Nuestra Belleza México 2000

The 7th Nuestra Belleza México pageant, was held at the Auditorio Emilio Sánchez Piedras of Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico on September 2, 2000. Forty-three contestants of the Mexican Republic competed for the national title, which was won by Jacqueline Bracamontes from Jalisco, who later competed in Miss Universe 2001 in Puerto Rico. Bracamontes was crowned by outgoing Nuestra Belleza México titleholder Leticia Murray. She was the first Jalisciense and the second winner of foreign descent (her maternal grandparents are Belgian) and the third blonde to win this Title.

Nuestra Belleza México 2000
DateSeptember 2, 2000
PresentersLupita Jones, Gabriel Soto, Sergio Goyri
EntertainmentManuel Mijares, Francisco Céspedes, Ernesto D'Alessio, Patricio Borghetti, Jan, Innis
VenueAuditorio Emilio Sánchez Piedras, Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico
WithdrawalsAguascalientes, Baja California, Campeche, Durango, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca
WinnerJacqueline Bracamontes[1]
← 1999
2001 →

The Nuestra Belleza Mundo México title was assumed by Paulina Flores from Sinaloa after Jacqueline Bracamontes won the right to compete in Miss Universe, she had been the original winner of this title but she could not hold both titles, and then Paulina Flores as Suplente/1st Runner-up assumed this Title. She later competed in Miss World 2000 in United Kingdom. She was the first Sinaloense to win this Title.

The Nuestra Belleza Internacional México title (Best Hair Pantene) was won by Lilián Villanueva from Quintana Roo, and she would compete in Miss International 2001 in Japan but the Nuestra Belleza México Organization lost the franchise of this international event this year and then she did not compete. Villanueva is the first and only Quintanarroense to win this Title.

After three years, two events were held separately to select the two winners for the titles Nuestra Belleza México and Nuestra Belleza Mundo México.


Placements Nuestra Belleza MéxicoEdit

Final Results Contestant
Nuestra Belleza México 2000
Suplente/1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10
Top 20

Order of announcementsEdit

Nuestra Belleza Mundo MéxicoEdit

After three years, returned to take place the semi-final competition entitled "Nuestra Belleza Mexico: Rumbo a Miss Mundo" here was chosen the Top 20 among the 43 candidates, in which was announced the winner of the Nuestra Belleza Mundo México title Jacqueline Bracamontes, a week later she won the title of Nuestra Belleza México and then her Suplene/1st Runner-up Paulina Flores from Sinaloa assumed the Title, who curiously was also the Suplente/1st Runner-up in the final competition. Only the top 20 participated in the final night.

The Nuestra Belleza Mundo México pageant was held at the Auditorio Emilio Sánchez Piedras of Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico and was hosted by Joana Benedek and Alexis Ayala. It was officially the 3rd edition of the "Nuestra Belleza Mundo México" contest and as an official separate pageant to choose Mexico's representative to Miss World. Although the Winner of this event also competed in the final night competition.

The musical part was enlivened by: Pablo Montero.

Final Results Contestant
Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2000
(Later crowned as Nuestra Belleza México 2000)
Suplente/1st Runner-up
(Later assumed Title as Nuestra Belleza Mundo México 2000)
Top 20

Order of announcementsEdit

Special awardsEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Photogenic
  •   Sonora – Ana Astiazarán
Trident Smile
Best Hair Pantene
Edoardos Model
  •   Sonora – Ana Astiazarán
Miss America Online
Miss St. Ives
Best Communicator
  •   Chihuahua – Erika Valenzuela
Lala Light Figure
  •   Sinaloa – Minerva Rivera
Skin Hinds
  •   Jalisco – Libertad Godínez
Best National Costume
  •   San Luis Potosí – Marisel Puebla
    • "Diosa Canhuitz"


Preliminary competitionEdit

Final competitionEdit

Background musicEdit

  • Opening Number: "Nuestra Belleza México" (Official Theme)
  • Swimsuit Competition: "Popurrí" by Ernesto D'Alessio, Patricio Borghetti and Jan
  • Intermediate: "Cuando me Enamoro" & "Aunque no Esté" by Manuel Mijares
  • Evening Gown Competition: Innis
  • Intermediate: "Dónde está la Vida" & "Quédate Más" by Francisco Céspedes
  • Crowning Moment: "Nuestra Belleza México" (Official Theme)


