Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. The contest was founded in 1952 byCalifornia clothing company Pacific Mills. The pageant became part of Kayser-Roth and then Gulf+Western Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump in 1996. The pageant is broadcast on NBC, simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo and (starting 2013) webcast on Xbox Live.Alongside its rivalMiss World and Miss Earth, this pageant is the most publicised and most awaited beauty contest in the world.
In 1998, Miss Universe changed its name from Miss Universe, Inc. to Miss Universe Organization and the headquarters moved from Los Angeles, California, to New York City that year. Donald Trump brought in a new team of professionals to the contest headed by its new CEO, Molly Miles, and president Maureen Reidy. The contest would use the slogan "Redefined for Today" for promotion of the pageants.
In 1998, the logo of Miss Universe – "the woman with stars" – was born, representing the beauty and responsibility of women around the Universe.
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