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.
|1962-1963||Peggy Van Riet||Miss Curaçao|
|1964-1965||Iris de Windt|
|1968-1969||Anne Marie Braafheid|
|1974-1975||Catherine de Jongh|
|1978-1980||Solange de Castro|
|1981-1982||Maria Maxima Croes|
|1989-1990||Anna Maria Mosteiro de Windt|
|1990-1991||Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger|
|1991-1992||Mijanou de Paula|
|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|
|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|
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.
|1964||Iris de Windt|
|1966||Elizabeth Sánchez||Miss Amity|
|1968||Annemarie Braafheid||1st Runner-Up|
|1974||Catherine de Jongh|
|1978||Solange de Castro|
|1981||Maria Maxima Croes|
|1991||Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger||Semifinalist|
|1992||Mijanou de Paula|
|1996||Vanessa Dorinda Mambi|
|1997||Verna Angela Maria Vasquez||4th Runner-Up|
|1998||Natacha Tamara Bloem|
|1999||Jouraine Gregoria Ricardo|
|2001||Maria Fatima Sint Jago|
|2002||Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia|
|2003||Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk|
|2004||Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes|
|2007||Naemi Elizabeth Monte|
|2008||Jenyfeer Natividad Mercelina|
|2009||Angenie Anamaria Simon|
|2010||Safira de Wit|
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.
|1980||Soraida de Windt|
|1990||Jacqueline Nelleke Josien Krijger|
|2000||Jozaine Marianella Wall||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2002||Ayanette Mary-Ann Ileana Statia||Semifinalist|
|2003||Angeline Fernandine Da Silva Goes|
|2004||Sue-Ann Stephanie Hudson|
|2006||Fyrena Judica Hannah Martha|
|2007||Mckeyla Antoinette Richards|
|2008||Norayla María Francisco||Top 10 Finalist Miss World Top Model|
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.
|1971||Imelda Thode||Miss Friendship|
|1997||Jadira Suleika Bislick|
|1998||Santa Indris Tokaay|
|2001||Vanessa Maria Van Arendonk|
|2002||Luz Thonysha De Souza Pereira|
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.
|2006||Kristal Rose Sprock|
|2007||Fyrena Judica Hannah Martha||Did not compete|
|2009||Amada Beatrix Hernandez||Did not compete|
Curaçao's debuted in Miss Tourism Queen International in 2007.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.