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Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere
- Iris Mittenaere’s first moments after winning Miss Universe [PHOTOS] – Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere has started her reign! Being named Miss Universe instantly changes a young woman’s life forever. For the gorgeous new Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, that fact began to sink in during the moments after her crowning, when she realized that winning the most prestigious title in the world instantly transformed her from a […]
- Miss France is Miss Universe 2016! – Miss Universe 2016 is Miss France, Iris Mittenaere! The gorgeous newly-crowned Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, competed as Miss Universe France. The last time that France won the title was in 1953 when Christiane Martel was crowned Miss Universe 1953. Mittenaere, 24, is a dental student who loves French cooking as a hobby. The first runner-up was 25-year old Miss Universe […]
- Top 3 at Miss Universe 2016 – The Top 3 are announced at Miss Universe 2016 During the telecast of the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant, the Top 3 finalists were announced: France – Iris Mittenaere, age 24 (Miss Universe) Haiti – Raquel Pelissier, age 25 (1st runner-up) Columbia – Andrea Tovar, age 23 (2nd runner-up) The judges were allowed to scrutinize the three finalists one last time before their […]
- Top 6 at Miss Universe 2016 – Top 6 are announced at Miss Universe 2016 During the 65th MISS UNIVERSE® telecast which aired on FOX on January 29th, 2017, the Top 6 candidates for the crown were announced on live television. The six contestants proceeded to compete in the Evening Gown Competition, wearing gowns that were designed by some of the greatest fashion […]
- 2016 Miss Universe Top 9 – Top 9 in Miss Universe Evening Gown The Top 9 for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant as presented in evening gowns in order by host Steve Harvey… USA – Deshauna Barber, age 27 Thailand – Chalita Suansane, age 22 France – Iris Mittenaere, age 24 (Eventual Miss Universe winner) Mexico – Kristal Silva, age 25 Kenya – Mary Esther Were, […]
- 2016 Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition – Top 13 in 2016 Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition The Swimsuit Competition is inevitably the most popular segment of the Miss Universe pageant. This year’s swimsuit segment was no exception. The 13 contestants for the crown looked fabulous throughout the competition, making it a tough year to serve as a judge for the event. Contestants were free to […]
- 2017 Miss Universe Competition Top 13 – Top 13 at the 2016 Miss Universe Competition The 2016 Miss Universe Competition, televised live from the Philippines, got off to an exciting start with the announcement of the Top 13 semi-finalists, listed in order of their announcement by host Steve Harvey. For the first time, voters chose the 13th contestant by popular vote. Miss Universe […]
- Miss Universe National Costume Show – The 2016 Miss Universe National Costume Show was a fabulous success with contestants attired in costumes that lived up the the event’s reputation as a show-stopper.
- Miss Universe National Costume Show — Part Two – Here is part two of the 2017 Miss Universe National Costume Show. We are blown away by how beautiful and elaborate so many of these national costumes are.
- 2016 Miss Universe swimsuit preliminary competition – The 2016 Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition preliminaries were held leading up to the Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, January 29 live from the Philippines.
- Miss Universe contestants join Steve Harvey on-stage – Contestants for the 2017 Miss Universe title welcome back host Steve Harvey onstage at the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant Preliminary Competition in the Philippines. He may have announced the wrong contestant as Miss Universe, but all is forgiven now as the popular host returns! Then it is back to work as contestants rehearse for the all-important Miss […]
- Light-hearted moments behind-the-scenes at Miss Universe – They may be competing for the 2016 Miss Universe title and the chance of a lifetime, but Miss Universe contestants also take time to enjoy themselves behind-the-scenes. Making new BFFs, cutting up backstage with new BFFs, taking selfies with new BFFs… you get the drift. Lots of fun and new friendships despite the tension of competing for […]
- Behind-the-scenes at the 2016 Miss Universe Preliminary Swimsuit Competition – Ever wish you could stand backstage at the Miss Universe Pageant to see what goes on? The Miss Universe photographers have shared a few behind-the-scenes shots as contestants made their way to the stage to compete in the Preliminary Swimsuit Competition. The bottom line is, backstage shots give you a birds-eye view of how fabulous […]
