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Miss Universe 1974, the 23rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 21 July 1974[a][1] at the Folk Arts Theater in Manila, Philippines. It was the first time in the pageant's history that the event was held in Asia.[2] Margarita Moran of the Philippines crowned her successor Amparo Muñoz of Spain at the end of the event.

Miss Universe 1974
Miss Universe 1974 opening titles.jpg
Date21 July 1974[a]
PresentersBob Barker, Helen O'Connell
VenueFolk Arts Theater, Manila, Philippines
BroadcasterCBS (international)
KBS (official broadcaster)
WinnerAmparo Muñoz
CongenialityAnna Bjornsdóttir
Best National CostumeKim Jae-kyu
PhotogenicJohanna Raunio
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There were 65 delegates from around the world who competed for the 1974 title. This was the first Miss Universe event to be held in Asia.



Miss Universe 1974 participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1974
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •   Colombia – Ella Cecilia Escandon Palacios
4th Runner-up
  •   Aruba – Maureen Ava Vieira
Top 12



Did not competeEdit


  •   Iceland - Miss Amity (Anna Bjornsdóttir)
  •   Finland - Miss Photogenic (Johanna Raunio)
  •   Korea - Best National Costume (Kim Jae-kyu)

General ReferencesEdit

  • West, Donald (ed.). "Miss Universe 1974". Retrieved December 1, 2018.


  1. ^ a b The event was held at 8:00 am Philippine Standard Time (UTC+08:00); for the Americas, this was July 20 in their local times.
  1. ^ "Miss Universe". The Spokesman-Review. 22 July 1974. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ Requintina, Robert (2 August 2016). "PH eyes MOA or Philippine Arena as venue for Miss Universe 2016". Tempo (in English and Filipino). Retrieved 2 August 2016.

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