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  • Dayanara Torres
    Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres was discovered at age 17 while walking through the Plaza de Toa Alta in her hometown, and was invited to represent Toa Alta in the annual Miss Puerto Rico pageant. ...
  • Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck
    Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck (Santiago, 19 de mayo de 1965) es una diseñadora de modas chilena, quien ha ejercido como actriz, modelo y presentadora de televisión, una de las más reconocidas de la te...
  • Pia Wurtzbach
    Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (born September 24, 1989), also known as Pia Romero, is a Filipino-German actress, TV Host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on December 20, 2015 after b...
  • 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