Miss Curaçao: Wikis


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Miss Curaçao (In Papiamentu: Miss Kòrsou) is the long standing national female beauty pageant of the Caribbean island of Curaçao. 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. Currently, 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 2008, the Curaçao Beauty Organization presided by Aubrey America won the bid to organize the Miss Curaçao Universe pageant jointly with Hart & Private Productions. Under Curaçao Beauty Organization, the winner of Miss Universe Curacao represents Curacao in Miss Universe and the 1st runner-up to Miss Earth. Pedro Flores and Reinilla Productions Developments (ReProD) holds the Miss World franchise for Curaçao.


Official Miss Curaçao Titleholders

Year Titleholder Official Title
1962-1963 Peggy Van Riet Miss Curaçao
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 Mosteiro de Windt
1990-1991 Jacqueline Nelleke 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 Angela Maria Vasquez Miss Universe Curaçao
1997-1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem
1998-1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo
1999-2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall
2000-2002 Fatima Maria Sint Jago
2002-2003 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia
2003-2005 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk
2005-2007 Rychacviana Coffie
2007-2008 Naemi Elizabeth Monte Miss Universe Curaçao
Lisaika Everitz Miss World Curaçao
2008 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina Miss Universe Curaçao
Norayla Maria Francisco Miss World Curaçao
Anaïse Mogen Miss Intercontinental Curaçao
2008-2009 Ashanta Mafalda Macauly (resigned) Miss Curaçao Universe
Angenie Anamaria Simon Miss Curaçao Universe

Miss Universe



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. Current titleholder is Angenie Anamaria Simon.


Year Representative Placement Special Award
1963 Philomena Zielinski
1964 Iris de Windt
1965 Ninfa Palm
1966 Elizabeth Sánchez Miss Amity
1967 Imelda Thodé
1968 Annemarie Braafheid 1st Runner-Up
1969 Yvonne Wardekker
1970 Nilva Maduro
1971 Maria Vonhogen
1972 Ingrid Prade
1973 Ingeborg Zielinski
1974 Catherine de Jongh
1975 Jamine Fraites
1976 Anneke Dijkhuizen Semifinalist
1977 Regine Tromp
1978 Solange de Castro
1979 No participation
1980 Hassana Samoud
1981 Maria Maxima Croes
1982 Minerva Hierons
1983 Maybeline Snel
1984 Susanne Verbrugge
1985 Sheida Wever
1986 Christine Sibilo
1987 Viennaline Arvelo
1988 No participation
1989 Anna Mosteiro
1990 No participation
1991 Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger Semifinalist
1992 Mijanou de Paula
1993 Elsa Roozendal
1994 Jasmin Clifton
1995 Maruschka Jansen
1996 Vanessa Dorinda Mambi
1997 Verna Angela Maria Vasquez 4th Runner-Up
1998 Natacha Tamara Bloem
1999 Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo
2000 No participation
2001 Maria Fatima Sint Jago
2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia
2003 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk
2004 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes
2005 Rychacviana Coffie
2006 No participation
2007 Naemi Elizabeth Monte
2008 Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina
2009 Angenie Anamaria Simon
2010 Safira de Wit

Miss World


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 Chantalle Thomassen.


Year Representative Placement Special Award
1975 Elvira Bakker
1976 Viveca Marchena
1977 Xiomara Winklaar
1978 Silvana Trinidad
1979 No participation
1980 Soraida de Windt
1981 Mylene Gerard
1982 Vendetta Roozendal
1983 Yvette Domacasse
1984 Ivette Atacho
1985 Lidushka Curiel
1986 No participation
1987 Diana Fraai
1988 Anushka Cova
1989 Supharmy Sadjie
1990 Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger
1991 Nashaira Desbarida
1992 Christina Bakhuis
1993 Sally Daflaar
1994 Marisa Bos
1995 Danique Regales
1996 Yandra Faulborn
1997 No participation
1998 Jearmeane Colastica
1999 No participation
2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall Caribbean Queen of Beauty
2001 No participation
2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia Semifinalist
2003 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes
2004 Sue-Ann Stephanie Hudson
2005 No participation
2006 Fyrena Judica Hannah Martha
2007 Mckeyla Antoinette Richards
2008 Norayla María Francisco Top 10 Finalist Miss World Top Model
2009 Chantalle Thomassen

Miss International


Curaçao's debut in Miss International occurred in 1971. Of the 7 representatives from the island, 1 of them have placed in the semifinals. The island had been absent since 2002.


