Australia at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Australia's representatives and their placements at the Big Four pageants, considered the most important in the world. The country has won seven victories:

  • Two — Miss Universe crowns (1972 • 2004)
  • Two — Miss World crown (1968 • 1972)
  • Three — Miss International crowns (1962 • 1981 • 1992)

The Australian franchise holders of the four major beauty pageants are the following:

  • Troy Barbagallo — national director for Miss Universe Australia
  • Deborah Miller — director license holder for Miss World Australia
  • Karen Sabarre - national director for Miss International Australia
  • Maria James — national director for Miss Earth Australia

Australia's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists, Semi-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 Maria Thattil
Top 10
↑ No Pageant Held Brittany Dickson
2019 Priya Serrao Sarah Marschke
Top 40
Monique Shippen Susana Downes
2018 Francesca Hung
Top 20
Taylah Cannon Emily Tokić
Top 15
Monique Shippen
2017 Olivia Rogers Esma Voloder Amber Dew
3rd Runner-Up
Nina Robertson
1st Runner-Up
2016 Caris Tiivel Madeline Cowe
Top 20
Alexandra Britton
1st Runner-Up
Lyndl Kean
Top 16
2015 Monika Radulovic
Top 5
Tess Alexander
Top 11
Larissa Hlinovsky Dayanna Grageda
1st Runner-Up
2014 Tegan Martin
Top 10
Courtney Thorpe
Top 5
Bridgette-Rose Taylor Nadine Roberts
2013 Olivia Wells Erin Holland
Top 10
Johanna Parker Renera Thompson
2012 Renae Ayris
3rd Runner-Up
Jessica Kahawaty
2nd Runner-Up
Sarah Jane Fraser Jenna Seymour
2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs
Top 10
Amber Greasley
Top 31
Brooke Nash Deedee Zibara
2010 Jesinta Campbell
2nd Runner-Up
Ashleigh Francis Charlotte Mastin Kelly Maguire
2009 Rachael Finch
3rd Runner-Up
Sophie Lavers Kelly Maguire Melinda Heffernan
2008 Laura Dundovic
Top 10
Katie Richardson Kristal Hammond Rachael Smith
2007 Kimberley Busteed Caroline Pemberton Danielle Byrnes Victoria Stewart
2006 Erin McNaught Sabrina Houssami
2nd Runner-Up
Karli Smith Natalie Newton
2005 Michelle Guy Dennae Brunow Natalie Gillard Ann-Maree Bowdler
2004 Jennifer Hawkins
WINNER
Sarah Davies
Top 15
Lacey Davis Shenevelle Dickson
Top 8
2003 Ashlea Talbot Olivia Stratton
Top 20
× Shivaune Field
2002 Sarah Davies Nicole-Rita Ghazal
Top 10
× Ineke Leffers
2001 × Eva Milic × Christy Anderson
2000 Samantha Frost Renee Henderson × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 Michelle Shead Nalishebo Gaskell ×
1998 Renee Henderson Sarah-Jane St. Clair Katherine O'Brien
1997 Laura Csortan Laura Csortan
Top 10
Nadine Bennett
1996 Jodie McMullen Nicole Smith Kylie Watson
Top 15
1995 Jacqueline Shooter Melissa Porter
Top 10
Kristen Szypica
1994 Michelle van Eimeren Skye-Jilly Edwards Rebecca Jackes
1993 Voni Delfos
Top 6
Karen Carwin Monique Lysaught
Top 15
1992 Georgina Denahy
Top 10
Rebecca Simic Kirsten Davidson
WINNER
1991 × Leanne Buckle
1st Runner-Up
Melinda Boundy
Top 15
1990 Charmaine Ware Karina Brown Anna Stokes
1989 Karen Wenden Natalie McCurry
Top 10
Jodie Martel
Top 15
1988 Vanessa Gibson Catherine Bushell
Top 10
Toni-Jene Peters
2nd Runner-Up
1987 Jennine Leonarder Donna Rudrum Vanessa Gibson
Top 15
1986 Christina Bucat Stephanie Andrews Christine Bucat
1985 Elizabeth Rowly Angelina Nasso Ketrina Keeley
Top 15
1984 Donna Rudrum Lou-Anne Ronchi
2nd Runner-Up
Barbara Kendell
1983 Simone Cox Tanya Bowe Michelle Banting
1st Runner-Up
1982 Lou-Anne Ronchi Catherine Morris
Top 15
Lou-Anne Ronchi
Top 15
1981 Karen Sang Melissa Hannan
Top 7
Jenny Derek
WINNER
1980 Katrina Redina Linda Shepherd Debbie Newsome
1979 Kerry Dunderdale Jodie Day
3rd Runner-Up
Regina Reid
1978 Beverley Pinder Denise Coward
2nd Runner-Up
Michelle Adamson
1977 Jill Minahan Jaye-Leanne Hopewell
Top 7
Pamela Cail
1976 Julie Ismay
4th Runner-Up
Karen Pini
1st Runner-Up
Patricia Newell
1975 Jennifer Matthews Anne Davidson
Top 15
Alison McKean
Top 15
1974 Yasmin Nagy
Top 12
Gail Petith
3rd Runner-Up
Monique Daams
4th Runner-Up
1973 Susan Mainwaring Virginia Radinas Paula Whitehead
Top 15
1972 Kerry Anne Wells
WINNER
Belinda Green
WINNER
Christine Clark
1st Runner-Up
1971 Tony Rayward
1st Runner-Up
Valerie Roberts
Top 15
Carolyn Tokoly
1970 Joan Zealand
2nd Runner-Up
Valli Kemp
Top 15
Karen Papworth
2nd Runner-Up
1969 Joanne Barret
2nd Runner-Up
Stefane Meurer Janine Forbes
Top 15
1968 Laureen Jones Penelope Plummer
WINNER
Monique Hughes
1967 × Judy Lockey Margaret Rohan
1966 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Pauline Verey
Top 15
Jan Rennison Carole Jackson
1964 Ria Luyben × Janice Margaret Taylor
1963 × × Tricia Reschke
Top 15
1962 × × Tania Verstak
WINNER
1961 × × Rosemary Fenton
1960 × Margaret Nott Joan Stanbury
1959 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan)
1958 Astrid Lindholm ×
1957 × Ronnie Goodlet
1956 × ×
1955 × Beverly Prowse
Top 8
1954 Shirley Bliss ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Australia sent their first delegate in 1955.)
1953 Maxine Morgan
4th Runner-Up
1952 Leah MacCartney
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 20 Winner Star*.svg (1972 • 2004)
Miss World 30 Winner Star*.svg (1968 • 1972)
Miss International 22 Winner Star*.svg (1962 • 1981 • 1992)
Miss Earth 4 1st Runner-Up (2015, 2017)
Total 76 7 TITLES

Hostings[edit]

Year Pageant Location Venue
1979 Miss Universe Perth Perth Entertainment Centre

See also[edit]

  • Miss Australia
  • Miss Universe Australia
  • Miss World Australia
  • Miss International Australia
  • Miss Earth Australia

External links[edit]


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