DATE
June 28, 1952

HOST
Bob Russell

VENUE
​Long Beach, CA - USA

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RESULTS

WINNER
FINLAND
Armi Kuusela

1ST RUNNER UP
HAWAII
Elza Edsman

2ND RUNNER UP
GREECE
Ntaizy Mavraki

3RD RUNNER UP
HONG KONG
Judy Dan

4TH RUNNER UP
GERMANY
Renate Hoy


TOP 10








SPECIAL AWARD

Miss Congeniality
BELGIUM
Myriam Lynn

Most Popular Girl
CHILE
​María Esther Saavedra Yoacham
MISS UNIVERSE
1952
Miss Universe 1952, the 1st Miss Universe Pageant, was held on June 28, 1952 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States. The pageant was held on the day following the first Miss USA pageant, at the same venue. Thirty contestants competed for the crown. The first winner of the pageant was 17-year-old Armi Kuusela of Finland, who was crowned by actress Piper Laurie.


CONTESTANTS

ALASKA
AUSTRALIA
BELGIUM
CANADA
CHILE
CUBA
​DENMARK
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREAT BRITAIN
GREECE
HAWAII
HONG KONG
INDIA
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAPAN
MEXICO
NORWAY
PANAMA
​PERU
PHILIPPINES
PUERTO RICO
SOUTH AFRICA
SWEDEN
TURKEY
USA
URUGUAY
VENEZUELA
Shirley Burnett
Leah MacCartney
Myriam Lynn
Ruth Carrier
María Esther Saavedra Yoacham
Gladys López
Hanne Sørensen
Armi Kuusela
Claude Goddart
Renate Hoy
Aileen P. Chase
Ntaizy (Daisy) Mavraki
Elza Kananionapua Edsman
Judy Dan
Indrani Rahman
Ora Vered
Giovanna Mazzotti
Himeko Kojima
Olga Llorens Pérez-Castillo
Eva Røine
Elzibir Gisela Malek
Ada Gabriela Bueno
​Teresita Torralba Sanchez
Marilia Levy Bernal
Catherine Edwina Higgins
Anne Marie Thistler
Gelengul Tayforoglu
Jacqueleen "Jackie" Loughery
Gladys Rubio Fajardo
Sofía Silva Inserri
MEXICO
SOUTH AFRICA
SWEDEN
USA
URUGUAY
Olga Llorens Pérez-Castillo
Catherine Edwina Higgins
Anne Marie Thistler
Jacqueleen "Jackie" Loughery
Gladys Rubio Fajardo