Miss Universe Great Britain

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Miss Universe Great Britain/Miss Universe United Kingdom
Formation1952; 71 years ago (1952)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Paula Abbandonato

Miss Universe Great Britain is a national beauty pageant that selects the British representative in the Miss Universe contest.


When created as Miss Universe Great Britain in 1952,[1] 30 women around the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competed. Aileen Chase would be the only contestant to compete at Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain or Miss UK until the 1990s. For four decades there would be no Miss Great Britain nor Miss United Kingdom in Miss Universe pageant.

There was no UK participant at Miss Universe in 1953–1954. From 1955 to 1990 (except 1956), the winner of Miss England competed. Miss Scotland and Miss Wales first competed in 1961 and again, competed every year until 1990, except 1987 in Scotland's case, as that year's Miss Scotland, Eileen Catterson, was disqualified for being under age.

In Miss Universe 1991, Helen Upton, the winner of the 1990 Miss United Kingdom pageant, became the first contestant since 1952, to compete at Miss Universe under the Miss GB or Miss UK banner. She competed as Miss United Kingdom.

In 1992, Tiffany Stanford, Miss British Isles 1992 was appointed to compete as Miss Great Britain.[2]

Then, from 1993 to 1999, the rights to the pageant went to Miss Great Britain pageant. After that, Miss Great Britain Universe came back in 2000. There was no British representative at Miss Universe from 2001 to 2004.

In 2005 it came back with the name Miss Universe United Kingdom and the pageant had 30 delegates representing subdivision of British Overseas, Crown Dependencies, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

In 2008 the rights to the pageant were awarded to Welsh Modelling agency Vibe Models, and the name was changed again to Miss Universe UK. The contest was revitalized, with a show being held in Central London to determine the winner; 38 contestants competed for the title.

In 2009 the name of the pageant was changed once again to Miss Universe Great Britain and has since kept the name until 2020. The event is now held at the Birmingham ICC.

In 2010, Miss Universe Great Britain took on new sponsors Front Agency in London.

In 2018, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers from Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory, won the crown. She is a past Commonwealth Games heptathlete and a barrister at law.[1][3]

Gallery of winners[edit]


The following is a list of winners of Miss Universe Great Britain. From 1952 to present.
Year Miss Universe Great Britain Country Represented
2023 Jessica Page  England Liverpool
2022 Noky Simbani[4]  England Derby
2021 Emma Collingridge[5]  England Suffolk
2020 Jeanette Akua  England London
2019 Emma Jenkins  Wales Llanelli
2018 Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers  England Birmingham[a]
2017 Anna Burdzy  England Leicester
2016 Jaime-Lee Faulkner  England Sheffield
2015 Narissara France  England London
2014 Grace Levy  England London
2013 Amy Willerton  England London
2012 Holly Hale  Wales Llanelli
2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan  Wales Torfaen
2010 Tara Hoyos-Martínez  England London
2009 Clair Cooper  England London
2008 Lisa Lazarus  Wales Llanelli
2006 Julie Doherty  England Manchester
2005 Brooke Johnston  England London
2000 Louise Lakin  England Manchester
1999 Cherie Pisani  England Essex
1998 Leilani Anne Dowding  England Bournemouth
1996 Anita Saint Rose  England London
1995 Sarah Jane Southwick  England London
1994 Michaela Pyke  Wales Wales
1993 Kathryn Middleton  England England
1992 Tiffany Stanford  England England
1991 Helen Upton  England England
1952 Aileen Chase  England London
  1. ^ Originally comes from the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla; however Rogers represented Birmingham at the pageant as she had residency in Birmingham. This is due to the pageant's rule stating that all participants must have proof of residency in England, Scotland or Wales.

Titleholders under Miss Universe Great Britain org.[edit]

