicana Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2019 Punta Cana Santo Domingo Clauvid Luz Dály Cabrera Top 20
2018 Laguna Salada Santiago Aldy María Bernard Bonilla Unplaced
2017 Duarte Santiago Carmen Muñoz Guzmán Unplaced
2016 Maimón Santo Domingo Rosalba Abreu Garcías[3] Unplaced
2015 Espaillat Santo Domingo Clarissa María Molina Contreras Top 10
2014 Higüey Santo Domingo Kimberly Altagracia Castillo Mota Unplaced
2013 Elías Piña Higüey Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez Top 10
2012 Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo Dulcita Lynn Lieggi Francisco Unplaced
2011 Santiago Santo Domingo Dalia Cristina Fernández Sánchez Unplaced
2010 Espaillat Santo Domingo Eva Carolina Arias Viñas Unplaced
2009 San José de Ocoa Santo Domingo Ada Aimée de la Cruz Ramírez 1st Runner-up
2008 Hermanas Mirabal Santo Domingo Marianne Elizabeth Cruz González 2nd Runner-up
2007 Santiago Santo Domingo Massiel Indira Taveras Henríquez Unplaced
2006 Santiago Santo Domingo Mía Lourdes Taveras López Unplaced
2005 Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo Renata De Jesús Soñé Savery 2nd Runner-up
2004 La Vega Santo Domingo Larissa Del Mar Fiallo Scanlón Unplaced
2003 Santiago Santo Domingo Amelia Victoria Vega Polanco Miss Universe 2003 Best National Costume
2002 San Pedro de Macorís Santo Domingo Ruth Amelia Ocumárez Apataño Unplaced

Province rankingsEdit

 
Province and Municipalities that had won Miss Dominican Republic.
Province Titles Winning Years
Santiago 9 1927, 1963, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011
Distrito Nacional 8 1929*, 1956, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1993, 2005, 2012******
Puerto Plata 6 1928, 1962, 1968, 1977****, 1981, 1985
La Vega 5 1952, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2012
Duarte 4 1953, 1967, 1988, 2017
Espaillat 1958, 1974, 2010, 2015
Elías Piña 2 1964***, 2013
Hermanas Mirabal 1973****, 2008
San Pedro de Macorís 1982, 2002
San Juan 1966, 2001
San Cristóbal 1955**, 1995
Samaná 1969, 1979
Punta Cana 1 2019
Laguna Salada 2018
Municipio Maimón 2016
Higüey 2014
San José de Ocoa 2009
Constanza 2000
Moca 1999
Monseñor Nouel 1998
Azua 1997
La Romana 1996
Monte Cristi 1986
Santiago Rodríguez 1980
María Trinidad Sánchez 1978
Independencia 1976
Dajabón 1975
Barahona 1972
El Seibo 1971
Valverde 1970
Sánchez Ramírez 1965
Pedernales 1957
La Altagracia 1954
  • *As Old Santo Domingo Province
  • ** As Trujillo Province
  • *** As San Rafael Province
  • **** Won handpicked
  • ***** As Salcedo Province
  • ****** Crowned as new titleholder

Miss Mundo DominicanaEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Miss Mundo Dominicana (Miss World Dominican Republic) is a pageant that was made 2003. Since 1956 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together. Then they split up in 2003. In 2011, the Miss World Dominican Republic was given to Dominican designer Diany Mota, along with Miss International Dominican Republic. The following is a list of winners. From 2003 to Present.
Year Province Miss World Dominican Republic Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2019 Jarabacoa Alba Marie Blair Rodríguez Unplaced Miss World Top Model (Top 40)
2018 La Altagracia Denise Margarita Romero Franjul Unplaced Miss World Sport (Top 24)
2017 Santiago Aletxa Marie Mueses Santana Top 40 Miss World Sport, Miss World Top Model (Top 30)
2016 Santo Domingo Norte Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramírez 1st Runner-up Miss World Top Model (2nd Runner-up), Beauty with a Purpose (Top 24), Miss World Sport (Top 24)
2015 Duarte Cinthya Núñez Unplaced
2014 Santo Domingo Este Dhío Moreno Santos Top 25
2013 Com. Dom. En EE.UU Joely Bernat Rodríguez Top 20
2012 Hermanas Mirabal Sally Aponte Tejada Top 30
2011 Duarte Marianly Tejada Burgos Unplaced Miss World Sport
2010 Distrito Nacional Elizabeth Turra Brower Did not compete
2009 Monte Plata Ana Rita Contreras Sosa Unplaced
2008 Distrito Nacional Geisha Nathali Montes De Oca Robles Unplaced
2007 San Cristóbal Ada Aimée de la Cruz Ramírez Top 16 Miss World Beach Beauty
2006 Santiago Paola María Torres Cohén Unplaced
2005 La Vega Elisa Abreu De Los Santos Unplaced
2004 Monseñor Nouel Claudia Julissa Cruz Rodríguez 1st Runner-up
2003 Sánchez Ramírez María Eugenia Vargas Top 20

