List of Miss Universe countries

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The following list consists of countries and territories that have sent a delegate to the international Miss Universe pageant. 33 of the current delegations have won at least once in history, since the first edition in 1952.

Current entrants[edit]

This list is only containing the countries and territories that have sent a delegate to the pageant at least once since 2008.

Country/Territory Debut Years Competed National Title Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 Albania 2002 2002-2003,
2005-2012,
2014-present
Miss Universe Albania Top 10 2010
 Angola 1998 1998–present Miss Angola Winner 2011
 Antigua & Barbuda 1977 1977, 1979,
2001-2008
Miss Antigua & Barbuda - - Competed as Antigua in 1977 and 1979.
Won Miss Congeniality in 2003.
 Argentina 1954 1954-1964,
1966-1994,
1996-2001,
2003,
2006-present
Miss Argentina Universo Winner 2006
  • Magali Romitelli
    (Top 20)
 Aruba 1964 1964-1984,
1986,
1989-1990,
1992–present
Miss Aruba 1st runner-up
  • Taryn Mansell
    (1996)
1996
  • Taryn Mansell
    (1st runner-up)
Won Miss Congeniality in 2000; Miss Press in 1978.
 Australia 1952 1952-1954,
1958,
1964-1965,
1968-1990,
1992-2000,
2002-present
Miss Universe Australia Winner 2012 Won Miss Congeniality in 1996, 1997, 2010; Miss Photogenic in 1989; Best in Swimsuit in 1969, 1993; Miss Popular Girl in Parade in 1958.
 Austria 1953 1953, 1957,
1959-1990,
1992-1993,
1999, 2004,
2013-present
Miss Austria 1st runner-up
  • Eva Maria Düringer
    (1977)
1977
  • Eva Maria Düringer
    (1st runner-up)
 Azerbaijan 2013 2013
2015-present
Miss Azerbaijan - -
 Bahamas 1963 1963-1972,
1974-1983,
1985-present
Miss Bahamas - - Won Miss Photogenic in 1982; Miss Congeniality in 1981, 2001.
 Belgium 1952 1952-1986,
1988-1989,
1991-1994,
1996–present
Miss België,
Miss Belgique,
Miss Belgien
4th runner-up
  • Dominique Van Eeckhoudt
    (1981)
2010 Won Miss Congeniality in 1952; Miss Photogenic in 1972; Most Beautiful Hair in 1994.
 Bolivia 1959 1959–present Miss Bolivia Top 6
  • Rosario Rico Toro
    (1990)
2006 Won Best in National Costume in 1970.
 Botswana 1999 1999-2001,
2004,
2010-2013
Miss Universe Botswana Winner 1999
 Brazil 1954 1954-1989,
1991–present
Miss Brasil Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 1967, 1981, 1987, 1989; Best in Swimsuit in 1969; Miss Popular Girl in Parade in 1954.
 British Virgin Islands 1977 1977,
1979-2002,
2010-present
Miss Virgin Islands - -
 Bulgaria 1991 1991-1998,
2000-2009,
2012-present
Miss Universe Bulgaria - -
 Canada 1952 1952–present Miss Canada,
Beauties of Canada
Winner 2006 Won Miss Popular Girl in Parade in 1957; Miss Congeniality in 1977.
 Cayman Islands 1980 1980-1985,
1989-1996,
1999-2004,
2006,
2008-2009,
2011-2012,
2015
Miss Cayman Islands - - Won Miss Congeniality in 1980, 1982.
 Chile 1952 1952,
1954-1956,
1958,
1960-1961,
1964,
1966-1970,
1972-2002,
2004-2006,
2011-present
Miss Universo Chile Winner 2004 Won Miss Popular Girl in Parade in 1952; Miss Congeniality in 1973.
 China 2002 2002–present Miss Universe China 2nd runner-up 2013 Won Miss Congeniality in 2007, 2009,2013; Best in National Costume in 2012.
