The very first Miss United Continent will take place in Guayaquil this September.

The very first Miss United Continent will take place in Guayaquil this September.

GUAYAQUIL, April 30 — MISS UNITED CONTINENT will be held on September 14th, 2013 in Guayaquil, Ecuador (South America). This event will have the participation of the representatives of different countries from all over the world.

Since 2006, Ecuador has been hosting the beauty pageant Miss Continente Americano (American Continent) continuously in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This event has counted with the participation of 21 official beauty queens from the American continent. They have all been previous contestants, finalists or winners of Miss Universe, Miss World, and other major pageants from their respective nations.

The director and owner of this franchise, Maria del Carmen de Aguayo, has taken into consideration the strong international recognition of the pageant in conjunction with its extraordinary success and decided to expand it worldwide. As a result of doing this, the name has been changed from Miss American Continent to Miss United Continent.

Maria del Carmen de Aguayo is also the current director of Miss Ecuador. The organization that chooses the representatives for Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss World Tourism, and until 2012 it had the duty to choose the representative to Miss World.

The Miss American Continent pageant has counted with the support of the Municipality of Guayaquil and the contest has always been televised via satellite worldwide in open signal without charge. Consequently, Miss United Continent will have the same support.

Winners of the competition:

2006 – Mia Taveras (Dominican Republic)
2007 – Marianne Cruz (Dominican Republic)
2008 – Lupita Gonzalez (Mexico)
2009 – Colombia (Lina Mosquera)
2010 – Peru (Giuliana Zevallos)
2011 – Ecuador (Claudia Schiess)
2012 – Brazil (Camila Serakides)
2013 – Miss United Continent – ?

Brazil's Camila Serakides is the current (and last) Miss Continente Americano. She will crown the very first Miss United Continent.

Brazil’s Camila Serakides is the current (and last) Miss Continente Americano. She will crown the very first Miss United Continent.