Miss Universe 2014

Miss Universe 2014, the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 25 January 2015 at the FIU Arena at the University Park, Florida, United States. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela crowned her successor Paulina Vega of Colombia at the end of the event.

Miss Universe 2014
Paulina Vega en la XXXVI versión de la Caminata de la Solidaridad por Colombia .jpg
Paulina Vega, Miss Universe 2014
(photographed in 2014)
Date25 January 2015
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueFIU Arena, University Park, Florida, United States
Broadcaster
Entrants88
Placements15
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerPaulina Vega
 Colombia
CongenialityQueen Celestine
 Nigeria
Best National CostumeElvira Devinamira
 Indonesia
PhotogenicGabriela Berrios
 Puerto Rico
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88 contestants competed in this year with a new crown manufactured by Diamonds International Corporation the newest official jewelry sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization. This was the last Miss Universe to be aired on NBC and the last edition that Donald Trump had been the owner.

ResultsEdit

 
FIU Arena, Miami, Florida, United States the venue for Miss Universe 2014.
 
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 2014

PlacementsEdit

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2014
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 10
Top 15

ContestantsEdit

88 contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe 2014:[1]

Country/Territory Contestant Age Height Hometown
  Albania Zhaneta Byberi 19 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Tirana
  Angola Zuleica Wilson 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Cabinda
  Argentina Valentina Ferrer 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Córdoba
  Aruba Digene Zimmerman 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Oranjestad
  Australia Tegan Martin 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Newcastle
  Austria Julia Furdea 20 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Vienna
  Bahamas Tomii Culmer 24 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Nassau
  Belgium Anissa Blondin 22 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Brussels
  Bolivia Claudia Tavel 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Santa Cruz
  Brazil Melissa Gurgel 20 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Fortaleza
  British Virgin Islands Jaynene Jno Lewis 26 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Tortola
  Bulgaria Kristina Georgieva 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sofia
  Canada Chanel Beckenlehner 27 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Caledon
  Chile Hellen Toncio 20 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Santiago
  China Karen Hu 24 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Beijing
  Colombia Paulina Vega 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Barranquilla
  Costa Rica Karina Ramos 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) San José
  Croatia Ivana Mišura 26 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Zagreb
  Curaçao Laurien Angelista 27 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Willemstad
  Czech Republic Gabriela Franková 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Prague
  Dominican Republic Kimberly Castillo 26 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Higüey
  Ecuador Alejandra Argudo 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Portoviejo
  Egypt Lara Debbane 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Cairo
  El Salvador Patricia Murillo 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) San Salvador
  Ethiopia Hiwot Mamo 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Addis Ababa
  Finland Bea Toivonen 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Helsinki
  France Camille Cerf 20 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Coulogne
  Gabon Maggaly Nguema 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Libreville
  Georgia Ana Zubashvili 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Tbilisi
  Germany Josefin Donat 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Leipzig
  Ghana Abena Appiah 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Accra
  Great Britain Grace Levy 25 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) London
  Greece Ismini Dafopoulou 26 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Athens
  Guam Brittany Bell 27 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Barrigada
  Guatemala Ana Luisa Montufar 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Guatemala City
  Guyana Niketa Barker 24 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Georgetown
  Haiti Christie Desir 25 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Port-Au-Prince
  Honduras Gabriela Ordoñez 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Comayagua
  Hungary Henrietta Kalemen 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Budapest
  India Noyonita Lodh 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Bangalore
  Indonesia Elvira Devinamira 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Surabaya
  Ireland Lisa Madden 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Cork
  Israel Doron Matalon 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Beit Aryeh-Ofarim
  Italy Valentina Bonariva 25 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Milan
  Jamaica Kaci Fennell 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Kingston
  Japan Keiko Tsuji 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Nagasaki
  Kazakhstan Aiday Issayeva 25 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Almaty
  Kenya Gaylyne Ayugi 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Nairobi
  Korea Yoo Ye-bin 22 5 ft 7.5 in (1.71 m) Daegu
  Kosovo Artnesa Krasniqi 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Pristina
  Lebanon Saly Greige 25 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Bishmizzine
  Lithuania Patricija Belousova 19 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Vilnius
  Malaysia Sabrina Beneett 24 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Kuala Lumpur
  Mauritius Pallavi Gungaram 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Vacoas-Phoenix
  Mexico Josselyn Garciglia 24 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) La Paz
  Myanmar Sharr Htut Eaindra 20 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Yangon
  Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen 21 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Amsterdam
  New Zealand Rachel Maree Millns 24 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Wellington
  Nicaragua Marline Barberena 27 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Chichigalpa
  Nigeria Queen Celestine 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Lagos
  Norway Elise Dalby 19 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Hamar
  Panama Yomatzy Hazlewood 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Panama City
  Paraguay Sally Jara 21 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Asuncion
  Peru Jimena Espinoza 26 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Lima
  Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa[2] 27 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Tulunan
  Poland Marcela Chmielowska 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Warsaw
  Portugal Patrícia Da Silva 25 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Lisbon
  Puerto Rico Gabriela Berrios 24 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Toa Baja
  Russia Yulia Alipova 24 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Balakovo
  Serbia Anđelka Tomašević 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Zubin Potok
  Singapore Rathi Menon 24 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Singapore
  Slovak Republic Silvia Prochádzková 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Bratislava
  Slovenia Urška Bračko 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Maribor
  South Africa Ziphozakhe Zokufa 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Cape Town
  Spain Desirée Cordero 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Seville
  Sri Lanka Avanti Marianne 25 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Colombo
  St. Lucia Roxanne Didier-Nicholas 23 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Castries
  Sweden Camilla Hansson 26 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Stockholm
  Switzerland Zoé Metthez 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Zurich
  Tanzania Nale Boniface 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Dodoma
  Thailand Pimbongkod Chankaew 20 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Bangkok
  Trinidad and Tobago Jevon King 26 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Diego Martin
  Turkey Dilan Çiçek Deniz 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Istanbul
  Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Grand Turk Island
  Ukraine Diana Harkusha 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Kharkiv
  Uruguay Johana Riva 24 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Montevideo
  United States Nia Sanchez 24 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Las Vegas
  Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos 19 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Cabimas

