Miss Curaçao

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Miss Kòrsou
Formation 1962
Type Beauty Pageant
Location Curaçao Curacao
Membership Miss Universe
Official languages English
Organization Cordja Star Promotions
Website Miss Curaçao Official

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Miss Curaçao (In Papiamentu: Miss Kòrsou) is the long standing national female beauty pageant of the Caribbean island of Curaçao.

History[edit]

The pageant started in 1963 and since then it had sent contestants to the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. The organization started with the creation of the Curaçao Youth Beauty Contest Organization (CYBECO).

Between 1997 and 2006 Sheida Wever, former Miss Curaçao 1985 who went to compete to the Miss Universe pageant that same year, organized the national pageant and was the national director for both, Miss Universe and Miss World.

Since 2006, the Curaçao Tourism Board holds the Miss Universe franchise and every year they have a bidding to choose who is going to organize the Miss Curaçao Universe pageant, Sanjess Promotions run by Jearmeane Colastica organized it in 2007 and 2008.

In 2006, Reinilla Productions Developments (ReProD) obtained the Miss World, Miss Intercontinental, Top Model of the World and Miss Earth franchise for Curaçao. Their first delegate was Fyrena Martha who competed in Miss World 2006 in Poland. In 2007 and 2008, ReProD in association with Sanjess Promotions held a joint pageant where the Miss Universe and Miss World representative were selected. Since 2009 the event is independent to Miss Universe Curaçao.

Smaller pageants had been held to select contestants to Miss International, until 2002 by Richard Isa.

In 2008, the Curaçao Beauty Organization presided by Aubrey America won the bid to organize the pageant jointly with Hart & Private Productions. The winner of Miss Universe Curaçao represents the island in Miss Universe.

In 2011, after the Miss Curaçao Universe pageant Hart & Private Productions leaves as a partner from the pageant. Within two weeks before the international pageant, The Curaçao Tourism Board owner of the Miss Universe franchise breaks the relationship with national producer Curaçao Beauty Organization presided by Aubrey America due to fraud accusations committed during and after the pageant. Aubrey America lost the battle and as protégé for the Miss Curaçao Universe, the Curaçao Tourism Board appointed Puerto-Rican beauty pageant expert Hector Joaquin Colon-Gonzalez but also with lots of turmoils happened during the season and CTB cancelled the deal.

In 2013, after a long time of speculating about the Miss Universe Curaçao pageant, Cordja Star Promotions got the license to organize the most important pageant of the island.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Curaçao
1962–1963 Peggy Van Riet
1963–1964 Philomena Zielinski
1964–1965 Iris de Windt
1965–1966 Ninfa Palm
1966–1967 Elizabeth Sánchez
1967–1968 Imelda Thodé
1968–1969 Anne Marie Braafheid
1969–1970 Yvonne Wardekker
1970–1971 Nilva Maduro
1971–1972 Maria Vonhogen
1972–1973 Ingrid Prade
1973–1974 Ingeborg Zielinski
1974–1975 Catherine de Jongh
1975–1976 Jamine Fraites
1976–1977 Anneke Dijkhuizen
1977–1978 Regine Tromp
1978–1980 Solange de Castro
1980–1981 Hassana Hammoud
1981–1982 Maria Maxima Croes
1982–1983 Minerva Hieroms
1983–1984 Maybeline Snel
1984–1985 Susanne Verbrugge
1985–1986 Sheida Wever
1986–1988 Christine Sibilo
1988–1989 Anushka Cova
1989–1990 Anna Maria de Windt
1990–1991 Jacqueline Josien Krijger
1991–1992 Mijanou de Paula
1992–1993 Elsa Roozendal
1993–1994 Jasmin Clifton
1994–1995 Maruschka Jansen
1995–1996 Vanessa Dorinda Mambi
1996–1997 Verna Vasquez
1997–1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem
1998–1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo
1999–2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall
2000–2002 Fatima Maria Sint Jago
2002–2003 Ayanette Statia
2003–2005 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk
2005–2007 Rychacviana Coffie
2007–2008 Naemi Elizabeth Monte
2008–2009 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina
2009–2010 Ashanta Mafalda Macauly
  • (Dethroned)

2010–2011 Safira de Wit
2011–2012 Monifa Jansen
2013–2014 Eline de Pool
2014–2015 TBA

Miss Curaçao at International pageants[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Universe[edit]

Since 1963 traditionally the winner of Miss Curaçao represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Curaçao had sent contestants to Miss Universe since 1963 with Philomena Zielinki, the second Miss Curaçao. Of all the 40 representatives from the island, 4 of them have placed in the semifinals.

Year Miss Curaçao Placement Special Award
United States 1963 Philomena Zielinski Unplaced
United States 1964 Iris de Windt Unplaced
United States 1965 Ninfa Palm Unplaced
United States 1966 Elizabeth Sánchez Unplaced Miss Congeniality
United States 1967 Imelda Thodé Unplaced
United States 1968 Annemarie Braafheid 1st Runner-Up
United States 1969 Yvonne Wardekker Unplaced
United States 1970 Nilva Maduro Unplaced
United States 1971 Maria Vonhogen Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Ingrid Prade Unplaced
Greece 1973 Ingeborg Zielinski Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Catherine de Jongh Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Jamine Fraites Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Anneke Dijkhuizen Top 12
Dominican Republic 1977 Regine Tromp Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Solange de Castro Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Hassana Hammoud Unplaced
United States 1981 Maria Maxima Croes Unplaced
Peru 1982 Minerva Hierons Unplaced
United States 1983 Maybeline Snel Unplaced
United States 1984 Susanne Verbrugge Unplaced
United States 1985 Sheida Wever Unplaced
Panama 1986 Christine Sibilo Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Viennaline Arvelo Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Anna Mosteiro Unplaced
United States 1991 Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger Top 10
Thailand 1992 Mijanou de Paula Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Elsa Roozendal Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Jasmin Clifton Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Maruschka Jansen Unplaced
United States 1996 Vanessa Dorinda Mambi Unplaced
United States 1997 Verna Angela Maria Vasquez Top 6
United States 1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Maria Fatima Sint Jago Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia Unplaced
Panama 2003 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Rychacviana Coffie Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Naemi Elizabeth Monte Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina Unplaced
Mexico 2009 Angenie Anamaria Simon Unplaced
United States 2010 Safira de Wit Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Evalina Van Putten Unplaced Best National Costume (Top 10)
United States 2012 Monifa Jansen Unplaced
Russia 2013 Eline de Pool Unplaced

Former titles[edit]

Miss World[edit]

Curaçao's debut in Miss World occurred in 1975. Usually the winner, a runner-up or hand picked delegate is send as the national representative. Of all representatives from the island, 1 of them placed in the semifinals in 2002 and two won special awards in 2000 and 2008. Since 2007, a national winner is selected for this international pageant, current titleholder is Stephanie Rose-Chang.