 Colombia 1958 1958–present Señorita Colombia Winner 2011 Won Best in National Costume in 1968, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2002; Best in Swimsuit in 1969; Miss Photogenic in 1975, 1987.
 Costa Rica 1954 1954-1960,
1962–present
Miss Costa Rica Top 10
  • Nancy Soto
    (2004)
  • Johanna Solano
    (2011)
2013 Won Miss Photogenic in 1978; Miss Congeniality in 1956.
 Croatia 1997 1997–present Miss Universe Hrvatske Top 15/16
  • Sarah Ćosić
    (2009)
  • Elizabeta Burg
    (2012)
2012
 Curaçao 1963 1963-1978,
1980-1989,
1991-1999,
2001-2005,
2007-present
Miss Curaçao 1st runner-up 1997
  • Verna Vasquez
    (Top 6)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1966; Best in Swimsuit in 1997.
 Cyprus 1973 1973-1974,
1981,
1983-1987,
1992-2012,
2015–present
Star Kypros
  • (Greek: Σταρ Κύπρος)
Top 10
  • Demetra Eleftheriou
    (2002)
2002
  • Demetra Eleftheriou
    (Top 10)
 Czech Republic 1993 1993,
1995-present
Česká Miss Top 10 2010
 Denmark 1952 1952-1953,
1958-1961,
1963-1970,
1972-1973,
1975-1990,
1992-1996,
2000,
2004-2008,
2010-2013
Miss Danmark,
Pretty Danish
1st runner-up 2007
  • Zaklina Sojic
    (Top 15)
Won Miss Photogenic in 1981.
 Dominican Republic 1956 1956,
1962-1965,
1967-present
Miss República Dominicana Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 2003; Miss Congeniality in 1962.
 Ecuador 1955 1955-1966,
1968-1972,
1975-present
Miss Ecuador 2nd runner-up 2013 Won Miss Photogenic in 1992.
 Egypt 1987 1987-1990,
1992,
1994-2011,
2014-present
Miss Egypt - -
 El Salvador 1954 1954-1955,
1972-1979,
1982-present
Nuestra Belleza El Salvador 1st runner-up
  • Maribel Arrieta
    (1955)
1996
  • Milena Mayorga
    (Top 10)
Won Miss Followed by Media in 1985; Miss Congeniality in 1955, 2008.
 Estonia 1993 1993-2004,
2006-2009,
2011-2013,
2015
Eesti Miss Estonia Top 10
  • Kristiina Heinmets
    (1997)
  • Evelyn Mikomägi
    (2000)
2000
  • Evelyn Mikomägi
    (Top 10)
 Ethiopia 2004 2004-2006,
2009,
2012-present
Miss Universe Ethiopia Top 20
  • Dina Fekadu
    (2006)
2006
  • Dina Fekadu
    (Top 20)
 Finland 1952 1952-1955,
1960–present
Miss Suomi Winner 1996
  • Lola Odusoga
    (2nd runner-up)
Won Miss Photogenic in 1974; Best in Swimsuit in 1969.
 France 1952 1952–present Miss France Winner 2012
 Gabon 2012 2012–present Miss Gabon - -
 Georgia 2004 2004-2012,
2014-present
Miss Georgia - -
 Germany 1952 1952–present Miss Germany Universe Winner 2002 Won Miss Photogenic in 1956, 1957.
 Ghana 1991 1991, 1993,
1996,
1998-2002,
2004, 2006,
2008-present
Miss Universe Ghana Top 10
  • Akuba Cudjoe
    (1999)
1999
  • Akuba Cudjoe
    (Top 10)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1993, 2006.
 Great Britain 1952 1952,
1991-1996,
1998-2000,
2005-2006,
2008-present
Miss Universe Great Britain Top 10 2013 Competed as Great Britain in 1952; as England, Scotland and Wales from 1955 to 1990; competed together again as United Kingdom in 1991; as Great Britain from 1992 to 2000; as United Kingdom for the second time in 2005; shortened to UK in 2008 and once again as Great Britain from 2009 to present.
 Greece 1952 1952-1987,
1989–present
Star Hellas
  • (Greek: Σταρ Ελλάς)
Winner 2005 Won Miss Photogenic in 1967; Miss Congeniality in 1954, 1961.
 Guam 1966 1966-1995,
1998, 2000,
