Iris Mittenaere
Miss Universe 2016 Winner: Iris Mittenaere

Recently, Iris Mittenaere of France won the Miss Universe 2016 Title which is held in Manila, Philippines on 30 January, 2017. If we look to miss universe history, Miss Universe pageant is an international beauty pageant or contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization every year since 1952. Miss Universe contest is different from the Miss World and Miss Earth pageants.

More than 190 Country participant took part in this reputed Miss Universe Contest and viewed by more than half a billion people annually.
But Do you know Which Country Holds the Maximum Number of Miss Universe Title?
United States of America holds the maximum number of Miss Universe Title i.e. 8 times. On the second position is Venezuela. It has 7 times won the Miss Universe Title. On the third position, Puerto Rico has won 5 titles. Philippines and Sweden are on fourth position with both 3 titles. India has 2 Miss Universe Titles since 1956.
Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta of India won the Miss Universe Title in the year 1994 and 2000 respectively. Here I have compiled complete list of Miss Universe Winners till the year 2016.

List of Miss Universe Winners 1952-2016

S.No.
Year
Miss Universe Winner
Country
1
1952
Armi Kuusela
Finland
2
1953
Christiane Martel
France
3
1954
Miriam Stevenson
USA
4
1955
Hillevi Rombin
Sweden
5
1956
Carol Morris
USA
6
1957
Gladys Zender
Peru
7
1958
Luz Marina Zuluaga
Colombia
8
1959
Akiko Kojima
Japan
9
1960
Linda Bement
USA
10
1961
Marlene Schmidt
Germany
11
1962
Norma Nolan
Argentina
12
1963
Iêda Maria Vargas
Brazil
13
1964
Corinna Tsopei
Greece
14
1965
Apasra Hongsakula
Thailand
15
1966
Margareta Arvidsson
Sweden
16
1967
Sylvia Hitchcock
USA
17
1968
Martha Vasconcellos
Brazil
18
1969
Gloria Diaz
Philippines
19
1970
Marisol Malaret
Puerto Rico
20
1971
Georgina Rizk
Lebanon
21
1972
Kerry Anne Wells
Australia
22
1973
Margarita Moran
Philippines
23
1974
Amparo Muñoz
Spain
24
1975
Anne Marie Pohtamo
Finland
25
1976
Rina Messinger
Israel
26
1977
Janelle Commissiong
Trinidad & Tobago
27
1978
Margaret Gardiner
South Africa
28
1979
Maritza Sayalero
Venezuela
29
1980
Shawn Weatherly
USA
30
1981
Irene Sáez
Venezuela
31
1982
Karen Dianne Baldwin
Canada
32
1983
Lorraine Downes
New Zealand
33
1984
Yvonne Ryding
Sweden
34
1985
Deborah Carthy-Deu
Puerto Rico
35
1986
Bárbara Palacios
Venezuela
36
1987
Cecilia Bolocco
Chile
37
1988
Porntip Nakhirunkanok
Thailand
38
1989
Angela Visser
Netherlands
39
1990
Mona Grudt
Norway
40
1991
Lupita Jones
Mexico
41
1992
Michelle McLean
Namibia
42
1993
Dayanara Torres
Puerto Rico
43
1994
Sushmita Sen
India
44
1995
Chelsi Smith
USA
45
1996
Alicia Machado
Venezuela
46
1997
Brook Lee
USA
47
1998
Wendy Fitzwilliam
Trinidad & Tobago
48
1999
Mpule Kwelagobe
Botswana
49
2000
Lara Dutta
India
50
2001
Denise Quiñones
Puerto Rico
51
2002
Oxana Fedorova
Russia
52
Justine Pasek
Panama
53
2003
Amelia Vega
Dominican Republic
54
2004
Jennifer Hawkins
Australia
55
2005
Natalie Glebova
Canada
56
2006
Zuleyka Rivera
Puerto Rico
57
2007
Riyo Mori
Japan
58
2008
Dayana Mendoza
Venezuela
59
2009
Stefanía Fernández
Venezuela
60
2010
Ximena Navarrete
Mexico
61
2011
Leila Lopes
Angola
62
2012
Olivia Culpo
USA
63
2013
Gabriela Isler
Venezuela
64
2014
Paulina Vega
Colombia
65
2015
Pia Wurtzbach
Philippines
66
2016
Iris Mittenaere
France

So this is complete list of Miss Universe Title won till the year 2016 and miss universe history. If you like this post then don’t forget to share with your friends on social media.

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