Miss Universe Great Britain[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Universe Great Britain represents the country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent.
Year Country City Miss Universe Great Britain Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2023 England Liverpool Jessica Page Unplaced
2022 England Derby Noky Simbani Unplaced
2021 England Suffolk Emma Collingridge Top 16
2020 England London Jeanette Akua Top 21
2019 Wales Llanelli Emma Jenkins Unplaced
2018 England Birmingham Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers Top 20
2017 England Leicester Anna Burdzy Top 16
2016 England Sheffield Jaime-Lee Faulkner Unplaced
2015 England London Narissara France Unplaced
2014 England London Grace Levy Unplaced
2013 England London Amy Willerton Top 10
2012 Wales Llanelli Holly Hale Unplaced
2011 Wales Torfaen Chloe-Beth Morgan Unplaced
2010 England London Tara Hoyos-Martínez Unplaced
2009 England London Clair Cooper Unplaced
Miss Universe UK
2008 Wales Llanelli Lisa Lazarus Unplaced
Miss Universe United Kingdom
2007 Did not compete
2006 England London Julie Doherty Unplaced
2005 England London Brooke Johnston Unplaced
Miss Great Britain Universe
2000 England Manchester Louise Lakin Unplaced
Miss Great Britain
1999 England Clacton Cherie Pisani Unplaced
1998 England Bournemouth Leilani Anne Dowding Unplaced
1997 Wales Cardiff Liz Fuller Did not compete
1996 England London Anita Saint Rose Unplaced
1995 England Birmingham Sarah Jane Southwick Unplaced
1994 Wales Cardiff Michaela Pyke Unplaced
1993 England Chesterfield Kathryn Middleton Unplaced
Miss British Isles
1992 England Birmingham Tiffany Stanford Unplaced
Miss United Kingdom
1991 England Birmingham Helen Upton Unplaced
British Representatives at Miss Universe as Miss England, Miss Scotland and Miss Wales
1990 Wales Jane Lloyd Unplaced
Scotland Karina Ferguson Unplaced
England London Carla Barrow Unplaced
1989 Wales Andrea Caroline Jones Unplaced
Scotland Victoria Susannah Lace Unplaced
England London Racquel Jory Unplaced
1988 Wales Clwyd Lise Marie Williams Unplaced
Scotland Edinburgh Amanda Laird Unplaced
England London Tracey Williams Unplaced
1987 Wales Nicola Gail Davies Unplaced
Scotland Julia Henderson Unplaced
England West Yorkshire Yvette Dawn Livesey Unplaced
1986 Wales Tracey Rowlands Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Natalie Devlin Unplaced
England Newquay Joanne Ruth Sedgley Unplaced
1985 Wales Pontypridd Barbara Christian Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Jackie Hendrie Unplaced
England London Helen Westlake Unplaced
1984 Wales Newport Jane Ann Riley Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow May Monaghan Unplaced
England Sheffield Louise Gray Unplaced
1983 Wales Cardiff Lianne Patricia Gray Unplaced
Scotland Edinburgh Linda Renton Unplaced
England Southsea Karen Lesley Moore 4th Runner-up
1982 Wales Holt Michele Donnelly Unplaced
Scotland Georgina Kearney Unplaced
England Grimsby Della Frances Dolan Top 12
1981 Wales Newport Karen Ruth Stannard Unplaced
Scotland Anne McFarlane Unplaced
England Manchester Joanna Longley Unplaced
1980 Wales Kim Ashfield Unplaced
Scotland Linda Gallagher 1st Runner-up
England Blackpool Julie Duckworth Unplaced
1979 Wales Sandycroft Janet Beverly Hobson Top 12
Scotland Glasgow Lorraine Davidson Top 12
England Yelverton Carolyn Ann Seaward 2nd Runner-up
  • Miss Photogenic
1978 Wales Welshpool Elizabeth Ann Jones Unplaced
Scotland Cupar Angela Mary Kate Macleod Unplaced
England Manchester Beverly Isherwood Unplaced
1977 Wales Christine Anne Murphy Unplaced
Scotland Motherwell Sandra Bell 2nd Runner-up
England Bristol Sarah Louise Long Unplaced
1976 Wales Denbighshire Sian Adey-Jones 2nd Runner-up
Scotland Glasgow Carol Jean Grant 3rd Runner-up
England Manchester Pauline Bull Top 12
  • Miss Photogenic
1975 Wales Cardiff Georgina Kerler Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Mary Kirkwood Unplaced
England London Vicki Harris Top 12
1974 Wales Cardiff Helen Morgan 1st Runner-up
Scotland Aberdeen Catherine Robertson Unplaced
England Rochdale Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders Top 12
1973 Wales Newport Deirdre Jennifer Unplaced
Scotland Caroline Meade Unplaced
England London Veronica Ann Cross Unplaced
1972 Wales Eileen Darroch Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Elizabeth Joan Stevely Unplaced
England London Jennifer Mary McAdam 4th Runner-up
1971 Wales Dawn Cater Unplaced
Scotland Elizabeth Montgomery Unplaced
England New Milton Marilyn Ann Ward Top 12
1970 Wales Glamorgan Sandra Cater Unplaced
Scotland Wishaw Lee Hamilton Marshall Unplaced
England Nantwich Yvonne Anne Ormes Unplaced
1969 Wales Colwyn Bay Shirley Jones Unplaced
Scotland Sheena Drumond Unplaced
England London Myra Van Heck Unplaced
1968 Wales Swansea Judith Radford Unplaced
Scotland Glasgow Helen Davidson Unplaced
England Manchester Jennifer Lowe Summers Top 15
1967 Wales Denise Elizabeth Page Top 15
Scotland Lena MacGarvie Unplaced
England Leicester Jennifer Lynn Lewis 2nd Runner-up
1966 Wales Christine Heller Unplaced
Scotland Linda Ann Lees Unplaced
England London Janice Carol Whiteman Top 15
1965 Wales Joan Boull Unplaced
Scotland Mary Young Unplaced
England Jennifer Warren Gurley Unplaced
1964 Wales Marilyn Joy Samuel Unplaced
Scotland Wendy Barrie Unplaced
England London Brenda Blackler 1st Runner-up
1963 Wales Maureen Thomas Unplaced
Scotland Grace Calder Taylor Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
England London Susan Pratt Withdrew
1962 Wales Hazel Williams Unplaced
Scotland Vera Parker Unplaced
England London Kim Carlton Top 15
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Best National Costume
1961 Wales Rosemarie Frankland 1st Runner-up
Scotland Susan Jones Top 15
England London Arlette Dobson 3rd Runner-up
Miss England
1960 England London Joan Ellinor Boardman Top 15
1959 England London Pamela Anne Searle 3rd Runner-up
  • Miss Photogenic
1958 England London Dorothy Hazeldine Unplaced
1957 England London Sonia Hamilton 2nd Runner-up
1956 England London Iris Alice Kathleen Waller 3rd Runner-up
1955 England London Margaret Rowe Top 16
  • Most Popular Girl
Miss Great Britain
Did not compete between 1953—1954
1952 England London Aileen Chase Unplaced


  1. ^ a b Petter, Olivia (17 July 2018). "Black Woman Wins Miss Universe Great Britain for First Time". Independent. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022.
  2. ^ Stanford, Tiffany; Firth, Jeanne (9 July 2014). Do you want to be a model?. ISBN 9781782222958. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ Barrett, Gena-mour (18 July 2018). "Miss Universe GB: First black winner Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers on 'great achievement'". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe-born Noky Simbani Wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2022". ZIMBUZZ.
  5. ^ Moore, Charlotte (19 October 2021). "Ipswich woman crowned Miss Universe Great Britain". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

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