- Behind-the-scenes as Miss Universe contestants get their hair and makeup done – Before they step on-stage to compete in the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant preliminary competitions, the contestants are treated to the royal treatment by a slew of talented professional MAC Cosmetics artists and CHI Haircare stylists. The team will ensure that the contestants all look beautiful and feel confident as compete in the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown […]
- Miss Universe contestants backstage during the National Costume Show – Glitter…glamour…towering feather headdresses! It’s the always stunning Miss Universe National Costume Show and the candidates for the crown did not disappoint. During the National Costume Show at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 26th in the Philippines, the contestants’ costumes were as outstanding as we have come to expect. We absolutely love Miss Portugal’s white […]
- Official portraits of the 2016 Miss Universe contestants – These are the beautiful contestants for the title of Miss Universe 2016. They have gathered from around the globe for the opportunity of a lifetime. Tune in the see which young woman will have her life changed instantly and step into the experience as serving as the most beautiful woman in the universe! The Miss Universe […]
- Ladies in red…Miss Universe contestants rocked the runway in the National Gift Auction fashion show – Red never looked so beautiful. The contestants for the 2016 Miss Universe Competition were absolutely stunning as they rocked the runway in gorgeous red gowns during the Philippines’ National Gift Auction fashion show at the Conrad Hotel in Manila. The glamorous event was one of dozens of appearances the Miss Universe contestants have made throughout the […]
- Miss Universe contestants wore fabulous gowns during a National Gift Auction fashion show in the Philippines – The contestants for the 2016 Miss Universe Competition dazzled the audience when they appeared on-stage during a charity fundraiser fashion show at the Conrad Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Between glamorous public appearances such as these, the candidates for the crown have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe title in […]
- 2016 Miss Universe contestants are stunning during visit to Okada Manila, Philippines – Contestants for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant were stunning during a visit to Okada Manila, Philippines. In only days, one of their lives will be changed forever when she is crowned Miss Universe 2016 during pageant competition
- 2017 Miss Universe contestants look gorgeous during a visit to Conrad Manila in the Philippines – Stunning Miss Universe contestants, Miss Universe Sweden, Ida Ovmar, Miss Universe Slovak Republic, Zuzana Kollarova, Miss Universe Honduras, Sirey Moran and Miss Universe India, Roshmitha Harimurthy, looked beautiful during and appearance at Conrad Manila in the Philippines. On January 29th, one young woman will be named the new Miss Universe 2017 during the live telecast
- Miss Universe contestants in gorgeous gowns during visit to Davao, Philippines – Miss Universe contestants were belles of the ball during an appearance at a fashion show held in Davao, Philippines on January 19, 2017.
- Miss Universe 2016 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach makes an appearance in Baguio, Philippines before giving up her crown – With only days left before she gives up her crown, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2016 made appearance in Baguio, Philippines. On Sunday, January 29th, the titleholder will crown her successor during the 2016 Miss Universe pageant competition
- Miss Universe contestants visit beautiful Baguio, Philippines – In another sightseeing tour sandwiched in between preliminary competitions, the contestants for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant visited Baguio in the Philippines. The young women are eagerly awaiting their participation in the 2016 Miss Universe pageant
- MAC Cosmetics helps the Miss Universe contestants prepare – A glimpse behind the scenes shows the excitement of a 2016 Miss Universe contestant being pampered by MAC Cosmetics staff during an appearance at the Conrad Hotel in Manila, Philippines. On January 29th, 2017, one lucky young woman will be crowned Miss Universe 2016!
- Miss Universe contestants model gorgeous Filipina gowns during a fashion show in Vigan, Philippines – Miss Universe pageant contestants were the very picture of Philippine beauty as they modeled native formal wear during a fashion show in Vigan, Philippines on January 15, 2017.
- Miss Universe contestants visit beautiful Boracay, Philippines – 2016 Miss Universe Pageant contestants continue touring, filming, rehearsing before the pageant on January 29th In between touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the 2016 Miss Universe crown, the Miss Universe Pageant contestants enjoyed visiting Boracay, Philippines.
