Miss Universe Singapore

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Miss Universe Singapore Organization
Formation1948; 76 years ago (1948)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Tony Barbagallo
Key people
Nandita Banna

The Miss Universe Singapore is a beauty pageant and organization that selects the Singapore official representative to the Miss Universe pageant. The reigning Miss Universe Singapore is Priyanka Annuncia, who was crowned on 16 September 2023.


Singapore has been sending representatives to Miss Universe contest as early as 1954. The title of the first Miss Singapore ever was won by the Siti Mariam binti Ismail in 1951. The city-state republic has been represented at Miss Universe every year since 1966. The country had its first semi finalist when Kathie Lee Lee Beng secured the eighth position, the highest ever placement Singapore attained when the pageant was held in St. Louis in 1983. In 1987 when Singapore played host to the Miss Universe pageant, home favourite Marion Nicole Teo came in at the ninth place. After 34 years, Singapore secures a place again, with Nandita Banna being a semifinalist in the 70th edition of the Miss Universe pageant held in Port of Eilat, Israel.[1]

Between 2001 and 2007, the contest was telecast 'live' by the local television station Mediacorp's Channel 5. Miss Universe Singapore Organisation holds the license to oversee and produce the Miss Universe Singapore pageant (2015). Prior to 2015, the contest was organised by Derrol Stepenny Promotions.[2] Nuraliza Osman, the 2002 Miss Universe Singapore winner, took over the Miss Universe Singapore's licence and franchise in May 2015 from Derrol Stepenny Promotions.[2] In April 2023, the Miss Universe Australia franchisee Tony and Sophia Barbagallo; of PinkTank Events acquired the Miss Universe Singapore license.


The following is a list of all Miss Universe Singapore titleholders, and runners-up.

Year Miss Universe Singapore First Runner-up Second Runner-up
2012 Lynn Tan Nowreen Khan Louissa Thomas
2013 Shi Lim Cheryl Desiree Chan Cordelia Low
2014 Rathi Menon Arrian North Ijechi Nazirah Nwaozuzu
2015 Lisa Marie White[3] No runners-up as she was appointed by the organization to compete at Miss Universe, no national pageant in 2015.
2016 Cheryl Chou[4] Tanisha Lissa Khan Sonya Elisabeth Branson
2017 Manuela Bruntraeger Rudihra Ramathas Emilbiany Nenggal Intong
2018 Zahra Khanum Tiong Jiaen Jaslyn Tan
2019 Mohana Prabha Laranya Kumar Cheryl Yao
2020 Bernadette Belle Ong No runners-up as she was appointed by the organization to compete at Miss Universe due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no national pageant in 2020.
2021 Nandita Banna[5] Kalynskye Adrian Lila Tan
2022 Carissa Yap[6] Yvonne Sashirekha Denissia Delangle
2023 Priyanka Annuncia[7] Nikita Carters Radhika Chandhok

Titleholders under Miss Universe Singapore organisation[edit]

