Miss Universo Italia

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Miss Universo Italia
Motto Elegance and Beauty
Formation 1951
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Milan
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Italian
National Director
Marco Ciriaci

Miss Universo Italia is a national pageant that currently selects the Italian representative for the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was first organized in 1951 and it is not related to Miss Italia, although some delegates have crossed over from one format to the other throughout the years.

History[edit]

Daniela Bianchi was 1st runner-up at the Miss Universe 1960

Since 1951, the official winner of Miss Italy represented at the Miss Universe until 1999 with the exception of a few select years in which a delegate was selected by casting or an independent pageant.

In 2005, Miss Universo Italia was created. From 2000 to 2004, the Italian representative was selected by the now defunct The Miss for Miss Universe pageant. Maria Teresa Francville had already won the right to represent Italy that year by virtue of winning The Miss for Miss Universe. When that pageant lost the franchise and was discontinued, she entered the newly created Miss Universo Italia competition and won again.

The most notable winners of the Miss Universo Italia pageant are Claudia Ferraris, who finished 9th at Miss Universe 2008, and Valentina Bonariva, who advanced to the Top 15 at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universo Italia Region Placement Special Awards Notes
2018 TBA TBA TBA
2017 Maria Polverino[1] Campania Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2017; Miss Wella Professionals Campania 2011 and Top 10 at Miss Italia 2011
2016 Sophia Sergio[citation needed] Campania Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2016 (Edward Walson Directorship); 2nd Runner-up at Miss Tourism Planet 2012, Miss Cinema Varibel Campania 2011 and awarded as Miss Peugeot at Miss Italia 2011
2015 Giada Pezzaioli[2] Lombardy Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2015; Miss Monto Italia 2010 and Top 7 at Miss World 2010
2014 Valentina Bonariva[3] Lombardy Top 15 Miss Universo Italia 2014; Miss Fair Play Montecarlo 2013
2013 Luna Voce[4] Calabria Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2013; Top Model of the World 2012, Miss Terra Italia 2009, Miss Internacional Italia 2008, Miss Deborah Calibra 2008
2012 Grazia Maria Pinto[5] Sicily Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2012
2011 Elisa Torrini[6] Lazio Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2011
2010 Jessica Cecchini[7] Piedmont Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2010; Miss Piemonte 2007
2009 Laura Valenti[8] Tuscany Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 2009
2008 Claudia Ferraris[9] Lombardy Top 10 Miss Universo Italia 2008; Miss Lombardy 2006 and Top 10 at Miss Italia 2006
2007 Valentina Massi[10] Emilia-Romagna Unplaced Miss Universe Italia 2007; Concorso di Belleza Miss Universe Italy by Max Baratono took the franchise of Miss Universe

  • Notes: No pageant was held in 2006, resulting in Italy not being represented at Miss Universe 2006.

2000-2005[edit]

Delegates between 2000 and 2005 were chosen by The Miss for Miss Universe pageant.

Year The Miss for Miss Universe Region Placement Special Awards Notes
2005 María Teresa Francville Veneto Unplaced The Miss for Miss Universe Italy 2005; competed in both The Miss for Miss Universe contest and Miss Universe Italy contest, which was created when The Miss for Miss Universe lost the franchise
2004 Laia Manetti Lombardy Unplaced Miss Congeniality The Miss for Miss Universe Italy 2004
2003 Silvia Ceccon Veneto Unplaced The Miss for Miss Universe Italy 2003
2002 Anna Rigon Veneto Unplaced The Miss for Miss Universe Italy 2002
2001 Stefania Maria Lombardy Unplaced The Miss for Miss Universe Italy 2001
2000 Annalisa Guadalupi Lazio Unplaced The Miss Universe for Miss Universe Italy 2000 (Clarissa Burt Directorship)

1951-1998[edit]

The Miss Italia winners mostly went to Miss Universe and some candidates from appointment awarded as "Italian Candidate for Miss Universe" by committee.

