Miss Universe 2002
Miss Universe 2002
29 May 2002
Phil Simms, Daisy Fuentes and Brook Lee
Roberto Clemente Coliseo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Argentina, Belize, Botswana, Indonesia, Lebanon, Malta, New Zealand, Paraguay, Taiwan, Turks & Caicos, Zimbabwe
Australia, Guyana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia
Russia (resigned) Justine Pasek
U.S. Virgin Islands
Best National Costume
Miss Universe 2002, the 51st edition of the Miss Universe pageant, was held in Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico on 29 May 2002. There were 75 delegates from around the world who competed for the title Miss Universe 2002. Oxana Fedorova of Russia was crowned Miss Universe 2002 by Miss Universe 2001, Denise Quiñones of Puerto Rico. Fedorova was dethroned four months later and first runner-up [1 ] Justine Pasek of Panama took over the Miss Universe title. This was the last Miss Universe show to be aired on CBS. Beginning with the next Miss Universe pageant, NBC assumed co-ownership of the pageant along with Donald Trump, and as a result began televising the pageant.
Results [ edit ]
Placements [ edit ]
Order of announcements [ edit ]
Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Semifinal Scores [ edit ]
Russia 9.64 (1)
Venezuela 8.83 (5)
China 9.15 (2)
Panama 8.92 (3)
South Africa 8.79 (6)
Germany 8.84 (4)
Cyprus 8.49 (8)
Albania 8.51 (7)
India 8.10 (10)
Canada 8.39 (9)
Top 10 Semifinalist (#) Rank in each round of competition
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.
Special Awards [ edit ]
Background Music [ edit ]
Telecast Judges [ edit ]
Contestants [ edit ]
National competitions [ edit ]
sent its first ever delegate, Anisa Kospiri. She placed in the Top 10, finishing eighth overall. Albania
sent its first ever delegate, Zhuo Ling. She finished second runner-up. China
Withdraws [ edit ]
Returns [ edit ]
which last competed in 2000. Australia
which last competed in 1999. Guyana
which last competed in 1995. Kenya
which last competed in 2000. Mauritius
which last competed in 2000. Namibia
Contestant notes [ edit ]
The Parade of Nations was conducted outdoors in the streets of Old San Juan for the first time and the delegates all wore their national costumes and presented in alphabetical order. This format of the parade would continue until 2005, although from 2003-2005, the delegates did not wear their national costumes during the parade.
Albania and the People's Republic of China debuted at this year's pageant, and both also made it to the semi-finals for the first time.
Cyprus placed in the semi-finals for the first time.
Russia, Venezuela, and India also placed in the semi-finals in 2001.
Germany last placed in the semi-finals in 1989, Panama in 1997, and both South Africa and Canada in 2000.
Vania Millan Miras of Spain won the Miss Spain 2002 title, but was a replacement of Lorena Van Heerde Ayala, the winner of the Miss Spain 2001 pageant. Seven delegates withdrew from the Miss Universe 2002 pageant. They were:
Karen Russell ( Belize), Angelina Sondakh ( Indonesia), ( Christina Sawaya Lebanon), Loredana Zammit ( Malta), María Gabriela Riquelme Escuna ( Paraguay), Bernice Gumbs ( St. Maarten) and Euwonka Selver ( Turks and Caicos). Sawaya of Lebanon would go on and claim the Miss International crown in the latter part of the year.
Sarah Davies of Australia went on to compete in Miss World 2004 in Sanya, China. She finished as 5th runner up in Miss World 2004.
from Lebanon withdrew because she did not want to compete in the same pageant with Miss Israel Christina Sawaya For the third time in the history of Miss Universe, Miss USA failed to place.
of Germany would go on to win the Natascha Börger Top Model of the World 2002 pageant in Germany. She would also go on to win the Miss Baltic Sea 2003 pageant in Finland.
International Broadcasters [ edit ]
These networks televised the 2002 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded it earlier for future broadcast) in their respective countries and territories:
References [ edit ]