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Colombia Placed in Miss Universe when Pageant held in the Philippines Twice


Colombia has placed in Miss Universe  when the beauty contest was held in the Philippines in 1974 and 1994.
Ella Cecilia Palacios was 3rd Runner Up at Miss Universe 1974 while Carolina Gomez was Sushmita's 1st Runner up during Miss Universe 1994. Will Andrea Tovar  place higher than Cecilia and Carolina at Miss Universe 2016?

Ella Cecilia Palacios


Carolina Gomez


When Colombia won its first Miss Universe title through Luz Marina won, the government declared her as tax-exempt for life, built a house for her and was immortalized on three stamps.
Also like the Philippines, Colombia has been consistently making it to both the semis and the finals. Here’s Colombia’s Miss U honor roll:

  1. 1958 Luz Marina Zuluaga, winner
  2. 1959 Olga Beatriz Pumarejo Korkor, Top 15 semi-finalist
  3. 1960 Maria Stella Marquez Zawadsky, Top 15 semi-finalist
  4. 1962 Olga Lucia Botero Orozco, Top 15 semi-finalist
  5. 1963 Maria Cristina Alvarez Gonzales, Top 15 semi-finalist
  6. 1965 Maria Victoria Ocampo Gomez, Top 15 semi-finalist
  7. 1966 Edna Margarita Ludd Lucena, Top 15 semi-finalist
  8. 1968 Luz Elena Restrepo Gonzales (Best National Costume)
  9. 1969 Margarita Maria Reyes Zawadsky, Top 15 semi-finalist
  10. 1973 Ana Lucia Agudelo Correa, Top 12 semi-finalist
  11. 1974 Ella Cecilia Escandon Palacios, third runner-up
  12. 1975 Martha Lucia Echeverri Trujillo, Top 12 semi-finalist
  13. 1976 Maria Helena Reyes Abisambra, Top 12 semi-finalist
  14. 1977 Aura Maria Mojica Salcedo, third runner-up 
  15. 1978 Mary Shirley Saenz Stamez, third runner-up
  16. 1980 Maria Patricia Arbelaez Pelaez, Top 12 semi-finalist
  17. 1984 Susana Caldas Lemaitre, fourth runner-up
  18. 1985 Sandra Eugenia Borda Caldas (Best National Costume)
  19. 1986 Maria Monica Urbina Pugliesse, second runner-up
  20. 1987 Maria Patricia Lopez Ruiz (Miss Photogenic)
  21. 1988 Diana Patricia Arevalo Guerra, Top 10 semi-finalist
  22. 1990 Lizeth Yamil Mahecha Arevalo, second runner-up
  23. 1991 Maribel Judith Gutierrez Tinoco (Best National Costume
  24. 1992 Paola Turbay Gomez, first runner-up 
  25. 1993 Paula Andrea Betancur Arroyave, first runner-up
  26. 1994 Carolina Gomez Correa, first runner-up
  27. 1995 Tatiana Leonor Castro Abuchaibe, Top 10 semi-finalist
  28. 1997 Claudia Elena Vasquez Angel (Best National Costume)
  29. 1998 Silvia Fernada Ortiz Guerra, Top 5 finalist
  30. 2000 Catalina Ines Acosta Albarracin, Top 10 semi-finalist
  31. 2002 Vanessa Alexandra Mendoza Bustos (Best National .Costume)
  32. 2004 Catherine Daza Manchola, top 10 semi-finalist 
  33. 2006 Valerie Dominguez Tarud, top 10 semi-finalist
  34. 2008 Taliana Maria Vargas Carrillo, first runner-up
  35. 2010 Natalia Navarro Galvis, top 15 semi-finalist
  36. 2011 Maria Catalina Robayo Vargas, top 16 semi-finalist
  37. 2014 Paulina Vega Dieppa, WINNER
  38. 2015 Ariadna Gutierrez, Furst Runner-Up
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