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Meet 5 Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at Older Ages
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Meet 5 Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at Older Ages

At 60 years old, Alejandra Rodriguez rewrote the history of the Miss Universe crown. She won the title at an age when many would consider retirement. Her victory breaks age barriers and serves as a beacon of inspiration for millions who may have sacrificed their dreams due to age-related doubts.

The Miss Universe pageant has been held 73 times from 1952 to 2024. Women from 90 different countries have participated in the event so far, and 39 countries have won the Miss Universe crown at least once.

The United States, with nine titles in account, has won the most titles in the event’s history. Venezuela stands in the second position with 7 Miss Universe titles. 

Of course, there is no one else in history to win the title at the age of 60. However, there are some beauties who have achieved this feat at an older age than normal. 

Let’s look at the five remarkable women who won the Miss Universe crown at an older age. 

Alejandra Rodriguez – 60 Years 

Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at 60, Alejandra Rodriguez
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Alejandra is the first Miss Universe in history to win the title at the age of 60. She is a lawyer and journalist by profession and has served in different institutes. Alejandra Rodriguez won the second Miss Universe crown for Argentina. 

R Bonney Gabriel – 28 Years 

Meet 5 Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at Older Ages
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R Bonney is the second woman in history who won the Miss Universe title at the age of 28. She won the title for America in 2022 and became the ninth participant to win the title for the United States. 

R Bonney Gabriel also won the Miss USA crown in 2022. 

Brook Lee – 26 Years 

Meet 5 Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at Older Ages
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Brook Lee is the third-oldest Miss Universe crown winner. She won the crown in 1997, the same year she received the Miss Hawaii and Miss USA titles. Brook is from Pearl City, Hawaii, US. 

Pia Wurtzbach – 26 

Pia Wurtzbach Miss Universe Crown winner
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Pia Alonzo Wurtbach, known as Pia Romero, belongs to West Germany. She won the title in 2015 at the age of 26. Pia is a Filipina model, actress, and beauty queen. She was the first woman to win the Miss Universe title for the Philippines. 

Zozibini Tunzi – 26

Meet 5 Women Who Won the Miss Universe Crown at Older Ages
Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe Crown Winner

Zozibini Tunzi, also known as Zozi Tunzi, is a South African model, actress, and beauty pageant. She won the Miss Universe crown in 2019 for South Africa. 

Tunzi is the first black woman from South Africa to win the Miss Universe Crown. 

In addition, some beauty pageants have won the Miss Universe title at the early age of 17 years. Armi Kuusela and Gladys Zender have achieved this huge milestone at the youngest age. 

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