Miss Universe 1953

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Miss Universe 1953
Date 17 July 1953
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
Entrants 25
Placements 16
Debuts Austria, Switzerland
Withdrawals Chile, Cuba, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Israel
Winner Christiane Martel
Congeniality Jeanne Thompson
Louisiana Louisiana
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Miss Universe 1953, the 2nd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 17 July 1953 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States. 27 contestants from 25 countries competed in the pageant, which was held concurrently with the Miss USA 1953 event. 21-year-old[1] Christiane Martel from France won the competition, becoming the second Miss Universe. The previous titleholder, Armi Kuusela, resigned before her reign ended, and therefore Martel was crowned by actress Julie Adams.[2]


Miss Universe 1953 participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1953
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up


Miss Universe 1953 contestants in Long Beach, California




Did not compete[edit]


  1. ^ "French beauty new Miss Universe". The Day. Associated Press. July 18, 1953. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Mihaela, Dima (September 13, 2009). "Miss Universe: Finnish Armi Kuusela first beauty queen". Adevărul. Retrieved October 7, 2010.