Sri Lanka at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Sri Lanka's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants. The country has not yet win any crown.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

Sri Lanka's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Sri Lanka has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color key
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 × ↑ No Pageant Held ↑ No Pageant Held Romane Dananjani
2019 × Dewmi Thathsarani Pawani Vithanage
Top 15
×
2018 Ornella Gunesekere Nadia Gyi Natalee Fernando Nathasha Fernando
2017 Christina Peiris
Top 16
Dusheni Silva × Shyama Dahanayaka
2016 Jayathi de Silva Amritaa de Silva Ayesha Fernando Dimanthi Edirirathna
2015 × Thilini Amarasooriya Angela Jayatissa Visna Fernando
2014 Avanti Marianne Chulakshi Ranathunga Tamara Makalanda Imaya Liyanage
2013 Amanda Ratnayake Iresha Asanki de Silva × Solange Gunawijeya
2012 Sabrina Herft Sumudu Prasadini Madusha Mayadunne
2nd Runner-Up
Chaturika Ariyawansha
2011 Stephanie Siriwardhana Pushpika Sandamali × Poojani Wakirigala
2010 Ishanka Madurasinghe Fallon Ranasinghe Ornella Gunesekere ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Sri Lanka sent the first delegate in 2011.)
2009 × Gamya Wijayadasa ×
2008 Aruni Rajapaksha Rochelle Correa Faith Landers
2007 × Maria Colombage Aruni Rajapaksha
Top 15
2006 Jacqueline Fernandez Dannielle Kerkoven ×
2005 Rozanne Diasz Nadeeka Perera Gayesha Wickramarachchige
2004 × Anarkali Akarsha ×
2003 × Sachini Stanley ×
2002 × × ×
2001 × × ×
2000 × Ganga Gunasekera ×
1999 × Dilumini Jayasinghe ×
1998 × × ×
1997 × × ×
1996 Shivanthini Dharmasiri × ×
1995 Shivani Vasagam × ×
1994 Nushara Fernando Nushara Fernando Sharmila Kariyawasam
1993 Chamila Wickramesinghe Chamila Wickremesinghe ×
1992 Hiranthi Devapriya Ishara Makolange ×
1991 Diloka Seneviratne Jackie Bennett ×
1990 Roshani Aluwihare Angela Gunasekera Desana Dedigama
1989 Veronica Ruston Serena Danvers ×
1988 Deepthi Alles Michelle Koelmeyer ×
1987 Nandaine Wijiegooneratna Priyanjali de Alwis ×
1986 Indra Kumari Indira Gunaratne ×
1985 Ramani Bartholomeusz Natalie Gunewardene ×
1984 × Bhagya Gunasinghe ×
1983 Shyama Fernando × ×
1982 Ann Monica Tradigo Tania Anne Pereira ×
1981 Renuka Jesudhason Sonya Tucker ×
1980 Hyacinth Kurukulasuriya Bernadine Ramanyake ×
1979 Vidyahari Vanigasooriyar Shamila Weerasooriya ×
1978 Dilrukshi Wimalasoonya Manohari Vanigasooriya
Top 15
×
1977 Sobodhini Nagesan Sharmini Senaratna Sobodhini Nagesan
1976 Genevieve Parsons × Sudhaama Kitchilan
1975 Shyama Algama Angela Seneviratne Salangshaala Ahlip
1974 Melani Wijendra Vinodini Jayskera Dayangani Nanayakkara
1973 Shiranthi Wickremesinghe Shiranthi Wickremesinghe Yvonne Muttupulle
1972 × × Damayanthi Gunewardena
1971 Gail Abayasinghe Gail Abayasinghe ×
1970 Yolanda Ahlip Yolanda Ahlip
Top 15
Shirlene De Silva
1969 Marlene Seneveratne × Shirline Perera
1968 Sheila Jayatilleke Nilanthie Wijesinghe Manel Eriyagama
1967 × Therese Fernando Pearl Nazaria Cooray
1966 Lorraine Roosmalecocq Priscilla Martensyn ×
1965 Shirlene de Silva Shirlene de Silva Christine de Souza
1964 Dona Kulatunga Marina Dellerene Swan Kathleen Foenander
Top 15
1963 Manel de Silva Jennifer Anne Fonseka
Top 15
Christina Selvanayagam
1962 Yvonne D'Rozario × Jennifer Labrooy
1961 Kamala Athauda Sushila Perera Kamala Athauda
Top 15
1960 × × Yvonne Gunawardene
1959 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 × ×
1957 Camellia Perera ×
1956 × ×
1955 Maureen Hingert
2nd Runner-Up
Viola Gunarate
1954 ↑ No Pageant Held (established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Sri Lanka sent their first delegate in 1955.) Jeannette de Jonk
1953 Manel Illangakoon
3rd Runner-Up
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Sri Lanka sent their first delegate in 1953.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 2 2nd Runner-Up (1955)
Miss World 4 3rd Runner-Up (1953)
Miss International 5 2nd Runner-Up (2012)
Miss Earth 0 None
Total 11 2nd Runner-Up (1955) (Miss Universe), (2012) (Miss International)

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Miss Universe Sri Lanka
  • Miss World Sri Lanka
  • Miss Earth Sri Lanka


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