Daniela Cepeda was crowned as Miss Ecuador 2017 at the conclusion of the magnificent finale held on 22nd April 2017. 21 year old Cepeda succeeds Miss Ecuador 2016 Connie Jiménez, and will now represent Ecuador at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. At the same pageant, Jocelyn Mieles, of Manta was placed as the first runner-up, Maria José Vilacís was adjudged second runner-up, Dayanara Peralta was titled as the third runner-up, Rossi Torres made it to the fourth runner-up and Nicole Hidalgo finished as the fifth runner-up.
A total of 22 finalists competed for the coveted title. And the 22 finalists were -
Joanna Nicole Hidalgo Silva from Riobamba (Chimborazo), Ana Gabriela Caicedo Toro from Pujilí (Cotopaxi), Hillary Estupiñán Mina from San Lorenzo (Esmeraldas), Bianca Nicole Benavides Gómez from Guayaquil (Guayas), Dayanara Mishelle Peralta Loor from Guayaquil (Guayas), Génesis Stefanía Parra Pico from Naranjal (Guayas), María Belén Ruiz Velasco from Guayaquil (Guayas), María Daniela Cepeda Matamoros from Guayaquil (Guayas), Mónica Leticia González Echeverría from Guayaquil (Guayas), Sofía Gabriela Peñafiel Torres from Guayaquil (Guayas), María José Villacís Avendaño from Ibarra (Imbabura), Zully Alejandra Granda Jaramillo from Puyango (Loja), María Fernanda Muñoz Jiménez from Vinces (Los Ríos), Mirna Yalena Avilés Cercado from Vinces (Los Ríos), Rosie Alegría Torres Cadena from Quevedo (Los Ríos), Corina Isabel Zambrano Valderrama from Tosagua (Manabí), Jocelyn Daniela Mieles Zambrano from Manta (Manabí), Katheryne Eliana López España from Pedernales (Manabí), Laura Mercedes Macías Vélez from Santa Ana (Manabí), Analía Viviana Vernaza Daulón from Quito (Pichincha), Wendy Carolina Carrillo Morales from Quito (Pichincha) and Marjorie Marlene Vivas Medranda from Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas).
Ecuador has never won any Miss Universe or Miss World title till date, though it won the Miss International crown once, when Maria Fernanda Cornejo was crowned Miss International 2011 at the finals of the international pageant held on November 6' 2011 in Chengdu, China; and Miss Earth 2016 crown when Katherine Espin was crowned at the finale held in the Philippines.