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Miss Singapore Universe


Miss Singapore Universe

Miss Universe Singapore
Logo of Miss Singapore Universe 2007
Motto Confidently Beautiful
Formation 1951
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Singapore
Miss Universe
Official language
National director
Nuraliza Osman

Miss Universe Singapore (previously called as "Miss Singapore") is an annual Miss Universe pageant. 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.


  • History 1
    • Purpose 1.1
    • Notable winners 1.2
    • Former name 1.3
  • Titleholders 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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 actress Siti Mariam Ismail or officially known as Mariani 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 8th 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 9th place.


The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Singapore Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others.

Notable winners

1991's winner Eileen Yeow went on to sign for Hong Kong's TVB, acting in many TVB dramas since.

1992's winner Cori Teo became Mrs Singapore United Nations in 2002.

Miss Singapore Universe 1993 Rena Ramiah won the Miss Tourism International pageant two years after her stint at Miss Universe.

1994's crown holder Paulyn Sun who was acting in Hong Kong since the mid 90s was nominated for Best Actress in the 1998 prestigious Golden Horse Awards as well as the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in the Hong Kong film Black Gold.

Dubbed "The Beauty with Brains", Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, was noted for her double Masters academic degree when she won in 1999. She has written about her experience in Trinidad & Tobago where the local newspaper noted her to be the voice for the Asian representatives in 1999 on the international scene.

On May 9. 2009 she graduated with a PhD in the field of general linguistics from the University of Gothenburg. The winner for the year 2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen was the youngest Member of Parliament at the age of 27 when she was appointed as one of nine Nominated MPs in November 2004.

Jaime Teo who won the coveted title in 2001 enjoys a mildly successful career as an actress and TV presenter in Mediacorp. Miss Singapore Universe 2008, Shenise Wong, took part in Miss Asia Pacific International 1999, Miss International 2002 and Miss World 2005 prior to Miss Universe 2008.

Miss Singapore Universe 2009, Rachel Kum, was noted as an entrepreneur in the local newspaper for creating her own cosmetics company, Rachel K Cosmetics soon after she won the title. Her cosmetics company became the main makeup sponsor for the Miss Singapore Universe 2010 pageant.

Former name

The official website for the Miss Universe Singapore organiser is

Miss Valerie Lim was crowned Miss Singapore Universe 2011 on 10 July 2011. She went on to represent Singapore at Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Incidentally, Valerie was Miss Earth Singapore 2009 and placed in the top 16 at the Miss Earth 2009 pageant.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

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 Singapore Ethnicity Placement Special Awards Notes
1951 Mariani Ismail Malay Did not compete The first Miss Singapore did not compete at the Miss Universe.
1954 Marjorie Wee Chinese Unplaced
1958 Marion Willis Eurasian Unplaced
1962 Julie Koh Chinese Unplaced
1964 Vera Wee Chinese Did not compete Withdrew in unknown reasons.
1965 Alice Woon Yoke Kwee Chinese Unplaced
1966 Margaret van Meel Eurasian Unplaced
1967 Ong Mei-Lee Chinese Unplaced
1968 Yasmin Saif Arabian Unplaced
1969 Mavis Young Siew Kim Chinese Unplaced
1970 Cecilia Undasan Malay Unplaced
1971 Jenny Ser Wang Wong Chinese Unplaced
1972 Jacqueline Han Ghim Hong Chinese Unplaced
1973 Debra Josephine de Souza Eurasian Unplaced
1974 Angela Teo Bee Luang Chinese Unplaced
1975 Sally Tan Chinese Unplaced
1976 Linda Tham Chinese Unplaced
1977 Marilyn Sim Choon May Chinese Unplaced
1978 Annie Lee Mei Ling Chinese Unplaced
1979 Elaine Tan Kim Lian Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (9th)
1980 Ann Chua Ai Choo Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (44th)
1981 Florence Tan Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (48th)
1982 Telma Judicia Mary Nonis Eurasian Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (60th)
1983 Kathie Lee Lee Beng Chinese Top 12
1984 Violet Lee Hui-Min Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (69th)
1985 Lyana Chiok Chinese Unplaced
1986 Farah Lange Eurasian Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (59th)
1987 Marion Nicole Teo Chinese Top 10
1988 Audrey Ann Tay Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (4th)
1989 Pauline Chong Chinese Unplaced
1990 Ong Lay Ling Chinese Unplaced
1991 Eileen Yeow Yin Yin Chinese Unplaced
1992 Cori Teo Chinese Unplaced Mrs Singapore United Nations 2002
1993 Rena Ramiah Devi Indian Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (30th)
1994 Paulyn Sun Chinese Unplaced Nominated Best Actress Golden Horse Awards 1998.
1995 Tun Neesa Abdullah Malay Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (25th)
1996 Angeline Putt Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (53rd)
1997 Tricia Tan Siew Siew Chinese Unplaced Swimsuit Preliminary (50th)
1998 Alice Lim Poh Choo Chinese Unplaced
1999 Cheryl Marie Cordeiro Eurasian Unplaced
2000 Eunice Elizabeth Olsen Eurasian Unplaced Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP)
2001 Jaime Teo Chinese Unplaced Actress and TV presenter
2002 Nuraliza Osman Malay Unplaced Currently National director of Miss Universe Singapore Organization.[1]
2003 Bernice Wong Chea Mei Chinese Unplaced
2004 Sandy Chua Khang Ein Chinese Unplaced
2005 Cheryl Tay Chinese Unplaced
2006 Carol Cheong Yim Foon Chinese Unplaced
2007 Jessica Tan Yue Chang Chinese Unplaced
2008 Shenise Wong Yan Yi Chinese Unplaced Competed in Miss World 2005
2009 Rachel Janice Kum Chinese Unplaced Co-founder Rachel K Cosmetics, a Singapore-based cosmetics company.[2]
2010 Tania Lim Kim Suan Chinese Unplaced
2011 Valerie Lim Chinese Unplaced Miss Earth 2009 (Top 16)
2012 Lynn Tan Chinese Unplaced Receiver 2012 Star Model of Singapore award at the Asian Models Festival Awards in Seoul, Korea and grand winner the FHM Model of the Year (Singapore) 2011.
2013 Shi Lim Chinese Unplaced
2014 Rathi Menon Indian Unplaced
2015 Lisa Marie White Malay TBA TBA


  1. ^ noteworthy individuals
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External links

  • Official website
  • Official page
  • Miss Universe Singapore : Hall Of Fame
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