Miss Switzerland

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Miss Schweiz
Formation 1951
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Bern
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language German
National Director Christopher Locher
Website Official website
Alina Buchschacher, Miss Switzerland 2011.

Miss Switzerland is a Swiss beauty pageant for young women in Switzerland.

History[edit]

Miss Switzerland pageant was held for first time in 1951. The pageant is the national franchise holder for Miss Universe currently. The organisation held the franchise for Miss World until 2005, Miss International until 1993, and Miss Europe until 2006.

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".

Titleholders[edit]

Year Miss Schweiz Canton Represented Notes
1951 Jacqueline Genton Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
1952 Sylvia Müller Wappen Basel-Stadt matt.svg Basel-City
1953 Danielle Oudinet Wappen Appenzell Ausserrhoden matt.svg Appenzell Ausserrhoden
1960 Elaine Maurath Wappen Tessin matt.svg Ticino
1961 Liliane Burnier Wappen Freiburg matt.svg Fribourg
1962 Francine DeLouille Wappen Tessin matt.svg Ticino
1963 Diana Tanner Wappen Graubünden matt.svg Grisons
1964 Sandra Susler Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
1965 Yvette Revelly Wappen Glarus matt.svg Glarus
1966 Hedy Frick Wappen des Kantons Schwyz.svg Schwyz
1967 Elsbeth Ruegger Coat of arms of Kanton Basel-Landschaft.svg Basel-Landschaft
1968 Jeanette Biffiger Wappen Wallis matt.svg Valais
1969 Patricie Sollner Wappen Aargau matt.svg Aargau
1970 Diane Jane Roth Wappen Thurgau matt.svg Thurgau
1971 Anita Andrini Wappen Tessin matt.svg Ticino
1972 Anne Lisse Weber Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1973 Barbara Schottli Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1974 Christine Lavanchy Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1975 Beatrice Aschwanden Wappen Solothurn matt.svg Solothurn Elected by Sylvia Grivelli (Valais)
1976 Isabelle Fischbacher Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
1977 Anja Terzi Wappen Genf matt.svg Geneva
1978 Sylvia Vonarx Wappen Appenzell Innerrhoden matt.svg Appenzell Innerrhoden
1979 Barbara Mayer Wappen Freiburg matt.svg Fribourg
1980 Margrit Kilchoer Wappen Genf matt.svg Geneva
1981 Brigitte Voss Wappen Bern matt.svg Berne
1982/1983 Lolita Morena(*) Wappen Genf matt.svg Geneva
1984 Silvia Anna Affolter Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1985 Eveline Nicole Glanzmann Wappen Aargau matt.svg Aargau
1986/1987 Renate Walther Wappen Luzern matt.svg Lucerne
1988 Karina Berger (**) Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich Miss Globe International 1989
1989/1990 Catherine Mesot Wappen Freiburg matt.svg Fribourg
1991 Sandra Aegerter Wappen Aargau matt.svg Aargau
1992 Valérie Bovard Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
1993 Patricia Fässler Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1994 Sarah Briguet Wappen Wallis matt.svg Valais
1995 Stéphanie Berger Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1996 Melanie Winiger Wappen Tessin matt.svg Ticino
1997 Tanja Gutmann Wappen Solothurn matt.svg Solothurn
1998 Sonja Grandjean Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
1999 Anita Buri Wappen Thurgau matt.svg Thurgau
2000 Mahara McKay Wappen Aargau matt.svg Aargau
2001 Jennifer Ann Gerber Wappen Aargau matt.svg Aargau
2002 Nadine Vinzens Wappen Graubünden matt.svg Grisons
2003 Bianca Nicole Sissing Wappen Luzern matt.svg Lucerne
2004 Fiona Hefti Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
2005 Lauriane Gilliéron Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
2006 Christa Rigozzi Wappen Tessin matt.svg Ticino
2007 Amanda Ammann Coat of arms of canton of St. Gallen.svg St. Gallen
2008 Whitney Toyloy Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud
2009 Linda Fäh Coat of arms of canton of St. Gallen.svg St. Gallen
2010 Kerstin Cook[1] Wappen Luzern matt.svg Lucerne
2011 Alina Buchschacher Wappen Bern matt.svg Berne
2013 Dominique Rinderknecht Wappen Zürich matt.svg Zurich
2014 Laetitia Guarino(***) Wappen Waadt matt.svg Vaud

(*) Jeanette Linkenheil was handpicked for Miss Universe 1982.
(**) Gabriela Bigler of Zurich was handpicked for Miss Universe 1988 and Miss World 1987.
(***) Zoé Metthez was handpicked for Miss Universe 2014.

Miss Switzerland at International pageants[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

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.