2008–present
Miss Guam 1st runner-up
  • Patty Chong Kerkos
    (1982)
1982
  • Patty Chong Kerkos
    (1st runner-up)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1970, 1985, 1986, 1988; Miss Press in 1982.
 Guatemala 1955 1955-1959,
1961,
1975-1976,
1978–present
Miss Guatemala Top 10 2010 Won Best in National Costume in 1975; Miss Congeniality in 2012.
 Guyana 1956 1956, 1958,
1963-1966,
1999,
2002-2007,
2009-present
Miss Guyana Universe - - Competed as British Guiana until 1966.
 Haiti 1962 1962, 1968,
1975, 1977,
1985, 1989,
2010–present
Miss Haiti 1st runner- up
  • Gerthie David
    (1975)
1975
  • Gerthie David
    (1st runner-up)
 Honduras 1954 1954-1955,
1967-1974,
1976-1990,
1992-1994,
1996-2002,
2007–present
Miss Universo Honduras Top 15
  • Pastora Pagán
    (1955)
1955
  • Pastora Pagán
    (Top 15)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1987.
 Hungary 1992 1992–present Miss Universe Hungary Top 10 2012
 Iceland 1956 1956-1957,
1959-1972,
1974-1986,
1988-1997,
2006, 2009
Ungfrú Ísland 1st runner-up
  • Anna Geirsdóttir
    (1962)
2009 Won Miss Congeniality and Miss Unity (Miss Amity) in 1974.
 India 1952 1952,
1964-1987,
1989-present
Miss Diva,
Indian Diva
Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 1978, 1980, 1984; Best in Swimsuit in 2000.
 Indonesia 1974 1974-1977,
1980,
1982-1983,
1995-1996,
2005–present
Puteri Indonesia Top 15/16 2013
 Ireland 1961 1961-2006,
2008-2012,
2014-present
Miss Universe Ireland 2nd runner-up
  • Marlene McKeown
    (1963)
  • Roberta Brown
    (1983)
2010 Won Miss Photogenic in 1963, 1991.
 Israel 1952 1952,
1954–present
Miss Israel
  • (Hebrew: מלכת היופי
    Malkat Hayofi "Beauty Queen")
Winner 2005 Won Best in National Costume in 1963, 1966.
 Italy 1952 1952-1991,
1993-2005, 2007-present
Miss Universe Italy 1st runner-up 2008 Won Miss Photogenic in 1960, 1964, 1986; Miss Congeniality in 2004.
 Jamaica 1961 1961-1975,
1986–present
Miss Jamaica Universe 1st runner-up 2010
 Japan 1952 1952-1995,
1998–present
Miss Universe Japan
  • (Japanese: ミス・ユニバース・ジャパン)
Winner 2008 Won Best in National Costume in 2006, 2011; Miss Congeniality in 1958, 1968, 1979.
 Kazakhstan 2006 2006-2008,
2010-2011,
2013-present
Miss Kazakhstan
  • (Kazakh: Мисс Казахстан)
- - -
 Kenya 1987 1987,
1992,
1995,
2002,
2004-2005,
2014-present
Miss Universe Kenya - -
 Korea 1954 1954-1955,
1957–present
Miss Korea 1st runner-up 2007 Won Best in National Costume in 1974, 1977, 1983, 2001; Most Popular Girl in Parade in 1959.
 Kosovo 2008 2008-2012,
2014-present
Miss Kosova 2nd runner-up 2012 Won Miss Photogenic in 2012.
 Lebanon 1955 1955,
1960-1962,
1966, 1968,
1970-1971,
1973-1975,
1977-1978,
1983-1988,
1991-1993,
1996-2001,
2004-2007,
2009–present
Malakeet Jamel Libnen
(Miss Lebanon)
  • (Arabic: انتخابات ملكة جمال لبنان‎)
Winner 1973
  • Marcelle Herro
    (Top 12)
 Lithuania 2012 2012–present Miss Lietuva - -
 Malaysia 1962 1962,
1964–present
Miss Universe Malaysia Top 15
  • Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng
    (1970)
1970
  • Josephine Lena Wong Jaw Leng
    (Top 15)
Competed as Malaya in 1962. Won Miss Expo Queen and top 10 best in swimsuit in 1970, 2nd Runner-up Best in National Costume in 1978, Top 10 Best in National Costume in 1993.
