Miss Universe Great Britain

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Miss Universe Great Britain
Formation 1952
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters London
Membership Miss Universe
Official language English
Director Paula Abbandonato
Website missuniversegb.co.uk

Miss Universe Great Britain (GB) is a pageant used to select the United Kingdom's representative in the Miss Universe contest.


When created as Miss Great Britain Universe in 1952, 30 women around the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed. Aileen Chase would be the only contestant to compete at Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain or Miss UK until the 1990s. For four decades there would be no Miss Universe GB/UK.

There was no UK participant at Miss Universe in 1953-1954. From 1955-1990 (except 1956), the winner of Miss England competed. Miss Scotland and Miss Wales first competed in 1961 and again, competed every year until 1990, except 1987 in Scotland's case, as that year's Miss Scotland, Eileen Catterson, was disqualified for being under age.

In Miss Universe 1991, Helen Upton, the winner of the 1990 Miss United Kingdom pageant, became the first contestant since 1952, to compete at Miss Universe under the Miss GB or Miss UK banner. She competed as Miss United Kingdom.

In 1992 Miss Great Britain Universe came back until 2000. There was no British representative at Miss Universe from 2001 to 2004.

In 2005 it came back with the name Miss Universe United Kingdom and the pageant had 30 delegates representing subdivision of British Overseas, Crown Dependencies, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

In 2008 the rights to the pageant were awarded to Welsh Modelling agency Vibe Models, and the name was changed again to Miss Universe UK. The contest was revitalized, with a show being held in Central London to determine the winner; 38 contestants competed for the title.

In 2009 the name of the pageant was changed once again to Miss Universe Great Britain and has since stayed the same. The event is now held at the Birmingham ICC.

In 2010, Miss Universe Great Britain took on new sponsors Front Agency in London.

The current Miss Universe Great Britain is Grace Levy, who will be represent Great Britain in Miss Universe 2014.


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

The winner of Miss Universe GB represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent.

Year Delegate City Country Placement Special Awards
United States 2014 Grace Levy London England TBD
Russia 2013 Amy Willerton London England Top 10
United States 2012 Holly Hale Llanelli Wales
Brazil 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan Torfaen Wales
United States 2010 Tara Hoyos-Martínez London England
The Bahamas 2009 Clair Cooper London England
Miss Universe UK
Vietnam 2008 Lisa Lazarus Llanelli Wales
Miss Universe United Kingdom
United States 2006 Julie Doherty London England
Thailand 2005 Brooke Johnston London England
Miss Great Britain Universe
Cyprus 2000 Louise Lakin Manchester England
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Cherie Pisani Edinburgh Scotland
United States 1998 Leilani Anne Dowding Shetland Scotland
United States 1996 Anita Saint Rose London England
Namibia 1995 Sarah Jane Southwick London England
Philippines 1994 Michaela Pyke Cardiff Wales
Mexico 1993 Kathryn Middleton Chesterfield England
United States 1992 Tiffany Stanford Birmingham England
Miss United Kingdom Universe
United States 1991 Helen Upton London England
Miss Great Britain Universe
United States 1952 Aileen Chase London England


The Miss Universe GB final results:

Year Winner Region 1st RU Region 2nd RU Region 3rd RU Region 4th RU Region
2014 Grace Levy London Sophie Loudon Glasgow Anna Burdzy Leicester Amy Townsend Pembrokeshire Sara Pender Glasgow
2013 Amy Willerton Bristol Roxy Osborne Norfolk Maisie Lake Norwich
2012 Holly Hale Llanelli Sandra Lees Coventry Margarita Nazarenko London
2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan Torfaen Natasha Crook London Summer Ghanavati Cardiff
2010 Tara Hoyos-Martínez London Kelly Pesticcio Cardiff Kathryn Lane Cardiff
2009 Clair Cooper London Lydia Yhnell Newport Alize Mounter Rhondda Cynon Taf
2008 Lisa Lazarus Llanelli Holly Ann Hill Brighton Jamie Lee Williams London
2006 Julie Doherty England Anastia McCarkin Jersey Laura Quinton London Susan Anermaly Northern Ireland Ann Marie Castile Scotland
2005 Brooke Johnston London Ambuyah Ebanks Cayman Islands Lucy Avril Evangelista Northern Ireland Samantha Carlin Scotland Ana Joseph England
2000 Louise Lakin Manchester Susie Anndam London Anna Harlder England
1999 Cherie Pisani Scotland Rafaela Van Anderwits Shetland Sandra Theodro London
1998 Leilani Anne Dowding Shetland Linda McCarperkin Northern Ireland Alana Marison England
1996 Anita Saint Rose London Wanda Timothy Bermuda Mary Peters Virgin Islands
1995 Sarah Jane Southwick London Julisa Saint Mary England Ana Lucia Reyes Rodriguez Gibraltar
1994 Michaela Pyke Wales Anajulie Winters England Cindy Ferrel London
1993 Kathryn Middleton England Heidi Jones Wales Katieliana Willias Fahastra Indian Ocean Territories
1992 Tiffany Stanford England Aileen Wilernes Scotland Melisaa Jones Northern Ireland
1991 Helen Upton England Simone Whiterstone London Gerona Quinkos Shetland
1952 Aileen Chase London Sarah Fetherstone Manchester Ana Marie Candom West Indies Federation Kimberly Adams Liverpool Cindy Ann Covigton York

