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1986 - 2012
Since 1983 beautiful and intelligent women from different Hispanic backgrounds and US States have participated in the international
Mis Latin America® of the World Pageant. An actual national titleholder was not crowned until 1986 but since the beginning these
women have been and continue to be a credit to the vast and talented Latino/Hispanic population in this nation. These
accomplished young women are proudly presented to you here, along with personal data from the year they held the title.
2008 – Fatima Leonardo
RHODE ISLAND
Miss Latina US Fatima Leonardo of Rhode Island
2007 - Yalena Matos
OREGON
Miss Latina US Yalena Matos of Oregon
2006 – Melissa Marin
RHODE ISLAND
Miss Latina US Melissa Marin of Rhode Island
2005 - Melissa Quesada
NEW YORK
Miss Latina US Melissa Quesada of New York
2004 – Graciela Stanley
KANSAS
2003 - Lydia Acuña
UTAH
2002 – Elynor Martinez
UTAH
2001 - Karla Vargas
CALIFORNIA
Miss Latina US Graciela Stanley of Kansas
2000 – Katherine Gonzalez
NEW YORK
1999 - Dilania Inoa
RHODE ISLAND
1998 – Katherine Rodriguez
FLORIDA
1996 - Iris Almario
NEW YORK
1994 - FLORIDA
Joanne Morales-George
1993 - Dailin Garcia
FLORIDA
1992 – Carla Morales
RHODE ISLAND
1991 - Yvette Gonzalez
NEW YORK
Miss Latina US Lydia Acuna of Utah
Miss Latina US Elynor Martinez of Utah
Miss Latina US Karla Vargas of California
Miss Latina USA Katherine Gonzalez of New York
Miss Latina USA Dilania Inoa of Rhode Island
Miss Latina USA Katherine Rodriguez of Florida
Miss Latina USA Iris Almario of New York
Miss Latina USA Johanna Morales-George of Florida
Miss Latina USA Dailin Garcia of Florida
Miss Latina USA Carla Morales of Rhode Island
Miss Latina USA Yvette Gonzalez of New York
1990 – Carola Garfias
ARIZONA
1988-89 - Hany Valdes
FLORIDA
1987 – Sdenka Dobronic
WASHINGTON, D.C.
1986 - Sandra Luz Cedillos
TEXAS
Miss Latina USA Carola Garfias of Arizona
Miss Latina USA Hany Valdes of Florida
Miss Latina USA Sdenka Dobronic of Washington, D.C.
Born in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Age 21 – Height 5’11”
2nd year Pre-Med
Rhode Island College
Born in Guantanamo, Cuba
Age 20 – Height 5’6”
3rd year Business Administration
Heald College
(Assumed title reign in 2007)
Born in Medellin, Colombia
Age 18 – Height 5’6”
High School Senior
Cranston High School East
(Resigned just prior to 2007
Miss Latin America Pageant)
Born in Bronx, New York
(Grandparents Puerto Rican)
Age 26 – Height 5’8”
J.D. in Law
Hofstra University School of Law
Winner Miss Latin America 2006
Born in Wichita, Kansas
(Parents USA/Costa Rica)
Age 24 – Height 5’11”
B.S. Degree in Journalism
University of Kansas
1st R.U. Miss Latin America 2005
Born in Mexico
Age 23 – Height 5’10”
3rd year Economics Major
Brigham Young University
Born in Guatemala
Age 23 – Height 5’5”
Majored 3 years in Architecture
1st year Communications Major
Salt Lake Community College
Born in Nicaragua
Age 26 – Height 5’6”
B.A. in Psychology
UCLA at Berkeley
Born in Puerto Rico
Age 20 – Height 5’10”
3rd year Biology Major
Interamerican University
Finalist Miss Latin America 2001
Age 22 – Height 5’2”
B.A. in Latin American Studies
Brown University
Born in Cuba
Age 18 – Height 5’7”
High School Graduate
with Honors
South Miami High School
Born in Brooklyn, New York
(Parents Colombian/Puerto Rican)
Age 25 – 5’6”
Liberal Arts/Dance Major
Hofra University
Born in Cuba
Age 21 – 5’8”
3rd Year Advertising Major
Florida International University
Born in Puerto Rico
(Parents Cuban/Puerto Rican)
Age 18 – 5’6”
High School Student in Honor Roll
St. Brendan’s High School (Miami)
Born in Guatemala
Age 18 – 5’9”
High School Student
Providence
Born in Newark, New Jersey
(Parents Cuban)
Age 22 – 5’5”
3rd Year Liberal Arts Major
University of Houston
Born in Peru
(Parents Peruvian/Argentinean)
Age 25 – 5’4”
Law Student
Arizona State University
Born in Cuba
Age 19 – 5’8”
High School Graduate
Miami Senior High School
Born in Bolivia
(Parents Yugoslavian/Bolivian)
Age 19 – 5’6”
Advertising & Marketing Major
George Washington University
(Parents Mexican/USA)
Age 21 – 5’7”
Business Administration Major
University of Texas in El Paso
2009 – Diana Franca
UTAH
Born in Bahia, Brasil
Age 19 – Height 5’8”
Relations at
University of Utah
1st R.U. Miss Latin America 2009
Miss Latina US 2009 Diana Franca of Utah
2010 – Elizabeth Robaina
US CUBA (TEXAS)
Born in Habana, Cuba
Age 21 – Height 5’3”
Senior - Comm. Broadcasting
Univ. of Texas Pan-American
4th R.U.Miss Latin America 2010
Miss Latina US 2010 Elizabeth Robaina
2011 – Marice Morales
UTAH
Born in Trujillo, Peru
Age 24 – Height 5’6”
Junior - Public Relations
University of Utah
Miss Latina US 2011 Marice Morales of Utah
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2012 – Sasha Zacarias
New York
Age 23 – Height 5’8”
B.S. in Human Development &
Family Studies
University of Rhode Island
6th R.U. Miss Latin America 2012