Miss Costa Rica

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Miss Costa Rica Organization
Formation1954; 69 years ago (1954)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersSan José
Official language
Gabriela Alfaro

The Miss Costa Rica is a national beauty pageant in Costa Rica. The winner of the pageant represents Costa Rica at Miss Universe pageant.


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] 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.


  •   : 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
2024 TBA
2023 Puntarenas Lisbeth Valverde[2] Unplaced
2022 Alajuela Maria Fernanda Rodríguez[3] Unplaced
2021 Heredia Valeria Rees Unplaced Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no national pageant in 2021.
2020 San José Ivonne Cerdas Top 10
2019 San José Paola Chacón Unplaced
2018 San José Natalia Carvajal Top 10
2017 Heredia Elena Correa[4] Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (Top 16)
Appointed — Miss Costa Rica 2017 did not hold in 2017; the 1st Runner-up of Miss Costa Rica 2016, Elena Correa designated to be the new Miss Costa Rica 2017 and competed at Miss Universe 2017 in the United States.
2016 Alajuela Carolina Rodríguez Unplaced
2015 Limón Brenda Castro[5] Unplaced
2014 Heredia Karina Ramos Unplaced
2013 Guanacaste Fabiana Granados Top 16
2012 Alajuela Nazareth Cascante Unplaced
2011 Heredia Johanna Solano[6] Top 10
2010 San José Marva Wright[1] Unplaced
2009 San José Jessica Umaña Unplaced
2008 Alajuela María Teresa Rodríguez Unplaced
2007 Heredia Verónica González Unplaced
2006 Puntarenas Fabriella Quesada Unplaced
2005 San José Johanna Fernández[7] Unplaced
2004 Heredia Nancy Soto[8] 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
1997 Cartago Gabriela Aguilar Unplaced
1996 Limón Dafne Zeledón Unplaced
1995 Alajuela Beatriz Alvarado Unplaced
1994 Limón Jasmín Morales Unplaced
1993 San José Catalina Rodríguez Unplaced
1992 San José Jessica Manley Unplaced
1991 San José Viviana Muñoz Unplaced
1990 San José Julieta Posla Unplaced
1989 San José Luana Freer Unplaced
1988 Heredia Erika Paoli Unplaced
1987 San José 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 San José Bárbara Bonilla Unplaced
1979 Guanacaste Carla Facio Unplaced
1978 San José Maribel Guardia[9] 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
1972 San José Victoria Ross Unplaced
1971 San José Rosa María Rivera Unplaced
1970 Cartago Lilliam Berrocal Unplaced
1969 San José Clara Freda Unplaced
1968 San José 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 from the competition.
1957 San José Sonia Cristina Icaza Unplaced
1956 Heredia Anabella Granados[10] Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1955 San José Clemencia Martínez Unplaced
1954 San José Marían Esquivel[11] Top 15

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  1. ^ a b "Marva Wright is the new Miss Costa Rica". La Nación. April 17, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Lisbeth Valverde Miss Costa Rica 2023:'Un día fui una niña qué soñó con esto'" [Lisbeth Valverde Miss Costa Rica 2023: 'One day I was a girl who dreamed of this']. La Nacion (in Spanish). August 17, 2023. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  3. ^ Villegas, Andrey (September 28, 2022). "Nueva reina: Fernanda Rodríguez se corona Miss Costa Rica 2022". crhoy.com (in Spanish). Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Miss Costa Rica Crown Awarded to Elena Correa". The CR Post. June 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "A Miss Costa Rica le faltará el premio mayor". nacion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Johanna Solano is Miss Costa Rica 2011". La Nación. March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "Costa Rica has a queen for Miss Universe". Panamá América. ACAN-EFE. January 30, 2005. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Beauty contests open doors". Diario Extra. January 27, 2004. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2011.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "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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