Miss Universe title winners

The first Miss Universe Pageant was held in Long Beach, California in 1952. The first Miss Universe pageant was won by Armi Kuusela from Finland. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. In 2002 Oxana Fedorova from Russia was dethroned. Subsequently the first runner up Justine Pasek from Panama city became the Miss Universe.

Miss Universe title winners

Title holder Country Year Age
Armi Kuusela Finland 1952 17
Christiane Martel France 1953 21
Miriam Stevenson United States 1954 21
Hillevi Rombin Sweden 1955 21
Carol Morris United States 1956 20
Gladys Zender Peru 1957 18
Luz Marina Zuluaga Colombia 1958 19
Akiko Kojima Japan 1959 22
Linda Bement United States 1960 18
Marlene Schmidt Germany 1961 24
Norma Nolan Argentina 1962 24
Iêda Maria Vargas Brazil 1963 18
Corinna Tsopei Greece 1964 20
Apasra Hongsakula Thailand 1965 18
Margareta Arvidsson Sweden 1966 18
Sylvia Hitchcock United States 1967 21
Martha Vasconcellos Brazil 1968 20
Gloria Diaz Philippines 1969 18
Marisol Malaret Puerto Rico 1970 20
Georgina Rizk Lebanon 1971 18
Kerry Anne Wells Australia 1972 20
Margarita Moran Philippines 1973 19
Amparo Muñoz Spain 1974 20
Anne Marie Pohtamo Finland 1975 19
Rina Messinger Israel 1976 20
Janelle Commissiong Trinidad and Tobago 1977 24
Margaret Gardiner South Africa 1978 18
Maritza Sayalero Venezuela 1979 18
Shawn Weatherly United States 1980 20
Irene Sáez Venezuela 1981 19
Karen Dianne Baldwin Canada 1982 18
Lorraine Downes New Zealand 1983 19
Yvonne Ryding Sweden 1984 21
Deborah Carthy-Deu Puerto Rico 1985 19
Bárbara Palacios Venezuela 1986 22
Cecilia Bolocco Chile 1987 22
Porntip Nakhirunkanok Thailand 1988 20
Angela Visser Netherlands 1989 22
Mona Grudt Norway 1990 19
Lupita Jones Mexico 1991 23
Michelle McLean Namibia 1992 19
Dayanara Torres Puerto Rico 1993 18
Sushmita Sen India 1994 18
Chelsi Smith United States 1995 21
Alicia Machado Venezuela 1996 19
Brook Lee United States 1997 26
Wendy Fitzwilliam Trinidad and Tobago 1998 25
Mpule Kwelagobe Botswana 1999 19
Lara Dutta India 2000 22
Denise Quiñones Puerto Rico 2001 20
Oxana Fedorova(Dethroned)
Justine Pasek
Russia
Panama
2002 24
23
Amelia Vega Dominican Republic 2003 18
Jennifer Hawkins Australia 2004 20
Natalie Glebova Canada 2005 23
Zuleyka Rivera Puerto Rico 2006 18
Riyo Mori Japan 2007 20
Dayana Mendoza Venezuela 2008 22
Stefanía Fernández Venezuela 2009 18
Ximena Navarrete Mexico 2010 22
Leila Lopes Angola 2011 25
Olivia Culpo United States 2012 20
Gabriela Isler Venezuela 2013 25
Paulina Vega Colombia 2014 22
Pia Wurtzbach Philippines 2015 26
Iris Mittenaere France 2016 24
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters South Africa 2017 22