The winner of Miss Universe Brazil 2015 will represent Brazil at Miss Universe 2015 and will be Melissa Gurgel’s successor. Gurgel represented her country in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant where she placed among the Top 15.
History of the Miss Universe Brazil Pageant
Competition to win the crown of “Miss Brasil” began in the 1920s following a trend throughout the world during that period. A famous controversy occurred when Miss Brasil 1929 competed in the International Pageant of Pulchritude, known as “Miss Universe” in the 1930s, but failed to place in the competition, much less win.
The angered Brazilians hosted their own international pageant in 1930 leading to two separate “Miss Universe” titles that year, not related to the modern Miss Universe competition created in 1952. In the Brazilian “Miss Universe”, Miss Brasil won the title while in the other competition in the US, Miss United States received the crown of Miss Universe 1930.
Brazil has won the Miss Universe Pageant in 1963 with Ieda Maria Vargas, in 1968 with Martha Vasconcellos. They made the TOP 5 fourth times since 2007.