Miss Universe 1998

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Miss Universe 1998
Date12 May 1998
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueStan Sheriff Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
BroadcasterCBS (KGMB)
Entrants81
Placements10
DebutsAngola
Withdrawals
  • Bermuda
  • Iceland
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
Returns
  • Ghana
  • Great Britain
  • Guam
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Yugoslavia
WinnerWendy Fitzwilliam
 Trinidad and Tobago
CongenialityAsuman Krause
 Turkey
Best National CostumeWendy Fitzwilliam
 Trinidad and Tobago
PhotogenicVladimíra Hreňovčíková
 Slovak Republic
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Miss Universe 1998 was the 47th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 12 May 1998 at the Stan Sheriff Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago was crowned by Brook Lee of the USA at the end of the event. This marked the only second (and most recent) time that Trinidad and Tobago has won Miss Universe. 81 contestants competed in this year.

Results

Placements

Placement Contestant
Miss Universe 1998
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
Top 5
Top 10

Background

Selection of participants

Replacements

Linor Abargil, Miss Israel 1998 couldn't compete due to being underage. Hagit Raz, the first runner-up, went in her place.[1][2] The winner of Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1998, Tisha Silang had to resign due to her Canadian citizenship. The pageant's first runner-up, Jewel Mae Lobaton, was selected as her replacement.[3][4]

Contestants

Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 1998

Eighty-one contestants competed for the title.

Country/Territory Contestant Age Hometown
Angola Angola Emilia Guardano 22 Benguela
Argentina Argentina Marcela Brane[5] 24 Cordoba
Aruba Aruba Wendy Lacle 21 San Nicolaas
Australia Australia Renee Henderson 21 Melbourne
The Bahamas Bahamas Juliette Sargent 19 Nassau
Belgium Belgium Sandrine Corman 18 Verviers
Belize Belize Elvia Vega 19 Corozal
Bolivia Bolivia Veronica Larrieu 23 Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Bonaire Bonaire Uzmin Everts 18 Kralendijk
Brazil Brazil Michella Marchi 20 Dourados
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Kaida Donovan 23 West-End
Bulgaria Bulgaria Natalia Gourkova 20 Sofia
Canada Canada Juliana Thiessen 18 Regina
Chile Chile Claudia Arnello 22 Santiago
Colombia Colombia Silvia Fernanda Ortiz 21 Bucaramanga
Costa Rica Costa Rica Kisha Alvarado San José
Croatia Croatia Ivana Grzetić 19 Dubrovnik
Curaçao Curaçao Natacha Bloem Willemstad
Cyprus Cyprus Daniella Iordanova 20 Larnaca
Czech Republic Czech Republic Kristina Fridvalská 20 Beroun
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Selinés Méndez 23 Santo Domingo
Ecuador Ecuador Soraya Hogonaga 21 Guayaquil
Egypt Egypt Karine Fahmy 19 Cairo
El Salvador El Salvador María Gabriela Jovel 24 San Salvador
Estonia Estonia Mari Lawrens 25 Tallinn
Finland Finland Jonna Kauppila 21 Kokkola
France France Sophie Thalmann 22 Bar-le-Duc
Germany Germany Katharina Mainka 22 Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Ghana Ghana Francisca Awuah 20 Cape Coast
United Kingdom Great Britain Leilani Dowding 19 Bournemouth
Greece Greece Dimitra Eginiti 19 Athens
Guam Guam Joylyn Munoz 21 Barrigada
Guatemala Guatemala Astrid Ramírez 21 Guatemala City
Honduras Honduras Dania Prince 18 Choluteca
Hong Kong Hong Kong Virginia Yung 24 Hong Kong
Hungary Hungary Agnes Nagy 18 Budapest
India India Lymaraina D'Souza 19 Mumbai
Republic of Ireland Ireland Andrea Roche 21 Clonmel
Israel Israel Hagit Raz 18 Holon
Italy Italy Claudia Trieste 18 Calabria
Jamaica Jamaica Shani McGraham 18 Kingston
Japan Japan Nana Okumura 24 Tokyo
Lebanon Lebanon Nina Kadis 24 Hadchit
Malaysia Malaysia Sherine Wong 19 Kuala Lumpur
Malta Malta Carol Cassar 20 Valletta
Mauritius Mauritius Leena Ramphul Port Louis
Mexico Mexico Katty Fuentes 21 Monterrey
Namibia Namibia Retha Reinders Windhoek
Netherlands Netherlands Jacqueline Rotteveel 18 Bilthoven
New Zealand New Zealand Rosemary Rassell 22 Tauranga
 Nicaragua Claudia Alaniz 21 Managua
Nigeria Nigeria Chika Chikezie 21 Imo
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Helene Yun Lizama 22 Dandan
Norway Norway Stine Bergsvand 22 Stathelle
Panama Panama Tanisha Drummond 21 Colón
Paraguay Paraguay Luz Marina González 19 Pilar
Peru Peru Karim Bernal 23 Lima
Philippines Philippines Jewel Lobaton[3] 21 Bacolod
Poland Poland Sylwia Kupiec 22 Tczew
Portugal Portugal Icilia Berenguel 21 Póvoa de Varzim
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud 23 Aguas Buenas
Romania Romania Juliana Elena Verdes 19 Galați
Russia Russia Anna Malova 23 Moscow
Singapore Singapore Alice Lim 22 Singapore
Slovakia Slovakia Vladimíra Hreňovčíková 19 Zvolen
South Africa South Africa Kerishnie Naicker 20 Seoul
South Korea South Korea Kim Ji-yeon 25 Durban
Spain Spain María José Besora 22 Murcia
Sweden Sweden Jessica Olérs 20 Borlänge
Switzerland Switzerland Tanja Gutmann 21 Zürich
Taiwan Taiwan Annie Tsai 25 Nantou
Thailand Thailand Chalida Thaochalee 24 Bangkok
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Wendy Fitzwilliam 25 Diego Martin
Turkey Turkey Asuman Krause 22 Ankara
Ukraine Ukraine Olena Spirina 18 Kharkiv
United States United States Shawnae Jebbia[6] 26 Santa Rosa
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands Leah Webster 24 Saint Thomas
Uruguay Uruguay Virginia Russo 24 Montevideo
Venezuela Venezuela Veruska Ramírez 18 Táriba
Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia Jelena Trninić 18 Belgrade
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Selina Stuart 20 Harare

References

  1. ^ "Israel 1995-99". 2009-01-06. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2019-04-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Ynet - מלכות יופי". 2002-02-04. Archived from the original on 2002-02-04. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  3. ^ a b "Top 10 Dethroned Beauty Queens". SPOT.PH. April 26, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-21. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "RP entries". Manila Standard. March 17, 1998. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  5. ^ ""Más linda que nunca": qué fue de Marcela Brane, la protagonista de la publicidad de Reduce Fat-Fast". LA NACION (in Spanish). 2021-04-15. Retrieved 2022-11-26.
  6. ^ Foster, Mary (1998-03-11). "Miss Massachusetts wins Miss USA crown". Lundington Daily News. Associated Press.

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