Miss Universe Australia
Miss Universe Australia is a national Beauty pageant that has selected Australia's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe name is a registered trade name owned by the Miss Universe Organization, owned since 1996 by Donald Trump and NBC. In 2015, after Trump made statements about illegal aliens from Mexico in his presidential campaign kickoff speech, NBC ended its business relationship with Trump and stated that they will no longer air the pageant, or the Miss USA pageant, on their networks. Since 1992, Jim Davie, a distributor of swimwear and athletic wear, has been managing the Miss Australia Awards. In 2002, Davie obtained the licence from the Miss Universe Organisation to select Miss Universe Australia to represent Australia at international Miss Universe pageants; the new national director of the Miss Universe Australia Organisation is Troy Barbagallo of Pink Tank Events. Pink Tank have managed the Miss Universe Western Australia pageant since 2009 and was rewarded for their best in world platform with the national job in February 2016.
Barbagallo is a director of Barbagallo Group, luxury motor vehicle group and The Horologist, a leading luxury watch dealer. Barbagallo founded Box Magazine in 2003. A Miss Universe Australia pageant is held each year to select a young woman to represent Australia at the international Miss Universe pageant. Contestants to the national pageant come from each of the States and Territories of Australia, which are described as regions or divisions, represent that State or Territory. In 2016 there are over 220 participants in the national pageant of which 30 are competing in the National Final; the international Miss Universe pageants started in 1952. Until 2000, while the Miss Australia Awards were held, the winners of the Miss Australia pageant would represent Australia at international Miss Universe pageants, but Australia did not have a representative in each year's event. In 1952 Leah MacCartney was the first Miss Universe Australia, she was Miss Victoria and elected as Miss Universe Australia 1952 on 16 June 1952 in Melbourne.
In 1958 the independent pageant selected Miss Universe Australia. Miss Universe Australia partnered to Australian Photographic Agency. In 1964 and 1965 Miss Universe Australia selected by Agency casting in Melbourne. Between 1968 and 1976 the winners of Quest of Quests Dream Girl Australia represented Australia at Miss Universe. Between 1977 and 1990 the winners of Miss Australia Beauty or Miss Universe Australia by TVW Enterprises represented Australia at Miss Universe. There was no Australian entrant to the Miss Universe pageant in 1991 and 2001. In 2002 through 2004, the Australian representative to the Miss Universe pageant was chosen by a national pageant held in Sydney, organised by Adpro Management Group; the national Miss Universe Australia pageant came under new management in 2005. Of the 307 who participated at the state level, 24 made it to the national pageant, Michelle Guy became Miss Universe Australia 2005. There have been two Miss Universe title holders from Australia: Kerry Anne Wells in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004.
Welles entered the Miss Universe pageant as Miss Australia. In February 2016, was announced that the new director of Miss Universe Australia is Troy Barbagallo, appointed by IMG. Color Key Miss Universe Australia 2017 Australia at major beauty pageants Footnotes Sources"Aussie top three in Miss Universe". BigPond News. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011. Official Miss Universe Australia website The Gorgeous Ladies of Miss Universe Australia 2012 Madeline Taylor: Hot fave for Miss Universe Australia 2012! Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris Appears on the cover of GCMAG in June 2012
Miss Bolivia is a national beauty pageant in Bolivia. The contest was founded in 1959 and Gloria Suárez de Limpias has been the event's director since 1979; as of 2010, Bolivia has not won a Miss Miss World title. A three-hour parade is held annually on August 5. Bolivian TV channel Unitel broadcasts it to the rest of Latin America, cable broadcasts are available in the United States. For one month, there are several preliminary events and presentations regarding the main parade. By general rule, three major crowns are given each year, in this order: Miss Bolivia Universo goes to Miss Universe, Miss Bolivia Mundo to Miss World, Miss Bolivia Internacional to the Miss International contest. One of these three titleholders participates in Reina Hispanoamericana, owned by Promociones Gloria, the same group that organizes the Miss Bolivia pageant. In 2010, the third title was awarded to the Miss Earth representative, called Miss Bolivia Earth. Besides the titleholders, there are four additional runner-up positions.
