The Most Popular Miss Universe Winner: A Countdown of the All-Time Favorites

Choose the winner you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 08:28
"Who is the most popular Miss Universe winner?" - It's time to cast your vote and make your voice heard in the ultimate ranking of celestial beauties! At StrawPoll, we have curated a stunning constellation of the most dazzling Miss Universe winners from over the years, and now it's your turn to decide who shines the brightest. Will it be the fierce trailblazer who broke barriers, the radiant philanthropist making a difference, or the mesmerizing enchantress who captured hearts around the globe? The power is in your hands to rank these extraordinary women and even suggest a missing star. So, join thousands of fellow stargazers in this exciting poll and let's discover together who will be crowned the most popular Miss Universe winner of all time!

Who Is the Most Popular Miss Universe Winner?

  1. 1
    Miss Universe 2015, known for her stunning blue gown and famous "confusion" moment when she was initially announced as the first runner-up before being crowned the winner.
    Pia Wurtzbach in other rankings
  2. 2
    Catriona Gray
    Migsmigss · CC BY-SA 4.0
    Miss Universe 2018, known for her "lava walk" and advocacy work for HIV/AIDS awareness.
    Catriona Gray in other rankings
  3. 3
    Miss Universe 2017, known for her advocacy work for self-defense and empowerment of women.
    Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in other rankings
  4. 4
    Miss Universe 2016, the second Miss Universe from France and known for her elegant and graceful presence on stage.
  5. 5
    Leila Lopes
    David Shankbone · CC BY 3.0
    Miss Universe 2011, the first Miss Universe from Angola and known for her advocacy work for HIV/AIDS awareness and education.
  6. 6
    Miss Universe 1993, the first Puerto Rican to win the title and known for her acting career and philanthropy work.
    Dayanara Torres in other rankings
  7. 7
    Miss Universe 1996, known for her controversial relationship with Donald Trump and advocacy work for HIV/AIDS awareness.
    Alicia Machado in other rankings
  8. 8
    Brooke Lee
    US Government · Public domain
    Miss Universe 1997, the first Miss Universe from Hawaii and known for her natural beauty and grace.
  9. 9
    Miss Universe 1969, the first Filipina to win the title and known for her acting career and advocacy work for women's rights.
    Gloria Diaz in other rankings
  10. 10
    Miss Universe 2019, the third Miss Universe from South Africa and known for her advocacy work for gender equality and natural hair representation.

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Ranking factors for popular winner

  1. Overall Impact
    The winner's overall impact on the Miss Universe pageant and its audience, including their memorable moments, presence, and influence.
  2. Charisma and Beauty
    The winner's charisma, stage presence, beauty, and ability to engage with both the judges and the audience.
  3. Personality
    The winner's personality and ability to shine both on and off the stage, including their grace, intelligence, charm, and relatability.
  4. Advocacy and Ambition
    The winner's commitment to advocating for meaningful causes, their involvement in charity work, and their ambition in using the title to make a positive impact.
  5. Cultural Representation
    The winner's ability to promote their country's culture, traditions, and values while also embracing diversity and embodying the spirit of global unity.
  6. Social Media Influence
    The winner's impact and engagement on social media platforms, as it is a powerful tool for spreading awareness and connecting with a wide audience.
  7. Global Recognition
    The winner's level of recognition and popularity on a global scale, taking into account media coverage, public perception, and the ability to leave a lasting impression beyond the Miss Universe pageant.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular Miss Universe winner. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or winner is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 190 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each winner once every 24 hours. The rank of each winner is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most popular miss universe winner

The Miss Universe pageant has been an iconic event in the world of beauty pageants since its inception in 1952. Over the years, the competition has produced some of the most stunning and talented women from around the world. Each year, a new Miss Universe is crowned, and with that title comes fame, recognition, and adoration from fans across the globe. With so many Miss Universe winners throughout the years, it's no surprise that people have their favorites. Some have left a lasting impact on the pageant world, while others have gone on to achieve great success in their careers. But when it comes to popularity, who stands out above the rest? That's where StrawPoll comes in. With our vast collection of polls and rankings, we've asked our users to weigh in on who they believe is the most popular Miss Universe winner of all time. From the early years of the pageant to the present day, we've compiled a list of the most beloved and unforgettable Miss Universe winners, and the results may surprise you.

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