1. Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva
Georgina Villanueva is studying chemical engineering. The dress refers to the textile past of the state, the revolutionary history, the famed Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato, as well as the importance of the Dia de los Muertos. Fancy makeup!
2. Miss Estado De México, Perla Franco
"The State of Mexico is one of the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is the most populous, as well as the most densely populated state. It is divided into 125 municipalities and its capital city is Toluca de Lerdo." Mexico City, or México Distrito Federal (like Washington D.C.) is between Mexico state and the state of Morelos. The outfit is of course made with Aztec influences, but it is also telling us about the 'Santuario Piedra Herrada', a Monarch Butterflies Sanctuary, in Temascaltepec as well as the cultivation of sunflowers.
3. Miss Nayarit, Blessing Chukwu
Around 1.4 million Mexicans self-identified as Afro-descendants in 2015, or 1.2% of the country's population. African identity and physical features are stronger than elsewhere in Mexico in the Costa Chica ("small coast" in Spanish) which extends from Acapulco, Guerrero, to the town of Puerto Ángel in Oaxaca in Mexico's Pacific south coast. The area was very isolated from the rest of Mexico, which prompted runaway slaves to find refuge here. More recently, Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico city and is dual Kenyan and Mexican citizen.
4. Miss Sinaloa, Elizabeth Vidaña
For people who may ask why her headress has "deer horns", the state of Sinaloa, Mexico has a traditional dance from the Yaqui indians known as the "Danza del Venado" (Deer Dance)
5. Miss Guerrero, Isabel Ruíz
Guerrero is located on the Pacific coast in Southwestern Mexico. Acapulco is one of Mexico's oldest and most well-known beach resorts. Taxco was one of the primary mining areas during the colonial period and is still known for its silverwork. "Fighting with Jaguars, Bleeding for Rain"
6. Miss Jalisco, Mariana Macias
Miss Guerrero's gorgeous dress has its own profound cultural implication. Taxco in Guerrero state is one of the main mineral areas in colonial period and the world famous silver capital "Fighting with jaguars, bleeding and praying for rain"
7. Miss Querétaro, Valeria Ruíz
I think this is the, These are NOT 'traditional' costumes but rather costumes that can be representative of some aspects of the state they come from.
8. Miss Campeche, Jennifer Álvarez
Campeche, on the Gulf of Mexico in the southeast, is one of the 31 states which make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico (With Mexico D.F., the City of Mexico, being the 32nd) hence the Caribbean vibe. Much of Campeche's territory is filled with various archeological sites, almost all of which are Mayan. That is too much of a fancy victorian dress to be involved with the mexican culture.
9. Miss Chihuahua, Isela Serrano
Stunning,Damsel in the Dark 6 months ago.she looks so daring and fierce. Like a superhero.I might get downvoted for this but, it'd be so awesome to be formally called, "Miss Chihuahua".
10. Miss Oaxaca, Sabrina Góngora
"Traditional clothing items among the peoples of Oaxaca include the huipil, a women's blouse constructed from several panels; the ceñidor, a type of sash among the Mazatec; and the paño, a Chinantec head covering. Handcrafted Oaxacan textiles employ plainweave, brocade patterns, gauze weave."
11. Miss Quintana Roo, Regina González
I'm not going to lie-- their costume is really growing on me. I love how the designer incorporated the feathered serpent deity Quetzalcoatl from Mesoamerican mythology.
12. Miss Durango, Carolina Thomas
She is beautiful love everything that is in her costume the corn to the cactus fantasist;
13. Miss Colima, Daniela Ramírez
Is Colima, Mexico renown for their history of shoe-making as the model's dress is decorated with Huaraches (traditional Mexican sandal)?
14. Miss Michoacán, Karolina Vidales
The colonial town of Pátzcuaro, founded around 1320 and the then the capital of the Tarascan state, sits on the southern edge of Lake Pátzcuaro. "The pez blanco (whitefish) that used to bring tourists to Pátzcuaro are no longer fished because of the lake's contamination, although on special occasions the famous butterfly nets are often displayed in canoes on the water."
15. Miss Chiapas, Rocío Carrillo
Her pose is adorable. pretty sure heels aren't traditional but they fit the look!
16. Miss Tamaulipas, Naila Navarro
Simple but beautiful,And not too CRAZY like some others.Lovely, elegant, dignified. Wish the shoes matched the colors.
17. Miss Sonora, Ayram Ortíz
Her head piece is fantastic looking ,the pose is part of the native dance. native dance "danza del venado" is even in the coat of arms of the mexican state of sonora...unusually bright colors though.
18. Miss Coahuila, Georgina Vargas
I was born in Coahuila. My mom still has her traditional attire, just like this, from when she met my dad in college. Shes half nacked and in a field of cacti. This one is so beautiful...
19. Miss Puebla, Valerie Bartsch
She's standing in front of the the Great Pyramid of Cholula, Pirámide Tepanapa, or, in the indigenous Nahuatl language, Tlachihualtepetl, or 'artificial mountain'. The structure measures 400 by 400 metres and has a total volume of 4.45 million cubic metres, almost twice that of the Great Pyramid of Giza. I've been there. The entry goes through tunnels dug by the original archeologists who explored it.
20. Miss Baja California Sur, Diana Ramírez
Stunning costume posed before a stunning view.simple yet stunning. This one is one of my favorites!
21. Miss Veracruz, Andrea Munguía
I wish they could've posted more than photo of each costume and contestants. I would've love a closer look at the head dress as it looks to intricate and stunning. However, this shot, with boats and docks and just over are perfect for her region/provence.
22. Miss Yucatán, Ana Paulina Rivero
I think it makes it unique. My criticism about this photo ... they should have either taken it from a different angle or have her change her pose ... it appears she's holding up the smoke stack.
23. Miss Hidalgo, Jaqueline Gómez
Quetzal birds are. Theyre feathers look very similar to peacocks although they don't display them the same way. Beautiful bird really. Might be my favorite.
24. Miss Zacatecas, Karina Román
Beautiful headpiece, the outfit in all is simply stunning. but they should have angled it so the crown stands out against the sky more, not blending in with the mountain. that looks so uncomfortable.
25. Miss Tlaxcala, Fedra Alpés
Tlaxcala (from Nahuatl languages), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tlaxcala (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala), is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. This dress would have been better full-length to balance the headpiece.