Miss Universe

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Miss Universe
Motto "Confidently Beautiful"
Formation June 28, 1952; 65 years ago (1952-06-28)
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters New York City
Location United States
Official languages English
Key people Paula Shugart (President)
Parent organization WME/IMG
21st Century Fox
Affiliations William Morris Endeavor
Fox (21st Century Fox)
Website www.missuniverse.com

Miss Universe is an international beauty contest. It was started in 1952 and today has over 190 countries taking part. About one billion people watch it on television every year.[1]

The pageant is owned by WME and IMG. Until 2015, it was owned by NBC and Donald Trump.[2] In 2015, Trump started his campaign for President of the United States and said he wanted to stop illegal immigrants from Mexico from coming into the US.[3] NBC then stopped working with him, and so Trump bought Miss Universe out, and sold it to its current owners a few days later.[4]

The most recent person to receive the Miss Universe title is Iris Mittenaere of France, who did so on January 30, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "WME/IMG Acquires The Miss Universe Organization". Archived from the original on 2015-12-20. 
  2. Prestigious Beauty Pageant (November 18, 2013). "Four Big Ships Dominate International Beauty Pageants". Prestigious Beauty Pageants. Archived from the original on 2013-12-17. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  3. Stanhope, Kate (2015-06-29). "NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over "Derogatory Statements," Pulls Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-06-30. 
  4. "Trump Sells Miss Universe Organization to WME-IMG Talent Agency". The New York Times. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 

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