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
Entrants 30[1]
Placements 10
Debuts Alaska, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, West Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Union of South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela
Winner Armi Kuusela
Congeniality Myriam Lynn
Valerie Johnson
Montana Montana
Participating nations and results

Miss Universe 1952, the 1st 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 winner was 17-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland, who was crowned by actress Piper Laurie.



Final result Contestant
Miss Universe 1952
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10

Special awards[edit]

Award 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]

Top 10
Top 5




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

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