- Popular host Steve Harvey returns to host the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant! – After accidentally announcing the first runner-up, Miss Venezuela, as Miss Universe 2016 – and having to stop the proceeding and crown the correct winner, Miss Philippines — popular talk show host Steve Harvey is returning to host the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant! The competition will air live on January 29th, 2017. Steve Harvey is the host of […]
- 65th Miss Universe Competition contestants stun in a photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines! – 2016 Miss Universe contestants enjoy a fashion shoot in the Philippines On January 15th, the contestants for the 2017 Miss Universe title enjoyed an afternoon in Chinatown, Philippines in a stunning photo shoot: (L-R) Miss Universe Angola, Luísa Baptista, Miss Universe Guam, Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic. The young women are immersed in a flurry of exciting events […]
- 2016 Miss Universe Contestants shine during an appearance at the Conrad Hotel in Manila, Philippines – Who will be crowned Miss Universe 2017? The Miss Universe contestants for the title of Miss Universe 2017 shined during appearances at the Conrad Hotel in Manila, Philippines and with MAC Cosmetics at the Conrad Hotel in Manila, Philippines on January 13, 2017. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for […]
- 2016 Miss Universe Contestants (Complete List) – The young women who will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2017 are… These national titleholders will compete for the title of Miss Universe 2017 to succeed reigning titleholder Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2016. Tune in on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 to see who will win the coveted crown! Miss ALBANIA Lindita Idrizi, 20 Miss
Miss Universe 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Philippines)
- Hosts Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, and Derek Ramsay open the 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition – Hosts Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, and Derek Ramsay opened the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday. The former Miss Philippines and reigning Miss Universe was a vision in a form-fitting skin-tone lace gown with traditional Filipino “angel wings” sleeves and a softly draped hemline. She later changed […]
- Miss Universe Statement: 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will still take place on July 12th – The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will still take place in Baton Rouge on July 12th. We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on. The Miss Universe Organization operates as an independent company. In its 64 year history, and under many owners, Miss Universe has developed into a globally recognized brand, with […]
- WME | IMG Acquires the Miss Universe Organization from Donald Trump – Donald Trump BEVERLY HILLS, CA (September 14, 2015) – WME | IMG today announced the acquisition of The Miss Universe Organization, which includes MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS […]
- New Miss Universe crown by DIC debuts at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant – The 88 contestants from around the world revealed the new Miss Universe crown by pageant sponsor D.I.C. The creation of this new crown marks the beginning of a decade long relationship. D.I.C. will also make crowns for the next ten Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders. The new crown was designed to blend the […]
Miss Universe 2014, Pauline Vega
- Pauline Vega Miss Columbia is crowned Miss Universe 2014
- Miss Universe Colombia, Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014 during the 63rd Annual Miss Universe® Pageant – In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss Universe Colombia, Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe 2014 at the FIU Arena. Leading up to the pageant, the contestants were hosted in Doral, Florida. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant was broadcast on NBC with […]
Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler
- Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler appears on the Today Show
- Gabriela Isler from Venezuela was crowned “Miss Universe 2013”
- Gabriela Isler is crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia
- Miss Universe Pageant contestants on a tour of Red Square and the Kremlin
- The war between the states: How the Northeast’s unparalleled pageant winning streak broke the Southern pageant powerhouse
- Yamamay Million dollar swimsuit for Miss Universe will be unveiled during the 2013 Miss Universe® Pageant
- Miss Universe® fans can log on rate contestants in real-time during the Miss Universe Pageant on November 9th.
- Judges for 2013 Miss Universe Pageant are Steven Tyler, Chef Nobu, Tara Lipinski, Carol Alt, Anne V, Farouk Shami, Italo Fontana, Philip Kirkorov
- Miss Universe Pageant will be hosted by Thomas Roberts (“MSNBC Live”) and Mel B (“America’s Go Talent”)
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo
- Miss Universe® Pageant will take place in Moscow, Russia
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo will judge the 2013 Miss Universe Russia Pageant in Moskow
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo shared her workout tips from Miss Universe with People!