Province rankingsEdit

 
Province and Municipalities that had won Miss Dominican Republic for Miss World.
 
Geisha Montes de Oca, Miss Dominican Republic World 2008
Province Titles Winning Years
Santiago 6 1976, 1980, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2017
Distrito Nacional 5 1967, 1982, 2000, 2008, 2010*
La Vega 1976, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2005
Puerto Plata 1972, 1973, 1978, 1989, 1997
Duarte 4 1968, 1981, 2011, 2015
La Altagracia 3 1970, 1977, 2018
Hermanas Mirabal 2 1987**, 2012
Bonao 2001, 2002*
Azua 1983, 1996
El Seibo 1984, 1995
Jarabacoa 1 2019
Santo Domingo Norte 2016
Santo Domingo Este 2014
Com. Dom. En Estados Unidos 2013
Monte Plata 2009
San Cristóbal 2007
Monseñor Nouel 2004
Sánchez Ramírez 2003
Moca 1999
San Pedro de Macorís 1998
Baní 1994
Pedernales 1990
Santiago Rodríguez 1988
Bahoruco 1979
Ciudad Santo Domingo 1975
Barahona 1971
San Juan 1966
  • *Was prepared to go to Miss World but had an issues in attending and withdrew before going.
  • ** As Salcedo Province

Miss República Dominicana InternacionalEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana is a pageant that was made 2003. Since 1962 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together. Then they split up in 2003 until 2013. In 1991 Miss Dominican Republic International 1991 Rafaela Suarez didn't wanted to enter in Miss International 1991, so Melissa Vargas took over. In the Miss Dominican Republic pageant 1995 and Miss Dominican Republic 1996, the winners would enter both Miss Universe and Miss International. In 2003, the first winner, Aura Ramos could enter Miss International 2003 due to visa problems at last minute. It had various names during its history. They were Señorita República Dominicana Internacional, Miss RD Internacional and Reina Nacional de Belleza. The following is a list of winners. From 2003 to Present.
Year Province Miss International Dominican Republic Placement at Miss International Special Awards
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Santo Domingo Este Zaidy Bello Unplaced
2018 Com. Dom. En EE.UU. Stéphanie Bustamante Unplaced
2017 Pedernales Jennifer Valdez Unplaced
2016 Duarte Cynthia Núñez Top 15
2015 La Altagracia Irina Peguero Unplaced
2014 Com. Dom. En EE.UU. Bárbara Santana Unplaced
2013 Santiago Carmen Muñoz Guzmán Unplaced
2012 Santiago Melody Mir Jiménez 3rd Runner-up
2011 Espaillat Catherine Ramírez Rosario Unplaced
2010 María Trinidad Sánchez Sofinel Báez Unplaced
2009 Santiago Victoria Fernández Top 15
2008 Monseñor Nouel Claudia Mabel Peña Gómez Unplaced
2007 La Altagracia Ana Carolina Viñas Unplaced
2006 Monte Plata Wilma Joama Abreu Nazario Top 12
2005 Espaillat Yadira Geara Cury 1st Runner-up
2004 Com. Dom. En Nueva York Carol Melissa Arciniegas Disla Unplaced
2003 Aura Ramos Did not compete

