Miss Universe 1952

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Miss Universe 1952
Armi Kuusela-1.jpg
The winner of Miss Universe 1952, Armi Kuusela.
Date June 28, 1952 (1952-06-28)
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
Entrants 30[1]
Placements 10
Winner Armi Kuusela
Congeniality Myriam Lynn
Valerie Johnson
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Miss Universe 1952, the 1st Miss Universe pageant, was held on June 28, 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California. 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.



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


General references[edit]


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