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Miss Universe

Miss Universe
Logo of the Miss Universe pageant
Organization information
Formation1952
TypeBeauty Pageant
HeadquartersNew York City, U.S.
PresidentPaula Shugart
Key peopleDonald Trump

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

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.

In 1998, Miss Universe changed its name from Miss Universe, Inc. to Miss Universe Organization and the headquarters moved from Los Angeles, 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. The contest would use the slogan "Redefined for Today" for promotion of the pageants.

The current Miss Universe is Leila Lopes, from Angola. She won the title on September 12, 2011.

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Gabrielle, twice a Miss TT queen - Trinidad News Tweet this news
Trinidad News--In 2008, Gabrielle Walcott represented this country on the Miss World stage. This year, she will represent this country again, but as -Miss Universe- Trinidad and Tobago. Walcott was among eight finalists who competed ... - Date : Mon, 16 May 2011 04:09:39 GMT+00:00
2010 Miss Universe Sheena Chohan makes acting debut - stars opposite Mamootty - Business of Cinema Tweet this news
Business of Cinema--MUMBAI: 2010 -Miss Universe- Sheena Chohan has made her debut in acting playing the lead role opposite the south actor Mamootty in the film called The Train, which will release soon in July, 2011. Chouhan's has earlier won a numbe - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:25:42 GMT+00:00
Ascot girl secures sponsorship for Miss Universe GB final - Maidenhead Advertiser Tweet this news
Maidenhead Advertiser--A dream has become a reality for a student after a recruitment agency agreed to sponsor her for the final of -Miss Universe- GB. Kirsty Nichol, of Ascot, will take to the stage hoping to win the beauty crown after Front Promotions L - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 07:38:21 GMT+00:00
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Herald Sun--But Danny Cipriani seemed to think it was classy enough for -Miss Universe- Australia on Saturday night. The UK rugby Rebel recruit treated our beauty queen Jesinta Campbell to a quick drink at the casino before filing off to Eve nightclub, .. - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:09:09 GMT+00:00
Thoughts ahead of next week's judging at Miss Universe New Zealand - Lucire Tweet this news
Lucire--Above In the “boardroom” at the Museum Hotel, the -Miss Universe- New Zealand 2010 judging panel. Many years ago, prior to my first judging session for -Miss Universe- New Zealand, I wrote that the best representative for this nation would be - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:01:06 GMT+00:00
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God Discussion--Shanna Bukhari, a Pakistani woman born and raised in England, dreams of becoming the first Muslim -Miss Universe-, but now she's also fearing for her life. Bukhari had received over 300 Facebook posts a day, with some threatening to k - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:39:53 GMT+00:00
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Coff's Coast Advocate--SIX glamourous women have starred in Coffs Harbour, winning through to the NSW Final of -Miss Universe- Australia. Joining the regional NSW beauties is Coffs Coast local Jessica Portsmouth, who lit up the catwalk in the company - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:16:29 GMT+00:00
Win a week-long retreat to a French chateau - WalesOnline Tweet this news
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Former Miss Cardiff in Miss Universe GB final - WalesOnline Tweet this news
WalesOnline--by Julia McWatt, South Wales Echo A FORMER Miss Cardiff beauty queen will be taking part in the final of a national UK-wide beauty pageant. Summer Ghanavati will be taking to the stage at the -Miss Universe- GB 2011 final this year after secu - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:18:07 GMT+00:00

Musical score :
Year Country/Territory Miss Universe National title Location
2011 Angola Leila Lopes Miss Angola São Paulo, Brazil
2010 Mexico Ximena Navarrete Nuestra Belleza México Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.
2009 Venezuela Stefanía Fernández Miss Venezuela Nassau, Bahamas
2008 Venezuela Dayana Mendoza Miss Venezuela Nha Trang, Vietnam
2007 Japan Riyo Mori Miss Universe Japan Mexico City, Mexico
2006 Puerto Rico Zuleyka Rivera Miss Puerto Rico Universe Los Angeles, California U.S.
2005 Canada Natalie Glebova Miss Universe Canada Bangkok, Thailand
2004 Australia Jennifer Hawkins Miss Universe Australia Quito, Ecuador
2003 Dominican Republic Amelia Vega Miss Dominican Republic Panama City, Panama
2002 Panama Justine Pasek Señorita Panamá Crowned by Donald Trump in NYC*
Russia Oxana Fedorova (Dethroned) Miss Russia San Juan, Puerto Rico U.S.

