Who would have thought that a local "bathing beauty" competition spearheaded by Catalina Swimwear in Long
Beach, CA would metamorphose into an international annual tradition with countless young women around the world vying to become
Miss Universe? As hundreds of millions of fans have watched in 125 different countries, the homegrown contest has evolved
into a powerful, year-round, international organization that advances and supports opportunities for these role models.
Becoming what is now considered Universal royalty is still an obtainable dream for young women 50 years
later. Today, Miss Universe has become a fixture of pop culture, ingrained in the landscape of our minds. Run by Multi Billionaire
Donald J. Trump and NBC it has changed the face of Beauty pagents
These women are savvy, goal-oriented and aware. The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Organization
display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers,
personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who see to improve the lives of others. Currently, Miss Universe is experiencing
a rebirth, playing a critical role in making the next 100 years "The Century of Women."
Ethiopia is porud to finaly be
associated with this the most prestigeous of pageants, and we invite you to become a part of the Miss Universe Ethiopia family
and support our representatives to the greatest show in the universe
The Fairy tale that started with the crowning of Wossene Hailu, many years
ago as the first ever Miss Ethiopia, continues in 2004 under her guidance, with the first ever Miss Universe Ethiopia contests,
and we are determined to win the most prestigious beauty crown in the Universe for Ethiopia.
2004 was the year that Ethiopia joined the
Miss Universe Pageant and we are excited and full of anticipation for what the future holds for all Ethiopians Wossene Hailu,
shares this dream with us, and we are honoured to be working with her to make the dreams of the current generation come true.