List of Miss Universe runners-up and finalists

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Miss Universe 2006 Top-five finalists: Switzerland, Paraguay, Japan, United States, and Puerto Rico.
Top 5 at Miss Universe 2008: Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Russia.

This article provides the names of the runners-up in the Miss Universe pageant since the pageant's first edition in 1952.

Table of Miss Universe Runner-Up and finalists[edit]

The pageant has awarded a top-five finalists from 1952 to 1989 and from 2001 up to 2014, with the first, second, third and fourth Runner-Up being awarded. From 1990 to 1997, the number of finalists was increased to six. From 1998 to 2000 and since 2015, it was reverted to five but only up to the second runner-up was awarded (regardless if the pageant post-announces the placements of the other 2 delegates who made it to the Top 5).

This table shows the top-five finalists of each competition, from its inception in 1952.

Edition Miss Universe
(1st Place)
1st Runner-Up
(2nd Place)
2nd Runner-Up
(3rd Place)
3rd Runner-Up
(4th Place)
4th Runner-Up
(5th Place)
1952 Armi Kuusela[1]
 Finland
Elza Kananionapua Edsman
Hawaii Hawaii
Ntaizy "Daisy" Mavraki
 Greece
Judy Dan
 Hong Kong
Renate Hoy
 Germany
1953 Christiane Martel
 France
Myrna Rae Hansen
 United States
Kinuko Ito
 Japan
Ana Bertha Lepe
 Mexico
Maxine Morgan
 Australia
1954 Miriam Stevenson
 United States
Martha Rocha
 Brazil
Virginia Lee Wai-Chun
 Hong Kong
Regina Ernst
 Germany
Ragnhild Olausson
 Sweden
1955 Hillevi Rombin
 Sweden
Maribel Arrieta Galvez
 El Salvador
Maureen Hingert
 Ceylon
Margit Nünke
 Germany
Keiko Takahashi
 Japan
1956 Carol Morris
 United States
Marina Orschel
 Germany
Ingrid Goude
 Sweden
Kathleen Waller
 England
Rosanna Galli
 Italy
1957 Gladys Zender
 Peru
Teresinha Morango
 Brazil
Sonia Hamilton
 England
Maria Fernandez
 Cuba
Gerti Daub
 Germany
1958 Luz Marina Zuluaga
 Colombia
Adalgisa Colombo
 Brazil
Geri Hoo
Hawaii Hawaii
Eurlyne Howell
 United States
Alicja Bobrowska
 Poland
1959 Akiko Kojima
 Japan
Jorunn Kristjansen
 Norway
Terry Huntingdon
 United States
Pamela Anne Searle
 England
Vera Regina Ribeiro
 Brazil
1960 Linda Bement
 United States
Daniela Bianchi
 Italy
Elizabeth Hodacs
 Austria
Nicolette Caras
 South Africa
Teresa del Rio
 Spain
1961 Marlene Schmidt
 Germany
Rosemarie Frankland
 Wales
Adriana Gardiazabal
 Argentina
Arlette Dobson
 England
Sharon Brown
 United States
1962 Norma Nolan
 Argentina
Anna Geirsdóttir
Iceland Iceland
Anja Aulikki Järvinen
 Finland
Helen Liu Shiu-Man
 Republic of China
Maria Olívia Rebouças
 Brazil
1963 Iêda Maria Vargas
 Brazil
Aino Korwa
 Denmark
Marlene McKeown
 Ireland
Lalaine Bennett
 Philippines
Kim Myoung-ja
 Korea
1964 Corinna Tsopei
 Greece
Brenda Blackler
 England
Ronit Renat Rechtman
 Israel
Siv Märta Åberg
 Sweden
Lana Yu Yi
 Republic of China
1965 Apasra Hongsakula
 Thailand
Virpi Liisa Miettinen
 Finland
Sue Downey
 United States
Ingrid Norman
 Sweden
Anja Schuit
 Holland
1966 Margareta Arvidsson
 Sweden
Satu Charlotta Östring
 Finland
Cheranand Savetanand
 Thailand
Yasmin Daji
 India
Aviva Israeli
 Israel
1967 Sylvia Hitchcock
 United States
