Miss Universe 1981

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Miss Universe 1981
Date 20 July 1981
Presenters Bob Barker, Elke Sommer
Entertainment Peter Allen, Cast of 42nd Street and US Naval Choir
Venue Minskoff Theatre, New York City, New York, USA United States
Broadcaster CBS, WCBS-TV
Entrants 76
Placements 12
Debuts Gibraltar, Namibia
Withdraws Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, St. Maarten
Returns Cyprus, Fiji, Martinique, Portugal, South Africa, St. Kitts, Transkei, Samoa
Winner Irene Sáez
Congeniality Linda Smith
Best National Costume Adriana Alves de Oliveira
Photogenic Tina Brandstrup

Miss Universe 1981, the 30th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 20 July 1981 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City, USA. Irene Sáez of Venezuela crowned by Shawn Weatherly of the USA. There were 77 contestants competing for the crown, but Miss Mauritius got homesick and withdrew.[1] The pageant originally was scheduled to be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala. However, for financial and political reasons, Miss Universe was moved to New York City.[2]



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1981
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  •  Belgium - Dominique van Eeckhoudt

Special awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Semi-final scores[edit]

Order of announcements[edit]

Background music[edit]







  •  Hong Kong - Doris Loh was replaced by Irene Lo Kam-Sheung.



Post Miss Universe Careers[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Venezuelan wins title: Miss Universe". The Robesonian. Associated Press. July 21, 1981. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Universe Facts & Figures". buzzle.com. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4tj6mGCz_g
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXTJ1qTjg-Y
  5. ^ "Miss Universe 1981". bellezavenezoelana.net. 

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