Puerto Rico marks a win in all Big 4 International Beauty Pageants

04 Nov 2019 | Gayatri Poswal

The Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory Puerto Rico has been proving its worth in the pageantry with exceptionally flawless and praiseworthy performances over the last five decades. With laudable performances, the country has hooked a pre-eminent spot in the pageant world.

The country has never left behind in bagging everyone's attention at the international beauty pageants as it has sent the most beautiful and deserving candidate every year, who not only have won a crown or top positions in the pageant but also brought immense pride to the nation. This becomes the sole reason that the country is now under the records of being another country to mark its win in all the Big Four Grand Slam beauty pageants – Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

The country has recently witnessed a stupendous victory this year at Miss Earth 2019 when Nellys Pimentel represented the nation and successfully won the coveted title. This is first time the country has won the Miss Earth crown.


Puerto Rico marks a win in all Big 4 International Beauty Pageants


Puerto Rico marked its dominance in the Miss Universe beauty pageant with its stellar performances and unbeatable victories as the country won the Miss Universe crown five times since the inception of the pageant in 1952. The first time the country won the crown was in the year 1970 when Marisol Malaret participated in the pageant and caught extreme love and blessings at the conclusion. The second time the country won the crown was in the year 1985 under the delegation of Deborah Carthy-Deu. The Puerto Rican Actress, Singer and writer, Dayanara Torres competed in Miss Universe 1993 and won the coveted crown proudly at the conclusion.

Denise Quiñones who has now become the National Director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico Organization was the fourth Puerto Rican beauty to have won the Universe crown in the year 2001. The country marked its excellence in the year 2006 when the gorgeous Zuleyka Rivera who is an actress, TV Host and a dancer, won the Miss Universe crown and found a place in everyone's heart with her amazing performance at the pageant.


Puerto Rico marks a win in all Big 4 International Beauty Pageants


The country participated for the first time in Miss World beauty pageant in 1959 under the delegation of Lilie Diaz but after that, the country did not compete in the pageant for over a decade. Then again in 1970, the country commenced participating and won the first-ever Miss World crown in 1975 under the delegation of Wilnelia Merced. Apart from this, 2016 was a special year for the country as it won the second Miss World crown under the delegation of the stunning Stephanie Del Valle.

The first-ever Miss International crown won by the country since the year of its establishment, was in 1987 under the delegation of the beautiful blonde, blue-eyed Laurie Simpson. After this, Valerie Hernandez brought home the second Miss International crown in the year 2014.

With all these astonishing performances and victories, the country has showcased its worth in the pageantry and has become the country to finally have won all the Big Four grand slam international beauty pageants. Moreover, the country has set a perfect benchmark for other countries to reach up to this level of success. 

This year, Madison Anderson is representing her country at Miss Universe 2019 as has already become a crowd’s favourite. Daniella Rodríguez Miss World Puerto Rico 2019 has also been preparing with utmost sincerity and dedication. Ivana Irizarry Miss International Puerto Rico 2019 also has her chances of winning an international crown.