Miss Universe 1954

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Miss Universe 1954
Date 24 July 1954
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA
Entrants 33
Placements 16
Debuts Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, West Indies
Withdraws Austria, Denmark, Hawaii, Union of South Africa, Switzerland, Venezuela
Returns Chile, Cuba, Hong Kong, Israel
Winner Miriam Stevenson
Congeniality Effie Androulakaki
Greece Greece
Participating Nations and Results

Miss Universe 1954, the 3rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 24 July 1954 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, USA. They had 33 young ladies in the competition. Miss USA, 21-year-old Miriam Stevenson, won the competition. She became the first American to win the Miss Universe competition. She was crowned by Miss Universe 1953, Christiane Martel of France.



Final result Contestant
Miss Universe 1954
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Sweden - Ragnhild Olausson
Top 16

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Most Popular Girl in Parade
  •  Brazil - Maria Martha Hacker Rocha

^ ^ Miss Greece, Rika Diallina, was unable to enter the United States due to passport problems. Effie Androulakaki was sent to replace her. Androulakaki managed to win the award before Diallina's problems were sorted out. Androulakaki withdrew from the pageant after Diallina's arrival, turning down the suggestion from the pageant officials that she continue to compete in the contest as "Miss Crete".





  • Chile, Cuba, Hong Kong, and Israel last competed in 1952.


Did not compete[edit]

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