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Did You Know? These Countries Have the Most Miss Universe Winners

Do you think the Philippines made the list?
Did You Know? These Countries Have the Most Miss Universe Winners
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Do you think the Philippines made the list?

With two editions of Miss Universe having occurred in the last 12 months, even the most nonchalant viewer was probably converted into a bona fide pageant fan. For us Filipinos, hearing our country's name be called as one of the finalists is something we fervently pray for every year, and viral videos of viewers wildly reacting whenever the host says "Philippines!" are enough proof of that. Recently, however, it was India's Harnaaz Sandhu that brought back the title to her country after two decades.

Since its inaugural year in 1952, the pageant has been crowning some of the most stunning and diligent women there are across 80 countries. It's undeniable that anyone could take home the crown year in and year out, but do you know which countries can boast of the most titleholders? Well, if you're interested, we've got the deets right here.

Here are the countries with the most Miss Universe wins as of 2021:

U.S.A. - 8 winners

1954 - Miriam Stevenson


1956 - Carol Morris

1960 - Linda Bement

1980 - Shawn Weatherly

1995 - Chelsi Smith

1997 - Brook Lee

2012 - Olivia Culpo

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo was also a host for Miss Universe 2020.
PHOTO BY Instagram/oliviaculpo

Venezuela - 7 winners

1979 - Maritza Sayelero

1981 - Irene Saez

1986 - Barbara Palacios

1996 - Alicia Machado

2008 - Dayana Mendoza

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2009 - Stefania Fernandez

2013 - Gabriela Isler

Puerto Rico - 5 winners

1970 - Marisol Malaret

1985 - Deborah Carthy-Deu

1993 - Dayanara Torres

2001 - Denise M. Quinones

2006 - Zuleyka Rivera

Philippines - 4 winners

1969 - Gloria Diaz

1973 - Margarita Moran

2015 - Pia Wurtzbach

2018 - Catriona Gray

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was the third Filipina to win the crown for our country.
PHOTO BY Miss Universe Organization

Sweden - 3 winners

1955 - Hillevi Rombin

1966 - Margareta Arvidsson

1984 - Yvonne Ryding

South Africa - 3 winners

1978 - Margaret Gardiner

2017 - Demi Leigh Nel-Peters

2019 - Zozibini Tunzi

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi was the first Miss Universe with afro-textured hair.
PHOTO BY Miss Universe Organization

India - 3 winners

1994 - Sushmita Sen

2000 - Lara Dutta


2021 - Harnaaz Sandhu

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu reclaimed the crown for India after 21 years!
PHOTO BY Instagram/haznaarsandhu_03

Mexico - 3 winners

1991 - Lupita Jones

2010 - Ximena Navarrete

2020 - Andrea Meza

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