 Mauritius 1975 1975-1977,
1979,
1989-1995,
1997-2000,
2002-2003,
2005-present
Miss Mauritius
 Mexico 1952 1952-1959,
1965,
1967-present
Nuestra Belleza México Winner 2012 Won Best in National Costume in 1971, 2000; Best Style in 1998, 2000.
 Montenegro 2007 2007-2009,
2011-2012
2015
Mis Crne Gore - - Won Miss Congeniality in 2011.
 Myanmar 1959 1959-1961,
2013–present
Miss Myanmar - - Previously competed as Burma until 1961.
 Namibia 1981 1981-1984,
1991-2000,
2002-2003,
2005-2006,
2009,
2012–2013
Miss Namibia Winner 2003
  • Ndapewa Alfons
    (Top 10)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1994.
 Netherlands 1956 1956,
1958-1996,
1998,
2000-2005,
2008–present
Miss Nederland Winner 2011
  • Kelly Weekers
    (Top 16)
Competed as Holland until it was renamed to Netherlands in 1991. Won Best in National Costume in 1964; Miss Photogenic in 1958, 1985.
 New Zealand 1954 1954, 1960,
1962-1989,
1992-2001,
2003,
2006-present
Miss New Zealand Winner 1992
  • Lisa Maree de Montalk
    (Top 10)
Won Miss Photogenic in 1969, 1980.
 Nicaragua 1955 1955, 1963,
1968-1971,
1973-1978,
1991-1999,
2001–present
Miss Nicaragua Top 10 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 2013.
 Nigeria 1964 1964,
1987-1995,
1998-present
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Top 10 2001 Won Miss Congeniality in 1995.
 Northern Marianas 1976 1976-1980,
1982-2002,
2006,
2015-present
Miss Marianas Universe - -
 Norway 1952 1952-1955,
1958-1973,
1976-1996,
1998,
2000-2010,
2012–present
Miss Norway Winner 2005
  • Helene Tråsavik
    (Top 15)
Won Best in National Costume in 1993.
 Panama 1952 1952-1954,
1964-1967,
1970-1971,
1973-1987,
1991-present
Miss Panamá 1st runner-up
(Winner)
2011 Won Best in National Costume in 1986, 2004, 2009, 2011.
 Paraguay 1957 1957-1958,
1960-1967,
1970,
1972-2001,
2004–present
Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 3rd runner-up 2006 Won Best in National Costume in 1992.
 Peru 1952 1952-1972,
1975–present
Miss Peru Winner 2012 Won Best Hair in 1995; Best in Swimsuit in 1969; Best National Costume in 1972, 1976, 1982; Miss Congeniality in 1971.
 Philippines 1952 1952-1957,
1962–present
Binibining Pilipinas Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 1994,top 5 in 2005 and 1st runner-up in 2001, 2012; Miss Photogenic in 1971, 1973, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007; Best Style in 1999, 2005;Top 10 Best in Swimsuit in 1969; Most Beautiful Hair in 1994. Won Best in Online Votes in 2013.
 Poland 1958 1958-1959,
1984-1986,
1989-present
Miss Polonia 3rd runner-up
  • Brygida Bziukiewicz
    (1986)
  • Joanna Gapińska
    (1989)
2012 Won Miss Photogenic in 2013.
 Portugal 1960 1960, 1962,
1965,
1970-1974,
1979,
1981-1990,
1992-2002,
2011,
2014-present
Miss Portugal Top 10
  • Laura Gonçalves
    (2011)
2011
  • Laura Gonçalves
    (Top 10)
Won Best in Online Votes in 2011; Miss Congeniality in 1999.
 Puerto Rico 1952 1952-1957,
1961–present
Miss Universe Puerto Rico Winner 2013 Won Miss Photogenic in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004; Miss Congeniality in 1957; Best in Swimsuit in 2001.
 Romania 1991 1991-1998,
2009–2013
Miss Universe Romania - -
 Russia 1994 1994–present Miss Russia Winner