Province rankingsEdit

 
Province and Municipalities that had won Miss Dominican Republic for Miss International.
Province Titles Winning Years
Santiago 6 1967, 1991, 1994, 2009, 2012, 2013
Espaillat 3 1963, 2005, 2011
Santo Domingo Este 2 2001, 2019
Peravia 1997, 1999
La Altagracia 2007, 2015
Com. Dom. En Estados Unidos 2014, 2018
Pedernales 1 2017
Duarte 2016
María Trinidad Sánchez 2010
Monseñor Nouel 2008
Monte Plata 2006
Com. Dom. En Nueva York 2004
Bonao 2002
Samaná 2000
San Juan 1998
La Romana 1996
San Cristóbal 1995
Barahona 1992
Puerto Plata 1990
Azua 1989
Valverde 1964
Santiago Rodríguez 1962

Miss Tierra República DominicanaEdit

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The Dominican Republic Earth, also known as Miss Tierra República Dominicana, used to be crowned together with the Miss Dominican Republic Universe, Miss Dominica World, and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, the four beauty pageant titles were split until 2013. The Miss Tierra República Dominicana national pageant is held annually. The winner is expected to participate in the international Miss Earth beauty pageant, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.[4] The following is a list of winners. From 2001 to Present.
Year Province Miss Earth Dominican Republic Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards
2020 TBA TBA TBA
2019 Distrito Nacional Yasmín Evangelista Unplaced
2018 Duarte Gabriela Franceschini Unplaced Miss Brisa Marina,   Swimsuit (Fire group),   Long Gown (Fire group)
2017 Boca Chica Ingrid Franco Unplaced   Best National Costume (North América)
2016 Valverde Nicole Jimeno Unplaced
2015 Monte Plata Alexandra Parker Unplaced
2014 San Cristóbal Mayté Brito* Unplaced Miss Oakwood,   Resort Wear
2013 San Juan María Eugenia de los Santos Unplaced
2012 Distrito Nacional Rocío Castellanos Unplaced   Walk with M.E., Miss Careline, Miss Bicol Shirts,   Sponsored Swimsuit Parade,   Ever Bilena Make-up Challenge
2011 Monseñor Nouel Sarah Féliz Mok Unplaced
2010 Samaná Wisleidy Osorio Unplaced
2009 San Francisco de Macorís Mariel García Unplaced
2008 San Francisco de Macorís Diana Flores Unplaced
2007 Azua Themys Febriel Top 16
2006 Puerto Plata Alondra Peña Unplaced
2005 Hato Mayor Amell Santana Miss Air (1st Runner-up) Miss Pond's
2004 Santiago Rodríguez Nileny Estevez Unplaced
2003 La Romana Suanny Frotaan Unplaced
2002 Duvergé Yilda Santana Unplaced
2001 Elías Piña Catherine Núñez Unplaced
  • *Cheryl Ortega was originally set to compete at Miss Earth 2014 but withdrew due to her studies. Mayte Brito who was originally set to compete the following year will step in her place.

Province rankingsEdit

 
Province and Municipalities that had won Miss Dominican Republic for Miss Earth.
Province Titles Winning Years
San Francisco de Macorís/Duarte 4 2008, 2009, 2014*, 2018
Distrito Nacional 2 2012, 2019
Boca Chica 1 2017
Valverde 2016
Monte Plata 2015
San Cristóbal 2014*
San Juan 2013
Monseñor Nouel 2011
Samaná 2010
Azua 2007
Puerto Plata 2006
Hato Mayor 2005
Santiago Rodríguez 2004
La Romana 2003
Duvergé 2002
Elias Piña 2001

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Concurso Nacional de Belleza de la República Dominicana coronara Grand Slams y 9 otras franquicias [non-primary source needed]
  2. ^ "Chiqui Hadad anuncia Miss San Cristóbal 2009" 11 July 2009
  3. ^ "Sal García is Miss República Dominicana 2016". Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ Borja, Tessa (17 October 2007). "Jennifer Neves is Miss Earth Guam". Marianas Variety News, Guam Edition. Retrieved 11 September 2008.

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