Miss Universe 1993

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Miss Universe 1993
Dayanara Torres 2011.jpg
Date 21 May 1993
Presenters Dick Clark, Cecilia Bolocco, Angela Visser
Venue Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
Broadcaster CBS (international)
TV Azteca (official broadcaster)
Entrants 79
Placements 10
Winner Dayanara Torres
 Puerto Rico
Congeniality Jamila Haruna Danzuru
Best National Costume Ine Beate Strand
Photogenic Eugenia Santana
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Miss Universe 1993, the 42nd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 21 May 1993 at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico. At the event's conclusion, Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Universe by outgoing titleholder Michelle McLean of Namibia.[1] Seventy-nine contestants competed in the pageant.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final time, with colour commentary from former Miss Universe titleholders Cecilia Bolocco (1987) and Angela Visser (1989).[2]

This was the third time the pageant was held in Mexico, two years after Lupita Jones won Mexico's first Miss Universe title in 1991. In the weeks prior to the final telecast, the contestants visited Campeche, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Querétaro and the Mexican borough of Xochimilco for official events and sight seeing.[3]

The pageant was marred by booing from the crowd following the failure of the Mexican delegate, Angelina González, to advance to the top 10 of the national costume competition or the finals as one of the top 10 semifinalists.[4] This was particularly directed towards Kenya Moore of the USA, the country that owns the Miss Universe Organization.[1] During the judges' introduction, booing increased especially after Mexican judges Jose Luis Cuevas and Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones were introduced to the audience who held them responsible for Miss Mexico's non-placement.

This continued throughout the first two events of the night: the swimsuit and interview competition. The audience at National Auditorium only calmed down after the musical number with Michelle McLean and the delegates sang and danced to "Get On Your Feet" .[4] Generalized booing stopped and the competition continued with the evening gown event, the judges' questions, the final question and the crowning, without major incident.[4]


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1993
National Auditorium, Mexico City


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Semifinalists' scores[edit]

Contestant Preliminary Swimsuit Interview Evening Gown
 Colombia - Paula Andrea Betancourt 9.217 9.267 9.508 9.815
 Australia - Voni Delfos 9.102 9.624 9.267 9.743
 India - Namrata Shirodkar 9.050 8.886 9.429 9.582
 Spain - Eugenia Santana 9.202 8.880 8.914 9.167
 Czech Republic - Pavlina Barbukova 8.990 9.286 9.154 9.171
 Puerto Rico - Dayanara Torres 9.074 9.114 9.314 9.507
 USA - Kenya Moore 9.238 9.136 9.367 9.367
 Brazil - Leila Cristine Schuster 9.287 8.936 9.297 9.496
 Finland - Tarja Smura 9.183 9.043 9.407 9.091
 Venezuela - Milka Chulina 9.239 9.336 9.843 9.526
     The contestant succeeded to the Top 6
     Top 3 highest scores on the said competition



  1. ^ a b "Miss Puerto Rico crowned 1993 Miss Universe". Reuters. 1993-05-22.
  2. ^ "1993 MISS UNIVERSE Pageant hosted by Dick Clark in Mexico City to be broadcast live, May 21, on CBS Television Network" (Press release). Business Wire. 1993-04-20.
  3. ^ "Mexico to host Miss Universe pageant with emphasis on "smarts"". Reuters. 1993-04-13.
  4. ^ a b c "Puerto Rican beauty is Miss Universe". Straits Times. 1993-05-23.

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