Miss Universe 1999

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Miss Universe 1999
Miss Universe 1999 Map.PNG
Miss Universe 1999 participating nations and results
Date 26 May 1999
Presenters Jack Wagner, Ali Landry, Julie Moran
Entertainment Julio Iglesias, Jr.
Venue Chaguaramas Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 84
Placements 10
Debuts Botswana
Withdrawals Bulgaria, Guam, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Zimbabwe
Returns Austria, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Guyana, Suriname, Turks & Caicos, Zambia
Winner Mpule Kwelagobe
Congeniality Marisa Ferreira
Best National Costume Nicole Simone Dyer
 Trinidad & Tobago
Photogenic Brenda Liz Lopez
 Puerto Rico
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Miss Universe 1999, the 48th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 26 May 1999 at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre in Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago. Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana was crowned by Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad & Tobago at the end of the event. Kwelagobe became the first Miss Universe to come from a debuting nation since 1958. Eighty-four contestants competed in this year.



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1999
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  •  Spain - Diana Nogueira
Top 5
Top 10




  •  Philippines - Janelle Bautista (Not a Philippine citizen)

Other notes[edit]

  • The candidates for Miss Philippines (1st runner-up) and Miss Spain (2nd runner-up) were not the original winners of their national pageants. Miriam Quiambao was originally selected to compete at the 1999 Miss World Pageant, but was bumped up to the Miss Universe-Philippines title after the original winner, Janelle Bautista was dethroned. Diana Noguera of Spain was 3rd in her national pageant but became the representative for her country because the winner, Lorena Bernal was 17, the 1st runner up, Carmen Fernández, couldn't go to Miss Universe because her father was seriously sick, and the 2nd runner up, Inma Nadal had to participate in Miss Europe.
  • Miss Universe title winner, Mpule Kwelagobe, was Botswana's first ever candidate to compete at the Miss Universe pageant.
  • The Parade of Nations is similar to 1998's, except that the contestants wore their national costumes this time.

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