Miss Universe 2014

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Miss Universe 2014
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Paulina Vega, Miss Universe 2014 (photographed in 2015)
Date 25 January 2015
Presenters Natalie Morales, Thomas Roberts, Jeannie Mai, Ariella Arida
Entertainment Prince Royce, Nick Jonas, Gavin DeGraw
Venue FIU Arena, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 88
Placements 15
Withdrawals Azerbaijan, Botswana, Denmark, Estonia, Namibia, Romania, Vietnam
Returns Albania, Egypt, Georgia, Ireland, Kenya, Kosovo, Portugal, St. Lucia, Uruguay
Winner Paulina Vega
 Colombia
Congeniality Queen Celestine
 Nigeria
Best National Costume Elvira Devinamira
 Indonesia
Photogenic Gabriela Berrios
 Puerto Rico

Miss Universe 2014, the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 25 January 2015 at the FIU Arena in Miami-Dade, Florida, USA. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela crowned her successor Paulina Vega from Colombia at the end of the event. 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.

Placements

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

Contestants

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 2014

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

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

Judges

Preliminary competition

Final telecast

Notes

Returns

Designations

  •  EthiopiaHiwot 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 Univerese in Switzerland.

Replacements

  •  BelgiumLaurence Langen was replaced by her 1st runner-up, Anissa Blondin, due to problems with the Miss Belgium Organization.
  •  ChinaNora Xu resigned her title, preferring to continue with her studies instead of competing in the pageant. She was replaced by Yanliang Hu.
  •  SerbiaAnđelka Tomašević replaced Arnela Zeković, who resigned due to personal reasons.
  •  South AfricaRolene Strauss was crowned Miss South Africa 2014, but after she was crowned Miss World 2014, she was ineligible to compete for Miss Universe 2014. Ziphozakhe Zokufa the 1st runner-up, replaced Strauss as the representative for South Africa.
  •  TanzaniaCarolyne Bernard resigned from the competition after fracturing her feet in a car accident, and was replaced by 1st runner-up Nale Boniface.
  •  ThailandWeluree Ditsayabut was to represent Thailand in Miss Universe 2014, but resigned her Miss Universe Thailand 2014 title on 9 June 2014, after calling for supporters of the Prime Minister of Thailand to be executed. 1st Runner-up Pimbongkod Chankaew replaced her to represent Thailand in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant.
  •  UkraineAnna Andres resigned her title due to personal reasons. 1st Runner-up Diana Harkusha was selected to represent Ukraine at the Miss Universe pageant, and finished as 2nd runner-up.

Withdrawals

  •  Iceland - No winner was sent until 2015. But, they sent a winner at Miss World
  •  US Virgin Islands – On January 2, Miss US Virgin Islands 2014, Angela Gabriel was set to fly at Florida for the pageant, but before the departure at the airport, Gabriel had supposed to compete at the pageant, due to an arm injury, she will not compete at the pageant.

Controversy

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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13][14]

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.[15][16] 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.

References

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