(dethroned/resigned)

2012 Won Best in National Costume in 1996; Best in Swimsuit in 2002.
Miss Russia 2002 was the original winner of Miss Universe 2002, but was later dethroned for failure to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe. She stated she voluntarily resigned the title.
 Serbia 2007 2007–present Miss Srbije - -
 Singapore 1954 1954, 1958,
1962,
1966-present
Miss Singapore Universe Top 10/12
  • Kathie Lee Lee Beng
    (1983)
  • Marion Nicole Teo
    (1987)
1987
  • Marion Nicole Teo
    (Top 10)
 Slovak Republic 1994 1994–present Miss Universe Slovenskej Republiky Top 6
  • Silvia Lakatošová
    (1994)
1994
  • Silvia Lakatošová
    (Top 6)
Won Miss Photogenic in 1998.
 Slovenia 2001 2001-2011
2013–present
Miss Universe Slovenije Top 15
  • Tjaša Kokalj
    (2007)
2007
  • Tjaša Kokalj
    (Top 15)
 South Africa 1952 1952-1953,
1960-1968,
1975-1979,
1981-1984,
1995-present
Miss South Africa Winner 2012 South Africa was not allowed to participate between 1985 and 1994 because of apartheid.
 Spain 1960 1960–present Miss Spain Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 1973, 1995; Miss Congeniality in 1966; Miss Photogenic in 1984, 1993, 2000; Best in Swimsuit in 1999.
 Sri Lanka 1955 1955, 1957,
1961-1966,
1968-1970,
1973-1983,
1985-1996,
2005-2006,
2008,
2010–present
Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2nd runner-up 1955 Competed as Ceylon until it was renamed Sri Lanka in 1973.
 St. Lucia 1977 1977,
2006-2007,
2011-2012,
2014-present
Miss St. Lucia - -
 Sweden 1952 1952-2004,
2006,
2008-present
Miss Universe Sweden Winner 2009 Miss Photogenic in 1966, 1995, 2011.
Sweden dropped out from the Miss Universe for the first time in 2005 after arguments about the swimsuit competition.
  Switzerland 1953 1953,
1960-1984,
1986-1990,
1992–present
Miss Schweiz,
Miss Suisse,
Miss Svizzera
2nd runner-up 2013 Won Miss Photogenic in 1983.
 Tanzania 2007 2007–present Miss Universe Tanzania Top 10 2007
 Thailand 1954 1954, 1959,
1965-1966,
1968-1969,
1971–present
Miss Universe Thailand Winner 2007 Won Best in National Costume in 1969, 1988, 2005, 2008, 2010; Miss Photogenic in 1990, 2009, 2010; Miss Congeniality in 1959.
 Trinidad & Tobago 1963 1963-1964,
1966, 1971,
1973-1991,
1993-2006,
2008, 2010–present
Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe Winner 2006
  • Kenisha Thom
    (Top 10)
Won Best in National Costume in 1998, 1999; Miss Photogenic in 1977; Miss Congeniality in 1975, 1976, 1978.
Competed as Trinidad in 1963 and 1964.
 Turkey 1952 1952-1953,
1956-1957,
1959,
1961-1976,
1978-1984,
1986-1999,
2001-2006,
2008-present
Miss Türkiye Top 10
  • Jülide Ateş
    (1990)
2012 Won Miss Congeniality in 1998.
 Turks & Caicos 1980 1980-1997,
1999-2001,
2004-2009,
2011
2013–present
Miss Turks & Caicos Universe Top 10
  • Carmelita Ariza
    (1987)
1987
  • Carmelita Ariza
    (Top 10)
 Ukraine 1995 1995–present Miss Ukraine Universe
  • (Ukrainian: Мисс Украина Вселенная)
1st runner-up 2013
 Uruguay 1952 1952-1965,
1967-2002,
2004-2012,
2014-present
Miss Uruguay 4th runner-up
  • Andrea López
    (1985)
1985
  • Andrea López
    (4th runner-up)
Won Best in National Costume in 1979.
 USA 1952 1952-1956, 1958-present Miss USA Winner 2013 Won Best in National Costume in 1965; Best in Swimsuit in 1995; Miss Photogenic in 1961, 1975; Most Popular Girl in Parade in 1953, 1956.
In 1957 Mary Leona Gage was disqualified to discover that she was the mother of two children.
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1961 1961-1962,
1967-1968,
1971-1989,
1991-1993,
1995,
1997-1999,
2001-2002,
2005-2007,
2010-2011
Miss US Virgin Islands Universe Top 12
  • Cherrie Raphaelia Creque
    (1971)
1971
  • Cherrie Raphaelia Creque
    (Top 12)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1991, 2002, 2005.
Competed as Virgin Islands until 1978.
 Venezuela 1952 1952-1953
1955-1958
1960-present
Miss Venezuela Winner 2013
 Vietnam 2004 2004-2005,
2008-2009,
2011-2013
2015
Miss Universe Vietnam Top 15 2008
 Zambia 1995 1995, 1999,
2005-2007,
2009-2010
Miss Universe Zambia - -

