Miss Universe 1988

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Miss Universe 1988
Date May 24, 1988
Presenters Alan Thicke, Tracy Scoggins
Venue Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 66
Placements 10
Withdraws Barbados, Belize, Curaçao, Cyprus, Greece, India, Kenya, Panama, Senegal
Returns Belgium, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Iceland, Luxembourg, Republic of China now Chinese Taipei, Scotland
Winner Porntip Nakhirunkanok[1]
Thailand Thailand
Congeniality Liza Marie Camacho
Best National Costume Porntip Nakhirunkanok
Photogenic Tracey Williams
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1988, the 37th Miss Universe Pageant was held at Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan on May 24, 1988. Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand was crowned Miss Universe 1988. She was crowned by Cecilia Bolocco of Chile. 66 contestants competed in this year.

This was the first Miss Universe Pageant not to feature Bob Barker as host. Barker left his hosting duties over a dispute of fur being involved in the pageants, Growing Pains star Alan Thicke was selected to host this pageant.



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

Semifinal scores[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
  •  Guam - Liza Marie Camacho
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume

Order of announcements[edit]

Background Music[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.


Preliminary swimsuit scores[edit]

National pageant notes[edit]




Miss International[edit]

Miss World[edit]


International Broadcasting[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1988 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:


External links[edit]