Mariela Pérez
 Venezuela
Jennifer Lynn Lewis
 England
Ritva Lehto
 Finland
Batya Kabiri
 Israel
1968 Martha Vasconcellos
 Brazil
Anne Braafheid
 Curaçao
Leena Brusin
 Finland
Peggy Kopp
 Venezuela
Dorothy Anstett
 United States
1969 Gloria Diaz
 Philippines
Harriet Eriksson
 Finland
Joanne Barret
 Australia
Chava Levy
 Israel
Kikuyo Osuka
 Japan
1970 Marisol Malaret
 Puerto Rico
Deborah Shelton
 United States
Joan Zealand
 Australia
Jun Shimada
 Japan
Beatriz Gross
 Argentina
1971 Georgina Rizk
 Lebanon
Toni Rayward
 Australia
Pirjo Laitila
 Finland
Beba Franco
 Puerto Rico
Eliane Guimaraes
 Brazil
1972 Kerry Anne Wells
 Australia
Rejane Costa
 Brazil
María Antonieta Cámpoli
 Venezuela
Ilana Goren
 Israel
Jennifer "Jenny" McAdam
 England
1973 Margarita Moran
 Philippines
Amanda Jones
 United States
Aina Walle
 Norway
Maria Madrigal
 Spain
Limor Schreibman
 Israel
1974 Amparo Muñoz
 Spain
Helen Morgan
 Wales
Ritta Johanna Raunio
 Finland
Ella Cecilia Escandon Palacios
 Colombia
Maureen Vieira
 Aruba
1975 Anne Marie Pohtamo
 Finland
Gerthie David
 Haiti
Summer Bartholomew
 United States
Catharina Sjödahl
 Sweden
Rose Marie Brosas
 Philippines
1976 Rina Messinger
 Israel
Judith Castillo
 Venezuela
Sian Adey-Jones
 Wales
Carol Grant
 Scotland
Julie Ismay
 Australia
1977 Janelle Commissiong
 Trinidad and Tobago
Eva Düringer
 Austria
Sandra Bell
 Scotland
Aura Maria Mojica Salcedo
 Colombia
Marie-Luise Gassen
 Germany
1978 Margaret Gardiner
 South Africa
Judi Andersen
 United States
Guillermina Ruiz
 Spain
Mary Shirley Saenz
 Colombia
Cecilia Catharina Rhode
 Sweden
1979 Maritza Sayalero
 Venezuela
Gina Swainson
 Bermuda
Carolyn Seaward
 England
Martha Jussara da Costa
 Brazil
Annette Marie Ekström
 Sweden
1980 Shawn Weatherly
 United States
Linda Gallagher
 Scotland
Diana Nottle
 New Zealand
Chat Silayan
 Philippines
Eva Birgitta Anderson
 Sweden
1981 Irene Sáez
 Venezuela
Dominique Dufour
 Canada
Eva Lena Lundgren
 Sweden
Adriana Oliveira
 Brazil
Dominique Eeckhoudt
 Belgium
1982 Karen Baldwin
 Canada
Patty Chong Kerkos
 Guam
Cinzia Fiordeponti
 Italy
Tina Roussou
 Greece
Terri Utley
 United States
1983 Lorraine Downes
 New Zealand
Julie Hayek
 United States
Roberta Brown
 Ireland
Lolita Morena
  Switzerland
Karen Moore
 England
1984 Yvonne Ryding
 Sweden
Leticia Snyman
 South Africa
Carmen Maria Montiel
 Venezuela
Desiree Verdadero
 Philippines
Susana Caldas Lemaitre
 Colombia
1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu
 Puerto Rico
Teresa Sánchez López
 Spain
Kayonga Mureka
 Zaire
Silvia Martínez
 Venezuela
Andrea López
 Uruguay
1986 Bárbara Palacios
 Venezuela
Christy Fichtner
 United States
María Mónica Urbina
 Colombia
Brygida Bziukiewicz
 Poland
Tuula Polvi
 Finland
1987 Cecilia Bolocco
 Chile
Roberta Capua
 Italy
Michelle Royer
 United States
Inés María Calero
 Venezuela
Laurie Simpson
 Puerto Rico
1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok
 Thailand
Chang Yoonjung
 Korea
Amanda Olivares
 Mexico
Mizuho Sakaguchi
 Japan
Pauline Yeung
 Hong Kong
1989 Angela Visser
 Holland
Louise Drevenstam
 Sweden
Gretchen Polhemus
 United States
Joanna Gapińska
 Poland
Adriana Abascal
 Mexico
1990 Mona Grudt
 Norway
Carole Gist
