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Miss Universe 1993

Miss Universe 1993, the 42nd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 21 May 1993 at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico. At the event's conclusion, Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Universe by outgoing titleholder Michelle McLean of Namibia.[1] Seventy-nine contestants competed in the pageant.

Miss Universe 1993
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Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres
Date21 May 1993
VenueAuditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
BroadcasterCBS (international)
TV Azteca (official broadcaster)
WinnerDayanara Torres
 Puerto Rico
CongenialityJamila Haruna Danzuru
Best National CostumeIne Beate Strand
PhotogenicEugenia Santana
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The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final time, with colour commentary from former Miss Universe titleholders Cecilia Bolocco (1987) and Angela Visser (1989).[2]

This was the third time the pageant was held in Mexico, two years after Lupita Jones won Mexico's first Miss Universe title in 1991. In the weeks prior to the final telecast, the contestants visited Campeche, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Querétaro and the Mexican borough of Xochimilco for official events and sight seeing.[3]

The pageant was marred by booing from the crowd following the failure of the Mexican delegate, Angelina González, to advance to the top 10 of the national costume competition or the finals as one of the top 10 semifinalists.[4] This was particularly directed towards Kenya Moore of the USA, the country that owns the Miss Universe Organization.[1] During the judges' introduction, booing increased especially after Mexican judges Jose Luis Cuevas and Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones were introduced to the audience who held them responsible for Miss Mexico's non-placement.

This continued throughout the first two events of the night: the swimsuit and interview competition. The audience at National Auditorium only calmed down after the musical number with Michelle McLean and the delegates sang and danced to "Get On Your Feet" .[4] Generalized booing stopped and the competition continued with the evening gown event, the judges' questions, the final question and the crowning, without major incident.[4]

Miss Universe 1993 Titlecard


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1993
National Auditorium, Mexico City


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1993
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Semifinalists' scoresEdit

Contestant Preliminary Swimsuit Interview Evening Gown
  Colombia - Paula Andrea Betancur 9.217 9.267 9.508 9.815
  Australia - Voni Delfos 9.102 9.624 9.267 9.743
  India - Namrata Shirodkar 9.050 8.886 9.429 9.582
  Spain - Eugenia Santana 9.202 8.880 8.914 9.167
  Czech Republic - Pavlina Barbukova 8.990 9.286 9.154 9.171
  Puerto Rico - Dayanara Torres 9.074 9.114 9.314 9.507
  USA - Kenya Moore 9.238 9.136 9.367 9.367
  Brazil - Leila Cristine Schuster 9.287 8.936 9.297 9.496
  Finland - Tarja Smura 9.183 9.043 9.407 9.091
  Venezuela - Milka Chulina 9.239 9.336 9.843 9.526
     The contestant succeeded to the Top 6
     Top 3 highest scores on the said competition

Special AwardsEdit

Awards Winners
Best National Costume
  •   Norway – Ine Beate Strand
Miss Photogenic
  •   Spain – Eugenia Santana
Miss Congeniality
  •   Ghana – Jamila Danzuru






Did not competeEdit

General referencesEdit

  • "Miss Universe 1993". Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.


  1. ^ a b "Miss Puerto Rico crowned 1993 Miss Universe". Reuters. 1993-05-22.
  2. ^ "1993 MISS UNIVERSE Pageant hosted by Dick Clark in Mexico City to be broadcast live, May 21, on CBS Television Network" (Press release). Business Wire. 1993-04-20.
  3. ^ "Mexico to host Miss Universe pageant with emphasis on "smarts"". Reuters. 1993-04-13.
  4. ^ a b c "Puerto Rican beauty is Miss Universe". Straits Times. 1993-05-23.

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