Miss Mauritius

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Miss Mauritius National Organisation
Formation1970
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPort Louis
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss International
Official language
English
Websitemissmauritius.org

Miss Mauritius is a national beauty pageant held in Mauritius that selects representatives for Miss World and Miss International, two of the Big Four international beauty pageants.

History[edit]

Miss Mauritius is the oldest beauty pageant in Mauritius established in 1970 by Miss Mauritius National Organisation; the first Miss Mauritius, Florence Muller who was crowned as Miss Mauritius 1970 and participated in Miss World 1970 in London, Great Britain. The First Miss Universe Mauritius was in 1975, Nirmala Sohun.

In 1970, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Sir Gaetan Duval et Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, have encouraged Mrs Primerose Obeegadoo to place Mauritius on the world map for fashion & beauty. Ever since, young Mauritian ladies have represented with pride Mauritius and its quadricolor flag at Miss World, Miss International, Miss European Union, Miss Intercontinental, Top Model of the World, Miss Tourism World, Miss Africa. Miss Mauritius National Organisation has many preliminary contests such as Elegance Award, Talent Award, Sport Award, Beach Beauty Award, Best Dress Award, Amity Award, Photogenic Award, Marketing Award and Multimedia Award.

Titleholders[edit]

Color Key
  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Mauritius Notes
1970 Florence Muller
1971 Marie-Anne Ng Sik Kwong
1972 Marie Ange Bestel
1973 Daisy Ombrasine
1974 Nirmala Sohun
1975 Marielle Tse-Sik-Sun Top 15 at Miss World 1975
1976 Danielle Marie Françoise Bouic
1977 Geneviève Chanea
1978 Maria Chanea Allard
1979 Christiane Carol Mackay
1980 Carole Fitzgerald
1981-1985 NO PAGEANT
1986 Michelle Sylvie Geraldine Pastor
1987 Marie-Geraldine Mamet
1988 Jacky Randabel
1989 Anita Ramgutty
1990 Dhandevy Jeetun
1991 Stephanie Raymond
1992 Danielle Pascal
1993 Viveka Babajee
1994 Marie Priscilla Mardaymootoo
1995 NO PAGEANT
1996 Cindy Cesar
1997 Leena Ramphul
1998 Oona Sujaya Fulena
1999 Micaella L'Hortalle
2000 Jenny Arthémidor
2001 Karen Alexandre
2002 Marie-Aimée Bergicourt
2003 Sabine Bourdet
2004 Marie-Natacha Magalie Antoo
2005 Isabelle Antoo
2006 Melody Selvon
2007 Olivia Carey
2008 Anaïs Veerapatren Awarded as Goodwill Ambassador at Miss International 2009
2009 Dalysha Doorga
2010 Laetitia Darche Top 15 at Miss Intercontinental 2011
2011 Ameeksha Dilchand Awarded as Miss Friendship at Miss International 2012
2012 Diya Beeltah
2013 Pallavi Gungaram
2014 Kushboo Ramnawaj Withdrew at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant but due to personal reasons in December, but in 2016 she competed at Miss Universe 2016
2015 Danika Atchia Withdrew at Miss Universe 2016 after the Miss Universe franchise went to Miss Estrella Mauritius
2016 Bessika Bucktawor
2017 Anne Murielle Ravina Top 12 at Miss World 2018
Head to Head Challenge Winner
2018 Urvashi Gooriah TBA at Miss World 2019

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

Mauritius has competed in Miss World since 1970; the Winner on Miss Mauritius national competition automatically will compete at the Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Color Key
  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss World Mauritius Placement Special Awards
1970 Florence Muller Unplaced
1971 Marie-Anne Ng Sik Kwong Unplaced
1972 Marie Ange Bestel Unplaced
1973 Daisy Ombrasine Unplaced
1975 Mariella Tse-Sik-Sun Top-15
1978 Geneviève Chanea Unplaced
1979 Maria Chanea Allard Unplaced
1980 Christiane Carol Mackay Unplaced
1986 Michelle Sylvie Geraldine Pastor Unplaced
1987 Marie-Geraldine Mamet Unplaced
1988 Véronique Ash Unplaced
1989 Jeanne-Françoise Clement Top 10 Continental Queens of Beauty - Africa
1990 Marie Desirée Audrey Pitchen Unplaced
1991 Marie Deville Unplaced
1992 Sarasvadee Rengassamy Unplaced
1993 Viveka Babajee Unplaced
1994 Marie Priscilla Mardaymootoo Unplaced
1998 Oona Sujaya Fulena Unplaced
2003 Maria Aimée Bergicourt Unplaced
2004 Maria Natacha Magalie Antoo Unplaced
2005 Meenakshi Shivani Putty Unplaced
2006 Vanesha Seetohul Unplaced
2007 Melody Selvon Unplaced
2008 Olivia Marie Anne Carey Unplaced
2009 Deanna Valerie Anais Veerapatren Unplaced
2010 Dalysha Doorga Unplaced
2011 Laetitia Sauzier Darche Unplaced
2012 Shalini Panchoo Unplaced
2013 Nathalie Lesage Unplaced
2014 Sheetal Kadun Unplaced
2015 Aurélia Bègue Unplaced
2016 Véronique Allas Unplaced
2017 Bessika Bucktawor Unplaced
2018 Anne Murielle Ravina Top 12 Head to Head Challenge Winner
2019 Urvashi Gooriah TBA

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

Mauritius has competed in Miss International since 2010. There are the 1st Runner-up on Miss Mauritius national competition, Mauritius has joined Miss International pageant consecutively every year since 2014. Since 2014 the 1st runner-up (second title) of Miss Mauritius automatically will compete at the Miss International pageant. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent.

Color Key
  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss International Mauritius Placement Special Awards
2010 Anaïs Veerapatren Unplaced Miss Goodwill Ambassador
2012 Ameeksha Dilchand Unplaced Miss Friendship
2014 Shikshah Matabadul Unplaced
2015 Anoushka Ah Keng Unplaced
2016 Shavina Hulkua Unplaced
2017 Laetitia Begue Unplaced
2018 Ashna Nookooloo Unplaced
2019 Nidhishwaree Ruchpaul TBA

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