Miss Universe 1999

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Miss Universe 1999
Date May 26, 1999
Presenters Jack Wagner, Ali Landry and Julie Moran
Entertainment Julio Iglesias Jr
Venue Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 84
Placements 10
Debuts Botswana
Withdraws Bulgaria, Guam, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Zimbabwe
Returns Austria, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Guyana, Suriname, Turks & Caicos, Zambia
Winner Mpule Kwelagobe
Congeniality Marisa Ferreira
Best National Costume Nicole Simone Dyer
 Trinidad & Tobago
Photogenic Brenda Liz Lopez
 Puerto Rico
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1999 the 48th Miss Universe pageant was held at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago on May 26, 1999. Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana was crowned as Miss Universe 1999 by Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad & Tobago. Eighty-four contestants competed in this year.



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1999
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Spain - Diana Nogueira
Top 5
Top 10

Semifinal Scores[edit]

Special Awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Oscar De la Renta Best in Swimsuit
  •  Spain - Diana Nogueira
Clairol Herbal Essences Style

Order of announcements[edit]


Telecast Judges[edit]

Contestant notes[edit]

  • The candidates for Miss Philippines (1st Runner-Up) and Miss Spain (2nd Runner-Up) were not the original winners of their national pageants. Miriam Quiambao was originally selected to compete at the 1999 Miss World Pageant, but was bumped up to the Universe title after the original winner, Janelle Bautista was dethroned. Diana Noguera was 4th in her national pageant but became the representative for her country because the winner, Lorena Bernal was 17, the 1st runner up, Carmen Fernández, couldn't go to Miss Universe because her father was seriously sick, and the 2nd runner up, Inma Nadal had to participate in Miss Europe.
  • Miss Universe Title winner, Mpule Kwelagobe, was Botswana's first-ever candidate to compete at Miss Universe Pageant. She also represented her country in the 1997 Miss World Pageant
  • Two contestants from Miss Universe 1999 are deceased. Russia, Alexandra Petrova was shot and killed in 2000 by an unidentified gunman in her apartment at the Volga River city of Cheboksary. Zambia, Esanju Kalopa was killed in a car accident in late October 2005.


Replaced delegates[edit]

  •  Philippines - Janelle Bautista (Not a Philippine citizen)


  • The Parade of Nations is similar to 1998's, except that the contestants wore their national costumes this time.

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