The very first winner of the Miss Ecuador pageant was Sara Chacón Zúñiga from Guayas province in 1930. The contest was inactive for 25 years until 1955 when Leonor Carcache from Guayas won the first modern title of Miss Ecuador and became the first representative of the country to the Miss Universe pageant, was held in Long Beach, California.
Representatives from the 24 provinces that make up Ecuador compete annually for the title of Miss Ecuador among others. Miss Ecuador selects representatives for two of the Big Four international beauty pageants, Miss Universe and Miss International. In addition, the pageant also selects candidates to represent Ecuador in other international contests such as Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss United Continents and Miss Landscape.
- In 1966, 1967, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990 and 1995, the Miss Ecuador title was appointed.
- In 1967, 1978, 1989 and 1996, the Miss Ecuador election/appointment was made the year before the edition to represent.
- In 1993, the Miss Ecuador election was not held in Guayaquil for very first time.
- In 1996, Mónica Chalá was the first Afro-Ecuadorian in winning the Miss Ecuador title.
- In 2011, Claudia Schiess was the first non Ecuadorian-born in winning the Miss Ecuador title.
- Guayas has hosted the Miss Ecuador pageant for 46 editions.
- Guayas is the most successful province at Miss Ecuador with 39 winners.
- Zamora Chinchipe has never been represented at Miss Ecuador.
- B.^ Mariela García was born in Cuenca, Azuay; but she represented the province of Manabí.
- C.^ Soraya Hogonaga was born in Milagro, Guayas; but she represented the province of Pichincha.
- D.^ Isabel Ontaneda was born in Cuenca, Azuay; but she represented the province of Pichincha.
- E.^ Claudia Schiess was born in Basel, Switzerland; but she represented the province of Galápagos.