Timeline – Miss Universe – The Olympics of Beauty

A sequence of key occasions:

1952 The main Miss Universe is held in Long Beach, California, with 30 states and locales. Armi Kuusela (Finland) progresses toward becoming Miss Universe. Miss USA

1953 There are 26 nations contending in MU. Morocco’s applicant, Colette Ribes, does not contend in the challenge.

1954 The second Miss Universe exhibition opens in Long Beach, with 33 states and conditions, including Honduras, New Zealand and Singapore. Miriam Stevenson (South Carolina) progresses toward becoming Miss Universe.

1955 Surprisingly Ceylon – Sri Lanka since 1972-is second sprinter up for Miss Universe. Then again, Cuba sends a passage, Gilda Marin, to the worldwide occasion in the States.

1956 Welcome to California! There are 30 sections. Finland, which had won the title four years prior, does not take an interest. Tune Morris (Iowa) is chosen MU.

1957 At the welcome of the Miss Universe Organization, Joaquín Alberto Vargas y Chavez, Peru’s painter, flies to California to be one of the worldwide judges. Out of the blue, Martinique sends a challenger.

1958 There are 36 countries and domains contending. Corine Rottschafer, Holland’s delegate, wins Miss Photogenic.

1959 Akiko Kojima (Japan) succeeds Luz Marina Zuloaga (Colombia) as Miss Universe. Then again, Miss England moves toward becoming Miss Photogenic.

1960 MU Organization chooses to move the occasion from California to Miami Beach (Florida).Burma – present-day Myanmar-wins Miss Congeniality.

1961 There are 46 states and regions contending from Austria to the American Virgin Islands. Greece’s applicant, Eleftheria Deloutsi, wins Miss Amity.

1962 There are in excess of 50 republics and conditions in Miss Universe, including Luxembourg, Haiti and Tahiti. Hawaii’s Macel Wilson, Miss United States, is one of the semi-finalists.

1963 Richard Henry Sellers, otherwise called Peter Sellers, is one of the judges. Miss Israel, Sherine Ibrahim, wins the Best National Costume in the exhibition.

1964 Colombia’s Luz Marina Zuloaga, 1958 Miss Universe, is one of the judges in Miami Beach.Manuela Stramana, Italy’s candidate, progresses toward becoming Miss Photogenic.

1965 Welcome to Florida! Fifty-seven republics and conditions send sections to Miss Universe in the U.S. The Kingdom of Thailand, a country in South East Asia Region, wins Miss Universe!

1966 There are 58 states and regions,including four previous British settlements contending as autonomous countries Guyana, Trinidad Tobago, Singapore, and Jamaica. Miss Sweden (Margareta Arvidsson) routs Miss Finland (Satu Charlotta Ostring) in the last.

1967 Venezuela’s Mariela Perez Branguer, MU’s most loved representative, does not win the title. Bonaire, a Dutch domain in the Caribbean, contends at MU out of the blue.

1968 Welcome to Miami! Sections from 65 republics and conditions vieing for the crown of Miss Universe. For the 6th time, Okinawa, an American belonging somewhere in the range of 1945 and 1972, sends a hopeful.

1969 New Zealand wins Miss Photogenic.Argentina’s Norma Nolan, who had been MU 1962, is one of the judges.

1970 There are 64 states and districts. Marisol Malaret (Puerto Rico) Contreras is the new Miss Universe. Miss United States, Debbie Shelton, puts second at the worldwide occasion.

1971 Lebanon’s Georgina Rizk, a model from Beirut, wins the world title, and Miss Philippines, Vida Valentina Fernández, crowns Miss Photogenic. Georgina communicates in French, Italian and Arab. On the other hand,Yugoslavia, a Communist country in SE Europe, does not take an interest.

1972 MU is held outside of the Continental United States out of the blue with Puerto Rico the host nation. A board of universal judges chooses Kerry Wells, Miss Australia, as MU 1970. The judges are: Mapita Cortes (performing artist/PR), Earl Wilson (columnist/America), Kiyoshi Hara (representative/Japan), Jean-Louis Indican (agent/Belgium), Lynn Redgrave (on-screen character/Britain), Sylvia Hitchcock (MU/Alabama), Arnold Scaasi (architect/United States),Edilson Varela (writer/Brazil), Line Renaud (vocalist/France), Kurt Jurgen (performer/Germany), Fred Williamson (on-screen character/USA).

1973 Welcome to Greece, one of the world’s most seasoned countries. Sway Barker opens the 21 st Miss Universe, with 61 delegates from around the globe. Maria del Rocío Martín of Spain wins the Best National Costume.

1974 Manila, Philippines. The administration reports the end of Folk Arts Theater,venue of Miss Universe 1974.

1975 Miss Universe is held in El Salvador, viewed as maybe the best of the cutting edge time. Micronesia, an American domain in Oceania, makes its universal presentation.

1976 World-acclaimed movie producer Roman Polanski touches base in Hong Kong to be one of the universal judges. Liberia – the second dark republic in the cutting edge history-contends at MU out of the blue.

1977 Eighty countries and conditions in MU in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by a wide margin the most nations ever to take an interest. New nations/areas in Miss Universe: Saint Lucia (Caribbean), French Guiana (South America) and Saint Kitts (Caribbean).

1978 Miss Universe in Acapulco, Mexico. As indicated by El Sol (Mexico’s paper), there are 12 top picks: Dorik Jellinek (Israel), Guillermina Ruiz (Spain), Alva Margarita (Mexico), Olga Zumaran (Peru), Maribel Fernández (Costa Rica), Iris Yvette Mazorra (El Salvador), Elizabeth Ann Jones (Wales), Solange Castro (Curacao), Judy Andersen (Hawaii), Margaret Gardinier (South Africa) and Lesotho (Joan Libuseng Khoali).

1979 At the welcome of the MUO, Julio Iglesias flies to Perth (Australia) to be one of the universal judges. Venezuela’s Maritza Sayalero, who has Spanish starting point, wins the title. Belize, a previous UK reliance in Central America, fits the bill for the semi-finals.

1980 The MUO holds its 28 th worldwide occasion in Seoul, Korea. Semi-finalists in 1980 are Scotland, Sweden, PR, NZ (MU’s top choice), Panama, SK, Canada, Tahiti, Colombia, USA (victor), Philippines, and Iceland.

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