Miss Universe Ecuador 2024: Meet the contestants


This year's Miss Universe Ecuador pageant under the Concurso Nacional de Belleza (CNB) has officially kicked off with the contestants' arrival on May 15 in the city of Guayaquil.

The following day, May 16, the 25 beauties vying for the national title were officially sashed in a special presentation gala held in Machala.

Major favorites include former Miss Grand Ecuador and Miss Grand International 2019 Top 10 finalist Mara Topic Verduga; former Miss California USA and Miss USA 2016 Top 5 finalist Nadia Mejia-Webb; and former Miss Earth winner Katherine Espin.

The next Miss Universe Ecuador to be crowned on June 8 will represent the "country of four worlds" at Miss Universe 2024 (73rd Miss Universe) in Mexico.

Who will take home the crown?

Meet the contestants:

Azoques - Paula Chérrez González

Azuay - María José Córdova Abud

Babahoyo - Daysi Laman Dumani

Bolívar - Amy Gallegos Gaibor

Cañar - Katherine Espín Gómez

Comunidad USA - Nadia Mejía-Webb

Comunidad Europa - Angélica Sandoval García

Cuenca - Camila Orellana Martínez

El Oro - Melanie Morales Bustamante

Esmeraldas - Maholy Ortíz Quintero

Galápagos - María José Córdova Guerrero

Guayaquil - Mara Topic Verduga

Guayas - Gissela Flores Cadena

Los Ríos - Karla Jiménez Urrutia

Manabí - Fiorella Velez Delgado

Morona Santiago - Andrea Quito Torres

Pichincha - Carolina Cobo Vallejo

Quito - Lorena Argüello Salazar

Región Central - Melany Flor Serrano

Región Costa - Shiomara Pico Mendoza

Región Sierra - Yajaira Quizhpi Flores

Santo Domingo - Yomaira Torales Moreira

Sucumbíos - Giulliana Echeverría Carrión

Tungurahua - Ana Isabel Cobo

Zamora Chinchipe - María Cristina Polanco Salgado

Photos: Concurso Nacional de Belleza / Instagram

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