Year Miss Italia Region Placement Special Awards Notes
1999 Gloria Bellicchi Apulia Unplaced Miss Italia 1998
1998 Claudia Trieste Calabria Unplaced Miss Italia 1997
1997 Denny Mendez Tuscany Top 6 Miss Italia 1996
1996 Anna Valle Sicily Unplaced Miss Italia 1995
1995 Alessandra Meloni Sardinia Unplaced Miss Italia 1994
1994 Arianna David Lazio Top 10 Miss Italia 1993
1993 Elisa Jacassi Liguria Unplaced Miss Italia Liguria 1992; Miss Italia 1992 Contestant
1991 Maria Pia Biscotti Calabria Unplaced Miss Cinema Italia 1991
1990 Annamaria Malipiero Veneto Unplaced Miss Italia Linea Sprint Veneto 1988; Miss Italia 1988 Contestant
1989 Cristiana Bertasi Veneto Unplaced Miss Italia Ragazza in Gambissima Trentino Alto Adige 1988; Miss Italia 1988 Contestant
1988 Simona Ventura Liguria Unplaced Miss Italia Muretto d'Alassio 1986; Miss Italia 1986 Contestant
1987 Roberta Capua Campania 1st Runner-up Miss Italia 1986
1986 Susanna Huckstep Friuli-Venezia Giulia Unplaced Miss Photogenic Miss Italia 1984
1985 Beatrice Papi Sardinia Unplaced Miss Italia Gambissime Sardegna 1984; Miss Italia 1984 Contestant
1984 Raffaella Baracchi Piedmont Unplaced Miss Italia 1983
1983 Federica Moro Lombardy Top 10 Miss Italia 1982
1982 Cinzia De Ponti Abruzzo 2nd Runner-up Miss Italia 1979
1981 Anna Kanakis Sicily Unplaced Miss Italia 1977
1980 Loredana Del Santo Veneto Unplaced Valleta 1975 (Festivalbar)
1979 Elvira Puglisi Sicily Unplaced Miss Italia 1977 1st Runner-up
1978 Andreina Mazzotti Lazio Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1978
1977 Paola Bresciano Sicily Unplaced Miss Italia 1976
1976 Diana Scapolan Lombardy Unplaced Miss Europe 1973, Miss Italia 1970 1st Runner-up
1975 Diana Salvador Friuli-Venezia Giulia Unplaced Miss Italia Friuli Venezia Giulia 1974; Miss Italia 1974 Contestant
1974 Loretta Persichetti Ventura Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1974
1973 Antonella Barci Lombardy Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1973
1972 Isabella Specia Friuli-Venezia Giulia Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1972
1971 Mara Palvarini Lombardy Unplaced Miss Universo Italia 1971 (separate contest); sponsored by SS 33 Brands
1970 Anna Zamboni Lazio Top 12 Miss Italia 1969
1969 Diana Coccorese Lazio Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1969
1968 Cristina Businari Lazio Unplaced Miss Italia 1967
1967 Paola Rossi Veneto Top 12 Miss Italia 1966 2nd Runner-up
1966 Paola Bassolino Campania Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1966
1965 Erika Jorger Lombardy Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1965
1964 Emanuela Stramanna Veneto Top 15 Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1964
1963 Gianna Serra Marche Top 15 Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1963
1962 Isa Stoppi Emilia-Romagna Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1962
1961 Viviana Romano Lazio Unplaced Miss Cinema Italia 1960
1960 Daniela Bianchi Lazio 1st Runner-up Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1960
1959 Maria Grazia Buccella Lombardy Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1959
1958 Clara Coppola Lazio Unplaced Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1958
1957 Valeria Fabrizi Veneto Top 16 Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1957
1956 Rossana Galli Lazio 4th Runner-up Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1956
1955 Elena Fancera Lazio Unplaced Miss Italia 1955 Contestant
1954 Maria Teresa Paliani Lombardy Top 16 Italian candidate for Miss Universe 1954; crowned by Curzio Malaperte (Italian Writer)
1953 Rita Stazzi Lazio Top 16 Miss Universo Italia 1953 (separate contest)
1952 Giovanna Mazzotti Lombardy Unplaced Miss Cinema Italia 1951 and Miss Italia 1951 Contestant
Erika Jorger (applied for Miss Universo Italia 1965) photographed by Paolo Monti in 1964

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria Polverino crowned Miss Universo Italia 2017". 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Giada Pezzaioli is Miss Universo Italia". Missosology. 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Miss Universe Italia 2014". Miss Universe Italy (Facebook). 23 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Luna Voce wins Miss Universe Italy 2013".
  5. ^ "Miss Universe Italy 2012 is Grazia Maria Pinto!". Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  6. ^ "São Paulo, Brazil to host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC". PRNewswire. December 18, 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  7. ^ http://85.18.121.89/missuniorg/?q=it/content/si-chiama-jessica-cecchini-ed-%C3%A8-piemontese-la-nuova-miss-universe-italy/[permanent dead link] Jessica Cecchini is Miss Universe Italy 2010
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  9. ^ http://www.missitalia.rai.it/archivio/finaliste/scheda.asp?Edizione=2006&NumeroProgressivoFinalista=3[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Santa Sofia: attesa la Coppa del Mondo per il Premio Sportilia". RomagnaOggi (in Italian). 6 August 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2011.

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