Miss Universe 1993

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Miss Universe 1993
Dayanara Torres 2011.jpg
Date May 21, 1993
Presenters Dick Clark, Cecilia Bolocco and Angela Visser
Venue Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 79
Placements 10
Debuts Czech Republic, Estonia, Swaziland
Withdraws Bermuda, Commonwealth of Independent States, Cook Islands, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Kenya, Republic of China
Returns Belize, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, Trinidad & Tobago
Winner Dayanara Torres
 Puerto Rico
Congeniality Jamila Haruna Danzuru
Best National Costume Ine Beate Strand
Photogenic Eugenia Santana
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results

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

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 Miss USA Kenya Moore, 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]



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Semifinal Scores[edit]

Special Awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
  •  Ghana - Jamila Haruna Danzuru
Miss Photogenic
  •  Spain - Eugenia Santana
Catalina Best in Swimsuit
Palmolive Most Beautiful Hair

Order of announcements[edit]

National Auditorium, Mexico City



Preliminary scores[edit]

International Broadcasters[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS at the time) that showed the 1993 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:


  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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