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Pp's Pageant Records

   
 

This is the Guinness of Book of Records of pageantry. You may not create or break a record (unless you were a candidate), but you can also contribute to our pageant records!!!

   
 
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GENERAL

COLOR AND RACE

Largest International Pageant
Miss World; 106 candidates 
Sanya, China; December 2004  
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Oldest Running International Pageant
Miss World, an annual event, began in 1951.
The pageant held last December 2004 was its 55th year. 
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Largest Pageant Debut
Miss International; 52 candidates 
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.; August 12, 1960
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Shortest Name of a Winner
Eight (8) characters; First and second names
Azra Akin (Miss Turkey); Miss World 2002 
Alexandra Palace, London; December 7, 2002 
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MISS WORLD

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First Pageant
1951; 5 foreign and 21 candidates
London, England; July 29, 1951
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First Winner
Kerstin Haakansson (1951), Miss Sweden 
London, England; July 29, 1951

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Most Winner
Five (5) each by India, Venezuela (and UK, 1 dethroned) 
India - 1966, 1997, 1999 and 2000
Venezuela - 1955, 1981, 1991 and 1995
United Kingdom - 1961, 1964, 1965 (and 1974)
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Most Semi-Finalist
Forty-two (42) by United States 
Except in 12 occasions
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MISS UNIVERSE

COLOR AND RACE

First Pageant
1952; 30 candidates
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.; June 28, 1952
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First Winner
Armi Kuusela (1952), Miss Finland 
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.; June 28, 1952

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     First Winner crowned outside the U.S.A.
     Kerry Anne Wells (1972), Miss Australia 
     Dorado, Puerto Rico; July 29, 1972

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     Shortest Reign
     118 days; Oxana Federova (2002), Miss Russia 
     San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Most Winner
Seven (7) by U.S.A. 
1954, 1956, 1960, 1980, 1995 and 1997 
Hawaii, U.S.A.; May 1997 
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Most Semi-Finalist
Fifty (50) by U.S.A. 
Except in years 1957, 1976, 1999 and 2002
Bangkok, Thailand; May 2005  
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     Longest Semi-Final Streak
     22 years(1958-1998) by U.S.A. 
     Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.; May 1998  
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Most Best in National Costume
Six (6) by Colombia 
(1968, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2002) 
San Juan, Puerto Rico; May 2002  
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Most Best in Swimsuit
Best in Swimsuit started in 1992 until 2002. 
Three (3) by Venezuela 
(1992, 1996, 1998) 
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Most Miss Photogenic
Five (5) each by England, Puerto Rico and Philippines 
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     Longest Miss Photogenic Streak
     4 years (2001-2004) by Puerto Rico 
     Quito, Ecuador; May 2004  
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Tallest female candidate
Minorka Mercado, Miss Venezuela
6 feet 2 inches (188 cm.); Miss Universe 1994
Manila, Philippines; May 1994 
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Highest Political Position held by a Winner
Governor; Irene Saez (1981), Miss Venezuela 
Margarita Island, Venezuela; 1999
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MISS INTERNATIONAL

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First Pageant
1960; 52 candidates
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.; August 12, 1960
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First Winner
Maria Stella Márquez (1960), Miss Colombia 
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.; August 12, 1960

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Most Winner
Four (4) by Venezuela 
1985, 1997, 2000 and 2003
Tokyo, Japan; October 8, 2003 
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Most Semi-Finalist
Thirty-six (36) by Japan 
Except in 7 occasions

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MISS EARTH

COLOR AND RACE

First Pageant
2001; 54 candidates
Quezon City, Philippines; October 28, 2001
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First Winner
Katharina Svensson (2001), Miss Denmark 
Quezon City, Philippines; October 28, 2001

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Most Runner Up
Two (2) by Brazil 
2001 and 2003
Quezon City, Philippines;  October 24, 2003 
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Most Semi-Finalist
Four (4) by Philippines 
All 4 occasions (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)
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FIRST WINNER OF COLOR AND RACE

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First Miss America &
First White Miss America
Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., USA was the first White Miss America in 1921. She was also the first Miss America.
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First Miss World &
First White Miss World
Kiki Haakonson of Sweden was the first White Miss World in 1951. She was also the first Miss World.
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First Miss Universe &
First White Miss Universe
Armi Kuusela of Finland was the first White Miss Universe in 1952. She was also the first Miss Universe.
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First Miss America &
First White Miss America
Jackie Loughery of New York, USA was the first White Miss USA in 1952. She was also the first Miss USA.
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First Latina Miss World
Carmen Dujim Zubilaga of Venezuela was the first Latina Miss World in 1955.
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First Latina Miss Universe
Gladys Zender of Peru was the first Latina Miss Universe in 1957.
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First Asian Miss Universe
Akiko Kojima of Japan was the first Asian Miss Universe in 1959.
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First Latina Miss International &
First Miss International
Maria Stella Marquez Zawadzky of Colombia was the first Latina Miss International in 1960. She was also the first Miss International.
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First White Miss International
Stam Van Baer was the first White Miss International in 1961.
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First Asian Miss USA
Macel Leilani Wilson was the first Asian Miss USA in 1962.
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First Asian Miss International
Gemma Theresa Guerrero Cruz of the Philippines was the first Asian Miss International in 1964.
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First Asian Miss World
Reita Faria of India was the first Asian Miss World in 1966.
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First Black Miss World
Jennifer Hosten of Grenada was the first black Miss World in 1970.
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First Asian Miss USA
Vanessa Williams was the first black Miss America in 1984.
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First Latina Miss USA
Laura Martinez-Herring was the first Latina Miss USA in 1985.
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First Black Miss USA
Carole Gist was the first black Miss USA in 1990.
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First Black Miss France
Veronique De La Cruz was the first black Miss France in 1993.
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First Black Miss Finland
Lola Odusoga was the first black Miss Finland in 1996.
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First Black African Miss Universe
Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana was the first black African Miss Universe in 1999. 
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First Colored Miss America
Lucbel Carolina Indriago Pinto was the first colored Miss Venezuela in 1999.
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First Asian Miss America
Angela Paz Baraquio was the first Asian Miss America in 2001.
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First Black African Miss World
Agbani Darego of Nigeria was the first black African Miss World in 2001. 
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First Miss Earth &
First White Miss Earth
Catharina Svensson of Denmark was the first White Miss Earth in 2001. She was also the first Miss Earth.
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First Black Miss Sweden
Malou Hansson was the first black Miss Sweden in 2002.
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First Colored Miss Mexico
Erika Cruz Escalante was the first colored Miss Mexico in 2002.
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First Colored Miss Peru
Adriana Zubiate Flores was the first colored Miss Peru in 2002.
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First Black Miss Dominican Republic
Ruth Apatano was the first black Miss Dominican Republic in 2002.
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First Black Miss Colombia
Vanessa Mendoza Bustos was the first black Miss Colombia in 2002.
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First Black Miss Earth
Winnie Adah Omwakwe of Kenya was the first black Miss Earth in 2002.
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First Latina Miss Earth
Dania Patricia Prince of Honduras was the first Latina Miss Earth in 2003.
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First Black Miss International
Jeymmy Paola Vargas Gomez of Colombia was the first black Miss International in 2004.
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First Black Miss Guatenala
Marva Weatherborn was the first black Miss Guatemala in 2004.
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First Biracial Miss Norway
Helene Trasavik was the first biracial (Thai and Norwegian) Miss Norway in 2004-05.
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