Created on Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:51
Written by Missosology
Map of Miss international/Mapa de Miss International
By number of wins
||1985, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010
||1964, 1970, 1979, 2005
||1977, 1990, 2008
||1960, 1999, 2004
||1991, 1993, 2001
||1962, 1981, 1992
|1969, 1972, 1986
||1974, 1978, 1982
| Costa Rica
| Puerto Rico
| New Zealand
^ Yugoslavia is now dissolved into 7 countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (independence disputed), Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
Performances by country and continental region
As of 2010:
||Venezuela (6), Colombia and United States (3), Costa Rica and Mexico, (2), Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico (1)
||England/Britain, Poland and Spain (3), Germany and Norway (2), Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Holland, Portugal, and Yugoslavia[^] (1)
||Philippines (4) Lebanon (1)
||Australia (3), New Zealand (1)
- Colombia is the first Latin and South American country to win the Miss International title in 1960.
- Netherlands is the first European country to win the Miss International title in 1961.
- Venezuela has won a record of six Miss International titles. Four of those came in cycles of three years (1997, 2000, 2003, 2006). The country's first victory came in 1985.
- This also happened to the USA, three titles came in cycles of four years (1974, 1978, 1982).
- The Philippines and Lebanon are the only Asian countries to have won the Miss International title. The Philippines has won the title 4 times (1964, 1970, 1979, 2005) and Lebanon won the title in 2002.
- No African country has ever won the Miss International title. The nearest possibility came in 1996, when Tunisia placed first runner-up.
- Most first winners of major beauty pageants are of Scandinavian descent: Armi Kuusela of Finland won Miss Universe 1952, Catharina Svensson of Denmark won Miss Earth 2001 and Kiki Håkansson of Sweden became Miss World 1951. Miss International is the exception wherein Stella Márquez of Colombia won the very first Miss International crown in 1960.
- Miss International remains the only one of the major international pageants with no winner resigned or dethroned: Miss Universe dethroned Oxana Fedorova in 2002 and Miss Earth dethroned Džejla Glavović in 2002 and Miss World replaced Helen Morgan in 1974 and Gabriela Brum in 1980.
- Almost all Miss International titleholders are still alive today, except the 1991 winner, Agnieszka Kotlarska of Poland, who was stabbed to death by a stalker in 1996.
- Five Miss International winners placed as runners-up or semifinalists in the Miss Universe pageant: Stella Márquez of Colombia, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss Universe 1960; Ilma Urrutia of Guatemala, Top 10 semifinalist at Miss Universe 1984; Laurie Simpson of Puerto Rico, fourth runner-up at Miss Universe 1987; Lía Victoria Borrero, Top 6 finalist at Miss Universe 1997; and Priscila Perales, Top 10 finalist at Miss Universe 2006.
- Three Miss International winners placed as semifinalists in the Miss World pageant prior to their win at Miss International:Brucene Smith of USA, Top 7 finalist at Miss World 1971;Goizeder Azua of Venezuela, Top 10 finalist at Miss World 2002; and Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss World 2008.
- Two Miss International delegates placed as runners-up in the pageant and later won the Miss World title: Catharina Johanna Lodders of Holland, third runner-up at Miss International 1962; and Aneta Kręglicka of Poland, first runner-up at Miss International 1989.
- One Miss International delegate placed as semifinalist in the pageant and later won the Miss Universe title: Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss International 1992.
- Since the 1966 Miss International pageant was canceled, 1965 winner Ingrid Finger's reign was the longest among titleholders, totaling 624 days (more than 20 months). For a one-year reign, the longest belonged to her successor, Miss International 1967 Mirta Teresita Massa who held the title for 529 days (more than 17 months). The shortest reign was that of 1975 winner Lidija Manić, which spanned just 242 days (less than eight months).
- Lidija Manić of Yugoslavia was a Miss Universe delegate who didn't place at that pageant and later won the Miss International title in 1975.
- Sophie Perin of France was a Miss Universe and Miss World delegate who didn't place at both pageants and later won the Miss International title in 1976.
- Anne Lena Hansen of Norway and Christina Sawaya of Lebanon didn't place at Miss World and later won the Miss International title in 1995 and in 2002, respectively.
- Miss International 1964, Gemma Teresa Cruz of the Philippines is the first Asian to win the Miss International title.
- Miss International 1979, Mimilanie Marquez of the Philippines is the youngest Miss International winner, having won the title at age of 15.
- Miss International 2002, Christina Sawaya of Lebanon is the first Middle Eastern to win the title .
- Miss International 2004, Jeymmy Vargas of Colombia is the first black winner in the history of the pageant.
- The longest gap between Miss International titles belongs to Colombia: Stella Márquez won the title in 1960, and 39 years later, Paulina Gálvez became the second recipient of her country.
- The shortest gap belongs to Mexico: Priscila Perales in 2007, Anagabriela Espinoza in 2009; and Poland: Agnieszka Kotlarska in 1991, Agnieszka Pachałko in 1993.