Representatives are chosen for Miss Tourism Queen International and Miss Continente Americano. On June 4, 2015 Miss Bolivia Team has announced to split their national pageant into two - Miss Bolivia Universe and Miss Bolivia; the idea behind dividing the two pageants is to meet the requirements of the Miss World Organization. The following women have represented Bolivia in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women; these are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Between 1975 and 2014 the first runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss World pageant; the Promociones Gloria decided to set its new pageant to crown a representative to Miss World in 2015. Since the winner of Miss Bolivia Mundo represents her country at the Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Between 1969 and 2014 the second runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss International pageant. Since 2015 after the committee divided pageant into two pageants, the Miss Bolivia Internacional selects by the first runner-up of Miss Bolivia pageant. Between 2001 and 2014 the third runner-up of Miss Bolivia represented Bolivia at the Miss Earth pageant. Began in 2015 the second runner-up of Miss Bolivia will go to Miss Earth pageant. Mister Bolivia Miss Bolivia official site www.missbolivia.org
Miss Angola is a national beauty pageant in Angola. Miss Angola is Angola's national pageant, founded in 1997. Angola has competed at Miss Universe since 1998 and has had two top fifteen placements, a top ten placement and a Miss Universe in 2011,with Leila Lopes, it has had great success in Miss World as well, with three straight top 5/6 finishes from 2006-8: a first runner-up position with Micaela Reis in 2007 and a third runner-up with Brigith dos Santos in 2008, a top 6 finish with Stiviandra Oliveira in 2006. *Began 2013 Miss Angola only sends its winner to Miss Universe. On September 12, 2011, Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe in São Paulo, receiving the title from the former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, she is the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, is the first Angolan woman to hold the position. Lopes is the seventh woman of African descent to win the title since the beginning of the worldwide pageant and the fourth African woman from the African continent to win following Mpule Kwelagobe, Miss Universe 1999 from Botswana.
Lopes became the first woman from Angola to win a "Big Four" beauty pageant. Color key The winner of Miss Angola represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify for either contest, a runner-up is sent. In 2006, Miss Angola 2005 did not compete at Miss Universe, due to minimum age recruitment, the 1st Runner-up took the title for replacing her at the pageant. In 2006-2007, Miss Angola winners competed at Miss World pageant; as of 2012, Comite Miss Angola has created a separate pageant called "Miss Angola Mundo" to select its representative for Miss World 2013. The pageant was held for the first time on August 24, 2012, in Luanda and the winner was Maria Castelo who represented Angola in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia on September 28, 2013. In 2017 Miss Angola is no longer holding Miss World franchise; the new franchise of Miss World Angola has held the contest of Miss Mundo Angola competition. The Miss World Angola is in under Miss CPLP Angola Organisation; this is a list of Angola's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.
The country has won one of the four beauty pageants: One — Miss Universe crownThe criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities. Color key × Did not compete↑ No pageant held Miss Universe country participation lists. Miss World country participation lists. Miss International country participation lists. Miss Earth country participation lists
Miss Guatemala is a national Beauty pageant in Guatemala. Miss Guatemala was founded in 1955 and sent its first winner to represent Guatemala at the 1955 Miss Universe Pageant; the following women have represented Guatemala in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women. These are Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth. Color key In the past, the winner of the Miss Guatemala pageant was either appointed to represent the nation at Miss Universe or Miss International. However, today the winner automatically earns the right to represent Guatemala at Miss Universe. Official website
Miss Bangladesh or well-known as "Miss World Bangladesh" is a beauty pageant in Bangladesh. It sends a Bangladesh representative to Miss World; the Miss Bangladesh Contest was first organized in 1994, but the event did not attract national media attention. In 1994, Anika Taher first represented Bangladesh at the beauty pageant Miss World 1994 held in Sun City, South Africa. Shaila Simi was awarded the Miss Ruposhi Dhaka, Bangladesh award in 1998. Sonia Gazi received media attention. Tabassum Ferdous Shaon, who participated in the Miss World 2001 in South Africa was the last Bangladeshi contestant. Bangladesh has not sent a representative to Miss World since 2001; the pageant returned for one year in 2007 and was organized by Apurbo.com and sponsored by Motherland Group/Cinevision. However, the winner did not take part in Miss World. After 16 years Antar Showbiz was created Miss World Bangladesh to give Bangladesh the opportunity to participate in the "Miss World" pageant again. Color key Miss Bangladesh at Miss World from 1.
