The United States has won more Miss Universe titles than any other country, with a total of eight titles as of January 2015. Venezuela has the next most number of Miss Universe title wins with seven. The Miss Universe is a yearly international beauty pageant, which was first held in Long Beach, California. in 1952.
The U.S. won its first Miss Universe title in 1954 with Miriam Stevenson. In 2012, American Olivia Culpo bested candidates from other countries to win the eighth Miss Universe title for the U.S. The eight titles of the U.S. were won in 1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995, 1997 and 2012.
The 2013 Miss Universe beauty pageant, which was held in Moscow, saw Venezuelan Gabriela Culpo winning the title. Culpo's victory brought the number of Miss Universe wins for Venezuela to seven. Venezuela won its Miss Universe titles in 1979, 1981, 1986, 1996, 2008, 2009 and 2013. The country also became the first to win the Miss Universe title in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009.
The Miss Universe international beauty pageant is one of the four major international beauty pageants in the world. The other three major international beauty pageants are Miss International, Miss World and Miss Earth. When it comes to all three beauty pageants, Venezuela has won the most titles with a staggering 20 titles in all, followed by the U.S. with 14.