Miss Universe Canada
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Beauties of Canada Organization gained the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002. Created by Brandon Mclennan, the company President is Nicaraguan-born Canadian, Denis Davila.
The Miss Universe Canada contest was first held in 2003, with the first winner being Leanne Marie Cecile. Cecile made the Top 10 in Miss Universe 2003.
Natalie Glebova was crowned the winner in 2005 and went on to become Miss Universe 2005. Glebova's successor, Alice Panikian was viewed as a strong contender to win the 2006 Miss Universe crown and placed in the Top 10.
In 2010, Miss Universe Canada made headlines when Maria Al-Masani, the first beauty pageant contestant of Yemeni origin, competed. This was controversial due to accommodating her religious beliefs by allowing her to wear a semi-transparent sarong over her swimsuit. In 2012, CNN World News named her one of its 8 agents of change to follow, the only Canadian to receive that designation.
The 2012 contest was accused of transphobia after disqualifying a transgender contestant, Jenna Talackova (Jana Talačková), for not being a "naturally born female". A spokesperson from Miss Universe Canada released a statement saying she was disqualified because on her entry form she stated she was born a female, which was not the case. Eventually, Talackova was let back into the competition.
On 27 May 2013, two days after the Miss Universe Canada 2013 pageant, it was announced that Denise Garrido was the winner. As it turned out, Garrido was actually 3rd runner-up and due to a mathematical error was named the winner. Calgary's Riza Santos, was the actual winner. During the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurred the following day), a typo was discovered in the Top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition.
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|Year||Miss Canada||Hometown||Heritage||Placement||Special Awards|
|2014||Chanel Beckenlehner||Caledon||Best National Costume (Top 5)|
|2012||Sahar Biniaz*||Vancouver||Did not compete|
|2009||Mariana Valente||Richmond Hill|
|2008||Samantha Tajik||Richmond Hill|
|2006||Alice Panikian||Toronto||Top 10|
|2005||Natalie Glebova||Toronto||Miss Universe 2005|
|2003||Leanne Marie Cecile||Tecumseh||Top 10|
|2002||Neelam Verma||Etobicoke||Top 10|
|2000||Kim Yee||St. Albert||Top 5|
|1997||Carmen Kempt||St. Albert|
|1995||Lana Buchberger||Calgary||2nd Runner-Up|
- (*) 2012: Sahar Biniaz did not compete at Miss Universe 2012 due to a foot injury.
By number of wins (province)
Below are the number of winners as Miss Canada (1995-present) according to the year in which they crowned.
|Ontario||13||1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015|
|Alberta||6||1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2012 (Successor), 2013|
|British Columbia||2||1996, 2012 (Dethroned)|
In 1952-1994 Miss Canada winners in under another organization competed at Miss Universe pageant, in some years Canada was using Dominion of Canada at the pageant. In 1995 was beginning for Miss Universe Canada pageant to send the candidate to the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss Canada||Placement||Special Awards|
|1953||Thelma Elizabeth Brewis||Top 16|
|1954||Joyce Mary Landry|
|1955||Cathy Diggles||Top 16|
|1956||Elaine Evelyn Bishenden|
|1957||Gloria Noakes||Top 16|
|1958||Eileen Cindy Conroy|
|1960||Edna Dianne MacVicar|
|1962||Marilyn McFatridge||Top 15|
|1964||Mary Lou Farrell|
|1965||Carol Ann Tidey||Top 15|
|1966||Marjorie Anne Schofield|
|1967||Donna Marie Barker|
|1968||Nancy Wilson||Top 15|
|1969||Jacquie May Perrin|
|1970||Norma Joyce Hickey|
|1973||Deborah Anne Ducharme|
|1975||Sandra Margaret Emily Campbell|
|1977||Pamela Mercer||Miss Congeniality|
|1978||Andrea Leslie Eng|
|1980||Teresa "Terry" Lynn Mackay||Top 10|
|1981||Dominique Dufour||1st Runner-Up|
|1982||Karen Dianne Baldwin||Miss Universe 1982|
|1983||Jodi Yvonne Rutledge|
|1984||Cynthia Michele Kereluk|
|1985||Karen Elizabeth Tilley||Top 10|
|1990||Robin Lee Ouzunoff|
|1993||Nancy Ann Elder|
Miss Canada at International pageants
Representatives at Miss International
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In 2000 after joining with Miss Canada pageant, the second title or candidates of Miss Universe Canada will be appointing to compete at Miss International pageant.
|Year||Miss International Canada||Placement||Special Awards|
|2000||Angeliki Lakouras||Top 10|
|2001||Shauna Leah-Ann Olechow|
|2002||Alicia Victoria Altares|
|2006||Emily Ann Kiss|
|2009||Chanel Beckenlehner||Top 15|
|2013||Sarah Ainsley Harrison|
Representatives at Miss Supranational
Canada debut in 2010. Traditionally, the runner-up or contestants of Miss Universe Canada will appoint to compete at Miss Supranational pageant. Since 2014, the official candidate will be selecting by separate pageant from Top Model Search Canada pageant. The pageant is produced by Michelle Weswalde of MTC-W Inc.
|Year||Miss Supranational Canada||Placement||Special Awards|
|2010||Pablita Thomas||Miss Friendship|
|2012||Katie Starke||Top 20|
|2013||Suzette Hernandez||Top 20|
|2014||Gabriela Vallejo||Top 20||Miss Friendship|
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