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These 6 countries have produced the most Miss Universe winners

Summary List PlacementSEE ALSO: The wildest outfits in the history of Miss Universe's National Costume Show FOLLOW US: INSIDER is on Facebook The Miss Universe competition looks to empower and celebrate women of all backgrounds. Since 1952, the Miss Universe competition has been a global event, providing a platform for women around the world to "realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success."  First televised in 1955, the annual pageant airs worldwide and raked in about 5.21 million viewers in the US alone in 2017.  All of the competitors, of course, vie for the crown — but certain countries have produced more winners than others throughout the...

Gabriela Isler of Venezuela wins Miss Universe 2013

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The Miss Universe competition looks to empower and celebrate women of all backgrounds.

Since 1952, the Miss Universe competition has been a global event, providing a platform for women around the world to “realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success.” 

First televised in 1955, the annual pageant airs worldwide and raked in about 5.21 million viewers in the US alone in 2017. 

All of the competitors, of course, vie for the crown — but certain countries have produced more winners than others throughout the history of the competition.

We rounded up every Miss Universe and, using the Miss Universe Organization’s archive, figured out which countries have the most titleholders. 

The United States has had eight Miss Universe winners.

1954: Miriam Stevenson

1956: Carol Morris

1960: Linda Bement

1967: Sylvia Louise Hitchcock

1980: Shawn Weatherly

1995: Chelsi Smith

1997: Brook Lee

2012: Olivia Culpo

Venezuela has produced seven Miss Universe winners.

1979: Maritza Sayalero

1981: Irene Sáez

1986: Bárbara Palacios

1996: Alicia Machado

2008: Dayana Mendoza

2009: Stefanía Fernández

2013: Gabriela Isler

Puerto Rico has brought home five Miss Universe titles.

1970: Marisol Malaret

1985: Deborah Carthy-Deu

1993: Dayanara Torres

2001: Denise M. Quiñones

2006: Zuleyka Rivera

The Philippines has had four winners.

1969: Gloria Diaz

1973: Margarita Moran

2015: Pia Wurtzbach

2018: Catriona Gray

Sweden has had three winners.

1955: Hillevi Rombin

1966: Margareta Arvidsson

1984: Yvonne Ryding

Mexico tied with Sweden after Andrea Meza was crowned the new Miss Universe.

1991: Lupita Jones 

2010: Ximena Navarrete

2020: Andrea Meza

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