State Contestant Age Height
  Baja California Sur Rosalinda Wayas Barroso 20 1.70 La Paz
  Baja California Sur Yessenia Moreno Castro 22 1.75 Los Cabos
  Coahuila Alma Mireya Cantú García 20 1.85 Torreón
  Coahuila Dulce René Ríos Torres 21 1.81 Torreón
  Coahuila María Elena Villalobos Sosa 24 1.70 Torreón
  Colima Martha Yadira Martínez 23 1.78 Colima
  Chiapas Ileana Ruíz Amaya 20 1.69 Chiapas
  Chihuahua Erika Valenzuela Ortega 21 1.75 Chihuahua
  Chihuahua Mirta Janet Bojórquez Loya 23 1.72 Chihuahua
  Distrito Federal Arcelia Alverdi Luna 23 1.74 Mexico City
  Distrito Federal Connie Velázquez Maya 21 1.75 Mexico City
  Distrito Federal Mónica Portillo Escandón 23 1.74 Mexico City
  Distrito Federal Paola Hinojosa Martínez 20 1.73 Mexico City
  Estado de México Airam García Cárdenas 20 1.76 Toluca
  Estado de México Susana Arlett Diazayas Jimeno 21 1.69 Toluca
  Guanajuato Esmeralda Marún Rodríguez 21 1.73 León
  Hidalgo Marisol Mandujano Cerrilla 21 1.72 Huejutla
  Jalisco Jacqueline Bracamontes van Hoorde 20 1.71 Guadalajara
  Jalisco Libertad Godínez Herrera 20 1.77 Zapopan
  Morelos Alinne Shedid Harnen 20 1.70 Cuernavaca
  Nuevo León Gisela Patricia Oviedo Garza 23 1.73 Monterrey
  Nuevo León Verónica Gutiérrez de la Fuente 24 1.74 Monterrey
  Puebla Penelope García Gutiérrez 20 1.74 Puebla
  Querétaro María Antonieta Fierro Aguilera 20 1.73 Querétaro
  Quintana Roo Lilián Jesús Villanueva Chan 20 1.72 Chetumal
  San Luis Potosí Marisel Puebla Juárez 21 1.71 San Luis Potosí
  Sinaloa María González Corrales 20 1.80 Culiacán
  Sinaloa Minerva Rivera Mendiola 22 1.69 Los Mochis
  Sinaloa María Janeth Valenzuela 22 1.68 Culiacán
  Sinaloa Paulina Flores Arias 20 1.77 Culiacán
  Sonora Ana Lourdes Astiazarán Nieves 20 1.80 Hermosillo
  Sonora Karla Jazmín Arias Amarillas 20 1.76 Cd. Obregón
  Sonora Rubi López Ureña 21 1.71 Nogales
  Tabasco Elsa Villanueva González 21 1.72 Tenosique
  Tamaulipas Gabriela Josefina Soberón García 20 1.69 Reynosa
  Tamaulipas Minerva Ivette Quintanilla Barrios 21 1.75 Reynosa
  Tlaxcala María Guadalupe Lozada Díaz 21 1.79 Tlaxcala
  Veracruz Emily Beer Ricco 21 1.70 Coatzacoalcos
  Veracruz Luz Amelia Bulnes Talavera 23 1.80 Córdoba
  Yucatán Evelyn Esther López Pacheco 24 1.70 Mérida
  Yucatán Selena del Pilar Monsreal Vera 21 1.72 Mérida
  Zacatecas Daniella Rubio Maldonado 20 1.77 Fresnillo
  Zacatecas Eva Ruíz Torres 20 1.74 Zacatecas



Historical significanceEdit

  • Jalisco won the Nuestra Belleza México title for the first time.
  • This was the second time a Winner of Nuestra Belleza México pageant is of foreign descent (Jacqueline Bracamontes, her maternal grandparents are Belgian).
  • Sinaloa was the Suplente/1st Runner-up for the second time (before 1999) and won the Nuestra Belleza Mundo México title for the first time.
  • Quintana Roo won the Nuestra Belleza Internacional México title for the first time.
  • Is the first time in the history of the organization in which more than one representative is sent by State.
  • Jalisco tear up this year, obtaining the Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico title in the semi-final competition, but after being crowned as Nuestra Belleza México automatically the Nuestra Belleza Mundo México title passed to the 1st Runner-up Sinaloa (Paulina Flores), who curiously was also the 1st Runner-up in the semi-final competition.
  • For the first time is selected a Top 20 and only the Top 20 selected in the semi-final competition participated in the final night.
  • For the first time withdrawing from the competition the states: Aguascalientes, Baja California, Campeche, Durango, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit and Oaxaca.
  • Distrito Federal and Nuevo León placed for seventh consecutive year.
  • Chihuahua placed for third consecutive year.
  • Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora and Tamaulipas placed for second consecutive year.
  • Coahuila, Jalisco, Quintana Roo and Yucatán returned to making calls to the semifinals after two years (1998), Colima after three years (1997), Querétaro, Veracruz and Zacatecas after four years (1996) and San Luis Potosí after five years (1995).
  • States that were called to the semi-finals last year and this year failed to qualify were Guanajuato and Morelos.
  • After two years to hosted Nuestra Belleza México, Marco Antonio Regil didn't do in this edition.
  • For the first time Sergio Goyri and Gabriel Soto hosted the pageant with Lupita Jones.
  • Sonora won Miss Photogenic and Edoardos Model Award for the first time.
  • Quintana Roo won the Trident Smile and Best Hair Awards for the first time.
  • Distrito Federal won Miss America Online for the first time.
  • Jalisco won Miss St. Ives and Skin Hinds Award for the first time.
  • Chihuahua won the Best Communicator Award for the first time.
  • Sinaloa won the Lala Light Figure Award for the first time.
  • San Luis Potosí won the Best National Costume award for the first time.
  • The host delegate, María Guadalupe Lozada from Tlaxcala, failed to place in the semi-finals.
  • Coahuila (Alma Cantú) is the higher delegate in this edition (1.85 m).
  • Estado de México (Susana Diazayas), Sinaloa (María Valenzuela) and Tamulipas (Gabriela Soberón) are the lower delegates in this edition (1.68 m).

Contestant notesEdit


Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Costa Maya International
  • 2001:   Yucatán: Evelyn López
Reinado Internacional de las Flores
Reinado Internacional del Café
  • 2001:   Zacatecas: Eva Ruiz (1st Runner-up)
Miss Mesoamérica


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