Carol Ann Laverne Morris (born October 25, 1936) was Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1956.
Morris was born in Omaha, Nebraska the only child of a minister. The family first moved to Scott City, Kansas where she attended elementary school. After moving to Ottumwa, Iowa Miss Morris attended Ottumwa High School where she graduated 4th in her class of 300. Morris was a champion swimmer and worked as a lifeguard, sang in the church choir and played the violin.
Morris developed into a 5-foot 7-inch (170 cm) young lady, with blue eyes and dark brown almost black hair, 131 pounds (59,4 kg) and 36-25-36-inch (91.5-63.5-91.5) figure. The first beauty pageant she entered and won was the Miss Ottumwa contest. While attending Drake University she entered and won the Miss Iowa beauty contest. Morris then represented Iowa in the Miss America contest in 1954.
Morris won the 1956 Miss USA contest that had 43 contestants and was held in Long Beach, California. She then competed and won against 29 contestants in the Miss Universe beauty pageant, also held in Long Beach.
Hillevi Rombin (September 14, 1933, Uppsala, Sweden – June 19, 1996) was Miss Sweden and Miss Universe in 1955.
She grew up in Uppsala, Uppland and was the Swedish national decathlon champion before she competed in the pageant. A remarkable athlete, Rombin excelled in gymnastics, track & field, and downhill snow skiing. After winning the pageant, she left Sweden for Hollywood to fulfill her acting contract with Universal Pictures, part of the prize package as Miss Universe. She studied acting along with John Gavin, Clint Eastwood, and Barbara Eden, among the other contract actors. Universal put her in a couple films, with just one or two lines, to give her some exposure and experience. She was credited for small speaking roles in two films. In The Benny Goodman Story (1955) she asks for an autograph and in Istanbul (1957) she appears as a flight attendant near the film's end.
During her year reign as Miss Universe, while traveling around the U.S., she met her future husband G. David Schine, whose family was in the hotel business and would later himself be in the film and music businesses. She discontinued her acting career in order to focus on married life, soon starting a large family with Schine. They had six children, and their marriage lasted almost 40 years until their deaths together in 1996.
Miriam Jacqueline Stevenson (born July 4, 1933, Winnsboro, South Carolina) won Miss USA (as Miss South Carolina USA) and Miss Universe in 1954. Her height is 5'6" (176 cm), measurements: bust - 36" (91,5 cm), waist - 24" (61 cm), hips - 36" (91,5 cm).
Until 1958 the Miss Universe title was post-dated, so at the time Stevenson's title was Miss Universe 1955.
Christiane Martel (born Christiane Magnani; January 18, 1932, Paris) was actress and Miss Universe 1953.
Armi Helena Kuusela (born 20 August 1934, Muhos, Finland) is Miss Universe 1952. In 1952 she won the national beauty contest Suomen Neito and was presented with a trip to the United States to participate in the first-ever Miss Universe pageant, becoming its first titleholder in history. At her crowning she was only 17 years old. At the time she weighed 49 kg (108 lb), and her height was 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in).
Amy Willerton (born 18 August 1992, Bristol) is a British Model, TV Personality and Presenter. She was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2013. Amy is 1.78 m in height. Official site - http://amy-willerton.com/
Riza Raquel Santos (born August 31, 1986) is a Canadian television personality and beauty queen. She competed and won Miss Earth Canada 2006, Miss World Canada 2011 and most recently Miss Universe Canada 2013.
Riza was born in a rural Alberta town with a population of ten thousand people. Riza's parents are from Bataan and Bulacan in the Philippines but she was raised in Canada. She is of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.
In my opinion, the most beautiful Gabonese girl is Ruth Jennifer Ondo Mouchita. She was crowned Miss Gabon 2013 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Her height is 1.81 m. Jennifer Ondo Mouchita is of mixed race with Filipino and Gabonese Ancestry.
Carey Ng (born November 3, 1989) is Miss Universe Malaysia 2013. Her height is 1.78 m, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 61, hips - 89.
Cynthia Lizeth Duque Garza is Nuestra Belleza México 2012. She will represent Mexico at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. Her height is 1.75 m, measurements: bust - 86, waist - 60, hips - 90.