Miss Universe 1969

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Miss Universe 1969
Date July 19, 1969
Presenters Bob Barker and June Lockhart
Venue Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 61
Placements 15
Withdraws Haiti, Lebanon, Okinawa, South Africa, Virgin Islands
Returns Surinam
Winner Gloria Diaz
Congeniality Zohra Boufaden
Best National Costume Sangduen Manwong
Photogenic Carole Robinson
 New Zealand
Participating Nations and Results.

Miss Universe 1969, the 18th edition of the Miss Universe pageant, was held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA on July 19, 1969. Gloria Diaz of the Philippines was crowned by the Martha Vasconcellos of Brazil. Diaz became the first Filipina and third Asian to win the pageant, beating 60 other contestants from all around the world.[1]



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1969
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 15

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume
10 Best in Swimsuit

Order of announcement of semifinalists[edit]

  • Group 1: Australia, Finland, Peru, Austria, Norway, Philippines & Israel
  • Group 2: USA, Yugoslavia, Brazil, Sweden, Colombia, Japan, Chile & Switzerland

Order of announcement of finalists[edit]

  • Finland, Israel, Australia, Philippines, Japan




  1. ^ "Miss Philippines Wins Title of Miss Universe". The New York Times. July 20, 1969. 

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