Ecuador on beauty contests
2011 was a strong year in the field of beauty in Ecuador. Ecuadorian model Maria Fernanda Cornejo was crowned as Miss International, one of the most renowned pageants worldwide, in Chengdui, China. Miss Ecuador 2011, Claudia Schiess, also put up the name of the country winning the Miss America crown.
Ecuadorian Film Industry
In this year he Ecuadorian film industry also had highlights. Tito Jara’s film “A tus espaldas” (“Behind You”) won international awards. On the other hand, the tragic story of the Restrepo brothers was told in a documentary “Con mi corazón en Yambo” (“With my heart in Yambo,”) directed by younger sister of the Restrepo brothers, Maria Fernanda.
The unique Andean Tecnofolklore singer, Delfin Quispe, was nominated by MTV Latin Awards in the Web Celebrity category along with the Peruvian singer Tigresa del Oriente.
Leo Rojas, from Otavalo, was another Ecuadorian who stood out in 2011, winning the German reality show “Das Supertalent 2011”, he wowed the judges and the public playing his pan flute.
Violin player Alex Jimbo also stood out on the Internet, becoming the first Ecuadorian who was part of YouTube Symphony. He represented the country in Sydney, Australia.