Miss Universe is the world’s most recognized and prestigious international world of beauty pageants. Along with the Miss World and Miss Earth contests, beauty pageants, Miss Universe is one of the largest in the world in terms of number of national competitions. The California clothing company was founded in 1952 by Pacific Mills. Miss Universe “represents the female star with the ladies in the beauty of the universe logo for” risk, was built in 1998. Miss Universe is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants. 10 Take a look at lesser-known facts about the Universe.
1. Facts About Miss Universe: Ranking
Take in Wise, won the account number, USA 8 wins (1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995, 1997, 2012), 7 wins (1979, 1981, 1986, followed by Venezuela with 1996 No. 1, 2008, 2009, 2013) and 5 wins (1970, 1985, 1993, 2001, Puerto Rico No. 3 of 2006).
2. Longest Gap Between Winning
Japan holds the record for the longest gap between two wins. So far, Japan has won the crown twice. The first time happened when Akiko Kojima became Miss Universe 1959 (8th Edition). The next and second time happened after 48 years when Riyo Mori became Miss Universe 2007 (56th Edition).
3. Most and Least Number of Delegates
Miss Universe 2011 (the 60th edition) and Miss Universe 2012 (61st edition) delegates- observe both the world record of the highest number of 89 delegates – Angola Leila Lopes won the Miss USA Olivia Culpo 2012. crown has won the world crown in 2011, 1953 (2nd edition) observe the minimum number of participating delegations to 26 countries. Winner was Christiane Martel of France.
4. Consecutive Winners Miss Universe
Venezuela created history in 2009 by becoming the first and so far the only country in the world to win Miss Universe crown consecutively back to back. Venezuela’s Dayana Mendoza won Miss Universe 2008 (57th Edition) and she crowned Venezuela’s Stefanía Fernández who won Miss Universe 2009 (58th Edition).
5. Decade Winners Miss Universe
In the 1950s, USA won two crowns- American Mary Stevenson won won the Miss Universe 1954 (3rd edition) and American Carol Morris, Miss Universe 1956 (5th edition). Get in the 1960s, winning two dual – US and Brazil – USA Linda Bement won the Miss Universe 1960 (9th edition) and the United States Sylvia Hitchcock Miss Universe 1967 (16th edition) won Brazil’s Iêda Maria Vargas Miss Universe 1963 ( 12th Edition) won the Miss Universe Martha Vasconcellos won the Brazil 1968 (17th Edition). In the 1970s, no country enjoys such a feat. In the 1980s, Venezuela has won the Miss Universe Irene Sáez 1981 (30th edition) and won the Miss Universe 1986 (the 35th edition) Venezuelan Barbara Palacios. In the 1990s, the USA for the third time this feat – Smith won the chelsi USA won Miss Universe 1995 (44th edition) and the US Miss Universe Brook Lee 1997 (46thth Edition). Puerto Rico and Venezuela – – Puerto Rico wins Miss Universe Denise Quiñones 2001 (the 50th edition) and Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera won Miss Universe 2006 (55th Edition), and Venezuela won the Miss achieved this feat both countries 2000s- again, who won the universe there were 2008 (57th edition) and the Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez Miss universe 2009 (58th Edition).
6. Most Sub-Titles Won Miss Universe
Throughout history, the beauty contest, the winners have won, but winning and bring home the crown, there have been several subtitle award. Of Sweden Margareta Arvidsson Miss Universe who won the 1966 (15th Edition), Philippines Maria Margarita Moran Miss Universe 1973 (22nd edition) who won, Trinidad and Tobago’s Janelle’s Commissiong Miss Universe Edition 1977 (26th) and Puerto Rico Dennis Quiñones, who won the Miss Universe 2001, who won won (the 50th edition), Miss Photogenic award. Thailand’s Porntip Nakhirunkanok Miss Universe 1988 (37th edition) won, Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago Miss Universe 1998 (47th edition) and the Dominican Republic, Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003 (52nd edition), who won won While. Miss Universe Philippines Gloria Diaz 1969 (the 48th edition) who won US chelsi Smith Miss Universe 1995 (44th Edition), who won Miss Universe Alicia Machado of Venezuela 1996 (the 35th edition) who won, India’s Lara Dutta won the Miss Universe 2000 winner (49th Edition), Miss Universe 2001 (the 50th edition) and Russia’s Oxana Fedorova Miss Universe 2002 (51st edition won who won Puerto Rico Denise Quiñones), the best swimsuit award. Miss Universe 1996 (the 35th edition) and Puerto Rico who won the Miss Universe Denise Quiñones won in 2001 (the 50th edition) won the Best Style Award Venezuelan Alicia Machado. American Carol ANN Laverne, Miss Morris, who won the award for the most popular girl at the parade live, 1956 (5th edition).
7. Miss Universe to Be Crowned Next Year
Miss Universe 2014 (63rd Edition) is the first edition which did not take place in its corresponding year. The event will take place on January 25, 2015 in USA. A total of 88 delegates are expected to participate in the event. Thus, 2014 became the first year to not witness a Miss Universe pageant since its inception. This decision of skipping a year has sparked outrage and controversy among pageant fans.
8. Tallest & Shortest Miss Universe
The Tallest winner in the pageant’s history has been Dominican Republic’s Amelia Vega, who won Miss Universe 2003. She measured a whopping 6’1”; whereas the record for being shortest winner is held by two winners – Columbia’s Luz Marina Zuluaga who won Miss Universe 1958 (7th Edition) and Thailand’s Apasra Hongsakula who won Miss Universe 1965 (14th Edition)- both measuring 5’4”.
9. Youngest & Oldest Miss Universe
The oldest winner in the pageant’s history is USA’s Brooke Lee who won Miss Universe 1997 (46th Edition) at the age of 26 years and 128 days; while the youngest winner has been the very first winner of the pageant -Finland’s Armi Kuusela who won Miss Universe 1952 (1st Edition) at the age of 17 years and 303 days.
10. Win at Home Country
So far, there have been seven winners who won the crown on their home country, out of which six wins are held by USA. They are Miriam Stevenson won Miss Universe 1954 (3rd Edition), Carol Morris won Miss Universe 1956 (5th Edition), Linda Bement won Miss Universe 1960 (9th Edition), Sylvia Hitchcock won Miss Universe 1967 (16th Edition), Brook Lee won Miss Universe 1997 (46th Edition) and Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe 2012 (61st Edition); all in USA representing USA. Whereas Puerto Rico’s Denise Quiñones won Miss Universe 2001 (50th Edition) in Puerto Rico.
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