Miss Universe Pageant


1952: Long Beach, California. Miss Finland was the first Miss Universe. Miss Hawaii was the first Runner-Up.

1953: Long Beach, California. Christiane Martell became the first Miss France to win the Miss Universe title.

1954: Miriam Stevenson became the first American to win the Miss Universe Pageant.

1955: Long Beach, California. Miss Sweden was named Miss Universe. Miss El Salvador, Maribel Arrietta, was the big favorite. Love El Salvador was compared to Marilyn Monroe by American journalists.

1956: Miss USA, Carol Morris, was crowned Miss Universe.

1957: Long Beach (California). Miss Peru, Gladys Zender Urbina was chosen Miss Universe. She was the first Latin woman to win Miss Universe.

1958: Long Beach, California. Marina Luz Zuloaga became the first woman from Colombia to win the Miss Universe title. Miss Brazil was the first runner.

1959: Long Beach, California. Miss Italy, Maria Grazia Buccella, was the big favorite … but she did not qualify for the semi-finals. The next day, Italian newspapers criticized Akiko Kojima. Miss Universe from Japan ….

1960: Lynda Bennett, Miss USA and Miss Utah, became the third American to win the Miss Universe title …

1961: Long Beach, California. Marlene Schmidt became the first German to win the Miss Universe title.

1962: Miss Argentina, Norma Nolan, won the Miss Universe title. Miss Haiti, Evelyn Miot, was the first black woman to qualify for the Miss Universe semi-finals.

1963: Miss Brazil, Ieda Maria Vargas, won the Miss Universe title. She became the first Brazilian to win Miss Universe.

1964: Long Beach, California. Corina Tsopie was the first person from Greece to win the Miss Universe Pageant.

1965: Miss Thailand, Aspara Hongsakula, was elected Miss Universe.

1966: Miss Sweden, Margaret Arvidsson, won Miss Universe.

1967: Miss USA, Sylvia Hitchcok (20 years / 1.71 / 91-61-94m) was selected for Miss Universe.

1968: Miami Beach, Florida. Martha Vasconcelos became the second Brazilian to win the Miss Universe title.

1969: Miami Beach, Florida. Miss Philippines, Gloria Diaz, became the third Miss Universe from Asia.

1970: Miami Beach, Florida, Miss Puerto Rico, Marisol Malaret won Miss Universe.

1971: Miami Beach, Florida. Miss Lebanon, Georgina Rizk became the fourth Miss Universe from Asia.

1972: Dorado, Puerto Rico. Miss Australia, Anne Kery Wells, was elected Miss Universe.

1973: Athens, Greece. Miss Philippines Margarita Moran was elected Miss Universe.

1974: Under the leadership of Imelda Romualdez Marcos, the lady of the Philippines, Manila, the capital of the Philippines, hosted Miss Universe. Miss Spain, Amparo Muñoz was elected Miss Universe.

1975: San Salvador (El Salvador). The winner was Anne Pohtamo, Miss Finland. She looks like Grace Kelly, who was an American actress and princess of Monaco (a small country in Europe). , Australia, Hong Kong, Dominican Republic and other Third World countries. She was crowned in El Salvador, the birthplace of Maribel Arrieta, one of the most beautiful delegates in MU's chronology. Jackeline Gammarra, Miss Bolivia, was a big favorite in San Salvador. In order, she had been eliminated in the semi-finals. Miss Bolivia 1975 was one of the best South American delegates in Miss Universe history.

1976: Victory City, Hong Kong. Miss Israel, Rina Messinger, was crowned Miss Universe. For the first time, Miss USA Barbara Peterson did not qualify for the semi-finals.

1978: Acapulco, Mexico. Miss South Africa won the title. The favorites were: 1-El Salvador, 2-Peru, 3-USA, 4-South Africa, 5-Israel, 6-Sweden, 7-Wales, 8-Costa Rica. The big surprise was Miss Chile. Marianne Muller spoke three languages ​​fluently: English, French and German) … Miss Peru, Olga Roxana Zumaran Burga was a huge favorite in Miss Universe, but she did not speak English. Another eliminated was Miss El Salvador, Iris Yvette Mazorra, one of the top Latin American delegates in the Miss Universe.

1979: Perth (Australia). Miss Brazil was a big favorite until the last minute. Miss Venezuela, Maritza Sayalero won the Miss Universe title.

1981: New Yor City. Under the leadership of Osmel Sousa, president of the Miss Venezuela Organization, Venezuela's Irene Saez was crowned Miss Universe. The final placement: 1-Venezuela, 2-Canada, 3-Sweden, 4-Brazil, 5-Belgium. After Miss Universe, Miss Brazil, Adriana Alves de Oliveira had worked as a professional model in Paris. In 1984 she went to London, UK, where she was a favorite of international journalism and houses of the best. She had a perfect body and European profile … But she only came between 7 semi-finalists. She was the best delegate from Brazil since Magdalena Sbairini, another big favorite of Miss World 1977 …

1982: Lima, Peru. The favorites were: 1-Miss Chile, 2-Miss South Africa, 3-Miss Brazil, 4-Miss Finland 5-Miss Canada 6-Miss Austria 7-Greece 8-Miss Wales 9-Miss Italy 10-Miss Australia. Miss South Africa, Odett Octavia Scrooby (18 years, 173 m, blue eyes and 54 k), was born in Skeerpoort. She had been a professional model in Johannesburg, a city in SA. Her hobbies are drawing and painting. Her dream was to become an international supermodel. She did not win because her country was the birthplace of Apartheid … Miss Canada, however, won the title. Karen Baldwin was a student at the University in Canada. Her dream was to become a businesswoman. Her hobbies were water sports and playing tennis, squash and racquetball. Like Gladys Zender, one of the judges, Karen was a sportswoman. "My idol is Mother Theresa from Calcutta," said in an interview with Mario Vargas Llosa (judge). Karen had the support of Rod Duguay (Judge), her compatriot and a famous hockey player …

1984: Miami, Florida. Miss South Africa, Leticia Snyman, was a big favorite, but she did not win Miss Universe. After 1984, Miss Universe Company first accepted South Africa's participants until 1995, when Namibia hosted Miss Universe.