Replaced pageants[edit]

The following list consists of the delegations that have acquired the national Miss Universe franchise and replaced a former national pageant. Some of the former organizations still remain active for other purposes.

Country/Territory Former pageant Last competed New pageant Franchise since
 Albania Miss Albania 2005 Miss Universe Albania 2006
 Australia Miss Australia 2000 Miss Universe Australia 2004
 Bahamas Miss Universe Bahamas 2009 Miss Bahamas 2010
 Canada Miss Canada 2001 Beauties of Canada 2002
 Czech Republic Miss České Republiky 2004 Česká Miss 2005
 Denmark Frøken Danmark 1996 Miss Danmark 2004
 Egypt Miss Dorisa Septimo 1955 Miss Egypt 1987
 El Salvador Miss El Salvador 2005 Nuestra Belleza El Salvador 2006
 Finland Suomen Neito 1960 Miss Suomi 1961
 Germany Miss Deutschland 2008 Miss Germany Universe 2009
 Hungary A Királynő 2013 Miss Universe Hungary 2014
 India I Am She 2012 Indian Diva 2013
 Japan Miss Japan 1997 Miss Universe Japan 1998
 Malaysia Miss Malaysia Universe 2009 Miss Universe Malaysia 2010
 Mexico Señorita México 1993 Nuestra Belleza México 1994
 Netherlands Miss Universe Netherlands 2009 Miss Netherlands 2010
 New Zealand Miss New Zealand 2003 Miss Universe New Zealand 2006
 Norway Frøken Norge 2010 Miss Norway 2012
 Panama Señorita Panamá 2010 Miss Panamá 2011
 Philippines Miss Philippines 1963 Binibining Pilipinas 1964
 Puerto Rico Miss Puerto Rico 1998 Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2009
 Romania Miss Romania 1998 Miss Universe Romania 2009
 Spain Miss España 2011 Miss Spain 2012
 Sri Lanka Miss Sri Lanka 2004 Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2005
 Sweden Fröken Sverige 2004 Miss Universe Sweden 2009
 Thailand Miss Thailand 1999 Miss Thailand Universe 2000

Inactive entrants[edit]

Non-existing countries and former territories[edit]

Country Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 CIS 1992 1992 - - Regional organization composed of former Soviet Republics during the breakup of the Soviet Union.
 Czechoslovakia 1970 1970; 1990-1992 Top 15/10
  • Kristina Hanazalová (1970)
  • Jana Hronková (1990)
1990
  • Jana Hronková
    (Top 10)
Split into Czech Republic and Slovak Republic in 1993.
United States Okinawa 1963 1963-1968 - - Under US administration from 1945 until 1972, now part of Japan.
 Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1961 1961 - - Split into Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 Serbia and Montenegro 2003 2003-2006 3rd runner-up 2003 In June 2006, split into Montenegro and Serbia after declaring their independence from each other and joined the pageant independently a year later. Kosovo, a disputed territory by Serbia, joined in 2008.
 USSR 1990 1990-1991 2nd runner-up 1991 Split into Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
 West Indies 1954 1954-1955
1958
- - Competed as Kingston, Jamaica in 1954, and as Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1955 and 1958.
 Yugoslavia 1968 1968-1970,
1974-1977,
1984-1985,
1991,
1998-2002
Top 15/10
  • Daliborka Stojšić (1968)
  • Nataša Kosir (1969)
  • 'Natasha Pavlovich (1991)
1991
  • 'Natasha Pavlovich
    (Top 10)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was dissolved in April 1992. Former member states Croatia, and Slovenia joined the pageant in 1997 and 2001, respectively. The new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed until 2002, when it was renamed Serbia & Montenegro.