Lists of British Representatives at the Miss Universe[edit]

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

There was no UK participant at Miss Universe in 1953-1954. From 1955-1990 (except 1956), the winner of Miss England competed. Miss Scotland and Miss Wales first competed in 1961 and again, competed every year until 1990.

Year Miss England Miss Scotland Miss Wales
United States 1955 Margaret Rowe
United States 1956 Iris Alice Kathleen Waller
United States 1957 Sonia Hamilton
United States 1958 Dorothy Hazeldine
United States 1959 Pamela Anne Searle
United States 1960 Joan Ellinor Boardman
United States 1961 Arlette Dobson Susan Jones Rosemarie Frankland
United States 1962 Kim Carlton Vera Parker Hazel Williams
United States 1963 Grace Calder W. Taylor Maureen Thomas
United States 1964 Brenda Blackler Wendy Barrie Marilyn Joy Samuel
United States 1965 Jennifer Warren Gurley Mary Young Joan Boull
United States 1966 Janice Carol Whiteman Linda Ann Lees Christine Heller
United States 1967 Jennifer Lynn Lewis Lena MacGarvie Denise Elizabeth Page
United States 1968 Jennifer Lowe Summers Helen Davidson Judith Radford
United States 1969 Myra Van Heck Sheena Drumond Shirley Jones
United States 1970 Yvonne Anne Ormes Lee Hamilton Marshall Sandra Cater
United States 1971 Marilyn Ann Ward Elizabeth Montgomery Dawn Cater
Puerto Rico 1972 Jennifer Mary McAdam Elizabeth Joan Stevely Eileen Darroch
Greece 1973 Veronica Ann Cross Caroline Meade Deirdre Jennifer
Philippines 1974 Kathleen Anders Catherine Robertson Helen Morgan
El Salvador 1975 Vicki Harris Mary Kirkwood Georgina Kerler
Hong Kong 1976 Pauline Davies Carol Jean Grant Sian Adey-Jones
Dominican Republic 1977 Sarah Louise Long Sandra Bell Christine Anne Murphy
Mexico 1978 Beverly Isherwood Angela Mary Kate Macleod Elizabeth Ann Jones
Australia 1979 Carolyn Ann Seaward Lorraine Davidson Janet Beverly Hobson
South Korea 1980 Julie Duckworth Linda Gallagher Kim Ashfield
United States 1981 Joanna Longley Anne McFarlane Karen Ruth Stannard
Peru 1982 Della Frances Dolan Georgina Kearney Michele Donnelly
United States 1983 Karen Lesley Moore Linda Renton Lianne Patricia Gray
United States 1984 Louise Gray May Monaghan Jane Ann Riley
United States 1985 Helen Westlake Jackie Hendrie Barbara Christian
Panama 1986 Joanne Ruth Sedgley Natalie M. Devlin Tracey Rowlands
Singapore 1987 Yvette Dawn Livesey Nicola Gail Davies
Taiwan 1988 Tracey Williams Amanda Laird Lise Marie Williams
Mexico 1989 Racquel Jory Victoria Susannah Lace Andrea Caroline Jones
United States 1990 Carla Barrow Karina Ferguson Jane Lloyd

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