Miss Brazil (Miss Brasil or Miss Brasil Universo) is an annual national beauty pageant of Brazil organized since 1954, which selects representatives from Brazil to Miss Universe pageant. The runner-up of the event competes at Miss International.
The first ever Miss Brazil pageant was won by Maria Marta Rocha in 1954.
Brazil has won the Miss Universe title twice in history; first title winner was Iêda Maria Britto Vargas from Rio Grande do Sul in the year 1963 and another title winner was Martha Maria Vasconcellos from Bahia in the year 1968. During last three years (2011-2013), representatives from Brazil - Priscila Machado, Gabriela Markus and Jakelyne Oliveira - secured a Top 5 placement at their respective Miss Universe pageants.
The reinging Queen Miss Brazil 2014 is Melissa Gurgel who was crowned Miss Brazil 2014 at the pageant held in Centro de Eventos do Ceará,Fortaleza,Ceará. She representedd Brazil at the Miss Universe 2015 and was among the Top 15 finalists. Melissa will now crown her successor at the Miss Brazil 2015 finals.
Melissa Gurgel Miss Brazil 2014
Miss Brazil 2013, was Jakelyne Oliveira; who was crowned at the finals of Miss Brazil 2013 held in Belo Horizonte on September 28, 2013. She will now crown her successor at the finals of Miss Brazil 2014 on September 27' 2014.
(From Left to Right) Jakelyne Oliveira, Gabriela Markus and Priscila Machado