Miss Universe 2005

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Miss Universe 2005
Natalie Glebova - MU2005.jpg
Natalie Glebova after crowning
Date31 May 2005[a]
VenueIMPACT Arena, Nonthaburi Province, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand
Official broadcaster:
WinnerNatalie Glebova
CongenialityTricia Homer
 US Virgin Islands
Best National CostumeChananporn Rosjan
PhotogenicGionna Cabrera
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Miss Universe 2005, the 54th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 31 May 2005[a] at Impact Arena in Nonthaburi Province, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, 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 Titlecard
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 2005
Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Miss Universe 2005 official venue



Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2005
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 10
Top 15

Special awards[edit]

Special Awards Winners
Miss Photogenic
Miss Congeniality
Best National Costume Contestant
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up



Final telecast[edit]

A panel of twelve judges evaluated contestants in the Miss Universe 2005 pageant.[1]





  •  Aruba
  •  Germany
  •  Nigeria
  •  Trinidad and Tobago – 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.[2] 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.[2] The winner of the second pageant, who represented Trinidad and Tobago at Miss Universe, was Magdalene Walcott.

Host city[edit]

Thailand publicized its bid to host the pageant 10 July 2004, during a visit by Jennifer Hawkins, Miss Universe 2004, to the country.[3] At the time, Chile, China, and Greece were also being considered to host the event.[3] 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.[4] The cost was to be funded by the Thai government in an attempt to boost tourism.[5] In October the proposal faced difficulties when the Thai government were slow to provide the promised funds, which discouraged prospective sponsors,[6] leading Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to become personally involved to make sure that plans were not derailed.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

2005 was the second time the pageant was held in Bangkok.[10] The city also hosted the Miss Universe 1992 competition, won by Michelle McLean of Namibia.


  1. ^ a b The event was held at 07:00 local time (UTC+07:00); for the Americas, this was 30 May in their local times.


  1. ^ "The new Miss Universe - People - Entertainment". smh.com.au. May 31, 2005. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Brown, Loren (2005-03-21). "Trinidad's local Miss Universe franchise can hold new pageant to select replacement, judge rules". Associated Press.
  3. ^ a b "Thailand proposes to host next Miss Universe contest". Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies. 2004-07-10.
  4. ^ "Thailand to host Miss Universe pageant in 2005". Agence France Presse. 2004-08-10.
  5. ^ "Miss Universe pageant in Thailand to push tourism". Hindustan Times. 2004-08-11.
  6. ^ Intarakomalyasut, Nondhanada (2004-10-23). "Thailand slow to fund Miss Universe 2005 event". Bangkok Post.
  7. ^ "Miss Universe bid gets push from Thailand prime minister". Bangkok Post. 2004-11-06.
  8. ^ "Matching Entertainment to host Miss Universe". fnWEB. 2004-12-14.
  9. ^ "Govt denies plans to stage Miss Universe in tsunami resort". OANA. 2005-02-18.
  10. ^ "TAT gears up for Miss Universe 2005". The Nation. 2004-08-18.

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