ⓘ Ximena Aulestia

                                     

ⓘ Ximena Aulestia

Ximena Lourdes Aulestia Diaz is an Ecuadorian journalist and former beauty queen. At Miss Ecuador 1969, she was crowned Miss World Ecuador.

                                     

1. Biography

Ximena Aulestia was born 25 September 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a result of her parents, General Victor Florencio Aulestia Mier and Sara Roxana Diaz Guerrero, being in the city because of a diplomatic mission to Brazil from Ecuador, giving her immediate Ecuadorian citizenship. She was born the sixth of seven children, second of her fathers second marriage. In 1972, Aulestias father became the Ecuadorian Minister of Defense to Guillermo Rodriguez, at the same time when Rodriguez founded Institute of National Higher Studies.

For her first ten years of life, Aulestia lived in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, returning to Ecuador in 1962 with her family to settle in Quito, the nations capital. In 1969, she competed in Miss Ecuador 1969 as Miss Pichincha and was crowned Miss World Ecuador, the first finalist, and so represented Ecuador in the Miss World contest of that year.