Switzerland at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Switzerland's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world. The country has yet to win any crowns.

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]

Switzerland's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Switzerland 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 Semi-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 × ↑ No Pageant Held ×
2019 × × × ×
2018 Jastina Riederer × × ×
2017 × × × Sarah Laura Peyrel
Top 16
2016 Dijana Cvijetić × × Manuela Oppikofer
2015 × × × Corinne Schädler
2014 Zoé Metthez Dijana Cvijetić × Shayade Hüg
2013 Dominique Rinderknecht
Top 16
Cindy Williner × Djoa Strassburg
2012 Alina Buchschacher × × Lea Wittwer
2011 Kerstin Cook × × Irina de Giorgi
2010 Linda Fäh × × Liza Küster
2009 Whitney Toyloy
Top 10
× × Graziella Rogers
2008 Amanda Ammann × × Nasanin Nuri
Top 8
2007 Christa Rigozzi × × Stefanie Gossweiler
Top 8
2006 Lauriane Gilliéron
2nd Runner-Up
× × Laura Ferrara
2005 Fiona Hefti
Top 10
Lauriane Gilliéron × ×
2004 Bianca Sissing
Top 15
Fiona Hefti × Simone Röthlisberger
2003 Nadine Vinzens Bianca Sissing
Top 20
× Catherine Waldenmeyer
2002 Jennifer Gerber × × Jade Chang
2001 Mahara McKay Mascha Santschi × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Switzerland sent the first delegate in 2002.)
2000 Anita Buri Mahara McKay ×
1999 Sonja Grandjean Anita Buri ×
1998 Tanja Gutman Sonja Grandjean ×
1997 Melanie Winiger Tanja Gutmann ×
1996 Stéphanie Berger Melanie Winiger ×
1995 Sarah Briguet Stephanie Berger ×
1994 Patricia Fässler
Top 10
Sarah Briguet ×
1993 Valérie Bovard Patricia Fässler Chantal Hediger
1992 Sandra Aegerter Valérie Bovard Sandra Steffen
1991 × Sandra Aegerter Francesca Centamore
1990 Catherine Mesot Priscilla Leimgruber Rosemarie Naef
1989 Karina Bergér Catherine Mesot Françoise Bezzola
1988 Gabriela Bigler Karina Bergér Corine Wittwer
1987 Renate Wälther Gabriela Bigler Nathalie Amiet
1986 Eveline Glanzmann
Top 10
Renate Wälther Marianne Müller
1985 × Eveline Glanzmann
Top 7
Lucienne Thiébaud
1984 Silvia Affolter Silvia Affolter
Top 15
Gabrielle Amrein
1983 Lolita Morena
3rd Runner-Up
Patricia Läng Barbara Zehnder
1982 Jeanette Linkenheil Lolita Morena
Top 7
Ruth Heinder
1981 Brigitte Voss Margit Kilchoer Brigitte Voss
1980 Margrit Kilchoer Jeannette Linkenheil Jolanda Egger
1979 Birgit Krahel Barbara Meyer
4th Runner-Up
×
1978 Sylvia Vonarx Jeanette Keller
Top 7
Daniela Häberli
1977 Anja Terzi Danielle Häberli
Top 15
Brigitte Bocquet
1976 Isabelle Fischbacher Ruth Crottet Beatrice Aschwanden
1975 Beatrice Aschwanden Franziska Angst Isabelle Michél
1974 Christine Lavanchy Astrid Angst Astrid Angst
1973 Barbara Schöttli Magda Lepori Dunya Wiederkehr
Top 15
1972 Annelisse Weber Astrid Vollenweider Anneliese Weber
1971 Anita Andrini Patrice Söllner Regula Herrmann
1970 Diane Röth
Top 15
Sylvia Weisser Yolanda Gähwiler
1969 Patricie Söllner
Top 15
× Jeanette Biffiger
3rd Runner-Up
1968 Jeanette Biffiger Jeanette Biffiger Irene Stierli
Top 15
1967 Elsbeth Rüegger Edith Fraefel Ursula Isler
Top 15
1966 Hedy Frick Janine Solliner No pageant held
1965 Yvette Revelly × ×
1964 Sandra Susler × ×
1963 Diana Tanner × ×
1962 Francine Delouille × Rosemarie Loeliger
1961 Liliane Burnier
Top 15
× Michele Rossellat
1960 Elaine Maurath
Top 15
× Mylene Delapraz
1959 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 × ×
1957 × ×
1956 × Yolanda Daetwyler
1955 × ×
1954 × ×
1953 Danielle Oudinet Odette Michél
1952 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Switzerland send their first delegate in 1953.)
Sylvia Müller
1st Runner-Up
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. Switzerland send their first delegate in 1952.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 12 2nd Runner-Up (2006)
Miss World 8 1st Runner-Up (1952)
Miss International 4 3rd Runner-Up (1969)
Miss Earth 3 Top 8 (2007, 2008)
Total 27 1st Runner-Up (1952) (Miss World)

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.

See also[edit]

  • Miss Switzerland
  • Miss World Switzerland
  • Miss Earth Switzerland


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