Credit: El Universo
Connie Jimenez was crowned Miss Ecuador Universe 2016 on March 12 at the Hotel Oro Verde in Machala. She will represent Ecuador in the 2016 Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. The first runner-up is Bianka Fuentes, 22, who will compete in Miss International 2016 to be held in Japan sometime in November. The second runner-up is Ivanna Abad, 22, who will compete in Miss Supranational 2016 to be held in Poland in December. Former Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez served in the judging panel.