Miss Ecuador 2016 – Connie Jiménez
Connie Jiménez has won the title of Miss Ecuador 2016. She will represent Ecuador at Miss Universe 2016. She succeeds Francesca Cipriani as Miss Ecuador. Francesca competed at Miss Universe 2015 in the USA last December, but could not place in the Top 15.
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Connie Jiménez is from Los Ríos, Ventanas. She is the first Miss Ecuador from her province. Her full-name is Connie Maily Jiménez Romero. Connie Jiménez has the huge responsibility of representing the country at Miss Universe. She will be vying to get the fourth placement for the country. Ecuador participates in Miss Universe since 1955. The first one was achieved by Lucía Isabel Vinueza Urjelles in 1981 who made it to the Top 12. Second was achieved by María Susana Rivadeneira Simball in Miss Universe 2004. She was Top 10. The third and the best placement of Ecuador in Miss Universe was achieved by Constanza María Báez Jalil in Miss Universe 2013. Connie Jiménez will be the first Miss Universe from her country if she wins. The country has won Miss International once, in 2011 with María Fernanda Cornejo Alfaro.
Credits: Miss Ecuador, Connie’s page on Facebook