Miss Universe 2005
|Miss Universe 2005|
|Date||31 May 2005[a]|
|Presenters||Billy Bush, Nancy O'Dell|
|Venue||Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Withdrawals||Austria, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Chinese Taipei, Estonia, Ghana, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden|
|Returns||Albania, Indonesia, Mauritius, Namibia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands, Zambia|
US Virgin Islands
|Best National Costume||Chananporn Rosjan
Miss Universe 2005, the 54th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 31 May 2005[a] at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Natalie Glebova of Canada was crowned by Jennifer Hawkins of Australia as her successor at the end of the event. 81 contestants competed in this year.
|Miss Universe 2005|
Best National Costume
- Albania - Agnesa Vuthaj
- Angola - Zenilde Josias
- Antigua & Barbuda - Shermain Jeremy
- Aruba - Luisana Cicilia
- Australia - Michelle Guy
- Bahamas - Denia Nixon
- Barbados - Nada Yearwood
- Belgium - Debby De Waele
- Belize - Andrea Elrington
- Bolivia - Andrea Abudinen
- Brazil - Carina Beduschi
- Bulgaria - Galina Gancheva
- Canada - Natalie Glebova
- Chile - Renata Ruiz
- China - Tao Siyuan
- Colombia - Adriana Tarud
- Costa Rica - Johanna Fernández
- Croatia - Jelena Glišić
- Curaçao - Rychacviana Coffie
- Cyprus - Elena Hadjidemetriou
- Czech Republic - Kateřina Smejkalová
- Denmark - Gitte Hanspal
- Dominican Republic - Renata Soñé
- Ecuador - Ximena Zamora
- Egypt - Meriam George
- El Salvador - Irma Dimas
- Ethiopia - Atetegeb Tesfaye
- Finland - Hanna Ek
- France - Cindy Fabre
- Georgia - Rusudan Bochoidze
- Germany - Aslı Bayram
- Greece - Evangelia Aravani
- Guatemala - Aida Karina Estrada
- Guyana - Candisie Franklin
- Hungary - Szandra Proksa
- India - Amrita Thapar
- Indonesia - Artika Sari Devi
- Ireland - Mary Gormley
- Israel - Elena Ralph
- Italy - Maria Teresa Francville
- Jamaica - Raquel Wright
- Japan - Yukari Kuzuya
- Kenya - Rachel Marete
- Korea - Kim So-young
- Latvia - Ieva Kokoreviča
- Lebanon - Nadine Njeim
- Malaysia - Angela Gan
- Mauritius - Magalie Antoo
- Mexico - Laura Elizondo
- Namibia - Adele Basson
- Netherlands - Sharita Sopacua
- Nicaragua - Daniela Clerk
- Nigeria - Roseline Amusu
- Norway - Helene Tråsavik
- Panama - Rosa María Hernández
- Paraguay - Karina Buttner
- Peru - Débora Sulca
- Philippines - Gionna Jimenez Cabrera
- Poland - Marta Kossakowska
- Puerto Rico - Cynthia Olavarría
- Russia - Natalia Nikolayeva
- Serbia & Montenegro - Jelena Mandić
- Singapore - Cheryl Tay
- Slovak Republic - Michaela Drencková
- Slovenia - Dalila Dragojevič
- South Africa - Claudia Henkel
- Spain - Verónica Hidalgo
- Sri Lanka - Rozanne Diasz
- Switzerland - Fiona Hefti
- Thailand - Chananporn Rosjan
- Trinidad & Tobago - Magdalene Walcott
- Turkey - Dilek Aksoy
- Turks & Caicos - Weniecka Ewing
- United Kingdom - Brooke Johnston
- Ukraine - Juliya Chernyshova
- Uruguay - Viviana Arena
- USA - Chelsea Cooley
- US Virgin Islands - Tricia Homer
- Venezuela - Mónica Spear †
- Vietnam - Phạm Thu Hằng
- Zambia - Cynthia Kanema
A panel of twelve judges evaluated contestants in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant.
- Heidi Albertsen - Danish model, winner of Elite Model Look World Final
- Kevin S. Bright - Executive producer of Friends
- Mario Cimarro - Cuban actor
- Bryan Dattilo - Days of Our Lives actor
- Carson Kressley - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fashion expert
- Cassie Lewis - U.S. Model
- Louis Licari - Celebrity hairstylist
- Anne Martin - from Cover Girl and Max Factor marketing
- Porntip Nakhirunkanok - Miss Universe 1988 from Thailand
- Oleksandra Nikolayenko - Miss Ukraine Universe 2004
- Khun Pi Rom Pakdi - Thai citizen
- Jean-Georges Vongerichten - French chef
^ Cheryl Ankrah was originally crowned Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2005 but was dethroned after she was accused of not fulfilling her duties and becoming overweight. Although Ankrah initially got an injunction to prevent another pageant being held, a Judge overturned that and a second Miss Trinidad and Tobago pageant was held. The winner of the second pageant, who represented Trinidad & Tobago at Miss Universe, was Magdalene Walcott.
Thailand publicized its bid to host the pageant 10 July 2004, during a visit by Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004, to the country. At the time, Chile, China, and Greece were also being considered to host the event. One month later, it was announced that Bangkok, Thailand had been informally selected to host the competition, at a cost of US$6.5 million. The cost was to be funded by the Thai government in an attempt to boost tourism. In October the proposal faced difficulties when the Thai government were slow to provide the promised funds, which discouraged prospective sponsors, leading Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to become personally involved to make sure that plans were not derailed. The organization awarded official hosting rights to the Matching Entertainment company in December 2004, after an unsuccessful attempt by a different company, Showcase Thailand 2005.
In February 2005, after the Thai government confirmed plans to back the pageant, the Deputy Prime Minister refuted claims that the event would be held in Khao Lak, a resort town devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but confirmed that Southern Thailand would host events prior to the final competition.
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