By Number of Wins :
Country/Territory Titles Winning years
United States 7 1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995, 1997
Venezuela 6 1979, 1981, 1986, 1996, 2008, 2009
Puerto Rico 5 1970, 1985, 1993, 2001, 2006
Sweden 3 1955, 1966, 1984
Mexico 2 1991, 2010
Japan 1959, 2007
Canada 1982, 2005
Australia 1972, 2004
India 1994, 2000
Trinidad & Tobago 1977, 1998
Thailand 1965, 1988
Finland 1952, 1975
Philippines 1969, 1973
Brazil 1963, 1968
Angola 1 2011
Dominican Republic 2003
Panama 2002 (Inherited crown after Russia was dethroned)
Russia 2002 (Dethroned on September 23, 2002)
Botswana 1999
Namibia 1992
Norway 1990
Netherlands 1989
Chile 1987
New Zealand 1983
South Africa 1978
Israel 1976
Spain 1974
Lebanon 1971
Greece 1964
Argentina 1962
Germany 1961
Colombia 1958
Peru 1957
France 1953

Top 15 Countries by Tally :
Rank Country/Territory Miss Universe 1st runner-up 2nd runner-up 3rd runner-up 4th runner-up Semifinalists Total
1 US 7 8 6 1 5 28 55
2 Venezuela 6 6 5 4 2 14 37
3 Puerto Rico 5 1 2 1 3 7 19
4 Sweden 3 1 2 3 4 16 29
5 Brazil 2 5 1 2 3 17 30
6 Finland 2 3 5 1 1 6 18
7 Australia 2 1 3 1 2 6 15
8 Japan 2 1 1 2 3 9 18
9 India 2 1 1 1 1 13 19
10 Canada 2 1 1 1 0 11 16
11 Philippines 2 1 0 4 2 7 16
12 Mexico 2 0 1 2 2 9 16
13 Trinidad & Tobago 2 0 1 0 1 4 8
14 Thailand 2 0 1 0 0 4 7
15 Colombia 1 4 2 3 1 19 30

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Miss Universe participant countries

Albania * Angola * Antigua & Barbuda * Argentina * Aruba * Australia * Bahamas * Barbados * Belgium * Belize * Bolivia * Botswana * British Virgin Islands * Brazil * Bulgaria * Canada * Cayman Islands * China * Chile * Colombia * Costa Rica * Croatia * Curaçao * Cyprus * Czech Republic * Denmark * Dominican Republic * Ecuador * Egypt * El Salvador * Estonia * Ethiopia * Finland * France * Georgia * Germany * Ghana * Great Britain * Greece * Guam * Guadeloupe * Guatemala * Guyana * Haiti * Honduras * Hungary * Iceland * India * Indonesia * Ireland * Israel * Italy * Jamaica * Japan * Kazakhstan * Korea * Kosovo * Lebanon * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Montenegro * Namibia * Netherlands * New Zealand * Nicaragua * Nigeria * Northern Marianas * Norway * Panama * Paraguay * Peru * Philippines * Poland * Puerto Rico * Romania * Russia * Serbia * Singapore * Slovak Republic * Slovenia * South Africa * Spain * Sri Lanka * St. Lucia * St. Martin * St. Vincent & Grenadines * Sweden * Switzerland * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad & Tobago * Turkey * Turks & Caicos * Ukraine * Uruguay * USA * US Virgin Islands * Venezuela * Vietnam * Zambia



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