Miss Universe Canada
|Miss Universe Canada|
Beauties of Canada Organization gained the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002. Created by Brandon Mclennan, the company President is Nicaraguan-born Canadian, Denis Davila.
The Miss Universe Canada contest was first held in 2003, with the first winner being Leanne Marie Cecile. Cecile made the Top 10 in Miss Universe 2003.
Natalie Glebova was crowned the winner in 2005 and went on to become Miss Universe 2005. Glebova's successor, Alice Panikian was viewed as a strong contender to win the 2006 Miss Universe crown and placed in the Top 10.
The 2012 contest was accused of transphobia after disqualifying a transgender contestant, Jenna Talackova (Jana Talačková), for not being a "naturally born female". A spokesperson from Miss Universe Canada released a statement saying she was disqualified because on her entry form she stated she was born a female, which was not the case. Eventually, Talackova was let back into the competition.
On 27 May 2013, two days after the Miss Universe Canada 2013 pageant, it was announced that Denise Garrido was the winner. As it turned out, Garrido was actually 3rd runner-up and due to a mathematical error was named the winner. Calgary's Riza Santos, was the actual winner. During the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurred the following day), a typo was discovered in the Top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition.
Canadian Representatives at Miss Universe
Before the creation of Miss Universe Canada many women represented Canada in Miss Universe competition.
|Year||Miss Canada||Miss Universe Results|
|1953||Thelma Elizabeth Brewis||Semifinalist|
|1954||Joyce Mary Landry|
|1956||Elaine Evelyn Bishenden|
|1958||Eileen Cindy Conroy|
|1960||Edna Dianne MacVicar|
|1964||Mary Lou Farrell|
|1965||Carol Ann Tidey||Semifinalist|
|1966||Marjorie Anne Schofield|
|1967||Donna Marie Barker|
|1969||Jacquie May Perrin|
|1970||Norma Joyce Hickey|
|1973||Deborah Anne Ducharme|
|1975||Sandra Margaret Emily Campbell|
|1977||Pamela Mercer||(Miss Congeniality)|
|1978||Andrea Leslie Eng|
|1980||Teresa "Terry" Lynn Mackay||Semifinalist|
|1981||Dominique Dufour||1st Runner Up|
|1982||Karen Dianne Baldwin||Miss Universe 1982|
|1983||Jodi Yvonne Rutledge|
|1984||Cynthia Michele Kereluk|
|1985||Karen Elizabeth Tilley||Semifinalist|
|1990||Robin Lee Ouzunoff|
|1993||Nancy Ann Elder|
|1995||Lana Buchberger||2nd Runner up|
|1998||Juliana Renee Thiessen|
|1999||Shannon Erin McArthur|
|2000||Kim Yee||Top 5|
|2001||Cristina Yvonne Remond|
|2003||Leanne Marie Cecile||Top 10|
|2004||Venessa Lynn Fisher|
|2005||Natalie Glebova||Miss Universe 2005|
|2006||Alice Panikian||Top 10|
|2012||Adwoa Obrenu Yamoah|
Canadian Representatives at Miss United Continent
|Year||Titleholder||Miss United Continent placing||Awards|
|2006||Angela Triantafyllakis||Top 6|
|2007||Laura Salazar García|
|2008||Samantha Tajik||Miss Congeniality|
|2010||Chanel Beckenlehner||Miss Photogenic|
|2012||Kesiah Papasin||Miss Congeniality|
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