Miss Universe Ecuador 2018: Meet The Candidates
Miss Ecuador 2018 will be the 64th edition of Miss Ecuador pageant, which is slated to take place on May 5, 2018 in Machala. During the conclusion of the pageant, the outgoing Miss Universe Ecuador, Daniela Cepeda from Guayas will pass on her crown to her successor, who will then represent Ecuador at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
Ecuador last placed at the Miss Universe pageant in 2013 when Constanza María Báez Jalil was titled as the second runner up to Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler. Ecuador has been participating at the said event since 1955, wherein it has placed thrice in the semi-finals. Ecuador is yet to win its first Miss Universe crown.
Meanwhile, the first runner up at Miss Ecuador pageant usually represents the nation at Miss International pageant. This year, Jocelyn Daniela Mieles Zambrano, who placed as a Top 8 finalist at Miss International 2017 will be crowning her successor to represent the country at Miss International 2018. Ecuador holds a good record at Miss International pageant and has won one Miss International crown in the courtesy of María Fernanda Cornejo Alfaro, who was crowned as Miss International 2011. Since 1960, the nation has placed six times in the semi-finals at Miss International pageant.
This year 23 candidates will be vying to represent Ecuador at the Miss Universe and Miss International pageants. Meet the contestants battling for the title of Miss Ecuador 2018-