Miss Universe 1986

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Miss Universe 1986
Date July 21, 1986
Presenters Bob Barker, Mary Frann
Entertainment Miami Sound Machine
Venue ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 77
Placements 10
Debuts Côte d'Ivoire
Withdraws Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Haiti, Senegal, Tahiti, Yugoslavia
Returns Aruba, Jamaica, Switzerland, Turkey
Winner Bárbara Palacios[1]
Congeniality Dina Reyes Salas
Best National Costume Gilda García López
Photogenic Susanna Huckstep
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1986, the 35th Miss Universe pageant, was held at ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama on July 21, 1986. 22-year-old Bárbara Palacios Teyde of Venezuela was crowned as Miss Universe 1986 by Deborah Carthy-Deu of Puerto Rico. Seventy-seven contestants competed in this year.



Final Results Contestant
Miss Universe 1986
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Poland - Brygida Bziukiewicz
4th runner-up
Top 10

Semifinal scores[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
  •  Guam - Dina Reyes Salas
Miss Photogenic
  •  Italy - Susanna Huckstep

Order of announcements[edit]

Background music[edit]

  • Opening Number: "Headed for the Future" by Neil Diamond (Cover version)
  • Evening Gown Competition: "That's what friends are for" and "You are so beautiful " by little sisters


Preliminary swimsuit scores[edit]


Miss World[edit]

Miss International[edit]


International Broadcasting[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1986 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:


  1. ^ "Miss Universe's reign means a delay in plans". Lakeland Ledger (Lakeland, Florida). Associated Press. July 23, 1986. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Miss Universe, 1986 Pageantopolis.com. Retrieved 2010-09-12. Lists contestants, w/photo of Christensen & contestants.
    Mueller, Andrew (August 31, 2003). "Reversing the lens: Helena Christensen". Sunday Tribune (Ireland). Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
    Mottram, James (June 10, 2006). "Helena Christensen: Role Model". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-09-12. 

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