Belize at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Belize's official representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world. The country has not yet won any crown.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities; the pageants longevity, consistency, and history; the sincerity of the pageant's specific cause, platform, and advocacy; the overall pre-pageant activities, production quality and global telecast; the enormity of internet traffic; and the extent of popularity amongst pageant fans across the globe.[13][14][15][16]

Belize's Big Four pageants titleholders[edit]

Belize has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][17] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

Color key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 Iris Salguero ↑ No Pageant Held ×
2019 Destinee Arnold × Selena Urias ×
2018 Jenelli Fraser Jalyssa Wade × Renae Martínez
2017 × Renae Martínez × Iris Salguero
2016 Rebecca Rath Iris Salguero × Chantae Guy
2015 × Jasmin Rhamdas × ×
2014 × Raquel Badillo × ×
2013 × Idolly Saldivar × Amber Rivero
2012 × Chantae Guy Destinee Arnold Jessel Lauriano
2011 × Kadejah Tunn Annlyn Apolonio Kimberly Robateau
2010 × Jessel Lauriano ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. Belize sent their first delegate in 2011.)
×
2009 × Norma Lara ×
2008 × Charmaine Chinapen ×
2007 Maria Jeffery Felicita Arzu Leilah Pandy
2006 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Belize sent the first delegate in 2007.)
2005 Andrea Elrington ×
2004 Leilah Pandy ×
2003 Becky Bernard Dalila Montano
2002 × Karen Russell
2001 × ×
2000 Shiemicka Richardson ×
1999 Viola Jeffery ×
1998 Elvia Vega ×
1997 Sharon Domínguez ×
1996 Ava Lovell ×
1995 Deborah Wade ×
1994 × ×
1993 Melanie Smith ×
1992 × ×
1991 Josephine Gault Josephine Gault
1990 Ysela Zabaneh Ysela Zabaneh
1989 Andrea McKoy Martha Badillo
1988 × Pauline Young
1987 Holly Edgell Janine Sylvestre
1986 Romy Taegar ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Belize sent their first delegate in 1987.)
1985 Jennifer Woods
1984 Lisa Ramírez
1983 Shirlene McKoy
1982 Sharon Auxillou
1981 Ivette Zabaneh
1980 Ellen Clarke
1979 Sarita Acosta
Top 12
1978 Christina Ysaguirre
1977 Dora Phillips
1976 Janet Joseph
1975 Pelisamay Longsworth
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Belize sent their first delegate in 1975.)

× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 1 Top 12 (1979)
Miss World 0 None
Miss International 0 None
Miss Earth 0 None
Total 1 Top 12 (1979) (Miss Universe)

See also[edit]

  • Miss Belize

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. "SASH FACTOR - View topic - GRAND SLAM PAGEANTS: WHY BIG FOUR NOT BIG …".
  14. International Beauty Pageant Ranking
  15. "Comité Miss Angola". Missangolaoficial.sapo.ao. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  16. "Miss Earth Angola 2017". Missearth.tv. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.


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