Miss Universe Great Britain

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Miss Universe Great Britain
MottoEmpowerment and Development
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersLondon
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
English
Director
Paula Abbandonato
Websitemissuniversegb.co.uk

Miss Universe Great Britain (Miss Universe GB) is a national beauty pageant that selects Britain's representative in the Miss Universe contest.

History[edit]

When created as Miss Universe Great Britain in 1952, 30 women around the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed. Aileen Chase would be the only contestant to compete at Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain or Miss UK until the 1990s. For four decades there would be no Miss Universe GB/UK.

There was no UK participant at Miss Universe in 1953-1954. From 1955-1990 (except 1956), the winner of Miss England competed. Miss Scotland and Miss Wales first competed in 1961 and again, competed every year until 1990, except 1987 in Scotland's case, as that year's Miss Scotland, Eileen Catterson, was disqualified for being under age.

In Miss Universe 1991, Helen Upton, the winner of the 1990 Miss United Kingdom pageant, became the first contestant since 1952, to compete at Miss Universe under the Miss GB or Miss UK banner. She competed as Miss United Kingdom.

In 1992 Miss Great Britain Universe came back until 2000. There was no British representative at Miss Universe from 2001 to 2004.

In 2005 it came back with the name Miss Universe United Kingdom and the pageant had 30 delegates representing subdivision of British Overseas, Crown Dependencies, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

In 2008 the rights to the pageant were awarded to Welsh Modelling agency Vibe Models, and the name was changed again to Miss Universe UK. The contest was revitalized, with a show being held in Central London to determine the winner; 38 contestants competed for the title.

In 2009 the name of the pageant was changed once again to Miss Universe Great Britain and has since stayed the same. The event is now held at the Birmingham ICC.

In 2010, Miss Universe Great Britain took on new sponsors Front Agency in London.

In 2018, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers from Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory, won the crown. The dreadlocked beauty is a past Commonwealth Games heptathlete and a barrister at law.

Titleholders[edit]

The following is a list of winners of Miss Universe Great Britain. From 1952 to present.
Year Miss Universe Great Britain City 1st Runner-up City 2nd Runner-up City 3rd Runner-up City 4th Runner-up City
2018 Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers Anguilla Simren Vernon Farnham Cara Frew London
2017 Anna Burdzy Leicester Saffron Corcoran London Victoria Turner Newcastle Samantha Hancock Cardiff Maria Wilkes London
2016 Jaime-Lee Faulkner Sheffield Christina Chalk Scotland Samantha Hancock Cardiff Victoria Tooby England Jessica Page Liverpool
2015 Narissara France London Victoria Winterford Essex Kelly Rowland Carmarthenshire Luissa Burton Worcestershire Rebecca John Cardiff
2014 Grace Levy London Sophie Loudon Glasgow Anna Burdzy Leicester Amy Townsend Pembrokeshire Sara Pender Glasgow
2013 Amy Willerton London Roxy Osborne Norfolk Maisie Lake Norwich Sarah Guildford Stockport Naomi Duncan Bristol
2012 Holly Hale Llanelli Sandra Lees Coventry Margarita Nazarenko London Hannah Higgins Rotherham Bethany Tamsett Essex
2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan Torfaen Natasha Crook London Summer Ghanavati Cardiff Anastasia Smith York Sara McLean Edinburgh
2010 Tara Hoyos-Martínez London Kelly Pesticcio Cardiff Kathryn Lane Cardiff Amy Baldock Preston Lorraine Stretch Bristol
2009 Clair Cooper London Lydia Yhnell Newport Alize Lily Mounter Rhondda Cynon Taf Rissikat Bade London Ellie Duncannon Brighton
2008 Lisa Lazarus Llanelli Holly Ann Hill Brighton Jamie Lee Williams London Claire Heaton Durham Hannah Jackson Reading
2006 Julie Doherty Manchester Anastia McCarkin Jersey Laura Quinton London Susan Anermaly Northern Ireland Ann Marie Castile Scotland
2005 Brooke Johnston London Ambuyah Ebanks Cayman Islands Lucy Avril Evangelista Northern Ireland Samantha Carlin Scotland Ana Joseph England
2000 Louise Lakin Manchester Susie Anndam London Anna Harlder England Louise Shanklin Skegness Katie Sorennio Cleethorpes
1999 Cherie Pisani Edinburgh Rafaela Van Anderwits Shetland Sandra Theodro London Ryuki Fujia Norwich Tamara Katie Gateshead
1998 Leilani Anne Dowding Shetland Linda McCarperkin Belfast Alana Marison London Kathy O'Neal Manchester Louise Gregory Liverpool
1996 Anita Saint Rose London Wanda Timothy Bermuda Mary Peters Virgin Islands Wen Banjamani China Eliza Grossman Sunderland
1995 Sarah Jane Southwick London Julisa Saint Mary England Ana Lucia Reyes Rodriguez Gibraltar Melanie Abdoun London Abigail Varnish Leeds
1994 Michaela Pyke Wales Anajulie Winters England Cindy Ferrel London Kathy Beckett Wales Rebecca Orgill Northern Ireland
1993 Kathryn Middleton England Heidi Jones Wales Katieliana Willias Fahastra Indian Ocean Territories Racquel Bovery-Jones England Carla Groichevi-Edmondsons Scotland
1992 Tiffany Stanford England Aileen Wilernes Scotland Melisaa Jones Northern Ireland Sandra Pack England Catherine Blackpool Wales
1991 Helen Upton England Simone Whiterstone London Gerona Quinkos Shetland Chloe Scout Manchester Amnishia Okinwaro Sheffield
1952 Aileen Chase London Sarah Fetherstone Manchester Ana Marie Candom West Indies Federation Kimberly Adams Liverpool Cindy Ann Covigton York

British representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Universe Great Britain represents the country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent.
Year Country City Miss Universe Great Britain Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Anguilla The Valley Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers Top 20
2017 England Leicester Anna Burdzy Top 16
2016 England Sheffield Jaime-Lee Faulkner Unplaced
2015 England London Narissara France Unplaced
2014 England London Grace Levy Unplaced
2013 England London Amy Willerton Top 10
2012 Wales Llanelli Holly Hale Unplaced
2011 Wales Torfaen Chloe-Beth Morgan Unplaced
2010 England London Tara Hoyos-Martínez Unplaced
2009 England London Clair Cooper Unplaced
Miss Universe UK
2008 Wales Llanelli Lisa Lazarus Unplaced
Miss United Kingdom Universe
2007 Did not compete
2006 England London Julie Doherty Unplaced
2005 England London Brooke Johnston Unplaced
Miss Great Britain Universe
2000 England Manchester Louise Lakin Unplaced
1999 England Clacton Cherie Pisani Unplaced
Miss Great Britain
1998 England Bournemouth Leilani Anne Dowding Unplaced
1997 Did not compete
1996 England London Anita Saint Rose Unplaced
1995 England Birmingham Sarah Jane Southwick Unplaced
1994 Wales Cardiff Michaela Pyke Unplaced
1993 England Chesterfield Kathryn Middleton Unplaced
1992 England Birmingham Tiffany Stanford Unplaced
Miss United Kingdom
1991 England Birmingham Helen Upton Unplaced
British Representatives at Miss Universe as Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales
1990 Wales Jane Lloyd Unplaced
Scotland Karina Ferguson Unplaced
England London Carla Barrow Unplaced
1989 Wales Andrea Caroline Jones Unplaced
Scotland Victoria Susannah Lace Unplaced
England London Racquel Jory Unplaced
1988 Wales Lise Marie Williams Unplaced
Scotland Edinburgh Amanda Laird Unplaced
England London Tracey Williams Unplaced
1987 Wales Nicola Gail Davies Unplaced
Scotland Julia Henderson Unplaced
England West Yorkshire Yvette Dawn Livesey Unplaced
1986 Wales Tracey Rowlands Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Natalie Devlin Unplaced
England Newquay Joanne Ruth Sedgley Unplaced
1985 Wales Pontypridd Barbara Christian Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Jackie Hendrie Unplaced
England London Helen Westlake Unplaced
1984 Wales Newport Jane Ann Riley Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow May Monaghan Unplaced
England Sheffield Louise Gray Unplaced
1983 Wales Cardiff Lianne Patricia Gray Unplaced
Scotland Edinburgh Linda Renton Unplaced
England Southsea Karen Lesley Moore 4th Runner-up
1982 Wales Holt Michele Donnelly Unplaced
Scotland Georgina Kearney Unplaced
England Grimsby Della Frances Dolan Top 12
1981 Wales Newport Karen Ruth Stannard Unplaced
Scotland Anne McFarlane Unplaced
England Manchester Joanna Longley Unplaced
1980 Wales Kim Ashfield Unplaced
Scotland Linda Gallagher 1st Runner-up
England Blackpool Julie Duckworth Unplaced
1979 Wales Sandycroft Janet Beverly Hobson Top 12
