World Miss University

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World Miss University
MottoPeace Movement for the World’s Unification
Formation1986; 34 years ago (1986)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersNew York City
Location
Official language
English
Chairman
Seung Min Lee
Websitehttp://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.

Winners[edit]

Year Contestant Country Place of Venue Entrants
1986 Rosalie van Breemen[4]  Netherlands Seoul, South Korea 18
1987 Choi Yeon-hee (최연희)  South Korea 36
1988 Kathryn Elizabeth Coonz  United States 43
1989 Priyadarshini Pradhan  India 56
1990 Ekaterina Parfenova  Soviet Union 73
1991 Celeste Weaver  United States 66
1992 Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir[5]  Iceland 59
1993 Ewa Wachowicz[6]  Poland unknown
1995 Birgitta Ína Unnarsdóttir[7]  Iceland 46
1996 Laura García  Spain 45
1997 Jang Hae-yoon (장해윤)  South Korea 50
2000 Renata Fan[8]  Brazil 46
2001 Eleni Pechlivanidi[9]  Greece 33
2003 Ayusha Shrestha[10]    Nepal Daegu, South Korea 30
2004 Julija Djadenko[11]  Latvia Shenzen, China 36
2005 Jade Collins[12]  New Zealand Seoul, South Korea 26
2006 Cristiana Frixione[13]  Nicaragua 43
2007 Aleksandra Plemic[14]  Germany 46
2008 Sarnai Amar[15]  Mongolia Shenzen, China 34
2009 Jo Eun-joo (조은주)[16]  South Korea Seoul, South Korea 36
2010 Katie Farr[17]  England 42
2011 Siria Ysabel Bojorquez[18]  United States 64
2012 Mia Hasanagic  Denmark 44
2014 Karina Stephania Martin Jiménez[19]  Mexico 30
2016 Kelin Poldy Rivera Kroll  Peru Beijing, China 57
2017 Claudia Moras Baez[20]  Cuba Phom Penh, Cambodia 83
2018 Adriana Moya  Costa Rica Seoul, South Korea 50
2019 Nguyễn Thị Thanh Khoa  Vietnam Jeju Island, South Korea 36

Countries by number of title wins[edit]

Country Titles Year(s)
 United States 3 1988, 1991, 2011
 South Korea 1987, 1997, 2009
 Iceland 2 1992, 1995
 Vietnam 1 2019
 Costa Rica 2018
 Cuba 2017
 Peru 2016
 Mexico 2014
 Denmark 2012
 England 2010
 Mongolia 2008
 Germany 2007
 Nicaragua 2006
 New Zealand 2005
 Latvia 2004
   Nepal 2003
 Greece 2001
 Brazil 2000
 Spain 1996
 Poland 1993
 Soviet Union 1990
 India 1989
 Netherlands 1986

List of runners-up[edit]

Year 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up 3rd Runner-up 4th Runner-up 5th Runner-up
1986 Choi Yun-hee
 South Korea
not awarded not awarded not awarded not awarded
1987 Endang Lilyanne Lie
 Indonesia
Catherine Lalice Goh Wen Xia
 Singapore
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1988 Mervi Hannele Lehto
 Finland
Ghyong Ying Chen
 Taiwan
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1989 Han Heui-jeong
 South Korea
Kyle Allison Kirby
 Ireland
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1990 Luh Ayu Ariestanti
 Indonesia
Veronika Gerynne
 Netherlands
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1991 Yuliya Shestopalova
 Ukraine
Ni Putu Khatalia Prabasari
 Indonesia
Elina Kefi
 Greece
not awarded not awarded
1992 Polina Zhuravlyova-Vikhovskaya
 Russia
Susanty Manuhutu
 Indonesia
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1993 Viive Saul
 Estonia
Lirian Souza Soares
 Brazil
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1995 Song Il Han
 South Korea 2
Kim Dae Hyun
 South Korea 4
Mônica Regina Guimarães Ferreira
 Brazil
Holga Stiereshkovac
 Kazakhstan 2
not awarded
1996 Sun Song-ji
 South Korea
Julia Kowalska
 Poland
not awarded not awarded not awarded
1997 Agnieszka Zielinska
 Poland
Bellatrix Amanda Juin
 Indonesia
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2000 Sandra Bretones
 France
Lilita Leice
 Latvia
Ha So-young
 South Korea
Anna Dantchenko
 Greece
Ganna Vruglevska
 Ukraine
2001 Daniela Estefania Puig
 Argentina
Emelie Lundqvist
 Sweden
Tipsupar Rungreungsri
 Thailand
Claudia Patricia Alaniz
 Nicaragua
Adriana Luci de Souza Reis
 Brazil
2003 Roxana Florina Curelea
 Moldova
Medha Raghunath
 India
Lee Soo-jin
 South Korea
Shana Van Beers
 Belgium
not awarded
2004 Ahn Ji-soo
 South Korea
Yang Hua
 China
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2005 Varga Tiffany
 South Africa
Katrine Ozolina
 Latvia
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2006 Marcela De Almeida Carvalho
 Brazil
Aurélye Bonvalet
 France
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2007 Rita Bernotaite
 Lithuania
Chukwudube Usowanne
 Nigeria
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2008 Mariana Oliveira Marques
 Brazil
Jinkyung Bai
 South Korea
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2009 Salcy da Encarnacao Lima
 Brazil
Anna Maria Tarnowska
 Poland
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2010 Katarzyna Kuziemska
 Poland
Choi Jung-hwa
 South Korea
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2011 Monika Plochocka
 Poland
Swetha Sridhar
 India
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2012 Elina Grundane
 Latvia
Kim Eun-sol
 South Korea 1
not awarded not awarded not awarded
2014 Juliete de Pieri
 Brazil
Sisse Houlberg Winther
 Denmark
Demi-Lee Rebula
 Lebanon
Jovana Maksimovic
 Serbia
not awarded
2016 Heyi Li
 Macao
Anzhelika Rublevska
 Pakistan
Nagma Shrestha
   Nepal
not awarded not awarded
2017 Nina Yevtushenko
 Ukraine
Daniela Gods Romanovska
 Latvia
Sao TomrongPich
 Cambodia
Kasia Szklarczyk
 Poland
not awarded
2018 Matrosova Karolina
 Latvia
Yitong Xu
 China
Hyunji Hong
 South Korea
Plotytsia Bohdana
 Ukraine
Michelle Garibay
 Mexico
2019 Ekaterina Petsonkina
 Estonia
Wichida Nuamsorn
 Thailand
not awarded not awarded not awarded

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.
  20. ^ "Claudia Moras Baez crowned World Miss University 2017". Retrieved 7 June 2018.

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