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Miss Grand Ecuador 2021
Andrea Aguilera.png
Andrea Aguilera of Los Ríos, the winner of the contest
DateJune 26, 2021
Presenters
  • Ronald Farina
  • Miguel Cedeño
VenueTC Televisión Studios, Guayaquil
Broadcaster
Entrants6
Placements3
Debuts
WinnerAndrea Aguilera Paredes
 Los Ríos
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Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 was the inaugural edition of the Miss Grand Ecuador beauty pageant,[1] held on June 26, 2021, at the TC Televisión Studios in Guayaquil.[1][2][3][4] Six contestants, qualified for the national stage through an online audition, competed for the title,[1][4][5][6] of whom the a 20-year old medical student and model from Los Ríos, Andrea Aguilera, was elected the winner.[1][2][5][7] The contest was showcased under the direction of Tahiz Panus and Miguel Panus, presidents of the Concurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador (CNB Ecuador), who have owned the Miss Grand Ecuador license since 2019.[3][8]

The event was broadcast nationwide via TC Televisión as well as on Miss Grand International's YouTube channel, GrandTV, for a global audience.[1] Clara Sosa, Miss Grand International 2018 from Paraguay, attended the event and served as the public speaking trainer for the delegates during the pageant camp held a few days before the gala final, which was hosted by Ronald Farina and Miguel Cedeño.[9] The media expected the current international titleholder, American Abena Appiah, to attend, but the airline was unable to arrive for unknown reasons, according to the organization's publicist.[1] 

Andrea temporarily quit her undergraduate studies after winning the competition to compete in the Miss Grand International 2021 [id] pageant in Thailand,[3][10][11] where she was named the vice-queen of the Vietnamese candidate, Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên.[3][12][13] Furthermore, the contest's first runner-up, Emilia Vásquez of Pichincha Province, was later assignated Miss Grand Ecuador 2022 and was expected to represent the country at the 2022 international contest in Indonesia,[14] but she was replaced by Liseth Naranjo for undisclosed reasons.[15]

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Miss Grand Ecuador

Miss Grand Ecuador

Miss Grand Ecuador is an Ecuadorian female national beauty pageant launched in 2021 by the Concurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador organization, directed by Tahiz Panus and Miguel Panus, with the aim of selecting a country representative to participate in its parent pageant, Miss Grand International. Previously, the competition franchise belonged to Maria del Carmen Aguayo, who usually chose the runners-up or national finalists from her national pageant, Miss Ecuador, to partake in such an international competition.

Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the second largest city in Ecuador and also the nation's economic capital and main port. The city is the capital of Guayas Province and the seat of Guayaquil Canton. The city is located on the west bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil.

Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on October 6, 1860. Under legislative decree. Babahoyo was made its capital on September 30, 1948.

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Victoria Aguilera Paredes is an Ecuadorian model, beauty pageant titleholder who won the national title of Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 for the first time under national contest. She represented Ecuador at Miss Grand International 2021 held Bangkok, Thailand on December 4, where she was crowned as the 1st Runner-Up. Later was appointed Miss Supranational Ecuador 2023, and will represent Ecuador at Miss Supranational 2023 ,pageant held in Poland

Concurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador

Concurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador

Concurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador is a national beauty pageant held annually in Ecuador. Initially, the contest was named Miss World Ecuador in 2013 up to 2020 when it was renamed Consurso Nacional de Belleza Ecuador. The winner is the Miss World Ecuador and is the national representative at Miss World in the year she has been chosen, except in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss Grand International

Miss Grand International

Miss Grand International is a beauty pageant franchise based in Thailand. It consists of the annual national pageant Miss Grand Thailand, as well as the international competition Miss Grand International, to which participating rights are licensed to organizers in other countries.

Clara Sosa

Clara Sosa

María Clara Sosa Perdomo is a Paraguayan model, TV Host and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Grand Paraguay 2018 and was later crowned Miss Grand International 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar. She is the first Paraguayan woman to win the Miss Grand International title.

Paraguay

Paraguay

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. It has a population of 7 million, nearly 3 million of whom live in the capital and largest city of Asunción, and its surrounding metro. Although one of only two landlocked countries in South America, Paraguay has ports on the Paraguay and Paraná rivers that give exit to the Atlantic Ocean, through the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway.

Abena Appiah

Abena Appiah

Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah is a Ghanaian–American singer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Queen Beauty Universe 2016 and Miss Grand International 2020. She was appointed as Miss Grand USA and became the first Black woman to win the Miss Grand International crown. She previously represented Ghana in two of the Big Four international beauty pageants but lost in Miss Universe 2014 and Miss Earth 2019.

Miss Grand Vietnam

Miss Grand Vietnam

Miss Grand Vietnam is a national beauty pageant in Vietnam. The first edition was held in 2022. Previously, all representatives were appointed to became Miss Grand Vietnam and competed at Miss Grand International.

Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên

Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên

Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên is a Vietnamese beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Grand International 2021 in 4th December 2021 at Bangkok, Thailand, is the first Vietnamese woman to win this beauty pageant. Before that, she also represented Vietnam to compete at Miss International 2018 in Japan. She was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Prime Minister of Vietnam Phạm Minh Chính for Prominent Young Face 2021.

Miss Grand International 2022

Miss Grand International 2022

Miss Grand International 2022 was the 10th-anniversary edition of the Miss Grand International pageant, held on 25 October 2022 at Sentul International Convention Center in Bogor Regency of West Java province, Indonesia. The pageant featured contestants from sixty-eight countries and territories, of which, the Brazilian representative, Isabella Menin, was named the winner and crowned by Miss Grand International 2021 Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên of Vietnam.

