Miss Universe 1992
|Miss Universe 1992|
Miss Universe 1992 participating nations and results
|Date||8 May 1992|
|Presenters||Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons, Angela Visser|
|Venue||Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Withdrawals||Belize, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, USSR, Yugoslavia|
|Returns||Aruba, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland|
Turks & Caicos
|Best National Costume||Pamela Zarza
Miss Universe 1992, the 41st Miss Universe pageant, was held on 8 May 1992 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Seventy-eight contestants competed in this year. Michelle McLean of Namibia was crowned by Lupita Jones of Mexico at the event's conclusion. This is the first and so far only time that Namibia won the pageant.
|Miss Universe 1992|
- Argentina - Laura Rafael
- Aruba - Yerusha Rasmijn
- Australia - Georgina Denahy
- Austria - Katrin Friedl
- Bahamas - Fontella Chipman
- Belgium - Anke van Dermeersch
- Bermuda - Colita Joseph
- Bolivia - Natasha Gabriella Arana
- Brazil - Maria Carolina Portella Otto
- British Virgin Islands - Alicia Burke
- Bulgaria - Michaella Dinova Nikolova
- Canada - Nicole Dunsdon
- Cayman Islands - Yvette Peggy Jordison
- Chile - Marcela Vacarezza
- CIS - Lydia Kuborskaya
- Colombia - Paola Turbay
- Cook Islands - Jeannine Tuavera
- Costa Rica - Jessica Manley Fredrich
- Curaçao - Mijanou de Paula
- Cyprus - Militsa Papadopolou
- Czechoslovakia - Michaela Maláčová
- Denmark - Anne Mette Voss
- Dominican Republic - Liza Gonzales
- Ecuador - Soledad Diab
- Egypt - Lamia Noshi
- El Salvador - Melissa Salazar
- Finland - Kirsi Syrjanen
- France - Linda Hardy
- Germany - Monica Resch
- Great Britain - Tiffany Stanford
- Greece - Marina Tsintikidou
- Guam - Cheryl Debra Payne
- Guatemala - Nancy Maricela Perez
- Honduras - Monica Raquel Rapalo
- Hungary - Dora Patko
- Iceland - Svava Haraldsdóttir
- India - Madhushri Sapre
- Ireland - Jane Thompson
- Israel - Eynat Zmora
- Jamaica - Bridgette Rhoden
- Japan - Akiko Ando
- Kenya - Aisha Wawira Lieberg
- Korea - Lee Young-hyun
- Lebanon - Abeer Sharrouf
- Luxembourg - Carole Reding
- Malaysia - Rozita Abu Bakar
- Republic of Malta - Julienne Camilleri
- Mauritius - Stephanie Raymond
- Mexico - Monica Zuñiga
- Namibia - Michelle McLean
- Netherlands - Vivian Jansen
- New Zealand - Lisa Maree de Montalk
- Nicaragua - Ida Patricia Delaney
- Nigeria - Sandra Guenefred Petgrave
- Northern Marianas - Imelda Antonio
- Norway - Anne Sofie Galaen
- Panama - Ana Cecilia Orillac
- Paraguay - Pamela Zarza
- Peru - Aline Arce Santos
- Philippines - Elizabeth Garcia Berroya
- Poland - Izabela Filipowska
- Portugal - Maria Fernanda Silva
- Puerto Rico - Daisy Garcia
- China/Taiwan - Shih Hsiu Chieh
- Romania - Corina Corduneanu
- Singapore - Cori Teo
- Spain - Virginia García
- Sri Lanka - Hiranthi Divapriya
- Suriname - Nancy Kasann
- Sweden - Monica Brodd
- Switzerland - Sandra Aegerter
- Thailand - Ornanong Panyawong
- Turkey - Elif Ilgaz
- Turks & Caicos - Barbara Johnson
- Uruguay - Gabriela Escobar Ventura
- USA - Shannon Marketic
- U.S. Virgin Islands - Cathy-Mae Sitaram
- Venezuela - Carolina Izsak
- Einat Zamoa, who represented Israel, placed first runner-up in the Miss Israel pageant but was sent to Miss Universe because the winner, Ravit Asaf, was under the age restriction of 18 years.
- Miss Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 1992, Julia Etina did not compete in Miss Universe 1992, due to the fact that she had turned 18 years old after February 1. Her first runner-up of Miss CIS 1992, Lydia Kuborskaya went to Miss Universe instead of her. However, Etina got an official visit to the United States as sort of a consolation prize for missing the big event.
- Miss Hong Kong 1991, Amy Kwok was expected to represent Hong Kong and even arrived in Bangkok, but was disqualified because she did not meet residency requirements. Kwok was a US resident who became the first overseas contestant to win the Miss Hong Kong title. The same issue came up again in Miss Universe 1996 when the winner Winnie Yeung was also a US citizen and she was disqualified. The 1st runner up in the pageant, Sofie Rahman was her replacement.
Thailand anticipated holding the pageant as early as August 1991, when thousands of slum dwellers were evicted in order to improve the image of the city prior to a World Bank conference that was held in the city in October and the pageant.
The official announcement that Bangkok would host the pageant was made in December 1991, with the date initially set as May 16. In March the date was moved back to May 8 so that it would not clash with Wisakha Bucha Day, a Buddhist holiday.
The pageant was held amidst a political crisis in Thailand that culminated on 17 May in the Black May protests against the government of General Suchinda Kraprayoon. The day prior to the event the public relations director expressed fears that the show might have to be cancelled if the situation escalated, although the threat was played down by other pageant officials.
- "Miss Israel loser gives up quest to be Miss Universe". The Jerusalem Post. 1992-04-13.
- «МИСС ВСЕЛЕННАЯ»
- Crowning Achievement Falls Flat A Hit At Soviet Pageant Will Miss Next Step
- МИСС СТРАН СОДРУЖЕСТВА 1992
- "Miss Hong Kong disqualified from Miss Universe contest". Agence France-Press. 1992-04-21.
- Shenon, Philip (1991-08-25). "Thailand Evicting the Poor: Coming Events Spur Leaders to Level Slum". Los Angeles Daily News.
- "Miss Universe contest to be held Bangkok in May". Agence France-Press. 1991-12-17.
- "Organizers seek new date for beauty pageant". Agence France-Press. 1992-03-06.
- "Miss Universe organiser says political crisis threatens pageant". Agence France-Presse. 1992-05-07.