Miss Universe 1957

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Miss Universe 1957
Date 19 July 1957
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
Entrants 32
Placements 15
Debuts Martinique, Morocco, Paraguay
Withdrawals British Guiana, Chile, Dominican Republic, USA, Australia, Finland
Returns Austria, Hawaii, Korea, Ceylon
Winner Gladys Zender
← 1956
1958 →

Miss Universe 1957, the 6th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 19 July 1957 in Long Beach, California, United States. In this pageant, 32 contestants competed. Gladys Zender of Peru won the competition, becoming the first Latin American woman to be crowned as Miss Universe, and was crowned by Carol Morris of the United States.


Miss Universe 1957 participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1957
1st runner-up
  •  Brazil - Teresinha Morango
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Cuba - María Gamio
4th runner-up




Miss USA Disqualified[edit]

  •  USA - Miss USA 1957 Leona Gage (MD), was announced as a semi-finalist, but she was ejected from the pageant the day before the final after it was discovered that she was married and the mother of two young children; therefore Miss  Argentina, Mónica Lamas, who had placed 16th in the preliminary, took over the vacated spot and Gage was stripped off her title as Miss USA and was replaced by Charlotte Sheffield. However, Sheffield was not able to compete because the preliminary competition already took place with Gage competing in it, marking the first time that a Miss USA would not compete at Miss Universe. Sheffield would therefore compete at Miss World 1957 but was unplaced.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Miss USA Charlotte Sheffield Passes Away". tpnnews.one. Retrieved 3 August 2016.