Without a doubt, Miss Universe is the biggest pageant on Earth. It has been running for several decades now, and is still widely participated by women from around the world. It has also raked massive TV ratings through the years. This is why every girl dreams of becoming a Miss Universe.
As this year’s pageant is on the way, let us take a look at some of the most interesting facts about Miss Universe, its winners, and the candidates.
12. The United States has won the most crowns since Miss Universe began in 1952.
Currently, the US has amassed a total of 8 Miss Universe crowns, with Olivia Culpo being the latest titleholder in 2012. For a pageant based in the US, it is no surprise that they have won this much. The more interesting fact though is that Venezuela is very close with 7 crowns, and could very well have their 8th soon. Puerto Rico ranks third with 5 crowns, but it is even more interesting considering that this small island only has a population of just over 3 million, and is not even an independent country.