Complete List Of Miss Universe Winners

Last Modified Nov 20, 2023 05:15 GMT
Miss Universe 2023 Winner Sheynnis Palacios
Sheynnis Palacios, Miss Universe 2023 Winner. Picture courtesy/Sheynnis Palacios' Instagram account


Miss Universe is a beauty pageant that began in 1952 and is held annually. The winner of the pageant is typically referred to as the "Miss Universe." The Miss Universe Organization, which owns and runs the pageant, is based in the United States. The pageant is open to women worldwide who meet certain qualifications, such as being at least 18 years old and not being married. The contestants are judged based on several criteria, including physical appearance, intelligence, and talent.


The pageant usually begins with a preliminary competition, followed by the final competition. The preliminary competition is usually held a few days before the final competition and is used to narrow down the number of contestants. The final competition is typically held in a major city, and it is a large event that is attended by thousands of people. The final competition includes several rounds, such as the swimsuit competition, the evening gown competition, and the final question and answers round.


The winner of the pageant is expected to serve as a role model and ambassador for the Miss Universe Organization throughout her reign, which typically lasts for one year. The winner is also expected to participate in various events and charitable activities and to promote the Miss Universe Organization. The winner receives a prize package that includes a cash prize, an apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign, and other prizes such as scholarships, and a wardrobe.


Miss Universe is one of the most prestigious and well-known beauty pageants in the world, watched by millions of people globally. And it's considered one of the big 4 pageants along with Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International. In the year 2023, Miss Universe was held at Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador. The 72nd edition of the beauty pageant was held on November 18, 2023. Sheynnis Palacios, of Nicaragua, was crowned Miss Universe 2023 out of 84 contestants.



List Of Miss Universe Winners over the years

The winners of the Miss Universe pageant of each year from inception are as follows:

YearWinnerCountry of Origin
1952Armi Kuusela Finland
1953Christiane Martel France
1954Miriam StevensonUnited States
1955Hillevi Robin Sweden
1956Carol MorrisUnited States
1957Gladys ZenderPeru
1958Luz Marina ZuluagaColombia
1959Akiko Kojima Japan
1960Linda BementUnited States
1961Marlene SchmidtGermany
1962Norma NolanArgentina
1963Irene Saez Venezuela
1964Apasra Hongsakula Thailand
1965Sylvia HitchcockUnited States
1966Margareta ArvidssonSweden
1967Sylvia HitchcockUnited States
1968Martha VasconcellosBrazil
1969Gloria Diaz Philippines
1970Margarita MoranPhilippines
1971Georgina Rizk Lebanon
1972Kerry Ann Wells Australia
1973Margarita MoranPhilippines
1974Amparo MunozSpain
1975Apasra HongsakulaThailand
1976Rina MessingerIsrael
1977Janelle Commissiong Trinidad & Tobago
1978Margaret GardinerSouth Africa
1979Maritza Sayalero Venezuela
1980Shawn WeatherlyUnited States
1981Irene SaezVenezuela
1982Karen Diane BaldwinCanada
1983Lorraine DownesNew Zealand
1984Yvonne RydingSweden
1985Deborah Carthy-DeuPuerto Rico
1986Barbara PalaciosVenezuela
1987Cecilia BoloccoChile
1988Porntip NakhirunkanokThailand
1989Angela VisserNetherlands
1990Mona GrudtNorway
1991Lupita JonesMexico
1992Michelle McLean Namibia
1993Dayanara Torres Puerto Rico
1994Sushmita SenIndia
1995Chelsi SmithUnited States
1996Alicia MachadoVenezuela
1997Brook LeeUnited States
1998Wendy FitzwilliamTrinidad & Tobago
1999Mpule KwelagobeBotswana
2000Lara DuttaIndia
2001Denise QuiñonesPuerto Rico
2002Oxana Fedorova Russia
2003Amelia Vega Dominican Republic
2004Jennifer HawkinsAustralia
2005Natalie Glebova Canada
2006Zuleyka RiveraPuerto Rico
2007Riyo Mori Japan
2008Dayana MendozaVenezuela
2009Stefania Fernandez Venezuela
2010Ximena NavarreteMexico
2011Leila Lopes Angola
2012Olivia CulpoUnited States
2013Gabriela IslerVenezuela
2014Paulina VegaColombia
2015Pia WurtzbachPhilippines
2016Iris MittenaereFrance
2017Demi-Leigh Nel-PetersSouth Africa
2018Catriona GrayPhilippines
2019Zozibini Tunzi South Africa
2020Andrea MezaMexico
2021Harnaaz Sandhu India
2022R'Bonney GabrielUnited States
2023Sheynnis PalaciosNicaragua


FAQs

A. The Miss Universe reign typically lasts for one year.

A. The number of contestants varies every year, but typically around 80 contestants participate in the pageant.

A. Miss Universe is considered one of the big 4 pageants along with Miss World, Miss Earth, and Miss International. It is one of the most prestigious and well-known beauty pageants in the world, watched by millions of people globally.

A. The winner receives a prize package that includes a cash prize, an apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign, and other prizes such as scholarships, and a wardrobe.

A. The Miss Universe pageant is held annually, and the date and location of the pageant vary every year.

A. Yes, the pageant is usually broadcasted live on television and online platforms.

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