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Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant, run by the American-based Miss Universe Organization. It seen by more than half a billion people annually. Along with Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Universe is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants; the Miss Universe Organization and its brand, along with Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, are owned by the WME/IMG talent agency. The current Miss Universe is Catriona Gray of the Philippines, crowned on 17 December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand; the title "Miss Universe" was first used by the International Pageant of Pulchritude in 1926. This contest was held annually until 1935, when the Great Depression and other events preceding World War II led to its demise; the current Miss Universe pageant was founded in 1952 by Pacific Knitting Mills, a California-based clothing company and manufacturer of Catalina Swimwear. The company was the sponsor of the Miss America pageant until 1951, when the winner, Yolande Betbeze, refused to pose for publicity pictures wearing one of their swimsuits.
In 1952, Pacific Knitting Mills organized the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, co-sponsoring them for decades to follow. The first Miss Universe Pageant was held in Long Beach, California in 1952, it was won by Armi Kuusela from Finland, who gave up her title, though not to get married, shortly before her year was completed. Until 1958, the Miss Universe title, like that of Miss America, was dated by the year following the contest, so at the time Ms. Kuusela's title was Miss Universe 1953. Since its founding by Pacific Mills, the pageant has been organized and conducted by the Miss Universe Organization. Pacific Mills and its subsidiaries were acquired by the Kayser-Roth Corporation, in turn acquired by Gulf and Western Industries; the pageant was first televised in 1955. CBS began broadcasting the combined Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants in 1960, as separate contests in 1965. John Charles Daly hosted the pageant from 1955 to 1966, Bob Barker from 1967 to 1987, Alan Thicke in 1988, John Forsythe in 1989, Dick Clark from 1990 to 1993, Bob Goen from 1994 to 1996.
Donald Trump bought the pageant in 1996 from ITT Corp. Trump struck a broadcasting arrangement with CBS until 2002. In 1998, Miss Universe, Inc. changed its name to the Miss Universe Organization, moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to New York City. In late 2002, Trump entered into a joint venture with NBC, which in 2003 outbid the other markets for the TV rights. From 2003 to 2014, the pageant was broadcast in the United States on NBC. In June 2015, NBC canceled all business relationships with Trump and the Miss Universe Organization in response to controversial statements about illegal immigrants who crossed the border from Mexico; as part of the legal settlement, in September 2015, Trump bought out NBC's 50% stake in the company, making him the company's sole owner. Three days he sold the whole company to WME/IMG. Following the change of ownership, in October 2015, Fox and Azteca became the official broadcasters of the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants; the current president of the Miss Universe Organization is Paula Shugart, who has held this position since 1997.
For a country to participate in Miss Universe, a local company or a person should buy the local rights of the competition, through a franchise fee, which involves the rights of image and everything related to the pageant. The owner of this franchise, for contractual breaches or financial reasons, returns the franchise to the Miss Universe Organization, which resells it to a new stakeholder; the reselling of the franchise from one owner to the next is recurrently common in the history of the event. The number of candidates in the contest is inconstant because of the question of the franchisees. In addition, there are problems related to the calendar of the pageant. A country's candidate selection involves pageants in the nation's local subdivisions, whose winners compete in a national pageant, but there are some countries who opt for an internal selection. For example, from 2000 to 2004, Australian delegates were chosen by a modelling agency. Although such "castings" are discouraged by the Miss Universe Organization, Jennifer Hawkins was chosen to represent the country in Miss Universe in 2004.
When Australia resumed its national pageant in the following year, Michelle Guy became Miss Universe Australia 2005. Recent arrivals in the last ten years of the pageant include: Gabon and Lithuania, Sierra Leone, Cambodia and Nepal, Armenia and Mongolia. There have been efforts to revive strong national pageants in South Africa, Spain, Southeast Asia and Latin America; the organization makes continual efforts to expand the pageant, but the participation of some countries has proven difficult due to cultural barriers to the swimsuit competition, while others such as Mozambique have balked at sending representatives due to the cost. As of 2018, only three countries have been present at every Miss Universe since its inception in 1952: Canada and Germany. Many European countries allow 17-year-old contestants to compete in their pageants, while Miss Universe's minimum age is 18, so national titleholders have to be replaced by their runners-up or another candidate. Beginning in 2012, transgender women were allowed to compete, as long as they win their national pageants.
