Miss Universe 1984

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Miss Universe 1984
Yvonne Ryding.JPG
Date 9 July 1984
Presenters Bob Barker, Joan Van Ark
Entertainment Tom Jones, Miami Sound Machine
Venue James L. Knight Convention Center, Miami, Florida, United States
Entrants 81
Placements 10
Withdrawals Bahamas, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Transkei
Returns Barbados, Luxembourg, Poland, Yugoslavia, Zaire
Winner Yvonne Ryding
Congeniality Jessica Palao
Best National Costume Juhi Chawla
Photogenic Garbiñe Abasolo
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Miss Universe 1984, the 33rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 9 July 1984 at the James L. Knight Convention Center in Miami, Florida, USA. Yvonne Ryding of Sweden was crowned by Lorraine Downes of New Zealand. 81 contestants competed in this year.



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1984
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up


Miss Universe 1984 participating nations and results



Host City controversy[edit]

Initially, Calgary, Canada was chosen as host city for the pageant, a decision announced on March 13, 1984.[2] Funding issues arose within days when the city council would not allow the tourist bureau to commit permanent funds to the event. An agreement was reached whereby funds from the city could be used but had to be repaid, although some complained about "using sex to sell the city".[3] By late April there were indications that the pageant might be moved to Miami, Florida due to the continued financial issues, but that negotiations in the hope of Calgary retaining the event were ongoing.[4] Despite the attempts of Calgary's Tourist Bureau, Miami was officially announced as the new venue on 12 May 1984, a decision which cost Calgary $125,000 and left the city facing a potential lawsuit from Miss Universe Inc., the pageant owner.[5]


  1. ^ Jimmy's Pageant Page - Miss Universe 1984 information (accessed 2006-09-05)
  2. ^ "Miss Universe pageant will be held in Calgary". The Globe and Mail. 1984-03-15. p. P3. 
  3. ^ "ACROSS CANADA Calgary council curbs funds for beauty show". The Globe and Mail. 1984-03-20. p. N3. 
  4. ^ "Miss Universe show may move location". The Globe and Mail. 1984-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Miss Universe deal takes an ugly turn". The Globe and Mail. 1984-05-12. p. P8. 

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