Ecuador is home to some of the world’s most iconic tourist places. Be it the Middle of The World monument in Quito, the closest point to the Sun on Earth in Chimborazo, the biodiversity of the Galapagos that inspired Darwin, part of the gigantic Andes, pristine beaches, or the vast expanse of Amazon – Ecuador has got something for everyone.
Another kind of natural beauty adds to the country’s riches – the charming Ecuadorian ladies! This post is a celebration of Ecuadorian women, and we have handpicked 10 of them you can follow on Instagram to get a sneak peek into their lives.
Mirka Cabrera (@Mirka_cabrera_mazzini)
Mirka is an Ecuadorian model who has dazzled numerous beauty pageants with her beauty. Other than a master’s degree in International Business, this beauty queen has a long list of titles to her name, the most notable ones being Miss World Ecuador 2016. That earned her a ticket to represent Ecuador in Miss World 2016, where she made it to the Top 21.
Her Instagram posts offer a candid view of her personal life, and you feel an instant connection. She shares her travels, events, and photoshoots to engage with 18k+ followers.
Katherine Espin (@kathespin)
Katherine is a lawyer, model, and beauty queen who won several national and international beauty competitions. She had her eyes set on the Miss Earth title as a 16-year-old when she saw a fellow Ecuadorian, Olga Alava, win it in 2011. As they say, the universe conspired to get her to her dream, and she was crowned Miss Earth 2016 after 5 years – only the second winner from Ecuador.
Her Instagram feed is a visual treat; her 50k followers are treated to well-polished, picture-perfect images. Though most of her 3000+ posts cover time with family and friends, events, and travels, this Miss Bikini Ecuador 2015 winner keeps reminding us exactly why she won the title, by posing in trendy, stylish, and seductive bikinis that’ll make your heart skip a beat!
Paola Farias (@paolafariasoficial)
Paola is a model, singer, and actress well-known for her television shows. She started working in the industry in 1995 and has not looked back. Ecuador’s version of The Nanny made her a household name in 2006. Since then, she’s gone beyond modeling and was one of the judges for Ecuador’s Got Talent 3.
Paola’s Instagram profile is what social media influencers and celebrities dream of. With 1.5 million followers, Paola has got an enviable fan base. Most of her posts are in the form of videos (reels) that you’ll find entertaining, seductive, and pleasing to the eye.
Maria Jose Maza (@mariajose.maza)
Maria Maza dominated the Ecuadorian beauty pageant scene from 2010-2015. Being the favorite for Miss Ecuador 2011 title, her unplaced performance was a shock to many. She’s represented her country in several beauty pageants since then and won the Miss Panamerican International 2013.
Keeping her 67k followers busy through the regular Instagram post, Maria continues to soar in popularity. Following her will get you closer to her vacations, business initiatives, theatre work, and much more.
Olga Alava (@olga_alava)
Olga is an Ecuadorian beauty born on Valentine’s Day! She’s juggled many roles during her career, including that of a model, environmentalist, lifestyle and social entrepreneur, and beauty pageant winner! She was the first Ecuadorian delegate to win the Miss Earth pageant, one of her many beauty queen titles.
Olga has experienced multiple cultures, and her travels through the world are well reflected in her Instagram posts. She posts about her travels worldwide, social initiatives, fitness, and family.
Maria Fernanda Rios (@mariafernandariosoficial)
Besides being an actress, singer, model, and fashion designer, Mafer Rios also runs her clothing line under the name MFR. This multi-talented beauty is an inspiration for those looking to make it big in showbiz without taking the beauty pageant route.
She’s worked as a TV presenter, actor, and juror in many TV shows for two decades. Her Insta profile has over 1.4 million followers who are treated to pictures and reels from her personal life, business assignments, modeling, and travels.
Modeling and television personalities often channel their popularity and celebrity status to gain followers on social media. However, some girls take the unconventional route and build their brand from scratch purely based on the content they create.
Oana is one such account that will inspire many. She has over a million followers on Instagram, having only posted 208 times as of Jan 2023! Oana has aced it all, be it a relaxed day on a beach, a casual shot in the restroom, a dreamy vacation photoshoot, or a sensuous bikini avatar!
Erika Toa Russo (@erikatoarusso)
Moving away from the world of models and television personalities for some time, we present Erika Toa Russo. A fashion enthusiast and an Instagram influencer, her blog on Instagram covers travels, food, and films.
She’s garnered more than 800k followers in a short time, and the number continues to grow. Join her tribe to be treated to some of the exotic tourist locations around the world and get a taste of global cuisine.
Veronica Camacho (@verito_camacho)
Veronica is a digital content creator and another inspiration for building your brand on social media from scratch. Also a radio personality, her content spans personal posts, travel diaries, commercial events, and some interesting behind-the-scenes glimpses from shoots.
Veronica is growing in popularity, and if you join her 405k Instagram followers, she’ll keep you refreshed with her daily dose of picturesque and entertaining posts!
Giovanna Andrade Franco (@giovaandrade7)
Giovanna is an Ecuadorian actress and TV personality who has been in the industry for nearly 2 decades. She took acting lessons in New York, worked in Peru, signed contracts with the Colombian television network RCN, and participated in a Mrs. Global beauty contest in China.
Join her clan of over 262k followers on Instagram, where you’ll have more than 4000 posts to catch up on! She has shared plenty from her private life, including her pregnancy pics. She keeps her followers up to date with her shoots, family, travels, and events.
Kick off this new year with a dose of inspiration provided by these Ecuadorian beauties, and you’ll never be too far from a mood lift!