Which Countries Have Bagged the Most Miss Universe Titles Since 1952?
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa was hailed as the 66th Miss Universe in 2017, giving South Africa its second crown won by South Africa in the past 66 years.
Miss Universe was first held in 1952, with Armi Kuusela from Finland as the first winner. To date, Finland has a won a total of two crowns.
Historically, the United States has had the most crowns among all countries, with the latest won in 2012 by Olivia Culpo. The US has won eight crowns, or 12 percent of the total. This is followed by Venezuela with seven, and Puerto Rico with five.
The Philippines comes fourth with three crowns so far, tied with Sweden. Pia Wurtzbach won the country’s latest crown in 2015, following the steps of Gloria Diaz, who won the title in 1969, and Margarita Moran, who was crowned in 1973.
Thirty-three countries have been able to take home the crown at least once in the past 65 years. In this year’s pageant alone, a total of 91 contestants from different countries entered and competed with each other.
This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.ph.