Miss Universe 1956

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Miss Universe 1956
Carol Morris at the Miss Universe 1956.jpg
Carol Morris, Miss Universe 1956
Date 20 July 1956
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
Entrants 30
Placements 15
Debuts British Guiana, Dominican Republic, Holland, Iceland
Withdrawals El Salvador, Finland, Honduras, Korea, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Norway, Ceylon, West Indies
Returns Peru, Turkey
Winner Carol Morris
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Miss Universe 1956, the fifth beauty pageant of the Miss Universe franchise, was held on 20 July 1956 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California. There were thirty contestants on stage. The nineteen-year-old Carol Morris was the second American representative (styled as "Miss USA") to win the contest. As was normal for the event, she was crowned by her immediate predecessor, Hillevi Rombin of Sweden.


Miss Universe 1956 participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1956
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  England - Iris Alice Kathleen Waller
4th runner-up
  •  Italy - Rossana Galli


Miss Universe 1956 Top 15