Miss Universe 2006

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Miss Universe 2006
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Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera from Puerto Rico
Date 23 July 2006
Presenters Nancy O'Dell, Carlos Ponce, Carson Kressley, Shandi Finnessey
Entertainment Chelo, Vittorio Grigolo
Venue Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 86
Placements 20
Debuts Kazakhstan
Withdrawals Barbados, Belize, Curaçao, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Vietnam
Returns Argentina, Cayman Islands, Estonia, Ghana, Iceland, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sweden
Winner Zuleyka Rivera
 Puerto Rico
Congeniality Angela Asare
 Ghana
Best National Costume Kurara Chibana
 Japan
Photogenic Lia Andrea Ramos
 Philippines

Miss Universe 2006, the 55th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 23 July 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico crowned by Natalie Glebova of Canada.[1] 86 contestants competed in this year.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2006
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 20

Special awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Best National Costume
Miss Congeniality
  •  Ghana – Angela Asare
Miss Photogenic

Top 20[edit]

  1. Puerto Rico
  2. Denmark
  3. Switzerland
  4. Colombia
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Russia
  7. Canada
  8. Japan
  9. Brazil
  10. Sweden
  11. Trinidad & Tobago
  12. Thailand
  13. Bolivia
  14. Hungary
  15. USA
  16. Paraguay
  17. India
  18. Argentina
  19. Ukraine
  20. Mexico

Top 10[edit]

  1. Canada
  2. Trinidad & Tobago
  3. Bolivia
  4. Japan
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. USA
  7. Switzerland
  8. Mexico
  9. Colombia
  10. Paraguay

Top 5[edit]

  1. Switzerland
  2. Paraguay
  3. Japan
  4. USA
  5. Puerto Rico

Background music[edit]

Judges[edit]

Final telecast[edit]

The following celebrities judged the final competition.

Note: Actress Bo Derek was scheduled to be a judge but was later replaced.

Contestants[edit]

Notes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

  •  Kazakhstan

Returns[edit]

Last competed in 1977:

  •  St. Lucia

Last competed in 2000:

  •  St. Martin

Last competed in 2002:

  •  Northern Marianas

Last competed in 2003:

  •  Argentina
  •  Iceland
  •  New Zealand

Last competed in 2004:

  •  Cayman Islands
  •  Estonia
  •  Ghana
  •  St. Vincent & Grenadines
  •  Sweden

Withdrawals[edit]

  •  Barbados
  •  Belize
  •  Curaçao
  •  Italy
  •  Kenya
  •  Netherlands
  •  Vietnam

Crossovers[edit]

International broadcasting[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC and Telemundo) that showed the 2006 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:

References[edit]

External links[edit]