 United States
Lizeth Mahecha
 Colombia
Not awarded
1991 Lupita Jones
 Mexico
Pauline Huizinga
 Netherlands
Yulia Lemigova
 Soviet Union
1992 Michelle McLean
 Namibia
Paola Turbay
 Colombia
Madhu Sapre
 India
1993 Dayanara Torres
 Puerto Rico
Paula Andrea Betancourt
 Colombia
Milka Chulina
 Venezuela
1994 Sushmita Sen
 India
Carolina Gomez
 Colombia
Minorka Mercado
 Venezuela
1995 Chelsi Smith
 United States
Manpreet Brar
 India
Lana Buchberger
 Canada
1996 Alicia Machado
 Venezuela
Taryn Mansell
 Aruba
Lola Odusoga
 Finland
1997 Brook Lee
 United States
Marena Bencomo
 Venezuela
Margot Bourgeois
 Trinidad and Tobago
1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam
 Trinidad and Tobago
Veruska Ramirez
 Venezuela
Joyce Giraud
 Puerto Rico
1999 Mpule Kwelagobe
 Botswana
Miriam Quiambao
 Philippines
Diana Nogueira
 Spain
2000 Lara Dutta
 India
Claudia Moreno
 Venezuela
Helen Lindes
 Spain
2001 Denise Quiñones
 Puerto Rico
Evelina Papantoniou
 Greece
Kandace Krueger
 United States
Eva Ekvall
 Venezuela
Celina Jaitley
 India
2002 Oxana Fedorova (Dethroned)
 Russia
Justine Pasek (Replaced)
 Panama
Zhuo Ling
 China
Vanessa Carreira
 South Africa
Cynthia Lander
 Venezuela
2003 Amelia Vega
 Dominican Republic
Mariángel Ruiz
 Venezuela
Cindy Nell
 South Africa
Sanja Papić
 Serbia and Montenegro
Miyako Miyazaki
 Japan
2004 Jennifer Hawkins
 Australia
Shandi Finnessey
 United States
Alba Reyes
 Puerto Rico
Yanina Gonzalez
 Paraguay
Danielle Jones
 Trinidad and Tobago
2005 Natalie Glebova
 Canada
Cynthia Olavarría
 Puerto Rico
Renata Soñé
 Dominican Republic
Laura Elizondo
 Mexico
Monica Spear
 Venezuela
2006 Zuleyka Rivera
 Puerto Rico
Kurara Chibana
 Japan
Lauriane Gilliéron
  Switzerland
Lourdes Arevalos
 Paraguay
Tara Conner
 United States
2007 Riyo Mori
 Japan
Natália Guimarães
 Brazil
Ly Jonaitis
 Venezuela
Honey Lee
 Korea
Rachel Smith
 United States
2008 Dayana Mendoza
 Venezuela
Taliana Vargas
 Colombia
Marianne Cruz
 Dominican Republic
Vera Krasova
 Russia
Elisa Nájera
 Mexico
2009 Stefanía Fernández
 Venezuela
Ada de la Cruz
 Dominican Republic
Marigona Dragusha
 Kosovo
Rachael Finch
 Australia
Mayra Matos
 Puerto Rico
2010 Ximena Navarrete
 Mexico
Yendi Phillips
 Jamaica
Jesinta Campbell
 Australia
Anna Poslavska
 Ukraine
Venus Raj
 Philippines
2011 Leila Lopes
 Angola
Olesya Stefanko
 Ukraine
Priscila Machado
 Brazil
Shamcey Supsup
 Philippines
Luo Zilin
 China
2012 Olivia Culpo
 United States
Janine Tugonon
 Philippines
Irene Esser
 Venezuela
Renae Ayris
 Australia
Gabriela Markus
 Brazil
2013 Gabriela Isler[2]
 Venezuela
Patricia Rodríguez
 Spain
Constanza Báez
 Ecuador
Ariella Arida
 Philippines
Jakelyne Oliveira
 Brazil
2014 Paulina Vega[3]
 Colombia
Nia Sanchez
 United States
Diana Harkusha
 Ukraine
Yasmin Verheijen
 Netherlands
Kaci Fennell
 Jamaica
2015 Pia Wurtzbach
 Philippines
Ariadna Gutiérrez
 Colombia
Olivia Jordan
 United States
Not awarded
2016 Iris Mittenaere[4]
 France
Andrea Tovar
 Colombia
Raquel Pélissier
 Haiti
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
 South Africa
Laura González
 Colombia
Davina Bennett
 Jamaica
2018 Catriona Gray
 Philippines
Tamaryn Green
 South Africa
Sthefany Gutiérrez
 Venezuela

