Miss Universe 1997

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Miss Universe 1997
Brook Lee.JPG
Date May 16, 1997
Presenters George Hamilton, Marla Maples Trump
Entertainment Enrique Iglesias
Venue Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 74
Placements 10
Debuts Croatia
Withdrawals Cayman Islands, Denmark, Great Britain, Indonesia, Netherlands, Norway, Sri Lanka, Western Samoa
Returns Bermuda, Mauritius, U.S. Virgin Islands
Winner Brook Lee
Congeniality Laura Csortan
Best National Costume Claudia Vásquez
Photogenic Abbygale Arenas
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Miss Universe 1997, the 46th Miss Universe pageant, was held on May 16, 1997 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Brook Lee of the USA won the competition[1][2] and was crowned by Alicia Machado of Venezuela. Seventy-four delegates competed in this year. One of the contestants, Nafisa Joseph, is no longer alive. This is the last edition of Miss Universe where the winner is seated on the stage during the crowning ceremony.


Miami Beach Convention Center


Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1997
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1997




  1. ^ a b "Donald Trump fires back over 'lame hit piece'". Daily Mail. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee -- Straight Ally for LGBT Equality". The Huffington Post. June 12, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2016.