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  • Gloria Diaz
    On 19 July 1969, Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz was crowned Miss Universe at the tender age of 18. She was the first Filipino to win this title. She is also a well-respected actress in Philippine televisi...
  • "Catriona Gray." Facebook, 2019. http://bit.ly/2VxDsJ8. Date accessed: 5 Jan. 2019.
    Catriona Gray
    Catriona Gray s a Filipino-Australian beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Universe 2018, representing the Philippines. She was previously the Top 5 finalist in Miss World 2016, representing th...
  • Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
    Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (born 28 June 1995) is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She previously was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the secon...
  • Armi Kuusela
    Armi Helena Kuusela (1934-) is a Finnish charity worker, model and beauty queen. In 1952 she won the national beauty contest Suomen Neito and was presented with a trip to the United States to participa...
  • Olivia Culpo
    Olivia Frances Culpo (born May 8, 1992) is an American actress, model, television presenter, cellist and beauty queen who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. S...

Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization. The pageant is the most publicized beauty contest in the world with 600 million viewers.

Contest

The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. The pageant became part of Kayser-Roth and then Gulf and Western Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump in 1996.

History

In 1998, Miss Universe changed its name from Miss Universe, Inc. to Miss Universe Organization and the headquarters moved from Long Beach California, to New York City that year. Donald Trump brought in a new team of professionals to the contest headed by its new CEO, Molly Miles, and president Maureen Reidy. Miles coined the slogan "Redefined for Today" for promotion of the pageants. That year, the new Miss Universe logo was born: The Woman with the Stars, which is still used today.

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  • 1952 Armi Kuusela, Finland
  • 1953 Christiane Martel, France
  • 1954 Miriam Stevenson, USA
  • 1955 Hillevi Rombin, Sweden
  • 1956 Carol Morris, USA
  • 1957Gladys Zender, Peru
  • 1958 Luz Marina Zuluaga, Colombia
  • 1959 Akiko Kojima, Japan
  • 1960 Linda Bement, USA
  • 1961 Marlene Schmidt, Germany
  • 1962 Norma Nolan, Argentina
  • 1963 Iêda Maria Vargas, Brazil
  • 1964 Corinna Tsopei, Greece
  • 1965 Apasra Hongsakula, Thailand
  • 1966 Margareta Arvidsson, Sweden
  • 1967 Sylvia Hitchcock, USA
  • 1968 Martha Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • 1969 Gloria Diaz, Philippines
  • 1970 Marisol Malaret, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Georgina Rizk, Lebanon
  • 1972 Kerry Anne Wells, Australia
  • 1973 Margarita Moran, Philippines
  • 1974 Amparo Muñoz, Spain
  • 1975 Anne Marie Pohtamo, Finland
  • 1976 Rina Messinger, Israel
  • 1977 Janelle Commissiong, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1978 Margaret Gardiner, South Africa
  • 1979 Maritza Sayalero, Venezuela
  • 1980 Shawn Weatherly, USA
  • 1981 Irene Sáez, Venezuela
  • 1982 Karen Baldwin, Canada
  • 1983 Lorraine Downes, New Zealand
  • 1984 Yvonne Ryding, Sweden
  • 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, Puerto Rico
  • 1986 Bárbara Palacios, Venezuela
  • 1987 Cecilia Bolocco, Chile
  • 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, Thailand
  • 1989 Angela Visser, Netherlands
  • 1990 Mona Grudt, Norway
  • 1991 Lupita Jones, Mexico
  • 1992 Michelle McLean, Namibia
  • 1993 Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rico
  • 1994 Sushmita Sen, India
  • 1995 Chelsi Smith, USA
  • 1996 Alicia Machado, Venezuela
  • 1997 Brook Lee, USA
  • 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe, Botswana
  • 2000 Lara Dutta, India
  • 2001 Denise Quiñones, Puerto Rico
  • 2002 Oxana Fedorova, Russia
  • 2002 Justine Pasek, Panama
  • 2003 Amelia Vega, Dominican Republic
  • 2004 Jennifer Hawkins, Australia
  • 2005 Natalie Glebova, Canada
  • 2006 Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rico
  • 2007 Riyo Mori, Japan
  • 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Venezuela
  • 2009 Stefanía Fernández, Venezuela
  • 2010 Ximena Navarrete, Mexico
  • 2011 Leila Lopes, Angola
  • 2012 Olivia Culpo, USA
  • 2013 Gabriela Isler, Venezuela
  • 2014 Paulina Vega, Colombia
  • 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Philippines
  • 2016 Iris Mittenaere, France
  • 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South Africa
  • 2018 Catriona Gray, Philippines