Miss Universe 1988

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Miss Universe 1988
Miss Universe 1988 opening titles.jpg
Date24 May 1988[a]
Presenters
VenueLin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan
Broadcaster
Entrants66
Placements10
Withdrawals
Returns
Winnerporntip nakhirunkanok Thailand
CongenialityLiza Maria Camacho
 Guam
Best National CostumePorntip Nakhirunkanok
 Thailand
PhotogenicTracey Williams
 England
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Miss Universe 1988, the 37th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 24 May 1988[a] sponsored by Formosa Airlines at the Lin Kou Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan. 19 year-old Porntip Nakhirunkanok from Thailand was crowned by Cecilia Bolocco of Chile at the end of the event. 66 contestants competed in this year.

Results[edit]

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1988

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1988
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Japan – Mizuho Sakaguchi
4th Runner-up
Top 10


Final Competition[edit]

     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Third runner-up
     Fourth runner-up
(#) Rank in each round of competition
Nation Preliminary Average Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Semifinal Average
 Thailand 8.719 (4) 9.730 (1) 9.684 (1) 9.752 (1) 9.722 (1)
 Korea 8.795 (3) 9.453 (2) 9.463 (2) 9.630 (2) 9.515 (2)
 Mexico 8.497 (7) 9.266 (3) 9.144 (3) 9.233 (3) 9.214 (3)
 Japan 8.409 (9) 8.922 (4) 8.866 (5) 8.944 (5) 8.910 (4)
 Hong Kong 8.505 (6) 8.744 (6) 8.666 (7) 9.074 (4) 8.828 (5)
 Dominican Republic 9.052 (2) 8.833 (5) 8.688 (6) 8.744 (8) 8.755 (6)
 Venezuela 8.518 (5) 8.543 (8) 8.900 (4) 8.811 (7) 8.751 (7)
 United States 9.144 (1) 8.522 (9) 8.621 (8) 8.943 (6) 8.695 (8)
 Colombia 8.440 (8) 8.712 (7) 8.588 (9) 8.644 (9) 8.648 (9)
 Norway 8.368 (10) 7.555 (10) 7.977 (10) 8.077 (10) 7.869 (10)


Contestants[edit]

Notes[edit]

Returns[edit]

Last competed in 1964:

Last competed in 1985:

Last competed in 1986:

Withdrawals[edit]

Replacement[edit]

  •  France - Sylvie Bertin refused to compete in both Miss Universe and Miss World pageants. The pageant organizers decided to send her first runner-up, Claudia Frittolini to compete in both pageants instead.[1]

Awards[edit]

Host city[edit]

Helsinki, Finland was elected as the host city after Bob Barker announced he would serve as host for 1988 pageant. On January 3, 1988, the mayor of Helsinki, Raimo Ilaskivi, announced that his city would not host the 1988 pageant due to critical problems. On January 4, 1988, the day after Helsinki cancelled to host the 1988 pageant, the mayor of Taipei, Hsu Shui-teh, announced that his city would serve as host the 1988 pageant.

General references[edit]

  • "Miss Universe 1988". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The event was held at 8:00 am Taiwan Time (UTC+08:00); for the Americas, this was May 23 in their local times.
  1. ^ "Miss France pageant scandals". Retrieved March 22, 2019.

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