France[edit]

Overseas region Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 French Guiana 1977 1977,
1983-1984
- - Competing at Miss France since 1987.
 Guadeloupe 1977 1977,
1980-1984
- -
 Martinique 1957 1957,
1981-1984
- -
 New Caledonia 1982 1982 - -
 Réunion 1977 1977-1986 - -
 Tahiti 1962 1962,
1977-1981,
1985
Top 12
  • Thilda Raina Fuller
    (1980)
  • Tatiana Teraiamano
    (1981)
1981
  • Tatiana Teraiamano
    (Top 12)

South Africa[edit]

Bantustan Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 Bophuthatswana 1979 1979 - - Internationally unrecognized "independent" Bantustans established by South African apartheid; reintegrated into South Africa in 1994.
 Transkei 1979 1979,
1981-1983
- -

United Kingdom[edit]

Constituent country Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 England 1955 1955-1962,
1964-1990
1st runner-up
  • Brenda Blackler
    (1964)
1983
  • Karen Moore
    (4th runner-up)
Competing as United Kingdom/Great Britain since 1991.
 Scotland 1961 1961-1986,
1988-1990
1st runner-up
  • Linda Gallagher
    (1980)
1980
  • Linda Gallagher
    (1st runner-up)
 Wales 1961 1961-1990 1st runner-up 1979
  • Janet Beverly Hobson
    (Top 12)

USA[edit]

Territory Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
Alaska Alaska 1952 1952-1958 Top 15
  • Martha Lehmann
    (1957)
1957
  • Martha Lehmann
    (Top 15)
Competing at the Miss USA pageant since 1959.
Hawaii Hawaii 1952 1952-1953,
1957-1959
1st runner-up
  • Elza Kananionapua Edsman (1952)
1958
  • Geri Hoo
    (2nd runner-up)
Competing at the Miss USA pageant since 1960.

Others[edit]

The following list consists of countries and territories that have not sent a delegate to the pageant since 2008, but participated at least once in the past:

State Debut Years Competed Best Placement Last Placed Notes
 Barbados 1976 1976-1979,
1984-1987,
1999,
2003-2005,
2007
- -
 Belize 1975 1975,
1977-1991,
1993,
1995-2000,
2003-2005,
2007
Top 12
  • Sarita Diana Acosta
    (1979)
Top 12
  • Sarita Diana Acosta
    (1979)
 Bermuda 1965 1965-1985,
1988-1992,
1997
1st runner-up 1979
 Bonaire 1967 1967-1970,
1978
1995-1999
- -
 Chinese Taipei 1961 1961-1962,
1964,
1988-1992,
1994-2001,
2003-2004
3rd runner-up 1964
  • Lana Yi Yu
    (4th runner-up)
Competed as Republic of China until 1991, China/Taiwan in 1992, Taiwan (R.O.C.) from 1994 to 1999, Chinese Taipei in 2000 and 2004, Taiwan in 2001 and Chinese Taipei/Taiwan in 2003.[1]
 Cook Islands 1983 1983-1986,
1991-1992,
1994-1996,
1999
- -
 Côte d'Ivoire 1986 1986 - -
 Cuba 1952 1952,
1954-1963,
1965-1967
3rd runner-up
  • Maria Rosa Gamio
    (1957)
1957
  • Maria Rosa Gamio
    (3rd runner-up)
Contest was banned.
 Dahomey 1962 1962 - - Now known as Benin.
 Dominica 1985 1985 - -
 Fiji 1979 1979, 1981 - -
 Gambia 1983 1983-1986 - - Won Miss Congeniality in 1983.
 Gibraltar 1981 1981,
1983-1986,
1988-1990
- - Won Miss Congeniality in 1984.
 Greenland 1987 1987-1990 - -
 Grenada 1964 1964 - -
 Hong Kong 1952 1952, 1954,
1960, 1962,
1964-1965,
1967-1970,
1972-1991,
1993-2000
2nd runner-up
  • Virginia Lee
    (1954)
1988
  • Pauline Yeung
    (4th runner-up)
Competes at Miss China Universe pageant since 2002.
 Iraq 1972 1972 - -
 Jordan 1960 1960 - - Contest banned due to uproar among citizens.
 Latvia 2005 2005-2006 Top 10 2005
 Lesotho 1978 1978 - -
 Liberia 1974 1974-1977 - -
 Luxembourg 1959 1959-1976,
1984-1986,
1988-1989,
1991-1994
- -
 Madagascar 1961 1961 - -
 Malta 1968 1968-2001 - -
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Micronesia 1975 1975 - -
 Morocco 1957 1957,
1960-1963,
1966, 1975,
1978
Top 15
  • Jacqueline Bonilla
    (1957)
1957
  • Jacqueline Bonilla
    (Top 15)
Contest banned.
 New Hebrides 1978 1978 - - Now known as Vanuatu.
 Papua New Guinea 1976 1976-1980,
1982-1986
- -
 Senegal 1974 1974,
1985, 1987
- -
 Seychelles 1995 1995 - -
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts 1977 1977, 1979,1981 - -
 St. Maarten 1976 1976-1977,
1980, 1982
- -
 St. Martin 2000 2000, 2006 - -
 St. Vincent & Grenadines 1964 1964,
1978-1979,
1989-1991,
2004, 2006
- -
 Suriname 1958 1958, 1960,
1963-1964,
1966,
1969-1974,
1976-1979,
1982
1989-1993,
1999
Top 15
  • Gertrud Gummels
    (1958)
1958
  • Gertrud Gummels
    (Top 15)
Competed as Surinam until 1982.
 Swaziland 1993 1993-1994 - -
 Tunisia 1960 1960,
1964-1965,
1968-1971
- - Won Miss Congeniality in 1969.
 Western Samoa 1981 1981-1986 - -
 Zaire 1968 1968-1972,
1984-1986
2nd runner-up
  • Benita Mureka
    (1985)
1986
  • Likobe Dobala
    (Top 10)
Won Miss Congeniality in 1972.

