Miss Universe 1961

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Miss Universe 1961
Date 15 July 1961
Presenters Johnny Carson
Venue Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Entrants 48
Placements 15
Debuts Ireland, Jamaica, Madagascar, Rhodesia, Scotland, Republic of China, Virgin Islands, Wales
Withdrawals Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Jordan, New Zealand, Portugal, Surinam, Tunisia
Returns Ceylon, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Turkey
Winner Marlene Schmidt
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Miss Universe 1961, the 10th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 15 July 1961 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Marlene Schmidt of Germany was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder Linda Bement of the USA.


Miss Universe 1961 participating nations and results


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1961
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up