Top 10 Miss Universe Winners of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Pia Wurtzbach

What can I say? I'm Filipino, so naturally, I am biased. But appraising her overall performance - from her radical choice of swimsuit to that devastatingly gorgeous evening gown, and finally her wit and wisdom during the Q&As - was a well-deserved win made even more memorable by Steve Harvey's flub.

Her advocacies connect to a wide audience, including the influence of the youth for a brighter future. She is not all glamour but transparently defines the Miss Universe organization.

MANILA, Philippines - "I am confidently beautiful with a heart," answered Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach when asked by Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey why she should be hailed the next Miss Universe.

2 Sushmita Sen Sushmita Sen is an Indian film actress, model and the winner of the Miss Universe pageant of 1994. Sen was the first Indian to win the crown.

She is the best Miss Universe of all time. From Femina India to Miss Universe, she embodies all the qualities that a Miss Universe should have. Beautiful, unique with her own style, her confidence, her smile, the message she conveys, and most of all, her kind heart.

She deserves the first place, not second!

Flawless! This should be at number 1, not that fake woman from the Philippines...

She had so much depth in her answer while she was only 18. Whatever she spoke during her reign, she went ahead and lived up to it later.

A people's person and inspiration to many. Much love to her.

3 Lara Dutta Lara Dutta Bhupathi is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000. She was the second woman from India to be crowned Miss Universe, and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since.

The most beautiful Miss Universe ever. She is the only woman who has scored 9.99 points in the history of Miss Universe and in the history of international beauty pageants. She is from India. I love her boldness and she is very calm.

The most beautiful Miss Universe ever in history... She is confidently beautiful and the most beautiful Miss Universe out of the other 65 crowned. Love you, Lara Dutta.

I don't need to say anything. The scores say it all - the best Miss Universe in history. The best speaker ever: outstanding, talented, bold, intelligent, confident, just radiating elegance and glory. Love you, Lara.

4 Dayana Mendoza
5 Catriona Gray

Cat set the bar for Miss Universe so high it's hard to move on even after five years. Her superb performance during the competition, coupled with her unwavering dedication to the various causes she supported, is unmatched. Not to mention her amazing personality and overall aura in general.

She is beauty and brains personified, the epitome of beautiful inside and out. I think it will still be a long way before we find another Catriona in the making.

Such an icon, not only because she became Miss Universe after a 3-year drought for the Philippines to claim their fourth crown, but also because she has an amazing backstory. Her patriotic love for her country made her an inspiration.

I think what made her stand out the most is how she is the first Miss Philippines to have been sent to two of the most prestigious pageants in the world: Miss World and, of course, Miss Universe. When she represented the Philippines in Miss World 2016, there was a controversial win involving her and Miss Puerto Rico. Many claimed that Gray's Top 5 placement was an injustice and that she was the true winner. Even though she didn't win the crown, she won the hearts of many. To dedicate that love and support, she joined Miss Universe Philippines.

In Miss Universe Philippines 2018, winning that title was a huge feat for the country, of course. She was the most highly anticipated candidate, not only by the country but by many other pageant fans around the world.

She also proved that becoming an independent candidate and handpicking a team isn't a disadvantage for anyone who aspires to win a crown. In Philippine beauty pageants (and in some other cases in other countries), an independent candidate is seen as weaker than those associated with beauty camps such as KF or Aces and Queens. This is because beauty pageant camps have all the resources needed for preparations: designers, trainers, portfolios, etc. Independent candidates are usually at risk because many fans fear they don't have access to any of those resources. However, Gray has pointed out that winning is possible as an independent candidate because you have the final say (rather than mentors who dictate) on something, and you are given the freedom to be hands-on with your preparations, as long as you've picked a team that you can trust. With this, she dedicated herself to being creative and collaborated with her team to brainstorm on how she could represent... more

6 Gloria Diaz

Very smart and very beautiful woman. I'm happy that she won.

So simple but so gorgeous and pretty smart!

The best Miss Universe of all time.

7 Alicia Machado
8 Jennifer Hawkins

One of the most naturally beautiful winners of recent times, and the most beautiful blonde Miss Universe in history.

9 Gabriela Isler

After passing on her crown, Gabriela stayed loyal to her causes. Unlike other winners, she has always embraced her endeavors with humility.

The kindest and most sincere Miss Universe I've known.

10 Amelia Vega

Amelia was the cover of Donald Trump's book, "The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty". Her beauty, elegance, and confidence were out of this world! Her answers were perfect. She definitely was born to be our Miss Universe!

The best Miss Universe! Her catwalk with the swimsuit was killer, and her answers were flawless.

The charisma of this young lady is unbeatable. She's one of a kind, tall and statuesque. No other could compete.

The Contenders
11 Brook Lee

Maybe not the most beautiful, but the queen of the interview.

I would like to eat everything in the world once - Brooke Lee. Unforgettable quote!

12 Mona Grudt
13 Natalie Glebova
14 Margarita Moran-Floirendo

She's the simplest, demure, princess-like, and smart Miss Universe ever!

The simplest Miss Universe! She deserved her crown!

15 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

One of the sweetest queens that was crowned. She proved that age didn't matter as long as you have a heart to show the universe. Then you can be a queen regardless if you are the youngest among the others.

Funny, beautiful, intelligent, and so sweet. I like her campaign "Unbreakable." That's beauty with a purpose!

One of the most beautiful and smart Miss Universes!

16 Iris Mittenaere

An unretouched, flawless beauty. One of the most beautiful and charismatic Miss Universes of my generation.

Beautiful, confident, funny, and kind.

17 Olivia Culpo
18 Ximena Navarrete

Such a natural, stunning beauty. Lovely personality. Elegant presence.

She's absolutely my favorite winner. Long live Miss Universe 2010 from Mexico!

19 Paulina Vega

She handled the 2015 crisis in a good manner.

The most stunning Miss Universe.

20 Denise QuiƱones

The most gracious! The sweetest winner in history. She had our hearts melting.

21 Justine Pasek
22 Janine Tugonon

Although she never won, she gave the best answer in Miss Universe.

23 Zozibini Tunzi

Beautiful, dignified, and an inspiration to all black girls with a dream.

24 Georgina Rizk

She is the most natural Miss Universe!

Best Miss Universe from Lebanon!

The most beautiful body and face ever as a Miss Universe winner. She was truly natural.

25 Wendy Fitzwilliam

Trinidad and Tobago has the most beautiful-looking people in the WORLD. Because we are so multicultural and racially tolerant, we have such a uniquely beautiful look.

Very beautiful and very elegant. A real queen on the catwalk.

Wendy embodies Miss Universe: grace, charm, poise, but also beauty with brains.

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