Six years after this rule went into effect, Angela Ponce of Spain became the first transgender candidate to compete in the contest in the 2018 edition. Since its inception, Miss Univ
Miss Dominican Republic
Miss Dominican Republic is a national beauty pageant in Dominican Republic. Miss Dominican Republic Organization has been in operation since 1927. In 1956, the pageant was restarted after crowning models from 1952 until 1955. In 1956, Olga Fiallo from Santiago won, making the Dominican Republic's first representative to Miss Universe. In 1966, the Concurso Nacional de Belleza Dominicana lost its Miss Universe rights for only one year but on that same year it gained their Miss World franchise sending the winner of that year, Jeanette Dotel from San Juan as their first representative. In 1967, the organization decided that the Winner would go to Miss Universe, First Runner-up would enter Miss World and Second Runner-up to a Festival of Latin Beauties in South America; the MRD organization had acquired the Miss International rights, but the organization would only send a representative if the budget allowed them. It wasn't until 1980, when they decided that the Second Runner-up would enter either in Miss International, Reinado Nacional del Café or Miss América Latina.
In 1989 until 2000, the official Second Runner-up would enter Miss International, the Third Runner-up would enter Reinado Nacional del Café and the Fourth Runner-up would enter Miss América Latina. This has been the same until 2003; the Miss República Dominicana Universo Organization was created in 2003 by Belkys Reyes, was taken over by Magali Febles in 2004. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for one out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization; this organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss Universe. Miss República Dominicana Universo competes in Miss Universe; this organization has 15 franchises in other international competitions and sends representatives to these competitions every year such as Reina Hispanoamericana and Miss Continentes Unidos. The organization of Reina Nacional de Belleza Dominicana was created in 2003 by Diany Mota, is still run by her today. Since 2003, the representatives of Dominican Republic for three out of the four major international pageants have been selected by this organization, until in 2015 when they lost the Miss Earth franchise.
This organization is in charge of sending representatives to Miss International. Miss Mundo Dominicana competes in Miss World and Miss Internacional Domincana competes in Miss International. In 2009, there has been a huge involvement of the organization in regional pageants. There is right now 6 regional pageants. For the first time, Miss Dominican Republic organization, will have auditions / contests in all the provinces except the province of Santo Domingo, because of its huge population, the 3 metropolitan municipalities have auditions / contests; the pageants are: Miss Azua Miss Bahoruco Miss Barahona Miss Dajabón Miss Distrito Nacional Miss Duarte Miss El Seibo Miss Elías Piña Miss Espaillat Miss Guerra-Boca Chica Miss Hato Mayor Miss Hermanas Mirabal Miss Independencia Miss La Altagracia Miss La Romana Miss La Vega Miss Los Alcarrizos Miss María Trinidad Sánchez Miss Monseñor Nouel Miss Monte Cristi Miss Monte Plata Miss Pedernales Miss Pedro Brand Miss Peravia Miss Puerto Plata Miss Samaná Miss San Cristóbal Miss San José de Ocoa Miss San Juan Miss San Pedro de Macorís Miss Sánchez Ramírez Miss Santiago Miss Santiago Rodríguez Miss Santo Domingo Este Miss Santo Domingo Norte Miss Santo Domingo Oeste Miss Valverde Dominican Communities Abroad Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Estados Unidos Miss Comunidad Dominicana en México Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Puerto Rico Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Venezuela Miss Comunidad Dominicana en Italia Color Key *As Old Santo Domingo Province ** As Trujillo Province *** As San Rafael Province **** Won handpicked ***** As Salcedo Province ****** Crowned as new titleholder Miss Mundo Dominicana is a pageant, made 2003 until 2013.
Since 1956 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together. They split up in 2003. In 2011, the Miss Dominican Republic World was given to Dominican designer Diany Mota, along with Miss Dominican Republic International. Color Key *Was prepared to go to Miss World but had an issues in attending and withdrew before going. ** As Salcedo Province The Dominican Republic Earth known as Miss Tierra República Dominicana, used to be crowned together with the Miss Dominican Republic Universe, Miss Dominica World, Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana from 2001 to 2003. In 2003, the four beauty pageant titles were split until 2013; the Miss Tierra República Dominicana national pageant is held annually. The winner is expected to participate in the international Miss Earth beauty pageant, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness; the Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme and other environmental organizations.
Color Key *Cheryl Ortega was set to compete at Miss Earth 2014 but withdrew due to her studies. Mayte Brito, set to compete the following year will step in her place. Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana is a pageant, made 2003. Since 1962 they crowned Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Dominican World and Reina Nacional de Belleza Miss República Dominicana together, they split up in 2003 until 2013. In 1991 Miss Dominican Republic International 1991 Rafaela Suarez didn't wanted to enter in Miss International 1991, so Melissa Vargas took over. In the Miss Dominican Republic pageant 1995 and Miss Dominican Republic 1996, the winners would enter both Miss Universe and Miss International. In 2003, the first