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El Salvador Pulls Out of Miss Universe Pageant

El Salvador will not send a candidate to Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines.
Reasons : Poor Management of franchise holders and issues of corruption.

The last time El Salvador didn't participate in Miss Universe was in 1981. In 2004, Telecorporacion Salvadorena acquired the franchise for Miss World, and in 2006 acquired the franchise for Miss Universe. The pageant was renamed Nuestra Belleza El Salvador and held two separate pageants to select the delegates to Miss Universe and Miss World. In 2010, the format changed as in that year they decided to select the two representatives in just one pageant.

Unfortunately, not a single El Salvadorean beauty has ever won the Miss Universe crown.



Maribel Arrieta Gálvez is holding two trophies. One for Miss Congeniality award and the other for her 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1955! She is the closest that El Salvador can get to the crown. 



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