Miss Universe History

The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions is an international company that advances and supports today’s women. These women are savvy, goal-oriented and aware. The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals who participate in the competitions to advance their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others.

Hundreds of millions of people know the Miss Universe Organization as the producer of three landmark annual television events, but that is only the most public element of this diverse group of dedicated people. Just as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is known for the annual live television event, The Academy Awards, the Miss Universe Organization is most recognized for its three live TV specials. Those popular events, however, are just the beginning.

The organization has redefined itself, just as it is redefining the world’s views of the women who attain its exclusive titles and as it is communicating women’s views of their own roles.

The Miss Universe Organization provides the opportunities – the mentoring, career training, resources and life experiences – for women to be personally enriched through the organization’s year-round support of all aspects of their lives, from their own personal career goals to social and humanitarian causes and work.

The titleholders of the Miss Universe Organization personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that defines the 21st Century. In keeping with its global view and position as creator of role models, the Miss Universe Organization has a new corporate structure and enhanced corporate goals.


Big-Event Entertainment

The new focus of the three specials is to produce “big-event” entertainment. The cutting-edge productions better represent the women who are part of them. Productions add topical and important segments that reflect the mission of the overall competitions and of the participants themselves.

The personal bests the women seek to achieve by cultivating their passions, humor, education and more will both honor the long and popular traditions of the Miss Universe Organization and define contemporary women.

Worldwide Resources

The Miss Universe Organization has offices in New York and in Los Angeles and with representatives worldwide. It is staffed by experts in fields ranging from marketing and TV production to licensing and travel, providing a range of services for women.


About The Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a WME | IMG company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands. For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official global causes, please visit: www.missuniverse.com.