Miss Universe 1974

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] Margie 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.


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


Name ChangeEdit

  •   Ceylon began competing as Sri Lanka after the country became a republic.


  •   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". pageantopolis.com. 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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