History of The Miss Universe Organization

Who we are

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates women of all cultures and backgrounds and empowers them to realize their goals through experiences that build self- confidence and create opportunities for success.

MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® provide the approximately 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to effect positive change personally, professionally and philanthropically as inspirational leaders and role models.

Run by women for women

The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to realize their personal, professional and philanthropic goals through experiences that build self-confidence and act as catalysts for future success. We celebrate beauty, all forms of it, and provide the tools that help women to feel their most beautiful: ‘Confidently Beautiful.’

KALIEGH GARRIS, MISS TEEN USA® 2019
(Connecticut)

Creating Opportunities

The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system are able to cultivate their personal career goals, advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. These women are forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about this change, but to initiate it. They have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, as well as film and television.

CHESLIE KRYST, MISS USA® 2019
(North Carolina)

Miss Universe Initiatives

The Miss Universe Organization places priority on the importance of getting involved and giving back by providing a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models within their communities, our contestants and titleholders work to affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by dedicating themselves to raising awareness and much needed funds for philanthropic endeavors.

ZOZIBINI TUNZI, MISS UNIVERSE® 2019
(South Africa)

Copyright Ewald Productions, independent producers of the Miss USA and Miss TEEN USA state preliminary pageants for the state of Connecticut under license by IMG Universe, LLC DBA the Miss Universe Organization. Miss Universe ®, Miss USA ® and Miss TEEN USA ® and all variants therefore, and the "Woman with Stars" Logo and the crown designs are all registered trademarks and copyrights of the Miss Universe Organization.