Miss Nicaragua

Miss Nicaragua
Miss Nicaragua

Logo of the Miss Nicaragua pageant.
Formation 1955
Type Beauty Pageant
Location  Nicaragua
Official languages Español
Website Official website

The Miss Nicaragua contest is the national beauty pageant of Nicaragua and is a franchise of SILHUETAS, a modeling agency.[1] Each Nicaraguan department may choose a representative who then enters the Miss Nicaragua finals, traditionally held at the Rubén Darío National Theater. The winner is crowned at the conclusion of the final competition. The pageant has been held since 1955 and is responsible for selecting the country's representatives to Miss Universe and Miss International (amongst others). The winner goes to Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up to Miss International.[2]



Participants for the Miss Nicaragua contest must be between 18 and 25 years old, not married and have no children. After participants are chosen, 16 candidates are elected and represent their region. The majority of Miss Nicaragua winners have been from Managua.

For the past couple of years the pageant has had a theme, for 2006 it was "León, pasado maravilloso... presente esperanzador... futuro luminoso" meaning "León, wonderful past... hopeful present.. luminous future".[3]

Despite only having had only two Miss Universe Semifinalists to date; Nicaragua has done well in other international beauty pageants.

Miss Nicaragua winners

Cristiana Frixione at the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contest held in the Rubén Darío National Theater in Managua on March 17, 2007
Some of the Miss Nicaragua 2007 contestants in bathing suits
Year Winner
1955 Rosa Argentina Lacayo
1963 Leda Sánchez
1968 Margine Davidson-(Finalist- Miss World 1968)
1969 Soraya Herrera Chávez
1970 Xiomara Paguaga Rodríguez
1973 Ana Cecilia Saravia Lanzas
1974 Francys Duarte
1975 Aida Maritza Sánchez
1976 Ivania Navarro Genie-(Winner- Miss Teenage Intercontinental 1976)
1977 Beatriz Obregón Lacayo- (Semi Finalist- Miss Universe 1977)
1978 Claudia Herrera Cortez
1979 Patricia Pineda Chamorro
1991 Ana Sofía Pereira(Winner- Miss America Latina 1992)
1992 Ida Patricia Delaney
1993 Luisa Amalia Urcuyo Lacayo (Semi-Finalist- Miss International1994) & (Top 20- Miss Universe 1993)
1995 Linda Clerk Castillo
1997 Luz María Sánchez Herdocia
1998 Claudia Alaniz
1999 Liliana Pilarte
2001 Ligia Cristina Argüello Roa (3rd Runner-up- Miss World 2001) & (13th in Miss Universe 2001)
2002 Marianela Lacayo Mendoza- (Winner- Miss Mundo Latino Internacional 2002) & (Miss International 2002-Semi Finalist)
2003 Claudia Salmerón Aviles
2004 Marifely Argüello César-(Semi-finalist- Miss Earth 2004) & (Winner- Miss Expo World 2004)
2005 Daniela Clerk Castillo
2006 Cristiana Frixione- (Winner- Miss World University 2006) & (1st runner up- Miss Italia nel Mondo 2007)
2007 Xiomara Blandino- (Top 10- Miss Universe 2007)
2008 Thelma Rodríguez
2009 Indiana Sánchez (2nd Place in National Costume and Top 18 at Miss Universe)(11th Place at Nuestra Belleza Latina 2010
2010 Scharllette Allen
2011 Adriana Dorn

Miss Nicaragua contestants

The runners-up and semifinalists of the Miss Nicaragua pageant are sometimes sent to represent Nicaragua in other international beauty pageants. Winners include Sharon Amador, the 1st finalist in Miss Nicaragua 2006. Sharon won the Miss Ambar Mundial pageant in 2006. In 2010, the franchise for Miss Earth Nicaragua was awarded to another organizer, Nuestra Belleza Nicaragua.[4]


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