Competition

In the grand final competition held on June 26, the results of the early round—which consisted of the swimsuit and evening gown competitions and the speech round, wherein all six qualified candidates delivered a speech related to the pageant campaign, Stop wars and violence—determined the 3 semifinalists, who then competed in the question and answer portion. After which, Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 and her two runners-up were announced.[5]

The summary of the selection process is shown below.

Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 selection process[5]
Initial pool
(6 candidates)
Finals
(Top 3)
Winner
 Cañar
 El Oro
 Esmeraldas
 Los Ríos
 Manabí
 Pichincha
Swimsuit roundEvening gown &
speech round
 Los Ríos
 Manabí
 Pichincha
Question &
answer round
 Los Ríos

Result

Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 competition result by province

Color keys

  Winner
  Runners-up

  Unplaced
  Did not compete

Position Delegate[2][4]
Miss Grand Ecuador 2021
1st runner-up

Miss Grand Ecuador 2022

  •  Pichincha – Emilia Vásquez (Dethroned)
2nd runner-up
Special awards[2][4]
Best in Swimsuit
Miss Cielo
Miss Multimedia

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Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on October 6, 1860. Under legislative decree. Babahoyo was made its capital on September 30, 1948.

Manabí Province

Manabí Province

Manabí is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Portoviejo. The province is named after the Manabí people.

Pichincha Province

Pichincha Province

Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern Sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.

Esmeraldas Province

Esmeraldas Province

Esmeraldas is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.

El Oro Province

El Oro Province

El Oro is the southernmost of Ecuador's coastal provinces. It was named for its historically important gold production. Today it is one of the world's major exporters of bananas. The capital is Machala.

Cañar Province

Cañar Province

Cañar is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Azogues. At the time of census 2010 the province had a population of 225,184. It contains the 16th-century ruins of Ingapirca, the best-known Inca settlement in Ecuador and a product of their conquest of the indigenous Cañari.

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Victoria Aguilera Paredes is an Ecuadorian model, beauty pageant titleholder who won the national title of Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 for the first time under national contest. She represented Ecuador at Miss Grand International 2021 held Bangkok, Thailand on December 4, where she was crowned as the 1st Runner-Up. Later was appointed Miss Supranational Ecuador 2023, and will represent Ecuador at Miss Supranational 2023 ,pageant held in Poland

Contestants

6 contestants competed for the title of Miss Grand Ecuador 2021.[1][2][4]

Province Delegate Age Height Hometown
 Cañar Dayanna Méndez 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) La Troncal
 El Oro Tahiz Zambrano 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in) Machala
 Esmeraldas Lissette Arroyo 26 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Esmeraldas
 Los Ríos Andrea Aguilera 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Ventanas
 Manabí Marjorie Vivas 27 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Portoviejo
 Pichincha Emilia Vásquez 25 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Quito


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Cañar Province

Cañar Province

Cañar is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Azogues. At the time of census 2010 the province had a population of 225,184. It contains the 16th-century ruins of Ingapirca, the best-known Inca settlement in Ecuador and a product of their conquest of the indigenous Cañari.

La Troncal

La Troncal

La Troncal is the seat of La Troncal Canton in the Cañar Province, Ecuador.

El Oro Province

El Oro Province

El Oro is the southernmost of Ecuador's coastal provinces. It was named for its historically important gold production. Today it is one of the world's major exporters of bananas. The capital is Machala.

Machala

Machala

Machala is a city in south-west Ecuador. It is the capital of the El Oro Province, and is located near the Gulf of Guayaquil on fertile lowlands. Machala has a population of 241,606 ; it is the eighth-biggest city in the country, and the second-most important port. It has been referred to as the Banana Capital of the World.

Esmeraldas Province

Esmeraldas Province

Esmeraldas is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Esmeraldas is a coastal city in northwestern Ecuador. It is the seat of the Esmeraldas Canton and capital of the Esmeraldas Province. It has an international sea port and a small airport. Esmeraldas is the major seaport of northwestern Ecuador, and it lies on the Pacific coast at the mouth of the Esmeraldas River. It is exactly at the antipodes of Padang, Indonesia. The city is the principal trading hub for the region's agricultural and lumber resources, and is the terminus of the 313-mile (504-km) Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline from the oil fields in northeastern Ecuador.

Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos Province

Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on October 6, 1860. Under legislative decree. Babahoyo was made its capital on September 30, 1948.

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Aguilera Paredes

Andrea Victoria Aguilera Paredes is an Ecuadorian model, beauty pageant titleholder who won the national title of Miss Grand Ecuador 2021 for the first time under national contest. She represented Ecuador at Miss Grand International 2021 held Bangkok, Thailand on December 4, where she was crowned as the 1st Runner-Up. Later was appointed Miss Supranational Ecuador 2023, and will represent Ecuador at Miss Supranational 2023 ,pageant held in Poland

Manabí Province

Manabí Province

Manabí is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Portoviejo. The province is named after the Manabí people.

Portoviejo

Portoviejo

Portoviejo, also known as San Gregorio de Portoviejo, is a city in Ecuador, and the capital of the Province of Manabí 30 km (19 mi) from the Pacific coast. It is still known as the city of the "Royal Tamarind Trees" due to former Tamarind plantains in the area.

Pichincha Province

Pichincha Province

Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern Sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.

Quito

Quito

Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital of Ecuador, with an estimated population of 2.8 million in its urban area. It is also the capital of the province of Pichincha. Quito is located in a valley on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes, at an elevation of 2,850 m (9,350 ft), making it the second-highest capital city in the world.

Source: "Miss Grand Ecuador 2021", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 8th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Grand_Ecuador_2021.

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