United Kingdom at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of United Kingdom's official representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

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]

The country has won seven victories:

  • Five – Miss World crowns (1961 • 1964 • 1965 • 1974 Dethroned • 1983)
  • Two – Miss International crowns (1969 • 1972)

United Kingdom's Big Four titleholders[edit]

United Kingdom 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
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA ↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Evanjelin Elchmanar
TBA
TBA
2020 Jeanette Akua
Top 21
↑ No Pageant Held Ella Baker-Roberts
2019 Emma Jenkins ↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Harriotte Lane
4th Runner-Up
↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
2018 Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers
Top 20
Sharon Gaffka
2017 Anna Burdzy
Top 16
Ashley Powell
Top 8
2016 Jaime-Lee Faulkner Romy Simpkins
2015 Narissara France Sophie Loudon
Top 10
2014 Grace Levy Victoria Tooby
3rd Runner-Up
2013 Amy Willerton
Top 10
Elizabeth Greenham
2012 Holly Hale Alize Lily Mounter
Top 15
2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan ×
2010 Tara Hoyos-Martínez Katharine Brown
2009 Clair Cooper Chloe-Beth Morgan
2nd Runner-Up
2008 Lisa Lazarus Nieve Jennings
2007 × Samantha Freedman
2006 Julie Doherty ×
2005 Brooke Johnston Amy Guy Emma Corten
2004 × Laura Shields
Top 15
Hannah McCuaig
2003 × Gayle Williamson ×
2002 × Juliet-Jane Horne Louise Glover
2001 × Michelle Watson ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. United Kingdom sent their first delegate in 2002.)
2000 Louise Lakin ×
1999 Cherie Pisani Nicola Willoughby Janeth Kehinde Ayuba
1998 Leilani Dowding Emmalene McLoughlin Melanie Devina Jones
1997 × Vicki-Lee Walberg
Top 10
Rachael Liza Warner
1996 Anita Saint Rose Rachael Liza Warner Shauna Marie Gunn
1995 Sarah Jane Southwick Shauna Marie Gunn Melanie Abdoun
1994 Michaela Pyke Melanie Abdoun
Top 10
Amanda Louise Johnson
Top 15
1993 Kathryn Middleton Amanda Louise Johnson Claire Elizabeth Smith
1992 Tiffany Stanford Claire Elizabeth Smith
1st Runner-Up
Joanne Elizabeth Lewis
1991 Helen Upton Johanne Elizabeth Lewis Helen Upton
Top 15
1990 ↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Helen Upton Jane Lloyd
1989 Suzanne Younger
Top 10
Victoria Susannah Lace
Top 15
1988 Kirsty Roper
2nd Runner-Up
Heather Jane Daniels
1987 Karen Mellor Debbie Ann Pearman
1986 Alison Slack
Top 15
↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
1985 Mandy Adele Shires
1st Runner-Up
1984 Vivienne Rooke
Top 7
1983 Sarah-Jane Hutt
WINNER
1982 Della Frances Dolan
2nd Runner-Up
1981 Michele Donnelly
4th Runner-Up
1980 Kim Ashfield
4th Runner-Up
Lorraine Davidson
1979 Carolyn Seaward
1st Runner-Up
Beverly Isherwood
1978 Elizabeth Ann Jones
Top 7
Patricia Morgan
1977 Madeleine Stringer
Top 7
Sian Helen Adey-Jones
Top 15
1976 Carol Jean Grant
3rd Runner-Up
Janet Withey
Top 15
1975 Vicki Harris
2nd Runner-Up
Sharon Jermyn
1974 Helen Morgan
WINNER (Dethroned)
Joanna Booth
1st Runner-Up
1973 Veronica Ann Cross
Top 7
Zoe Spink
1st Runner-Up
1972 Jennifer McAdam
Top 7
Linda Hooks
WINNER
1971 Marilyn Ward
1st Runner-Up
Pamela Wood
Top 15
1970 Yvonne Anne Ormes
Top 7
Jacqueline Molloy
1969 Sheena Drummond
Top 15
Valerie Holmes
WINNER
1968 Kathleen Winstanley
1st Runner-Up
↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
1967 Jennifer Lynn Lewis
1st Runner-Up
1966 Jennifer Lowe Summers
Top 15
↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Lesley Langley
WINNER
↑ Competed as Miss England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
1964 Ann Sidney
WINNER
1963 Diane Westbury
5th Runner-Up
1962 Jackie White
Top 15
1961 Rosemarie Frankland
WINNER
1960 Hilda Fairclough
Top 10
1959 Anne Thelwell
3rd Runner-Up
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 Eileen Sheridan
5th Runner-Up
1957 Leila Williams
1956 Iris Alice Kathleen Waller
1955 Jennifer Chimes
1954 × Patricia Butler
1953 × Brenda Mee
1952 Aileen P. Chase Marlene Ann Dee
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States.)
Laura Ellison-Davies
1st Runner-Up
Doreen Gaffney-Dawne
2nd Runner-Up
Aileen P. Chase
4th Runner-Up
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Name of Pageant Placements Best Result
Miss Universe 4 Top 10 (2013)
Miss World 34 Winner (1961 • 1964 • 1965 • 1974-Dethroned • 1983)
Miss International 17 Winner (1969 • 1972 )
Miss Earth 0 0
Total 54 7 Winners

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 United Kingdom
  • Miss England
  • Miss Northern Ireland
  • Miss Scotland
  • Miss Wales
  • Miss Great Britain
  • Miss Universe Great Britain
  • Miss Earth United Kingdom


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