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Miss Universe 2015 Official Candidates

Miss Universe 2015 Official Candidates

The 63rd Miss Universe Pageant has just been concluded and yet we’re now up and hyped for the next battle later this year—the 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant! We don’t have the final venue yet and we’ll keep you posted once confirmed. We’ve already got a few stunners and we’re expecting that the competition will be tougher this year around. And yes, that is Miss Universe – the only beauty pageant with the toughest competition amongst the most beautiful women in the universe! Without much ado, let’s get to know 55 confirmed official candidates who are ready to bring the Miss Universe 2015 stage down! Keep yourself updated by visiting this post every now and then.

Miss Universe 2015 Official Candidates

Miss Universe 2015 Official Candidates

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PAGEANT NOTES:

RETURNS

Last competed in 2012:
a. Cayman Islands
b. Montenegro

Last competed in 2013:
a. Azerbaijan
b. Denmark
c. Vietnam

REPLACEMENTS

a. Austria – Amina Dagi was chosen Miss Universe Austria 2015 by the Miss Austria Corporation and the National Director, Silvia Schachermayer as a replacement to Annika Grill who will be sent to Miss World 2015 and hence shall not be able to participate in Miss Universe as the finale dates of both Miss World and Miss Universe for the 2015 edition overlap one another. Dagi was crowned Miss Austria 2012.

b. Gabon – Ornella Obone was appointed to compete at Miss Universe 2015 by the Miss Gabon Organization after they decided to send the winner of the Miss Gabon 2015 pageant, Reine Ngotala, to Miss World 2015. This year, the winner of the Miss Gabon pageant was crowned to participate at both Miss Universe and Miss World contests but this is not possible due to the conflicting dates of Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. Obone was the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Gabon 2015 pageant.

c. Russia – Vladislava Yevtushenko was appointed Miss Universe Russia 2015 by the Miss Russia Organization as a replacement to Sofia Nikitchuk the winner of Miss Russia 2015 pageant, who will compete only at Miss World 2015 due to the clash in the dates of Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. The winner of Miss Russia pageant usually participate at both Miss Universe and Miss World pageants .Yevtushenko represented Chita at Miss Russia 2015 and was the 1st runner-up at the pageant.

d. South Africa – Refilwe Mthimunye was chosen Miss Universe South Africa 2015 by Melinda Bam, national director of Miss South Africa pageant as a replacement to Liesl Laurie who will be sent to Miss World 2015 and hence shall not be able to participate in Miss Universe as the finale dates of both Miss World and Miss Universe for the 2015 edition are close one another. Mthimunye was 1st runner-up at Miss South Africa 2015 pageant.

DESIGNATIONS

a. El Salvador – Idubina Rivas was appointed to represent El Salvador by Liz De Castaneda, national director of Miss Universe in El Salvador, after the national pageant was postponed until January 2016. Rivas was previously Miss International El Salvador 2014.

b. France – Flora Coquerel was appointed as “Miss Universe France 2015” by the national director of Miss France, Sylvie Tellier, Coquerel was crowned Miss France 2014 and was supposed to compete at the 2014 edition of both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants however she was not sent to Miss Universe 2014 as the pageant was shifted to January and was replaced by the newly crowned Miss France 2015,Camille Cerf.

c. Georgia – Janet Kerdikoshvili was appointed to represent Georgia by IC Model Management, franchise holders for Miss Universe in Georgia. Kerdikoshvili was chosen to compete at Miss Universe 2013 but had to withdraw last minute due to unexpected health problems. She was crowned Miss Georgia 2011.

d. Greece – Mikaela Fotiadi was appointed as “Star Hellas 2015” at a closed door ceremony organized by Vassilis Prevelakis, national director of Miss Universe in Greece.

e. Kosovo – Mirjeta Shala was appointed to represent Kosovo by Fadil Berisha, national director of Miss Universe in Kosovo. Shala was crowned Miss Universe Kosovo 2013 but was forced to withdraw because Russia the host country of Miss Universe 2013 pageant did not recognise Kosovo as an independent nation, and thus denied her visa for entry.

f. Paraguay – Laura Garcete was chosen Miss Universo Paraguay 2015 by Promociones Gloria, franchise holders for Miss Universe in Paraguay. Nuestra Belleza Paraguay was not held this year due to lack of time in organizing the pageant hence the representatives to various international pageants were chosen in a closed door election from the contestants of Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 2014.Garcete was the 1st runner-up at Nuestra Belleza Paraguay 2014.

g. Poland – Weronika Szmajdzińska was appointed as “Miss Universe Poland 2015” by Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, the new national director for Miss Universe in Poland. Szmajdzińska was crowned Miss Polski Teen 2011 and was previously appointed to compete at Miss World 2012.

h. Singapore – Lisa Marie White was selected Miss Universe Singapore 2015 by Nuraliza Osman, the new national director of Miss Universe Singapore at a casting call held due to time constraints in organising the pageant. The Miss Universe franchise was previously held by Derrol Stepenny Promotions.

WITHDRAWALS

a. Guam – Miss Universe Guam pageant is postponed to early 2016.
b. Trinidad & Tobago – Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago was cancelled after several major sponsors of the pageant withdrew after the Donald Trump controversy and the other reason being the upcoming general elections.

CROSSOVERS
Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

Miss World
2011: Georgia – Janeta Kerdikoshvili
2011: Spain – Carla García (Top 15)
2012: Austria – Amina Dagi
2012: Poland – Weronika Szmajdzińska
2013: USA – Olivia Jordan (Top 20)
2014: France – Flora Cockerel

Miss International
2010: Peru – Laura Spoya (Top 15)
2014: Myanmar – May Barani Thaw
2014: El Salvador – Idubina Rivas

Miss Grand International
2013: Venezuela – Mariana Jimenez (Top 10)

Miss United Nation
2013: Paraguay – Laura Garcete

Miss Tourism International
2013: Australia – Monika Radulovic (1st Runner Up)

Miss Global Teen
2012: Poland – Weronika Szmajdzińska (Winner, Teen Face of the Year)

Nuestra Belleza Latina
2015: Dominican Republic – Clarissa Molina (3rd Runner Up)

Reina Hispanoamericana
2013: El Salvador – Idubina Rivas
2014: Bolivia – Romina Rocamonje (Winner)
2015: Paraguay – Laura Garcete (Virreina)

Miss Latinoamericana International
2014: Costa Rica – Brenda Castro (3rd Runner Up)

Queen of The Universe
2015: Azerbaijan – Javidan Gurbanova (3rd Runner Up)

Miss Italia nel Mondo
2008: Puerto Rico – Catalina Morales

Miss Yacht International
2012: Paraguay – Laura Garcete

Miss Asian Supermodel
2011: India – Urvashi Rautela (Winner)

Miss Tourism Queen of The Year International
2011: India – Urvashi Rautela (Winner)

Miss World Sport
2014: Vietnam – Phạm Thị Hương (1st Runner Up)

Miss Teenager International
2011: Costa Rica – Brenda Castro (2nd Runner Up)

World Next Top Model
2015: Greece – Mikaela Fotiadis (2nd Runner Up)

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