| June 26, 1953|
| Teatro Municipal, Lima|
| Mary Ann Sarmiento
The first participation of Peru in Miss Universe pageant created great expectations for the following year among the Peruvians, the newspaper La Crónica takes the rights over the MU franchise and the private clubs and associations from different districts, cities and regions of Peru start to choose candidates for Miss Peru Pageant 1953.
After casting in many different Peruvian cities the 37 ladies started to compete, 15 survived the first cut and past to the semi-finals. Following that they were narrowed down to six finalist, the runners-up and winner were called from this group, then proceeded to crowing and award show.
The Miss Perú 1953 pageant was held on June 26, 1953. The chosen winner represented Peru at the Miss Universe 1953.
Miss Perú 1953 Wikipedia
.Despite the fact that Ucayali is an official region of Peru since 1980, The Rotary Club of Pucallpa sponsors Mary Ann's participation in Miss Peru Pageant. For this reason she is considerate the first Miss Ucayali (and the most successful one at the National Pageant to the present day).