Now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 Zimbabwe 1994 1994,
1996-1998,
2000-2001
Top 10
  • Corinne Crewe
    (2000)
2000
  • Corinne Crewe
    (Top 10)

Unsuccessful attempts to participate[edit]

The list does not include homesickness and withdrawals for personal reasons.

Country Reason Year
 Algeria Faced dissatisfaction at home to enter, Withdrew. 2003
 Cyprus Actually a British citizen from London, England, Disqualified 1982
 Egypt Revolution in Egypt. Authorities recalled contestant back. Returned in 1987. 1955
 England Contestant was in auto accident the final night. 1963
 Guam Pregnant. Violated the pageant's rules. Disqualified. 1999
 Holland Won Miss Europe, already title-holder. Disqualified. 1957
 Hong Kong Forced to withdraw. Contestant lied about her age. 1981
 Indonesia No permission from the government. Returned in 2005. 1997
 Kosovo Denied entry. Host country does not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. 2013
 Lebanon Withdrew. Would not compete with Israel. 2002
 Mayotte Competes for Miss France, Disqualified. 2002
 Mozambique Sponsor wouldn't allow contestant's mother to accompany her, Disqualified. 2001
 Nicaragua Sponsor TV station went bankrupt. 1997
 Russia Posed for Playboy. Disqualified. 2003
 Scotland 1987 Miss Scotland Eileen Catterson, disqualified for being under age. 1987
 South Africa Failed to participate between 1985-1994 due Anti-Apartheid groups. 1985
 Syria Withdrew. Authorities would not compete with Israel. 1959
 Turkey Strictly forbidden for Turkish citizens to enter Cyprus, the host nation, Disqualified. 2000
 Turks & Caicos Withdrew a night before the final event due to dehydration. Later disclosed the contestant was pregnant. 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beauty queen renamed". Taipei Times (Taipei, Taiwan). MediaCorp Channel NewsAsia. May 23, 2003. Retrieved $1 $2.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
    Lim Kuan Chiang (June 2, 2003). "They’ve got the looks". MediaCorp (Singapore). Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
    "Double sash at Miss Universe 2003: Picture of Szu-Yu Chen with the Chinese Taipei and Taiwan sashes.". Taiwan-Info.de. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 

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