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Miss Universe 1956
Carol Morris at the Miss Universe 1956.jpg
Carol Morris, Miss Universe 1956
Date20 July 1956
PresentersBob Russell
VenueLong Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
BroadcasterCBS, KNXT
Entrants30
Placements15
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerCarol Morris
 United States
CongenialityAnabella Granados
 Costa Rica
PhotogenicMarina Orschel
 Germany
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Miss Universe 1956, the 5th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 20 July 1956 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States. There were thirty contestants on stage. The nineteen-year-old Carol Morris was the second American representative (styled as "Miss USA") to win the contest. As was normal for the event, she was crowned by her immediate predecessor, Hillevi Rombin of Sweden.

Results

Miss Universe 1956 participating nations and results
Miss Universe 1956 participating nations and results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1956
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  England – Iris Alice Kathleen Waller
4th Runner-up
  •  Italy – Rossana Galli
Top 15

Contestants

Miss Universe 1956 Top 15
Miss Universe 1956 Top 15

Notes

Debuts

Returns

Replacement

Withdrawals

Awards