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Top 5 Countries With The Most Miss Universe Winners From 1952-2018

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After it has been noted that Catriona Gray is the fourth candidate from the Philippines who won the Miss Universe title, many became curious as to which country has the most winners. Most of us have been watching the annual international beauty pageant, but we weren’t really keeping tabs on the winners’ countries.

But since many are still having the Miss Universe fever, we believe that we should savor this moment. Here are the top 5 countries that have the most Miss Universe winners from 1952-2018.

1. United States – 8

1954 – Miriam Stevenson
1956 – Carol Morris
1960 – Linda Bement
1967 – Sylvia Hitchcock
1980 – Shawn Weatherly
1995 – Chelsi Smith
1997 – Brook Lee
2012 – Olivia Culpo

2. Venezuela – 7

1979 – Maritza Sayalero
1981 – Irene Sáez
1986 – Bárbara Palacios
1996 – Alicia Machado
2008 – Dayana Mendoza
2009 – Stefanía Fernández
2013 – Gabriela Isler

3. Puerto Rico – 5

1970 – Marisol Malaret
1985 – Deborah Carthy-Deu
1993 – Dayanara Torres
2001 – Denise Quiñones
2006 – Zuleyka Rivera

4. Philippines – 4

1969 – Gloria Diaz
1973 – Margarita Moran
2015 – Pia Wurtzbach
2018 – Catriona Gray

5. Sweden – 3

1955 – Hillevi Rombin
1966 – Margareta Arvidsson
1984 – Yvonne Ryding

Miss Universe 2018 just recently concluded and Catriona Gray from the Philippines was hailed as the 67th Miss Universe on December 17, 2018, held at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand.

Catriona bested Tamaryn Green of South Africa (first runner-up) and Sthefany Gutiérrez of Venezuela (second runner-up).

During the top three question and answer portion, host Steve Harvey asked the three girls the same question: “What is the most important lesson you’ve learned and how will you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?”

Catriona answered:

“I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is poor and very sad. And I’ve always taught myself to look for the beauty in it and to look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.

And I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining and to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something as a spokesperson. And this I think if I could teach also people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow, and foster and children will have a smile on their faces.”

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