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo appears on Extra with Mario Lopez
- Olivia Culpo Miss Universe in Farouk Systems Hair Challenge
- Olivia Culpo Miss Universe 2012 co-hosts the “Good Day NY” show
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and Miss USA Nana Meriwether support LAFEST – the industry 5v5 soccer tournament
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Nana Meriwether & Miss Teen USA Logan
West hit the fashion scene at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City
- Miss Universe Olivia Culpo heats things up on NYFD calendar shoot on Extra TV
- Miss Universe Crown Goes to Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island
- Nana Meriwether is crowned Miss USA 2012…Replaces Miss USA Olivia Culpo who was crowned Miss Universe
- Miss Universe 2012 is Olivia Culpo, Miss USA
- Olivia Culpo Miss USA shines in Miss Universe swimsuit competition
- 2012 Miss Universe® Pageant after party to be sponsored by Russian Standard® Vodka
- Miss Universe Pageant announces Andy Cohen (Bravo) and Giuliana Rancic (E! News) as hosts for the 2012 Miss Universe® Pageant
- Cruise with the Crowns: Join the 51 Miss USA® 2012 contestants and Miss Universe® on a twilight cruise
- The Miss Universe Organization and Chi launch new Miss Universe style Illuminate by Chi hair care line
- The Miss Universe Organization and Cordaid join forces to “Build Back
Better” in the Philippines after devastation of Typhoon Yolanda
- Farouk Systems, Miss Universe hair sponsor, launches Miss CHI Model Search at Miss Universe Pageant
- Miss Universe Organization announces that Thomas Roberts (“MSNBC Live”) and
Mel B (“America’s Got Talent”) as hosts for the Miss Universe® Pageant Competition
- Miss Universe Western Australian finalists’ bootcamp in Bali
- Diamond Nexus to sponsor Miss USA fan voting…will make crowns for Miss Universe®, Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA®
- Miss Universe® Pageant Oddsmaker offers predictions
- CHI news updates about sponsoring Miss Universe® Pageant Miss Universe Talent
- Farouk Shami judging Miss Universe® Pageant live from Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Miss Universe announces sponsors for 2012 Miss USA® Pageant
Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes
- Miss Universe Leila Lopes hits runway for Sherri Hill and Modalistas during New York fashion week
- Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes Featured in a Doritos commercial
- Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, appears in Italian Vogue online
- Six Miss World & Universe scored sensation at the Annual Fashion Festive at LPU
- Miss Universe Leila Lopes Appointed Drylands Ambassador by United Nations Convention
- Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella Walk the Runway for Sachika
- Miss Universe 2011 starts her role as Drylands Ambassador for the UNCCD
- Miss Universe 2011 Press Conference
- The New Miss Universe 2011 is Miss Angola!
- Miss Universe 2011 Watched by More Than 4 Million Viewers on Telemundo, Up By Double Digits Over 2010 in Key Demos
- Brazil to Host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant on NBC on September 12, 2011
- Miss Universo 2011 Watched by More Than 4 Million Viewers on Telemundo, Up By Double Digits Over 2010 in Key Demos
- Miss Sweden Wins Miss Photogenic Award During 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Preliminaries
- Miss Universe® Pageant Announces Judges for the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant on September 12 in Brazil on NBC
- Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen to Co-host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant on September 12 on NBC
- London Model Natasha Crook Wins “Best Bikini Body” Award from Sandstorm Swimwear at Miss UniverseGB 2011
- Miss Universe GB 2011 is Chloe-Beth Morgan
- Miss Universe GB 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan Sizzles At Official Swimwear Photo Shoot
- Miss Universe® Partners with Operation Smile to Raise Awareness for Children Born with Facial Deformities.
- Miss Universe Organization and WME Expand Licensing Agent Relationship
- Sao Paulo, Brazil to Host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC
Miss Universe 2012, Ximena Navarrete
- First Ever Worldwide Fan Vote Debuts for Miss Universe® Pageant
- Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete featured in article “Beauty Queen Travels the Universe to Promote Worthy Causes”
Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza
- Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza, Joins Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice”
- Former Miss Universe & Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Announced as Benefit Committee Chair for Cielo Latino
- Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza visits the set of Acceso Total
- Farouk Systems hosts Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA
Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori (Japan)
Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera (Puerto Rico)
Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova
- Miss Universe 2005 Contestants Updates and Changes
- Thailand to Host 2005 Miss Universe® Pageant
- Miss Universe Pageant Announces 2005 Panel of Judges
- Cynthia Olavarría, Miss Puerto Rico 2005 and 1st runner-up to Miss Universe, featured in series of La Feria de la Familia events
Miss Universe 1997, Brook Mahealani Lee
- Miss Universe features great trip down memory lane…What was Miss Universe like 20 years ago? – “I would eat everything in the world. You do not understand. I will eat everything twice!” The Miss Universe website has a feature we just love – a pictorial tribute to the 1997 Miss Universe pageant twenty year ago. We encourage you to check it out!
Miss Universe 1986, Bárbara Palacios
Miss Universe 1985, Deborah Carthy-Deu
- Deborah Carthy-Deu Miss Universe 1985 on cover of Vanidades
- Miss Universe 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu on Cover of Kena
Miss Universe 1982, Karen Baldwin
Miss Universe 1981, Irene Sáez
Miss Universe 1979, Maritza Sayalero
- Our Top 10 Favorite Miss Universe Pageant Moments
- The cutest Miss Universe interview ever!
- Miss Universe 1971 Georgina Rizk to appear at Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA 2012…First visit to US in 20 years!
- Six Miss World & Universe scored sensation at the Annual Fashion Festive at LPU
- Shanna Bukari Visits Sandstorm Boutique for her Miss Universe GB Swimwear Fitting.
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