Miss Universe 1993

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Miss Universe 1993
Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres
Date21 May 1993
VenueAuditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
BroadcasterCBS (international)
TV Azteca (official broadcaster)
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Swaziland
  • Bermuda
  • CIS
  • Cook Islands
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Taiwan
  • Belize
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Trinidad and Tobago
WinnerDayanara Torres
 Puerto Rico
CongenialityJamila Haruna Danzuru
Best National CostumeIne Beate Strand
PhotogenicEugenia Santana
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Miss Universe 1993 was the 42nd Miss Universe pageant, held on 21 May 1993 at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico. At the event's conclusion, Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss Universe by outgoing titleholder Michelle McLean of Namibia.[1] Seventy-nine contestants competed in the pageant.

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the fourth and final time, with colour commentary from former Miss Universe titleholders Cecilia Bolocco (1987) and Angela Visser (1989).[2]

This was the third time the pageant was held in Mexico, two years after Lupita Jones won Mexico's first Miss Universe title in 1991. In the weeks prior to the final telecast, the contestants visited Campeche, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Querétaro and the Mexican borough of Xochimilco for official events and sight seeing.[3]

The pageant was marred by booing from the crowd following the failure of the Mexican delegate, Angelina González, to advance to the top 10 of the national costume competition or the finals as one of the top 10 semifinalists.[4] This was particularly directed towards Kenya Moore of the US, the country that owns the Miss Universe Organization.[1] During the judges' introduction, booing increased especially after Mexican judges José Luis Cuevas and Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones were introduced to the audience who held them responsible for Miss Mexico's non-placement.

This continued throughout the first two events of the night: the swimsuit and interview competition. The audience at National Auditorium only calmed down after the musical number with Michelle McLean and the delegates sang and danced to "Get on Your Feet" .[4] Generalized booing stopped and the competition continued with the evening gown event, the judges' questions, the final question and the crowning, without major incident.[4]

Miss Universe 1993 Titlecard


Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1993
National Auditorium, Mexico City


Placement Contestant
Miss Universe 1993
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 6
Top 10

Final Competition

Special Awards

Awards Winners
Best National Costume
Miss Photogenic
  •  Spain – Eugenia Santana
Miss Congeniality
  •  Ghana – Jamila Danzuru






  •  Estonia - The winner of Eesti Miss Estonia 1993, Lilia Üksvärav was replaced due to being underage. Her first runner up – Kersti Tänavsuu – made the first ever debut of Estonia at Miss Universe pageant.


Did not compete

  •  Zambia - Elizabeth Mwanza - did not compete due visa problems, the country would only make its debut in 1995.

General references

  • "Miss Universe 1993". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)


  1. ^ a b "Miss Puerto Rico crowned 1993 Miss Universe". Reuters. 1993-05-22.
  2. ^ "1993 MISS UNIVERSE Pageant hosted by Dick Clark in Mexico City to be broadcast live, May 21, on CBS Television Network" (Press release). Business Wire. 1993-04-20.
  3. ^ "Mexico to host Miss Universe pageant with emphasis on "smarts"". Reuters. 1993-04-13.
  4. ^ a b c "Puerto Rican beauty is Miss Universe". Straits Times. 1993-05-23.

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