Miss Universe 1991

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Miss Universe 1991
Miss Universe 1991 Map.PNG
Miss Universe 1991 participating nations and results
Date May 17, 1991
Presenters Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons, Angela Visser
Venue Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 73
Placements 10
Debuts Bulgaria, Ghana, Romania, United Kingdom
Withdrawals Aruba, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Egypt, England, Gibraltar, Greenland, Honduras, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales
Returns Belgium, Brazil, Cook Islands, Curaçao, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, U.S. Virgin Islands, Yugoslavia
Winner Lupita Jones
Congeniality Monique Lindesay
 U.S. Virgin Islands
Best National Costume Maribel Gutiérrez
Photogenic Siobhan McLafferty
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Miss Universe 1991, the 40th Miss Universe pageant, was held on May 17, 1991 at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Lupita Jones of Mexico crowned by Mona Grudt of Norway. Seventy-three contestants competed in the 1991 Miss Universe pageant.



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1991
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10





  •  Philippines - Maria Lourdes Gonzalez replaced Anjanette Abayari. Anjanette Abayari was not a Philippine citizen.
  •  Venezuela - Sharon Luengo - The Director of Miss Venezuela pageant, Osmel Souza wanted send her to Miss Universe due the delayed of Miss Venezuela 1991 contest, but Miss Universe Organization rejected her as contestant due her 2nd Runner-up position at Miss World 1990[1] and they decided select the Venezuelan delegate for Miss Universe 1991 under a special commission.[2]
  •  USSR – The winner of Miss USSR 1990, Maria Kezha was underage after February 1.[3]


  •  ArubaMiss Aruba 1991 pageant was delayed and their 1991 winner, Jerusha Rasmijn was sent to Miss Universe 1992.
  •  Austria - Christine Heiss
  •  Australia - Due lack of Sponsorship and founding.
  •  Denmark - Sharon Givskav - Due lack of Sponsorship and founding. She went to Miss World 1991.
  •  Egypt - No contest held.
  •  Gibraltar - Sarah Yeats (Lost its franchise with the Miss Universe Organization).
  •  Greenland - Bibiane Holm (Lost its franchise with the Miss Universe Organization) and went to Miss World 1991.
  •  Honduras - Claudia Mercedes Caballero (She fell ill and withdrew due that she suffered from chronic fatigue and had to rest by medical prescription).
  •  New Zealand - Adele Valerie Kenny (Because she was underage before February 1)[4]
  •  Kenya - Aisha Wawira Lieberg - Due lack of Sponsorship and founding. Went to Miss Universe 1992.
  •  Portugal - Carla Lopes Da Costa Caldeira
  •   Switzerland - Priscilla Leimgruber ( She fell ill and withdrew at the last minute).

Name changes[edit]

Holland began competing as Netherlands.


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