Year Miss Schweiz Placement Special awards
United States 1953 Danielle Oudinet Unplaced
United States 1960 Elaine Maurath Top 15
United States 1961 Liliane Burnier Top 15
United States 1962 Francine DeLouille Unplaced
United States 1963 Diana Tanner Unplaced
United States 1964 Sandra Susler Unplaced
United States 1965 Yvette Revelly Unplaced
United States 1966 Hedy Frick Unplaced
United States 1967 Elsbeth Ruegger Unplaced
United States 1968 Jeanette Biffiger Unplaced
United States 1969 Patricie Sollner Top 15
United States 1970 Diane Jane Roth Top 15
United States 1971 Anita Andrini Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Anne Lisse Weber Unplaced
Greece 1973 Barbara Schottli Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Christine Lavanchy Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Beatrice Aschwanden Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Isabelle Fischbacher Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Anja Terzi Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Sylvia Vonarx Unplaced
Australia 1979 Birgit Krahel Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Margrit Kilchoer Unplaced
United States 1981 Brigitte Voss Unplaced
Peru 1982 Jeanette Linkenheil Unplaced
United States 1983 Lolita Morena 3rd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
United States 1984 Silvia Anna Affolter Unplaced
Panama 1986 Eveline Nicole Glanzmann Top 10
Singapore 1987 Renate Walther Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Gabriela Bigler Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Karina Berger Unplaced
United States 1990 Catherine Mesot Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Sandra Aegerter Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Valérie Bovard Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Patricia Fässler Top 10
Namibia 1995 Sarah Briguet Unplaced
United States 1996 Stéphanie Berger Unplaced
United States 1997 Melanie Winiger Unplaced
United States 1998 Tanja Gutmann Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Sonja Grandjean Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Anita Buri Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Mahara McKay Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Jennifer Ann Gerber Unplaced
Panama 2003 Nadine Vinzens Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Bianca Nicole Sissing Top 15
Thailand 2005 Fiona Hefti Top 10
United States 2006 Lauriane Gilliéron 2nd Runner-up
Mexico 2007 Christa Rigozzi Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Amanda Ammann Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Whitney Toyloy Top 10
United States 2010 Linda Fäh Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Kerstin Cook Unplaced
United States 2012 Alina Buchschacher Unplaced
Russia 2013 Dominique Rinderknecht Top 16
United States 2014 Zoé Metthez TBA TBA

Former titles[edit]

Lists of Miss Switzerland at International pageants[edit]

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.

Year Miss World Miss International Miss Europe Miss Globe International
1948 Helena Sutter
1949 Noëlle Stern
1950 Frances Freiburghaus
1952 Sylvia Müller Sylvia Müller
1953 Odette Michel Eliane Pade
1954 Claudine Buhler
1955 Claude Ivry
1956 Yolande Daetwyler Yvonne Bridel
1960 Mylene Delapraz Eliane Maurath
1961 Michele Rossellat Liliane Burnier
1962 Rosemarie Loeliger Francine DeLouille
1963 Diana Tanner
1964 Sandra Susler
1965 Yvette Revelly
1966 Jacine Soellner Hedy Frick
1967 Edith Fraefel Ursula Isler Anita Niderost
1968 Jeanette Biffiger Irene Stierli Jeanette Biffiger
1969 Jeanette Biffiger
1970 Sylvia Christina Weisser Yolanda Kölliker Diane Jane Roth
1971 Patrice Sollner Regula Herrmann Anita Andrini
1972 Astrid Vollenweider Anne Lisse Weber Diana Gubler
1973 Magda Lepori Dunya Claudia Wiederkehr Barbara Schottli
1974 Astrid Maria Angst Astrid Maria Angst Astrid Maria Angst
1975 Franziska Angst Isabelle Cathrine Michel
1976 Ruth Crottet Beatrice Aschwanden Isabelle Fischbacher
1977 Daniela Patricia Haberli Brigitte Bocquet
1978 Jeanette Keller Daniela Patricia Haberli Gaby Bosshard
1979 Barbara Mayer
1980 Jeannette Linkenheil Jolanda Egger Birgit Krahl
1981 Margrit Kilchoer Brigitte Voss Jolanda Egger
1982 Lolita Morena Ruth Heinder Jeannette Linkenheil
1983 Patricia Lang Barbara Zehnder
1984 Silvia Anna Affolter Gabrielle Amrein Corinne Martin
1985 Eveline Nicole Glanzmann Lucienne Thiebaud Lucienne Thiebaud
1986 Renate Walther Marianne Müller
1987 Gabriela Bigler Nathalie Amiet
1988 Karina Berger Corine Wittwer
1989 Catherine Mesot Françoise Bezzola Karina Berger
1990 Priscilla Leimgruber Rosemarie Roswitha Naef Ivonne Gasche
1991 Sandra Aegerter Francesca Centamore Catherine Mesot Kasandra Salaorni
1992 Valérie Bovard Sandra Anita Steffen Sandra Aegerter
1993 Patricia Fässler Chantal Hediger Beatrice Kohl
1994 Sarah Briguet Sarah Briguet
1995 Stéphanie Berger Veronique Kreen Veronique Kreen
1996 Melanie Winiger Mariana Barleycorn Evelyne Rohner
1997 Tanja Gutmann
1998 Sonja Grandjean
1999 Anita Buri Tiziana Bölsterli
2000 Mahara McKay
2001 Mascha Santschi
2003 Bianca Nicole Sissing Claudia Oehler
2004 Fiona Hefti
2005 Lauriane Gilliéron Céline Nusbaumer
2006 Sabine Christina Heierli

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerstin Cook Miss Switzerland 2010". TSR. September 25, 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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