|Type Beauty pageant|
|Motto Beauty, Elegance, Personality, Class, Poise, Communication and Safety|
Membership Miss Universe Miss World Miss International
Miss Spain (Spanish: Miss España) is a national beauty pageant in Spain.
The origins of Miss Spain date back to 1929, when early contests took place until the advent of civil war in 1936, followed by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, which did not permit beauty pageants until 1961.
It is currently broadcast to the entire country by Telecinco, from the Marina d'Or resort, in the province of Castellón.
Any woman who wants to participate in Miss Spain must appear before provincial branches of the pageant, and learn about the requirements needed, as well as methods for selection to be carried out in that province. Once selected by a delegation, they will represent their province in the contest. After a month of preliminary competition, events and cultural activities around the country, the new Miss Spain is selected.
The winner of Miss Spain is sent to represent her country in Miss Universe. However, if Miss Spain is underage, a runner-up is sent to Miss Universe. Overall in these international pageants, Spain's success has been moderate with one Miss Universe title in 1974 and 3 Miss International titles in 1977, 1990 and 2008. In 2013, the pageant is separated into several pageants - like Miss World Spain and Miss Spain.
The winner of Miss España represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Sometimes, the winner can also compete at Miss World and Miss Europe if the winner will be available to compete by the Miss España Organization. However,Miss Espana Organization was claimed to bankrupt in 2012, and separated into several independent contests choosing the representatives in the International beauty pagents like Miss World Spain and Miss Universe Spain.
Miss Universo España
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C Patricia Yurena Rodríguez originally won Miss Spain 2008 but due to age requirements was unable to compete at Miss Universe and was subsequently replaced by Claudia Moro. Rodríguez instead represented Spain at Miss World. Rodríguez later won Miss Universe Spain 2013 represented Spain at Miss Universe 2013.
Miss Universe Spain
The winner of Miss España represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Miss World Spain
The Miss España Mundo represents her country at the Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant from Miss Spain is sent. In 2013 the official candidate will be selecting by Miss World Spain pageant, due to economic problems in Spain in 2011, the Miss España was bankruptcy.
Miss International Spain
The 2nd Runner-up of Miss España represents her country at the Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2013 the official candidate will be selecting by Miss Internacional España pageant. Perhaps in 2014 Miss España was bankruptcy.