World Miss University

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World Miss University
Motto Peace Movement for the World’s Unification
Formation 1986
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters New York City
Location
Official language
English
Chairman
Seung Min Lee
Website http://wmu.world/

World Miss University is an international beauty contest held annually in Seoul, South Korea since 1986,[1] with an average of about 70 contestants every year.[2] The event is to select World Miss University Peace Corp Representatives.

As an event was organized by the International Association of University Presidents after the United Nations named 1986 the Year of Peace,[3] the organizing committee dispatches peace missions to regions in conflict like Kosovo and Rwanda.[1] These days, the event is organized by World Miss University Organizing Committee which has headquarter in Manhattan, New York, United States.

The current titleholder is Kelly Poldy Rivera Kroll from Peru.

The 27th World Miss University will be held in Beijing, China on January 27, 2016.

Winners[edit]

Year Contestant Country Place of Venue
1986 Rosalie van Breemen[4]  Netherlands Seoul, South Korea
1987 Choi Yeonhee (최연희)  South Korea Seoul, South Korea
1988 Kathryn Elizabeth Coonz  United States Seoul, South Korea
1989 Priyadarshini Pradhan  India Seoul, South Korea
1990 Ekaterina Parfenova  Soviet Union Seoul, South Korea
1991 Celeste Weaver  United States Seoul, South Korea
1992 Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir[5]  Iceland Seoul, South Korea
1993 Ewa Wachowicz[6]  Poland Seoul, South Korea
1995 Birgitta Ína Unnarsdóttir[7]  Iceland Seoul, South Korea
1996 Laura García  Spain Seoul, South Korea
1997 Jang Hae-yun  South Korea Seoul, South Korea
2000 Renata Fan[8]  Brazil Seoul, South Korea
2001 Eleni Pechlivanidi[9]  Greece Seoul, South Korea
2003 Ayusha Shrestha[10]    Nepal Daegu, South Korea
2004 Julija Djadenko[11]  Latvia Shenzen, China
2005 Jade Collins[12]  New Zealand Seoul, South Korea
2006 Cristiana Frixione[13]  Nicaragua Seoul, South Korea
2007 Aleksandra Plemic[14]  Germany Seoul, South Korea
2008 Sarnai Amar[15]  Mongolia Shenzen, China
2009 Cho Eun-ju[16]  South Korea Seoul, South Korea
2010 Katie Farr[17]  England Seoul, South Korea
2011 Siria Ysabel Bojorquez[18]  United States Seoul, South Korea
2012 Mia Hasanagic  Denmark Seoul, South Korea
2014 Karina Stephania Martin Jiménez[19]  Mexico Seoul, South Korea
2016 Kelin Poldy Rivera Kroll  Peru Beijing, China
2017 Zulema Vasquez  Spain Seoul, South Korea

Winners Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vote for who should be Miss University Sierra Leone 2005". Awareness Times. July 29, 2005. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Face of Tertiary 2009 represents Ghana on world stage". ghanaweb.com. July 17, 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Year of Peace arrives". The Register-Guard. Associated Press. January 1, 1986. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Author of book on successful marriage-divorce". nieuws.nl. July 7, 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir, Miss World University". Morgunblaðið. October 8, 1992. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ewa Wachowicz for the entire year". Gazeta Wyborcza. October 14, 1995. Retrieved 25 October 2010. Ewa Wachowicz, press secretary for then-Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak and former Miss Polonia, third runner-up to Miss World 1992 and World Miss University University 1993. 
  7. ^ "Icelandic girl". Morgunblaðið. June 1, 1995. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jimena came up with three titles and more experience". El Deber. June 13, 2000. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "World Miss University 2001 Competition". Life. December 12, 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2010.  "Ideal woman and man". China Daily. December 20, 2001. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Briefs". Nepal News. September 12, 2003. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "News archive: October - December 2004". Pageant News Bureau. November 2004. Retrieved 25 October 2010. Julija Djadenko, 23, of Latvia won the title of World Miss University in Shenzhen, China, on Nov. 19, 2004. 
  12. ^ "Kiwi Crowned World Miss University 2005". Scoop. October 17, 2005. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "Frixione won world title". La Prensa. November 12, 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "News archive: October - December 2007". Pageant News Bureau. October 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2010. Aleksandra Plemic, 22, of Germany won the Miss World University Pageant in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 31, 2007.  "Profile of Aleksandra Plemic". modelome.com. Retrieved 25 October 2010.  "Charming does not pass". Kölnische Rundschau. March 3, 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "Miss World University". jemin.com. November 28, 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Today's Photo". The Chosun Ilbo. August 10, 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  17. ^ "British Student Crowned World Miss University". The Chosun Ilbo. December 14, 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "The U.S. Siria Yasabel Bojorguez Crowned World Miss University 2011". 
  19. ^ "Karina Martin - World Miss University 2014. from Mexico". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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