Countries/Territories by number of finalists[edit]

1st Runner-Up[edit]

The first Runner-Up of each edition of Miss Universe is the second placer behind the candidate who is crowned as Miss Universe (first placer). In some cases, she shall take over the title of Miss Universe, if:

  • The outgoing titleholder cannot fulfill her duties. This could happen and may result to resignation, giving up the title, or dethronement
  • The titleholder is dethroned due to deeds that violate the organization's policies.

This has only happened in 2002.

There were instances that the winner is not replaced by the first Runner-Up, when she decides to voluntarily resign from her position, given the formal permission from the organization (1952 and 1974).

This table lists the number of 1st Runner-Up titles by country. There are some special considerations:

  • Hawaii competed as an independent territory from 1952 to 1959, before it joined the United States, holding one 1st Runner-Up title on its own.
  • The United Kingdom (currently competing under the name of Great Britain) competed separately as England (from 1955 to 1962 and then again from 1964 to 1990), Scotland (from 1961 to 1986 and then again from 1988 to 1990) and Wales (from 1961 to 1990), holding a total of four 1st Runner-Up titles which are counted together.
  • As Panama took over the Miss Universe title in 2002, it is unknown if the 1st Runner-Up position was taken by another candidate after the succession took place.

The current 1st Runner-Up is Tamaryn Green from South Africa, elected on 17 December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Countries that have placed 1st Runner-Up in Miss Universe and number of times.
Country/Territory Titles Year(s)
 United States 9 1953, 1970, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 2004, 2014
 Colombia 6 1992, 1993, 1994, 2008, 2015, 2017
 Venezuela 1967, 1976, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003
 Brazil 5 1954, 1957, 1958, 1972, 2007
 Great Britain 4 1961, 1964, 1974, 1980
 Finland 3 1965, 1966, 1969
 South Africa 2 1984, 2018
 Haiti 1975, 2016
 Spain 1985, 2013
 Philippines 1999, 2012
 Italy 1960, 1987
 Ukraine 1 2011
 Jamaica 2010
 Dominican Republic 2009
 Japan 2006
 Puerto Rico 2005
 Greece 2001
 Aruba 1996
 India 1995
 Netherlands 1991
 Sweden 1989
 South Korea 1988
 Guam 1982
 Canada 1981
 Bermuda 1979
 Austria 1977
 Australia 1971
 Curaçao 1968
 Denmark 1963
 Iceland 1962
 Norway 1959
 Germany 1956
 El Salvador 1955
 Hawaii 1952

2nd Runner-Up[edit]

The second Runner-Up of each edition of Miss Universe is the third placer behind the candidate who is crowned as Miss Universe (first placer) and the first Runner-Up (second placer). Although it has never happened, the second Runner-Up is supposed to take over the Miss Universe title if both the original winner and the first Runner-Up are unable to fulfill their duties/resign their titles. For example, if a Miss Universe winner is required to give up her title and the first Runner-Up is unable/does not want to assume the winner's position, the title then passes to the second Runner-Up.

This table lists the number of 2nd Runner-Up titles by country. There are some special considerations as well:

  • Hawaii competed as an independent territory from 1952 to 1959, before it joined the United States, holding one 2nd Runner-Up title on its own.
  • The United Kingdom (currently competing under the name of Great Britain) competed separately as England (from 1955 to 1962 and then again from 1964 to 1990), Scotland (from 1961 to 1986 and then again from 1988 to 1990) and Wales (from 1961 to 1990), holding a total of five 2nd Runner-Up titles which are counted together.
  • It is unknown if Zhuo Ling, Miss Universe 2002 second Runner-Up, took over the first Runner-Up position after Justine Pasek took over the winner's place, as no official statements regarding this matter were made by the organization.

The current 2nd Runner-Up is Sthefany Gutiérrez from Venezuela, elected on 17 December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Countries that have placed 2nd Runner-Up in Miss Universe and number of times.
Country/Territory Titles Year(s)
 Venezuela 7 1972, 1984, 1993, 1994, 2007, 2012, 2018
 United States 1959, 1965, 1975, 1987, 1989, 2001, 2015
 Finland 5 1962, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1996
 Great Britain 1957, 1967, 1976, 1977, 1979
 Colombia 3 1986, 1990, 2016
 Australia 1969, 1970, 2010
 Spain 1978, 1999, 2000
 Dominican Republic 2 2005, 2008
 Puerto Rico 1998, 2004
 Ireland 1963, 1983
 Sweden 1956, 1981
 Jamaica 1 2017
 Ukraine 2014
 Ecuador 2013
 Brazil 2011
 Kosovo 2009
  Switzerland 2006
 South Africa 2003
 China 2002
 Trinidad and Tobago 1997
 Canada 1995
 India 1992
 Soviet Union[C] 1991
 Mexico 1988
 Zaire[B] 1985
 Italy 1982
 New Zealand 1980
 Norway 1973
 Thailand 1966
 Israel 1964
 Argentina 1961
 Austria 1960
 Hawaii 1958
 Ceylon[A] 1955
 Hong Kong 1954
 Japan 1953
 Greece 1952

2 Notes
A Now known as  Sri Lanka
B Now known as  DR Congo
C The results of Miss USSR were inherited by Miss Russia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A misty-eyed look at Armi Kuusela, the 1st Miss Universe". philstar.com. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach meets Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler". Rappler. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Outraged Colombians look for blame in Miss Universe mix-up". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ McDermott, Maeve (30 January 2017). "Miss France Iris Mittenaere is crowned Miss Universe 2017". USA Today. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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