Miss Universe country rankings
The following is similar to an Olympic medal table, that includes every country and territory that has placed in the Miss Universe pageant, based on all results from the first edition in 1952 to the most recent competition in 2013. Note that, from 1990 to 2000, there was only a Top 3 with the third and fourth runners-up positions eliminated.
|Rank||Country||Miss Universe||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up||3rd Runner-up||4th Runner-up||Semifinalists||Total|
|13||Trinidad & Tobago||2||0||1||0||1||5||9|
|65||Serbia & Montenegro||0||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|83||Turks & Caicos||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|83||U.S. Virgin Islands||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin (formerly Dahomey), Bonaire, Bophuthatswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, CIS, Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominica, Egypt, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Northern Marianas, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea, Réunion, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland, Transkei, Tunisia, West Indies and Zambia have all entered the Miss Universe pageant at least once, but never placed.
Wins on Home Turf
7 winners have been crowned Miss Universe on their home turf. In particular, 6 of the 8 American winners won the title in the US (where the contest was founded):
- 1954: Miriam Stevenson ( USA) was crowned in Long Beach, California, USA.
- 1956: Carol Morris ( USA) was crowned in Long Beach, California, USA.
- 1960: Linda Bement ( USA) was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1967: Sylvia Hitchcock ( USA) was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1997: Brook Mahealani Lee ( USA) was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 2001: Denise Quiñones ( Puerto Rico) was crowned in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
- 2012: Olivia Culpo ( USA) was crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Venezuela has the most winners (7) who won their titles outside their own country, followed by Puerto Rico (4) and Sweden (3).
- 1979: Maritza Sayalero was crowned in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
- 1981: Irene Sáez was crowned in New York City, New York, USA.
- 1986: Bárbara Palacios was crowned in Panama City, Panama.
- 1996: Alicia Machado was crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- 2008: Dayana Mendoza was crowned in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
- 2009: Stefania Fernandez was crowned in Nassau, Bahamas.
- 2013: Gabriela Isler was crowned in Moscow, Russia.
- 1970: Marisol Malaret was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1985: Deborah Carthy-Deu was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1993: Dayanara Torres was crowned in Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2006: Zuleyka Rivera was crowned in Los Angeles, California, USA.
- 1955: Hillevi Rombin was crowned in Long Beach, California, USA.
- 1966: Margareta Arvidsson was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1984: Yvonne Ryding was crowned in Miami, Florida, USA.
- 1991: Lupita Jones was crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- 2010: Ximena Navarrete was crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- 1959: Akiko Kojima was crowned in Long Beach, California, USA.
- 2007: Riyo Mori was crowned in Mexico City, Mexico.
- 1982: Karen Baldwin was crowned in Lima, Peru.
- 2005: Natalie Glebova was crowned in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 1972: Kerry Anne Wells was crowned in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
- 2004: Jennifer Hawkins was crowned in Quito, Ecuador.
- 1994: Sushmita Sen was crowned in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
- 2000: Lara Dutta was crowned in Nicosia, Cyprus.
- 1977: Janelle Commissiong was crowned in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- 1998: Wendy Fitzwilliam was crowned in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
- 1980: Shawn Weatherly was crowned in Seoul, Korea.
- 1995: Chelsi Smith was crowned in Windhoek, Namibia.
- 1965: Apasra Hongsakula was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1988: Porntip Nakhirunkanok was crowned in Taipei, Taiwan.
- 1952: Armi Kuusela was crowned in Long Beach, California, USA.
- 1975: Anne Marie Pohtamo was crowned in San Salvador, El Salvador.
- 1969: Gloria Diaz was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1973: Margarita Moran was crowned in Athens, Greece.
- 1963: Iêda Maria Vargas was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
- 1968: Martha Vasconcellos was crowned in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
1 Justine Pasek was originally 1st Runner-Up but assumed the title three months later due to Oxana Fedorova's dethroned
2 Oxana Federova was dethroned after three months
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- "Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, Crowned Miss Universe". redorbit.com. PR Newswire. August 23, 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
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- "Meet the new Miss Universe: Botswana's Mpule Kwelagobe". Orlando Sentinel. May 27, 1999. Retrieved 10 November 2010. "The other finalists were from Ghana, India, Jamaica, Mexico."
- "Swedish Beauty Named Miss Universe of 1955". Los Angeles Times. Jul 23, 1955. Retrieved 10 November 2010. "The other foreign semifinalists were Miss Honduras, Pastora Pagan..."
- "15 finalists selected for Miss Universe". Chicago Tribune. July 19, 1957. Retrieved 10 November 2010. "Miss Alaska: Martha Lehmann, Miss Morocco Jacqueline Bohilla."
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- "Miss Russia, Oxana Fedorova, Crowned Miss Universe". PR Newswire. May 30, 2002. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
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