Miss Singapore Universe
Logo of Miss Singapore Universe 2007
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Miss Singapore or Miss Universe Singapore is an annual beauty contest held in Singapore and organised by Derrol Stepenny Promotions to select the country's representative to the Miss Universe pageant. Between 2001 and 2007, the contest was telecast 'live' by the local television station Mediacorp's Channel 5. Prior to 2000, the contest was organised by Metromedia Promotions Pte Ltd.
Singapore has been sending representatives to Miss Universe contest as early as 1954. The title of the first Miss Singapore ever was won by the actress Siti Mariam Ismail or officially known as Mariani Ismail in 1951. The city-state republic has been represented at Miss Universe every year since 1966. The country had its first semi finalist when Kathie Lee Lee Beng secured the 8th position, the highest ever placement Singapore attained when the pageant was held in St. Louis in 1983. In 1987 when Singapore played host to the Miss Universe pageant, home favourite Marion Nicole Teo came in at the 9th place.
The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Singapore Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others.
1992's winner Cori Teo became Mrs Singapore United Nations in 2002.
Miss Singapore Universe 1993 Rena Ramiah won the Miss Tourism International pageant two years after her stint at Miss Universe.
1994's crown holder Paulyn Sun who was acting in Hong Kong since the mid 90s was nominated for Best Actress in the 1998 prestigious Golden Horse Awards as well as the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in the Hong Kong film Black Gold.
Dubbed "The Beauty with Brains", Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, was noted for her double Masters academic degree when she won in 1999. She has written about her experience in Trinidad & Tobago where the local newspaper noted her to be the voice for the Asian representatives in 1999 on the international scene.
On May 9. 2009 she graduated with a PhD in the field of general linguistics from the University of Gothenburg. The winner for the year 2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen was the youngest Member of Parliament at the age of 27 when she was appointed as one of nine Nominated MPs in November 2004.
Jaime Teo who won the coveted title in 2001 enjoys a mildly successful career as an actress and TV presenter in Mediacorp. Miss Singapore Universe 2008, Shenise Wong, took part in Miss Asia Pacific International 1999, Miss International 2002 and Miss World 2005 prior to Miss Universe 2008.
Miss Singapore Universe 2009, Rachel Kum, was noted as an entrepreneur in the local newspaper for creating her own cosmetics company, Rachel K Cosmetics soon after she won the title. Her cosmetics company became the main makeup sponsor for the Miss Singapore Universe 2010 pageant.
Miss Universe Singapore (formerly known as Miss Singapore Universe)
The official website for the Miss Universe Singapore organiser is http://www.dsp.com.sg
Miss Valerie Lim was crowned Miss Singapore Universe 2011 on 10 July 2011. She went on to represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Incidentally, Valerie was Miss Earth Singapore 2009 and placed in the top 16 at the Miss Earth 2009 pageant.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Singapore represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss Singapore||Hometown||Placement||Special Awards||Notes|
|1951||Mariani Ismail||Singapore||Did not compete||Actress,The First Miss Singapore|
|1965||Alice Woon Yoke Kwee||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1966||Margaret van Meel||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1969||Mavis Young Siew Kim||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1971||Jenny Ser Wang Wong||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1972||Jacqueline Han Ghim Hong||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1973||Debra Josephine de Souza||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1974||Angela Teo Bee Luang||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1977||Marilyn Sim Choon May||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1978||Annie Lee Mei Ling||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1979||Elaine Tan Kim Lian||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 9th|
|1980||Ann Chua Ai Choo||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 44th|
|1981||Florence Tan||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 48th|
|1982||Telma Judicia Mary Nonis||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 60th|
|1983||Kathie Lee Lee Beng||Singapore||Top 12|
|1984||Violet Lee Hui-Min||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 69th|
|1986||Farah Lange||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 59th|
|1987||Marion Nicole Teo||Singapore||Top 10|
|1988||Audrey Ann Tay||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 4th|
|1990||Ong Lay Ling||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1991||Eileen Yeow Yin Yin||Singapore||Unplaced||Actress|
|1992||Cori Teo||Singapore||Unplaced||Mrs Singapore United Nations 2002|
|1993||Rena Ramiah Devi||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 30th|
|1994||Paulyn Sun||Singapore||Unplaced||Nominated Best Actress Golden Horse Awards 1998|
|1995||Tun Neesa Abdullah||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 25th|
|1996||Angeline Putt||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 53rd|
|1997||Tricia Tan Siew Siew||Singapore||Unplaced||Swimsuit Preliminary 50th|
|1998||Alice Lim Poh Choo||Singapore||Unplaced|
|1999||Cheryl Marie Cordeiro||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2000||Eunice Elizabeth Olsen||Singapore||Unplaced||Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP)|
|2001||Jaime Teo||Singapore||Unplaced||Actress and TV presenter|
|2002||Nuraliza Osman||Singapore||Unplaced||Dutch, Chinese,Indian and Indonesian descent|
|2003||Bernice Wong Chea Mei||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2004||Sandy Chua Khang Ein||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2006||Carol Cheong Yim Foon||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2007||Jessica Tan Yue Chang||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2008||Shenise Wong Yan Yi||Singapore||Unplaced||Competed in Miss World 2005|
|2009||Rachel Janice Kum||Singapore||Unplaced||President of Rachel K Cosmetics|
|2010||Tania Lim Kim Suan||Singapore||Unplaced|
|2011||Valerie Lim||Singapore||Unplaced||Miss Earth 2009 - Top 16|
|2012||Lynn Tan||Singapore||Unplaced||FHM Model of the Year 2011|
- noteworthy individuals
- "Rathi Menon crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2014". Angelopedia.com. Retrieved 22 August 2014.