International Beauty Pageant Miss Universe Title Holders

Countries with most Miss Universe in the world

Miss Universe Organization is an American organization that arranged Annual international beauty pageant every year. The event is aired in about 190 countries, and there’s a hype of the event in the whole world.

The miss universe title was used for the first time back in 1926 by International Pageant of Pulchritude and then it was held every year. Due to the unfavorable circumstances during the Great Depression, the show was discontinued and later on due to World War II; it came to an end in 1935.

Goal of the Organization:

The Organization works for inculcating the confidence in women. With this confidence, they can achieve their personal best. The organization believes in the real power of women and that a woman can make significant changes. These changes do not only have an impact on her society, but they have an impact worldwide. They encourage the women to be herself because they can make the world a better place.

Participation and Structure of Organization

In the contest, any country can register itself where a local organization or person has to buy the rights and has to pay the franchise fee for that purpose. Purchasing the right gives the right to the company to use the logo, image and brand, and other copyrighted stuff. The number of participating countries is not consistent every year; instead, it varies.

The age requirement for the contestant is 18 to 28. Miss Teen USA is another pageant, and for this, the candidate must be at least 14 years old. Adding to that she should be less than 19 years in age.

Rules of The Competition:

The candidate for the title must be confident enough to answer the questions. It is essential that she acknowledges the values of the brand and the responsibilities that come with the title. She must be able to define her vision and core values. Every competition starts with interviews where the candidates have to appear in a swimsuit or some athletic wear. The preliminary events are quite important as all the candidates have to make an impression on the judges and the audience. This is because it’s their first time on stage and they have to be competitive enough to make the first appearance worth it.

Countries with Multiple Miss Universe Title Holders

Countries with Multiple Miss Universe Title Holders

Down below is the list of nationalities with most Miss Universe Title winners:

Sr. No. Country Winners
1 United States 8
2 Venezuela 7
3 Puerto Rico 5
4 Philippines 3
5 Sweden 3

The United States with Most Miss Universe Titles:

The United States is on top of the list as it has won 8 titles from 1952 to 2017. The first title was given to a woman named Miriam Stevenson back in 1954. The most recent Miss Universe title was won by Olivia Culpo from the United States in 2012. Now 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is right around the corner, and it will be held on December 17, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand and US may win another title this year.

Winners from the United States

Sr. No. Miss Universe Year
1 Miriam Stevenson 1954
2 Carol Morris 1956
3 Linda Bement 1960
4 Sylvia Hitchcock 1967
5 Shawn Weatherly 1980
6 Chelsi Smith 1995
7 Brook Lee 1997
8 Olivia Culpo 2012

Venezuela With Second Most Titles:

Venezuela is the country that has won 6 miss world titles which is more than any other country in the world. There are several reasons behind that, and one of the leading factors that seem to matter the most is that Venezuelans are happy and are contented with their lives as per the survey, World Values Survey which resulted in the conclusion that 55% of the people living in the country are happy with their lives. Adding to those people from many different nationalities and races live in the country including Spanish, Arabian, Portuguese, German, African, etc. and due to this, the children that are born in the country are quite peculiar and attractive.

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Adding to that there is much hope in the country about the Miss Beauty Pageant, and women groom and style themselves with an aim to win the title. The women are so crazy about the event that they attempt consecutively for five to six years to try their luck.

Of all the contestants, some are shortlisted, and they are trained for a period that lasts for six months and in that they follow fitness guides, speech therapy, and other modeling skills to exhibit perfection on the stage.

Miss Universe Winners of Venezuela:

Following is a list of Winners From Venezuela:

Sr. No. Miss Universe Year
1 Maritza Sayalero 1979
2 Irene Sáez 1981
3 Bárbara Palacios 1986
4 Alicia Machado 1996
5 Dayana Mendoza 2008
6 Stefanía Fernández 2009
7 Gabriela Isler 2013

Puerto Rico: Country with Third Most Winners:

Puerto Rico stood 3rd on the list of countries with most winners of Miss Universe Title. Five contestants from a nation have won the title. The recent winner was from the year 2006. In this beauty pageant, Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza won. Following is the list of some women from Puerto Rico to be awarded the title:

Sr. No. Name of Contestant Year Town
1 Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza 2006 Salinas
2 Denise Marie Quiñones August 2001 Lares
3 Dayanara Torres Delgado 1993 Toa Alta
4 Deborah Fátima Carthy-Deu 1985 San Juan
5 Marisol Malaret Contreras 1970 San Juan

Among these women, Denise Marie Quiñones August was the one who was also given a special award. She also got an award of Miss Photogenic in 2001. In 2018’s Beauty Pageant, many contestants from Puerto Rico showed up. Kiara Ortega is the most prominent among them. This is because she made it to the top 5 this year. So she was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2018. She is also working to promote positivity in the world. She works with an organization called Centro Inés. This organization gives educational and recreational support to people to ignite the sense of creativity in them.

Miss Universe 2018 Venue and Date:

Miss Universe Beauty Pageant event of 2018 was held on 17th December 2018, and the selected location for the event was Impact, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. The host of the show was Steve Harvey along with Ashley Graham. NE-YO also performed at the event. Contestants from more than 90 countries came to attend the event. Angela Ponce was also one of the contestants this year, and she was the first transgender to participate in the event.

Following are the results of 2018:

Sr. No. Final Results Contestants
1 Miss Universe 2018 The Philippines — Catriona Gray
2 1st Runner-Up South Africa — Tamaryn Green
3 2nd Runner-Up Venezuela — Sthefany Gutiérrez
4 Top 5 Puerto Rico — Kiara Ortega

Vietnam — H’Hen Niê

5 Top 10 Canada — Marta Stepien

Costa Rica — Natalia Carvajal

Curaçao — Akisha Albert

Nepal — Manita Devkota

Thailand — Sophida Kanchanarin

6 Top 20 Australia — Francesca Hung

Belgium — Zoé Brunet

Brazil — Mayra Dias

Great Britain — Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers

Hungary — Enikő Kecskès

Indonesia — Sonia Fergina Citra

Ireland — Grainne Gallanagh

Jamaica — Emily Maddison

Poland — Magdalena Swat

United States — Sarah Rose Summers

Catriona Gray: Title Holder 2018:

Catriona Gray was the winner and the title holder of 2018’s beauty pageant. She is 24 and belongs to the Philippines. Catriona Gray was asked by Steve Harvey to give her opinion on the matter that Canada made marijuana legal. She stated that the medical use of marijuana is effective. But also said that it shouldn’t be used for recreational purposes as an excess of everything is terrible. Later on, she was crowned by the previous Miss Universe, i.e., Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Catriona Gray is the fourth women from the Philippines to win this title.

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She is also known for her charity works. Tondo is a place located in Manila. It is one of the most impoverished areas in the country. Gray works along with an NGO named Young Focus to provide free education to the children out there. Adding to this, she has also been working as an advocate for HIV/AIDS. Along with an organization called Love Yourself Philippines, she helps for the free treatment of those who have this disease. She also has other plans to control the epidemics worldwide.

Catriona Gray did her masters in Music Theory. She also sings at times and is planning to release her album someday.