JudgesEdit

Preliminary competitionEdit

Final telecastEdit

NotesEdit

ReturnsEdit

DesignationsEdit

  •   Ethiopia – Hiwot Mamo was appointed as Miss Universe Ethiopia 2014. She was the 1st runner-up in the Miss World Ethiopia 2014 pageant.
  •   GreeceIsmini Dafopoulou was appointed as Miss Universe Greece 2014 after a casting call took place.
  •   HaitiChristie Desir was appointed to represent Haiti by Magali Febles, national director of Miss Universe in Haiti.
  •   PolandMarcela Chmielowska was appointed as Miss Universe Poland 2014, due to the rescheduling of the Miss Polonia 2014 pageant to December 2014. She was 2nd runner-up in the Miss Polonia 2011 pageant.
  •    SwitzerlandZoé Metthez was appointed as Miss Universe Switzerland 2014 by François Matthey, national director of Miss Universe in Switzerland.

ReplacementsEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

  •   US Virgin Islands – On 2 January, Miss US Virgin Islands 2014, Angela Gabriel was set to fly to Florida for the pageant, but she suffered an arm injury, and did not compete at the pageant.[citation needed]
  •   Vietnam – No national pageant was held due to lack of sponsorship. Nguyen Le Diem Trang, the 2nd runner-up of Miss Vietnam 2014 was appointed to represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2014 but withdrew at the last minute due to lack of time to prepare for the pageant. The next edition of Miss Universe Vietnam will be held in 2015.[citation needed]

ControversyEdit

Negotiations between Ceará State Secretary of Tourism, Brazil, and Miss Universe Organization started in late September 2013, when MUO directors traveled to Fortaleza to start dialogues and arrangement of pageant activities in the city. On 11 January 2014, Bismarck Maia, State Secretary of Tourism, announced the latest development to Fortaleza's market leading newspaper, Diário do Nordeste, confirming that the event would be held at Centro de Eventos do Ceará, in Ceará's capital.[10]

On 27 March 2014, Annette Cammer, national licenses director of the Miss Universe Organization, answered via an e-mail conversation to a question by a national directive that the 2014 Miss Universe pageant would not be held in Ceará's capital as promised and announced by local authorities.[11] Fortaleza's bid was officially retired on 20 May, and four other Brazilian cities – Rio de Janeiro, Ribeirão Preto, Porto Alegre and Manaus were being considered by MUO as a replacement.[12]

On 22 August 2014, Donald Trump posted to Twitter that Miami and other cities were "fighting hard to host the Miss Universe pageant" and that an announcement would be made soon; specifically mentioning the city of Miami prompted many pageant watchers to believe that the pageant was headed for the Floridian city for the first time since 1997.[13] On 9 September 2014, Puerto Rican newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, and Venezuelan newspaper, El Nacional, each printed an article that said that the contestants would be staying at a Trump-owned hotel in Miami; further fueling rumors that the pageant would be held in Miami in December.[14][15]

On 12 September 2014, Luigi Boria, mayor of Doral, Florida, announced via Twitter that the pageant was going to take place in Doral on 18 January 2015, leading to some controversy among pageant fans.[16][17] This was confirmed in late September. Because the pageant slipped into 2015, 2014 was the first year in the Miss Universe history where the pageant hasn't been celebrated during a Julian calendar year, however, the pageant was still known as the 2014 pageant.

General referencesEdit

  • "Miss Universe Contestants: 2014". missuniverse.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miss Universe 2014 contestants". Miss Universe Organization.
  2. ^ a b Zonio, Aquiles Z. (9 January 2015). "Pacquiao 'honored' to judge at Miss Universe pageant". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Lloyd Boston". MISS UNIVERSE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.missuniverse.com/news/view/518#.VL7vKUfF-WE
  5. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Jeneine Doucette-White". MISS UNIVERSE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  6. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Jimmy Nguyen". MISS UNIVERSE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Corinne Nicolas". MISS UNIVERSE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  8. ^ Miss Universe Organization. "Tyler Tixier". MISS UNIVERSE. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Miss Universe 2014: Celebrity judges announced". International Business Times. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  10. ^ Prestigious Beauty Pageant (1 February 2014). "Events Center of Ceara Brazil to host Miss Universe 2014". Prestigious Beauty Pageants. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  11. ^ Belleza Venezolana (27 March 2014). "Miss Universo 2014 No Será en Brasil". bellezavenezolana.net. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  12. ^ O Povo (20 May 2014). "Miss Universo 2014 não será mais em Fortaleza". O Povo. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  13. ^ "BREAKING NEWS – D.Trump: "A DECISION WILL BE MADE VERY SOON"". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Miami podría ser sede de Miss Universe 2014 – El Nuevo Día". El Nuevo Dia. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Miami podría ser sede del Miss Universo 2014". Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  16. ^ "OFFICIAL: MISS UNIVERSE 2014/2015 WILL BE HELD IN DORAL, FL". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Miss Universe Pageant Coming to Doral in 2015". NBC Miami. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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