Scotland Glasgow Lorraine Davidson Top 12
England Yelverton Carolyn Ann Seaward 2nd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
1978 Wales Welshpool Elizabeth Ann Jones Unplaced
Scotland Cupar Angela Mary Kate Macleod Unplaced
England Manchester Beverly Isherwood Unplaced
1977 Wales Christine Anne Murphy Unplaced
Scotland Motherwell Sandra Bell 2nd Runner-up
England Bristol Sarah Louise Long Unplaced
1976 Wales Denbighshire Sian Adey-Jones 2nd Runner-up
Scotland Glasgow Carol Jean Grant 3rd Runner-up
England Manchester Pauline Bull Top 12 Miss Photogenic
1975 Wales Cardiff Georgina Kerler Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Mary Kirkwood Unplaced
England London Vicki Harris Top 12
1974 Wales Cardiff Helen Morgan 1st Runner-up
Scotland Aberdeen Catherine Robertson Unplaced
England Rochdale Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders Top 12
1973 Wales Newport Deirdre Jennifer Unplaced
Scotland Caroline Meade Unplaced
England London Veronica Ann Cross Unplaced
1972 Wales Eileen Darroch Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Elizabeth Joan Stevely Unplaced
England London Jennifer Mary McAdam 4th Runner-up
1971 Wales Dawn Cater Unplaced
Scotland Elizabeth Montgomery Unplaced
England New Milton Marilyn Ann Ward Top 12
1970 Wales Glamorgan Sandra Cater Unplaced
Scotland Wishaw Lee Hamilton Marshall Unplaced
England Nantwich Yvonne Anne Ormes Unplaced
1969 Wales Colwyn Bay Shirley Jones Unplaced
Scotland Sheena Drumond Unplaced
England London Myra Van Heck Unplaced
1968 Wales Swansea Judith Radford Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Helen Davidson Unplaced
England Manchester Jennifer Lowe Summers Top 15
1967 Wales Denise Elizabeth Page Top 15
Scotland Lena MacGarvie Unplaced
England Leicester Jennifer Lynn Lewis 2nd Runner-up
1966 Wales Christine Heller Unplaced
Scotland Linda Ann Lees Unplaced
England London Janice Carol Whiteman Top 15
1965 Wales Joan Boull Unplaced
Scotland Mary Young Unplaced
England Jennifer Warren Gurley Unplaced
1964 Wales Marilyn Joy Samuel Unplaced
Scotland Wendy Barrie Unplaced
England London Brenda Blackler 1st Runner-up
1963 Wales Maureen Thomas Unplaced
Scotland Grace Calder Taylor Unplaced Miss Congeniality
England London Susan Pratt Withdrew
1962 Wales Hazel Williams Unplaced
Scotland Vera Parker Unplaced
England London Kim Carlton Top 15 Miss Photogenic, Best National Costume
1961 Wales Rosemarie Frankland 1st Runner-up
Scotland Susan Jones Top 15
England London Arlette Dobson 3rd Runner-up
Miss England
1960 England London Joan Ellinor Boardman Top 15
1959 England London Pamela Anne Searle 3rd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
1958 England London Dorothy Hazeldine Unplaced
1957 England London Sonia Hamilton 2nd Runner-up
1956 England London Iris Alice Kathleen Waller 3rd Runner-up
1955 England London Margaret Rowe Top 16 Most Popular Girl
Miss Great Britain
Did not compete between 1953—1954
1952 England London Aileen Chase Unplaced

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