Year Representative Placement Special Award
1971 Imelda Thode Miss Friendship
1972-1996 No participation
1997 Jadira Suleika Bislick
1998 Santa Indris Tokaay
1999 Pamela Winkel Semifinalist
2000 Roselle Augusta
2001 Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk
2002 Luz Thonysha De Souza Pereira
2003-Present No participation

Miss Earth


Curaçao's debuted in Miss Earth in 2006. The 1st runner-up in the Miss Universe Curacao pageant automatically gets the Miss Earth Curacao title and will compete in the Miss Earth pageant.


Year Representative Placement Special Award Notes
2006 Kristal Rose Sprock
2007 Fyrena Judica Hannah Martha Did not compete
2008 No participation
2009 Amada Beatrix Hernandez Did not compete
2010 Hayley Canword

Miss Tourism Queen International


Curaçao's debuted in Miss Tourism Queen International in 2007.


Year Representative Placement Special Award
2007 Shadee Braun 5th Runner-Up Miss Talent
2nd runner-up Miss Bikini
2nd runner-up Miss Disco
2008 Tihaisa Marisela de Palm 1st runner-up Miss Disco

Additional Details on Curaçao's representatives

  • 1968 Anne Marie Braafheid

Anne is the most successful Miss Curaçao placing as First Runner-Up in Miss Universe 1968. She holds some Miss Universe records; first, she became the second black contestant to become one of the Top 5 finalists; and she is the first ever black woman to attain the position of 1st Runner Up. The Miss Universe crown went that year to Brazil's Martha Vasconcellos.

  • 1997 Verna Angela Maria Vasquez

Curaçao's Verna Vasquez went to compete to Miss Universe 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida. She made the semifinals after obtaining the highest score of the preliminary competition. During the finals, Verna reached the first position in the Evening Gown competition and won the Best in Swimsuit award. Verna entered the Top 6 with the second highest score but finished as the 4th Runner Up, after a middling interview score.

  • 2000 Jozaine Marianella Wall

Jozaine Marianella Wall is one of the two Miss Curaçao that did not attend the Miss Universe pageant. She was 17 years old at the time she won the national pageant which unabled her to compete at this pageant whose minimum age is 18. After a legal battle with the organizers, Jozaine was sent to the Miss World 2000 pageant in London, United Kingdom. She did not place in the Top Ten, but she managed to win the Queen of the Caribbean title.

  • 2002 Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia

Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia competed at Miss Universe 2002 celebrated in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since her election Ayanette became a strong favorite considered as the best black contestant of the pageant, but Curaçao's name was not called in the semifinals of Miss Universe 2002. After Miss Universe, Ayanette was sent to Miss World 2002 held in Nigeria where she became Curaçao's first and only semifinalist so far in Miss World.

  • 2003-2004 Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes

Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes was the first runner-up of the 2003 Miss Curaçao pageant won by Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk. With her placement she had the duty to represent Curaçao at the Miss World 2003 pageant held in Sanya, People's Republic of China. After her performance in Miss World, a group of fans and friends from around the world made a formal petition to Sheida Wever, president of the national pageant, to send her to the Miss Universe pageant. Angeline was chosen as Curaçao's representative to the Miss Universe 2004 pageant held in Quito, Ecuador. Angeline went to the two most important international beauty pageants in the world without even winning the national pageant.

  • 2005 Rychacviana Coffie

Rychacviana Coffie won the 2005 Miss Curaçao pageant, she was crowned by Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes. Seven contestants participated in the pageant. She went to the Miss Universe 2005 pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand. Rychacviana won in 2002 the Miss Intercontinental pageant in Germany.

  • 2008 Norayla Maria Francisco

Norayla Maria Francisco received the title of Miss World Curaçao on 2008 earning the right to represent the island in Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the Miss World Top Model competition held in Soweto, Norayla placed in the Top 10 out of 109 contestants.

Did You Know?

  • Sheida Wever, Miss Curaçao 1985, was the president and organizer of the Miss Curaçao pageant from 1997 to 2006.
  • Anushka Cova and Jozaine Marianella Wall, are the only two winners that went to the Miss World pageant instead of Miss Universe.
  • Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes, went to Miss Universe and Miss World without winning the national pageant.
  • In 2007 and 2008, there were two winners in the national pageant, Miss Universe Curaçao and Miss World Curaçao.



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