Miss Universe 1997

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Miss Universe 1997
Brook Lee.JPG
Date 16 May 1997
Presenters George Hamilton, Marla Maples Trump
Entertainment Enrique Iglesias
Venue Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 74
Placements 10
Debuts Croatia
Withdraws Cayman Islands, Denmark, Great Britain, Indonesia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Sri Lanka, Western Samoa
Returns Bermuda, Mauritius, US Virgin Islands
Winner Brook Lee
Congeniality Laura Csortan
Best National Costume Claudia Vásquez
Photogenic Abbygale Arenas
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1997, the 46th Miss Universe pageant was held in Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, culminating in the final competition on 16 May 1997. This was the second consecutive year that the pageant had been held in the USA. Brook Lee of the USA was crowned Miss Universe 1997 by Alicia Machado of Venezuela. Seventy-four delegates competed in this year.



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1997
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Semifinal Scores[edit]

Special Awards[edit]

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

Order of announcements[edit]


Telecast Judges[edit]

Miami Beach Convention Center.


Preliminary scores[edit]


Host city[edit]

On July 19, 1995, it was confirmed that  Lesotho,  USA,  Zimbabwe,  Namibia,  Brazil,  Hong Kong and  Trinidad & Tobago had been sent as applicant countries. On September 26, 1995, it was confirmed that  Lesotho,  USA and  Hong Kong had been sent as candidate countries. On March 28, 1996, a day before the host country election, it was confirmed that  Hong Kong has to withdraw receiving 13 of the fewest votes. On March 29, 1996, it was confirmed that  Lesotho would host the 1997 pageant by beating  USA. At the end of the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, the flag was passed to  Lesotho and they'll look forward to see you there. On January 30, 1997, it was confirmed that  Lesotho would withdraw due to suspension, hired  USA as new host country, then the flag was passed.