Miss Universe 1996

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Miss Universe 1996
Date May 17, 1996
Presenters Bob Goen,
Marla Maples
Entertainment Michael Crawford
Venue Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 79
Placements 10
Withdraws Guam, Japan, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Seychelles, US Virgin Islands, Zambia
Returns Argentina, Belgium, Ghana, Honduras, Lebanon, Zimbabwe
Winner Alicia Machado
Congeniality Jodie McMullen
Best National Costume Ilmira Shamsutdinova
Photogenic Aileen Damiles
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1996, the 45th Miss Universe pageant was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in the Aladdin Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on May 17, 1996. Alicia Machado of Venezuela was crowned as Miss Universe 1996 by Chelsi Smith from the USA. Seventy-nine contestants competed in this year.

The pageant originally was scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, for financial reasons, South Africa couldn't host the pageant and Miss Universe was moved to Las Vegas.[1][2]



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1996
1st runner-up
  •  Aruba - Taryn Mansell
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Semifinal Scores[edit]

The New Aladdin before being rebranded as Planet Hollywood

Special Awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Jantzen Best in Swimsuit
Finesse Best Style

Order of announcements[edit]



Preliminary scores[edit]



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