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Miss Universe 1998

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Miss Universe 1998
Wendy Fitzwilliam.jpg
Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam
DateMay 12, 1998
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueStan Sheriff Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Broadcaster
Entrants81
Placements10
DebutsAngola
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerWendy Fitzwilliam
 Trinidad and Tobago
CongenialityAsuman Krause
 Turkey
Best National CostumeWendy Fitzwilliam
 Trinidad and Tobago
PhotogenicVladimíra Hreňovčíková
 Slovak Republic
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Miss Universe 1998, the 47th Miss Universe pageant, was held on May 12, 1998 at the Stan Sheriff Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago was crowned by Brook Lee of the US at the end of the event. This marked the only second (and most recent) time that Trinidad and Tobago has won Miss Universe. 81 contestants competed in this year.

Miss Universe 1998 Titlecard

Results

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1998

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1998
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Final Competition Score

Nation Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Semifinal Average Top 5 Question
 Trinidad and Tobago 9.71 (1) 9.76 (2) 9.83 (1) 9.76 (1) 9.79 (1)
 Venezuela 9.42 (3) 9.85 (1) 9.72 (2) 9.66 (2) 9.71 (2)
 Puerto Rico 9.23 (6) 9.69 (3) 9.69 (3) 9.53 (3) 9.63 (3)
 USA 9.26 (5) 9.62 (4) 9.50 (6) 9.46 (4) 9.38 (4)
 Colombia 9.11 (7) 9.58 (5) 9.63 (4) 9.44 (5) 9.12 (5)
 Brazil 9.27 (4) 9.45 (6) 9.42 (9) 9.38 (6)
 India 9.49 (2) 9.10 (9) 9.44 (8) 9.34 (7)
 South Africa 9.02 (8) 9.11 (8) 9.58 (5) 9.24 (8)
 Ireland 8.97 (9) 9.05 (10) 9.32 (10) 9.11 (9)
 Russia 8.56 (10) 9.15 (7) 9.45 (7) 9.05 (10)

  Winner
  First Runner-up
  Second Runner-up
  Top 5 Finalist
  Top 10 Semifinalist
(#) Rank in each round of competition

Order of Announcements

Top 10

  1.  South Africa
  2.  Russia
  3.  Ireland
  4.  Brazil
  5.  Colombia
  6.  India
  7.  Trinidad and Tobago
  8.  Venezuela
  9.  United States
  10.  Puerto Rico

Top 5

  1.  Colombia
  2.  United States
  3.  Trinidad and Tobago
  4.  Puerto Rico
  5.  Venezuela

Top 3

  1.  Venezuela
  2.  Trinidad and Tobago
  3.  Puerto Rico

Contestants

Notes

Debut

Withdrawals

Returns

Replacements

  •  Israel - Linor Abargil, Miss Israel 1998 couldn't compete due underage. Her first runner up- Hagit Raz who was Israel's Maiden of Beauty 1998 (IMB)[1] went in her place.[2] Later that year Abargil won Miss World 1998 crown.
  •  Philippines - The winner of Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1998, Tisha Silang had to resign due to her Canadian citizenship. The pageant's first runner-up - Jewel Mae Lobaton of Bacolod City, was selected as the Philippine representative in the Miss Universe 1998.

Awards

General references

  • West, Donald (ed.). "Miss Universe 1998". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.

References

  1. ^ "Israel 1995-99". 2009-01-06. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  2. ^ "Ynet - מלכות יופי". 2002-02-04. Archived from the original on 2002-02-04. Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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