|When is Miss Universe?|
|What is Miss Universe?|
Miss Universe is a yearly international beauty pageant that was founded in 1952 by Pacific Mills, a California clothing company that produces the Catalina Swimwear line. What was initially a bathing beauty competition has now evolved into a worldwide series of events that are televised for enjoyment by millions of viewers.
The Miss Universe Organization schedules appearances and events year round, promoting the beauty pageant's brand along with various humanitarian causes. The winning contestant is chosen from among the top contestants of each country represented. For example, Miss USA represents the United States at the event.
For many years, the pageant was held in May or June. But the schedule has become more erratic in recent years. A different host city is chosen for each year's pageant. In 2014, an appropriate venue was not selected in time, which led to the final contest and crowning of the winner being postponed until January 25th of 2015. This unfortunate turn of events led to disqualification of many pageant entrants when their host countries sent 2015 contestants to the delayed 2014 contest by mistake.