As Miss World and Miss Universe(MU) is also an international show. If we compare Miss Universe with other international events like Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International, then Miss Universe is on fourth no. The first time the Miss Universe was held in 1952 by the California Company.
The show was broadcast on NBC in U.S.A. in 1998 the headquarter change their location from California to New York City also modify the name from “Miss Universe” to “Miss Universe Organization”. The logo of Miss Universe(MU) “the woman with star” represents the beauty of woman and responsibility of women on this universe.
Now in 2013 Gabriela Isler from Venezuela is Miss Universe(MU) and she has got this title on 9 November 2013 in Moscow, Russia. And according to rules Miss World(MU) has to live in New York during her reign. The winner also has to work for an organization. She spread the message about the piece, awareness about the disease, especially Aids.
At the start, this show is the part of “international pageant of pulchritude” that was launched in 1926. And with the passage of time these international events ended and then Pacific Mills (a Californian company of clothing) founded Miss Universe(MU) in 1952. With the passage of time, the pageant becomes the part of Kayser-Roth and Gulf Western Industries in 1966.
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- From 1965 the semifinalist was not announced before the main event. The semifinals compete in evening dress and swim suit. In the end, five contestants were selected for final. And then interview decide the winner and runner-up that was introduced in 1960.
- From 1959 to 1964 format of selecting the winner was change a little. Five finalists were not selected true winner and runner up selected from 15 semifinals.
- In 1965 Miss Universe returned its first format to select five finalists.
- In 1969 last final contestant was asked question on the on-and-off format
- In 1990 every last candidate had to answer a final question.
- In 2000 the format change and the interview were skipped. The consented only compete by swimsuit and nightgowns
- In 2003 the questions were asked by the final contest and the winner selected.
- In 2006 again the interview part was included in the compaction.
- In 2011 the winner was selected by online voting.
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List of miss universe till now
From 1952 to 1962
Armi Kuusela was the MU in 1952 representing Finland
Christiane Martel was the MU in 1953 representing France
Miriam Stevenson was the MU in 1954 representing the USA.
Hillevi Rombin was the MU in 1955 representing Sweden.
Carol Morris was the MU in 1956 representing the USA.
Gladys Zender was the MU in 1957 representing Peru.
Luz Marina Zuluaga was the MU in 1958 representing Colombia.
Akiko Kojima was the MU in 1959 representing Japan.
Linda Bement was the MU in 1960 representing the USA.
Marlene Schmidt was the MU in 1961 representing Germany.
Norma Nolan was the MU in 1962 representing Argentine.
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From 1963 to 1972
Ieda Maria Vargas was the MU in 1963 representing Brazil
Corinna Tsopei was the MU in 1964 representing Greece.
Apasra Hongsakula was the MU in 1965 representing Thailand.
Margreta Arvidsson was the MU in 1966 representing Sweden.
Sylvia Louise Hitchcock was the MU in 1967 representing the USA.
Martha Vasconcellos was the MU in 1968 representing Brazil.
Gloria Diaz was the MU in 1969 representing Philippine.
Marisol Malaret was the MUe in 1970 representing Puerto Rico.
Georgina Rizk was the MU in 1971 representing Lebanon.
Kerry Anne Wells was the MU in 1972 representing Australia.
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From 1973 to 1982
Margarita Moran was the MU in 1973 representing Philippine.
Amparo Munoz was the MU in 1974 representing Spain.
Anne Marie Pohtamo was the MU in 1975 representing Finland.
Rina Messinger was the MU in 1976 representing Israel.
Janelle Commissiong was the MU in 1977 representing Trinidad & Tobago.
Margaret Gardiner was the MU in 1978 representing South Africa.
Maritza Sayalero was the MU in 1979 representing Venezuela.
Shawn Nichols Weatherly was the MU in 1980 representing the USA.
Lailan Saez Conde was the MU in 1981 representing Venezuela.
Karen Diane Baldwin was the MU in 1982 representing Canada.
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From 1983 to 1992
Lorraine Downes was the MU in 1983 representing New Zeeland.
Yvonne Ryding was the MU in 1984 representing Sweden.
Deborah Carthy-Deu was the MU in 1985 representing Puerto Rico.
Barbara Palacios Teyde was the MU in 1986 representing Venezuela.
Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck was the MU in 1987 representing Chile.
Porntip Nakhirunkanok was the MU in 1988 representing Thailand.
Angela Visser was the MU in 1989 representing Netherland.
Mona Grudt was the MU in 1990 representing Norway.
Lupita Jones was the MU in 1991 representing Mexico.
Michelle McLean was the MU in 1992 representing Namibia.
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From 1993 to 2002
Dayanara Torres was the MU in 1993 representing Puerto Rico.
Sushmita Sen was the MU in 1994 representing India.
Chelsi Smith was the MU in 1995 representing the US.
Alicia Machado was the MU in 1996 representing Venezuela.
Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee was theMU in 1997 representing the US.
Wendy Fitzwilliam was the MU in 1998 representing Trinidad & Tobago.
Mpule Kwelagobe was the MU in 1999 representing Botswana.
Lara Dutta was the MU in 2000 representing India.
Denise M. Quinones was the MU in 2001 representing Puerto Rico.
Oksana Fedorova was the MU in 2002 representing Russia and Justine Pasek representing Panama.
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From 2003 to 2013
Amelia Vega was the MU in 2003 representing the Dominican Republic.
Jennifer Hawkins was the MU in 2004 representing Australia.
Natalie Glebova was the MU in 2005 representing Canada.
Zuleyka Rivera was the MU in 2006 representing Puerto Rico.
Riyo Mori was the MUin 2007 representing Japan.
Dayana Mendoza was the MU in 2008 representing Venezuela.
Stefania Fernandez was the MU in 2009 representing Venezuela.
Ximena Navarrete was the MU in 2010 representing Mexico.
Leila Lopes was the MU in 2011 representing Angola.
Olivia Culpo was the MU in 2012 representing the US.
Gabriela Isler was the MU in 2013 representing Venezuela.
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