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Miss Universo ItaliaDescription : Miss Universo Italia is a national pageant that currently selects the Italian representative for the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was first organized in 1951 and it is not related to Miss Italia, although some delegates have crossed over from one format to the other throughout the years.Since 1951, the official winner of Miss Italy represented at the Miss Universe until 1999 with the exception of a few select years in which a delegate was selected by casting or an independent pageant.In... Page:m202

Miss Universo Italia
MottoElegance and Beauty
Formation1951
TypeBeauty Pageant
HeadquartersMilan
Location
  •  Italy
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
Italian
President
Max Baratono
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Universo Italia is a national pageant that currently selects the Italian representative for the Miss Universe pageant. The pageant was first organized in 1951 and it is not related to Miss Italia, although some delegates have crossed over from one format to the other throughout the years.

History

Since 1951, the official winner of Miss Italy represented at the Miss Universe until 1999 with the exception of a few select years in which a delegate was selected by casting or an independent pageant.

Daniela Bianchi was 1st runner-up at the Miss Universe 1960

In 2005, Miss Universo Italia was created. From 2000 to 2004, the Italian representative was selected by the now defunct The Miss for Miss Universe pageant. Maria Teresa Francville had already won the right to represent Italy that year by virtue of winning The Miss for Miss Universe. When that pageant lost the franchise and was discontinued, she entered the newly created Miss Universo Italia competition and won again.

The most notable winners of the Miss Universo Italia pageant are Claudia Ferraris, who finished 9th at Miss Universe 2008, and Valentina Bonariva, who advanced to the Top 15 at the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.

Titleholders

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
YearMiss Universo ItaliaRegionPlacementSpecial Awards
Thailand 2005María Teresa Francville VenetoUnplaced
Mexico 2007Valentina Massi Emilia-RomagnaUnplaced
Vietnam 2008Claudia Ferraris LombardiaTop 10
The Bahamas 2009Laura Valenti TuscanyUnplaced
United States 2010Jessica Cecchini PiedmontUnplaced
Brazil 2011Elisa Torrini LazioUnplaced
United States 2012Grazia Maria Pinto SicilyUnplaced
Russia 2013Luna Voce CalabriaUnplaced
United States 2014Valentina Bonariva LombardiaTop 15
United States 2015Giada Pezzaioli LombardiaUnplaced
Philippines 2016TBATBATBA

Notes

  • No pageant was held in 2006, resulting in Italy not being represented at Miss Universe 2006

Former pageants

The Miss for Miss Universe

Delegates between 2000 and 2004 were chosen by The Miss for Miss Universe pageant. In 2005, Maria Teresa Francville competed in both The Miss for Miss Universe and Miss Universe Italy, which was created when The Miss for Miss Universe lost the franchise. She won both pageants.

YearMiss Universo ItaliaPlacementSpecial Awards
Cyprus 2000Annalisa GuadalupiUnplaced
Puerto Rico 2001Stefania MariaUnplaced
Puerto Rico 2002Anna RigonUnplaced
Panama 2003Silvia CecconUnplaced
Ecuador 2004Laia ManettiUnplacedMiss Congeniality

Miss Italia 1951-1998

Before the creation of Miss Universo Italia, the winner of Miss Italia represented her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner did not qualify (e.g. due to age) for either contest, a runner-up was sent.

YearMiss ItaliaMUPlacementSpecial Awards
1951Giovanna MazzottiUnited States 1952Unplaced
1952Rita StazziUnited States 1953Unplaced
1953Maria Teresa PalianiUnited States 1954Top 16
1954Elena FanceraUnited States 1955Unplaced
1955Rossana GalliUnited States 19564th Runner-Up
1956Valeria FabriziUnited States 1957Top 16
1957Clara CoppolaUnited States 1958Unplaced
1958Maria Grazia BuccellaUnited States 1959Unplaced
1959Daniela BianchiUnited States 19601st Runner-UpMiss Photogenic
1960Viviana RomanoUnited States 1961Unplaced
1961Isa StoppiUnited States 1962Unplaced
1962Gianna SerraUnited States 1963Top 15
1963Emanuela StramannaUnited States 1964Top 15Miss Photogenic
1964Erika JorgerUnited States 1965Unplaced
1965Paola BassolinoUnited States 1966Unplaced
1966Paola RossiUnited States 1967Top 12
1967Cristina BusinariUnited States 1968Unplaced
1968Diana CoccoreseUnited States 1969Unplaced
1969Anna ZamboniUnited States 1970Top 12
1970Mara PalvariniUnited States 1971Unplaced
1971Isabella SpeciaPuerto Rico 1972Unplaced
1972Antonella BarciGreece 1973Unplaced
1973Loretta PersichettiPhilippines 1974Unplaced
1974Diana SalvadorEl Salvador 1975Unplaced
1975Diana ScapolanHong Kong 1976Unplaced
1976Paola BrescianoDominican Republic 1977Unplaced
1977Andreina MazzottiMexico 1978- Unplaced
1978Elvira PuglisiAustralia 1979Unplaced
1979Loredana Del SantoSouth Korea 1980Unplaced
1980Anna KanakisUnited States 1981Unplaced
1981Cinzia De PontiPeru 19822nd Runner-Up
1982Federica MoroUnited States 1983Top 10
1983Raffaella BaracchiUnited States 1984Unplaced
1984Beatrice PapiUnited States 1985Unplaced
1985Susanna HuckstepPanama 1986UnplacedMiss Photogenic
1986Roberta CapuaSingapore 19871st Runner-Up
1987Simona VenturaTaiwan 1988Unplaced
1988Cristiana BertasiMexico 1989Unplaced
1989Annamaria MalipieroUnited States 1990Unplaced
1990Maria Pia BiscottiUnited States 1991Unplaced
1992Elisa JacassiMexico 1993Unplaced
1993Arianna DavidPhilippines 1994Top 10
1994Alessandra MeloniNamibia 1995Unplaced
1995Anna ValleUnited States 1996Unplaced
1996Denny MendezUnited States 1997Top 6
1997Claudia TriesteUnited States 1998Unplaced
1998Gloria BellicchiTrinidad and Tobago 1999Unplaced
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