Miss Universe 1996

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Miss Universe 1996
Miss Universe 1996 Map.PNG
Miss Universe 1996 participating nations and results
Date May 17, 1996
Presenters Bob Goen, Marla Maples
Entertainment Michael Crawford
Venue Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts , Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 79
Placements 10
Withdrawals Guam, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Seychelles, US Virgin Islands, Zambia
Returns Argentina, Belgium, Ghana, Honduras, Lebanon, Zimbabwe
Winner Alicia Machado
 Venezuela
Congeniality Jodie McMullen
 Australia
Best National Costume Ilmira Shamsutdinova
 Russia
Photogenic Aileen Damiles
 Philippines
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Miss Universe 1996, the 45th Miss Universe pageant, was held on May 17, 1996 at Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Alicia Machado of Venezuela was crowned by Chelsi Smith from the USA at the end of the event. Seventy-nine contestants competed in 1996.

The pageant originally was scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, for financial reasons, South Africa couldn't host the pageant and Miss Universe was moved to Las Vegas.[1][2]

Results[edit]

The New Aladdin before being rebranded as Planet Hollywood

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1996
1st runner-up
  •  Aruba - Taryn Mansell
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Contestants[edit]

Notes[edit]

Replacements[edit]

  •  Russia – Elmira Tuyusheva (She won Miss Russia 1995 and supposed compete in Miss Universe. However, she decided broke contract with Miss Russia organization just 1 month before Miss Universe to pursue a career as a model and actress).[3] As none of Miss Russia 1995 pageant runner-ups were eligible to replace her duties due several reasons, the organizers decided pick Ilmira Shamsutdinova as the official delegate of Russia in Miss Universe 1996. [4]

Withdrawals[edit]

References[edit]

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