Miss Universe Singapore[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Singapore represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Miss Universe Singapore Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Priyanka Annuncia Unplaced
  • Voice For Change (Top 10)
Tony & Sophia Barbagallo (PinkTank Events) directorship
2022 Carissa Yap Unplaced
2021 Nandita Banna Top 16
2020 Bernadette Ong Unplaced Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no national pageant in 2020. Instead, a runner-up was appointed as the Miss Universe Singapore 2020 by the organization.
2019 Mohana Prabha Unplaced Valerie Lim directorship.
2018 Zahra Khanum Unplaced
2017 Manuela Bruntraeger Unplaced
2016 Cheryl Chou Unplaced Nuraliza Osman directorship.
2015 Lisa Marie White Unplaced Ines Ligron directorship.
2014 Rathi Menon Unplaced
2013 Shi Lim Unplaced
2012 Lynn Tan Unplaced
Miss Singapore Universe
2011 Valerie Lim Unplaced
2010 Tania Lim Kim Suan Unplaced
2009 Rachel Janice Kum Unplaced Errol Pang (Derrol Stepenny Promotions) directorship.
2008 Shenise Wong Yan Yi Unplaced
2007 Jessica Tan Yue Chang Unplaced
2006 Carol Cheong Yim Foon Unplaced
2005 Cheryl Tay Unplaced
2004 Sandy Chua Khang Ein Unplaced Charles Oon (Group CEO), Mr. Chang Long Jong (CEO of Mediacorp Studios), Mr Ernest Wong (Group CEO of Mediacorp) and Mr. Vincent Foo (GM of Silkplus (S) Pte Ltd) directorship.
2003 Bernice Wong Chea Mei Unplaced
2002 Nuraliza Osman Unplaced
2001 Jaime Teo Unplaced
2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen Unplaced Daryl Pang (Derrol Stepenny Promotions) directorship.
1999 Cheryl Marie Cordeiro Unplaced
1998 Alice Lim Poh Choo Unplaced
1997 Tricia Tan Siew Siew Unplaced
1996 Angeline Putt Unplaced
1995 Tun Neesa Abdullah Unplaced
1994 Paulyn Sun Unplaced
1993 Rena Ramiah Devi Unplaced Metromedia Promotions Pte Ltd. directorship — Best Model of the Asia & Pacific 1994, fourth runner-up at Miss Tourism International 1994 (Sri-Lanka Edition) and Miss Tourism International (Turkey Edition).
1992 Cori Teo Unplaced
1991 Eileen Yeow Yin Yin Unplaced
  • Preliminary Swimsuit
    (9th Placed)
1990 Ong Lay Ling Unplaced
1989 Pauline Chong Unplaced
1988 Audrey Ann Tay Unplaced
  • Preliminary Swimsuit
    (4th Placed)
1987 Marion Nicole Teo Top 10
1986 Farah Lange Unplaced
1985 Lyana Chiok Unplaced
1984 Violet Lee Hui-Min Unplaced
1983 Kathie Lee Lee Beng Top 12
1982 Telma Judicia Mary Nonis Unplaced
1981 Florence Tan Unplaced
1980 Ann Chua Ai Choo Unplaced Rebranding as Miss Singapore Universe Organization.
Miss Singapore
1979 Elaine Tan Kim Lian Unplaced
1978 Annie Lee Mei Ling Unplaced
1977 Marilyn Sim Choon May Unplaced
1976 Linda Tham Unplaced
1975 Sally Tan Unplaced
1974 Angela Teo Bee Luang Unplaced
1973 Debra Josephine de Souza Unplaced
1972 Jacqueline Han Ghim Hong Unplaced
1971 Jenny Ser Wang Wong Unplaced
1970 Cecilia Undasan Unplaced Dr Robert C K Loh (International Y'sMen Club Beta Chapter) directorship.
1969 Mavis Young Siew Kim Unplaced
1968 Yasmin Saif Unplaced
1967 Bridget Ong Mei-Lee Unplaced
1966 Margaret van Meel Unplaced
1965 Alice Woon Yoke Kwee Did not compete She competed in various pageants including national competition of Miss Malaysia for Miss World 1963 and Miss Malaysia for Miss Universe 1965.
1964 Vera Wee Did not compete She competed in Miss Universe Malaysia 1964 for Miss Universe 1964.
1962 Julie Koh Unplaced
1961 Did not compete
1960 Christl d'Cruz Did not compete
1958 Marion Willis[8] Unplaced Shaw Brothers directorship
1954 Marjorie Wee[9] Unplaced She won Miss Malaya 1954 pageant but debuted at Miss Universe 1954 as Miss Singapore instead.
1953 Fatimah Omar[10] Did not compete

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tan, Jeanmarie (13 December 2021). "Miss Singapore makes it to top 16 of Miss Universe pageant, for first time in 34 years". The Straits Times. ISSN 0585-3923. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Rahman, Noor Ashikin Abdul (26 September 2015). "Miss Universe S'pore 2015 chosen at low-key, closed-door event". The New Paper. Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Lisa Marie White is Miss Universe Singapore 2015". pageantsnews.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Lasalle student Cheryl Chou crowned Miss Universe Singapore". The Straits Times. 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Telugu Girl Crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2021". gulte.com. 18 September 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ Minh, Quốc (18 October 2022). "Nhan sắc Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Singapore 2022". Zing News (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Newly-crowned Miss Universe S'pore fights human trafficking in Thailand and runs own clothing line". The New Paper. 18 September 2023. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  8. ^ "[MISS SINGAPORE, MARION WILLIS, YESTERDAY WENT TO GREET THE …". nas.gov.sg. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  9. ^ "It Should be 'Miss Malaya'". nas.gov.sg. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  10. ^ Lim, Edna (5 July 2019). Miss Singapore 1953. ISBN 9781474402897.

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