Miss Universe 1952

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Miss Universe 1952
Armi Kuusela-1.jpg
Date 28 June 1952
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA United States
Entrants 30[1]
Placements 10
Debuts Alaska, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela
Winner Armi Kuusela
Congeniality Myriam Lynn
Valerie Johnson
Montana Montana

Miss Universe 1952, the first edition of the Miss Universe pageant, was held on 28 June 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, USA. 30 contestants competed for the crown. The first winner of the pageant was 17-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland, who was crowned by actress Piper Laurie.


Participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1952
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up

Special awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Most Popular Girl in Parade
  •  Chile - Esther Saavedra

^Since Miss Universe and Miss USA were held jointly, candidates from both pageants were eligible for the special awards.

Order of announcements[edit]






  1. ^ "Blonde from Finland named Miss Universe". Ottawa Citizen. June 30, 1952. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 

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