1985: Miami, Florida. The final rankings were: 1-PR, 2-Spain, 3-Zaire, 4-Venezuela, 5-Uruguay. Miss Zaire, Benita Mureka, was the first black African finalist in the Miss Universe. Miss Zaire had her own style and very beautiful. Miss Puerto Rico, a very ordinary girl, was chosen Miss Universe … very strange result.

1986: Panama City. Miss Venezuela, Barbara Palacios Teyde, was elected Miss Universe. Venezuela has had many judges in Miss Universe since 1984: Carolina Herrera (1984 and 1997); Irene Saez (1983 and 1995); Maria Consuelo Alonso Bustillo (1993 and 1998); Lupita Ferrer (1986); Barbara Palacios Teyde (1988); and Jose Luis Rodriguez (1991). Unlike Venezuela, Jamaica has not had a judge in Miss Universe history … such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Portugal, Austria, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Namibia, Curacao, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland .. .

1987: Singapore City. Miss Chile, Cecilia Bolocco was crowned Miss Universe Pageant. She had a sensational conversation with the judges. Miss Colombia, Patricia Lopez, did not qualify for the semi-finals. She won both titles: Miss South America-Universe and Miss Photogenic. Patricia Lopez became the big favorite to win Miss Universe, but she didn't speak very good English. Goodbye Colombia.

1989: Cancun, Mexico. Andrea Stelzer was Miss South Africa in 1985, but when she arrived at Miami Airport, immigration did not accept her entrance to Miami. Causes: Radical protests by American anti-apartheid activists. Like many South Africans, she became a German citizen. In 1989, she won the Miss Germany title. She went to Cancun and was a semifinalist at Miss Universe.

1990: Venezuela was the dominant force of the Miss Universe Pageant in the 1990s.

1991: Las Vegas, USA. Lupita Jones became the first Mexican to win the Miss Universe title.

1992: Bangkok, Thailand. Miss Namibia, Michelle MacLean, was elected Miss Universe.

1993: Mexico City. Maria Consuelo Alonso, international judge, did not support Miss Venezuela, Milka Chulina during the Miss Universe competition. In Caracas there were many critics against Maria Consuelo. She was born in Cuba.

1994: Manila, Philippines. The finalists were: 1-Miss India, 2-Miss Colombia, 3-Miss Venezuela. Many people think Colombia will never win Miss Universe … mainly for drug traffic. Colombia has had spectacular girls like Aura Maria Mojica and Paloma Turbay Ayala …

1995: Windhoek, Namibia (Africa). Miss USA and Miss Texas, Chelsy Smith, were selected for Miss Universe.

1996: Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Venezuela, Alicia Machado, won the Miss Universe event. She was always controversial and charismatic …

1998: Honolulu, Hawaii. Wendy Fitzwilliam became the second Afro-Trinidadian to win the Miss Universe title.

1999: Trinidad Tobago. Miss Botswana, Mpule Kwelagobe, became Miss Universe. Since 1999, she is anti-AIDS activist in the Third World.

2000: Nicosia, Cyprus, Aphrodite & # 39; s birthplace. Miss India, Lara Dutta, was crowned Miss Universe. Miss France, Sonia Rolland, who speaks French, English and Spanish, was another bi-racial beauty. She has a Rwandan mother and a French father. Sonia was a child living at the time of the Rwandan War.

2001: Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Miss Puerto Rico, Denise Quiñones was crowned Miss Universe. She became the first person to win Miss Universe Pageant in her country …

2002: San Juan de Puerto Rico. Miss Russia, Oxana Federova was crowned Miss Universe. The People's Republic of China debuted at Miss Universe. Oxana Federova was dismissed by the Miss Universe Organization. In New York, Miss Panama, Justine Paseak, was elected Miss Universe. She became 1st runner.

2003: Panama City. The Dominican Republic, Amelia Vega, won the Miss Universe Pageant.

2004: Quito, Ecuador. Miss Australia, Jennifer Hawkins, was elected Miss Universe.

2005: Bangkok, Thailand. Miss Canada, Natalia Glebova, was crowned Miss Universe.

2006: Los Angeles, California. Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleyka Rivera, was crowned Miss Universe party girl … Did you know … Puerto Rico has had several judges in Miss Universe History: Mapy Cortes (actor / 1972); Marisol Malaret (formerly Miss Universe: 1977 and 2002); Deborah Carthy-Deu (formerly Miss Universe: 1987 and 2003); Dayanara Torres (2001); Marc Anthony (2001); and Maria Celeste Arraras (journalist / 2003 and 2006). However, Chile has had only two judges: Cecilia Bolocco (1996) and Christian de la Fuente (20001).

2007: Welcome to Mexico … Miss Universe 2007