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Candidates are selected by television viewers and a jury. The winner is awarded the title Miss Switzerland (German: Miss Schweiz, French: Miss Suisse, Italian: Miss Svizzera, Romansh: Miss Svizra). Since 1976, the pageant is organized by "Miss Schweiz Organisation AG".
Since 1953 Switzerland debut at Miss Universe pageant. The winner of Miss Switzerland represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Lists of Miss Switzerland at International pageants
In addition, the winner and runner-ups of Miss Switzerland also represents her country at Miss World since 1952, Miss International since 1960, Miss Europe since 1948 and Miss Globe International since 1989. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. It happened until 1993 for Miss International, the local pageant lost the franchise at the pageant, in 2005 for Miss World and in 2006 for Miss Europe. In 2013, the new pageant of Miss World Switzerland pageant will be selecting the winner for Miss World pageant.