Miss Universe 1974
Miss Universe 1974 opening titles.jpg
Date21 July 1974[a]
PresentersBob Barker, Helen O'Connell
VenueFolk Arts Theater, City of Manila, Philippines
BroadcasterCBS (international)
KBS (official broadcaster)
Entrants65
Placements12
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerAmparo Muñoz
 Spain
CongenialityAnna Bjornsdóttir
 Iceland
Best National CostumeKim Jae-kyu
 Korea
PhotogenicJohanna Raunio
 Finland
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Miss Universe 1974 was the 23rd Miss Universe pageant, held on 21 July 1974[a][1] at the Folk Arts Theater in the City of Manila, Philippines. It was the first Miss Universe pageant to ever be held in the Philippines, and in extension, Southeast Asia.[2] Margie Moran of the Philippines crowned her successor Amparo Muñoz of Spain at the end of the event, marking the first and only time Spain would ever win a Miss Universe competition.

There were 65 delegates from around the world who competed for the 1974 title.

Results

Miss Universe 1974 participating nations and results
Miss Universe 1974 participating nations and results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1974
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
  •  Colombia – Ella Cecilia Escandon Palacios
4th Runner-up
  • Aruba – Maureen Ava Vieira
Top 12

Order Of Announcements

Top 12

  1.  England
  2.  Australia
  3.  Panama
  4.  Finland
  5.  Spain
  6.  USA
  7.  Colombia
  8.  Wales
  9.  India
  10.  Aruba
  11.  Philippines
  12.  Puerto Rico

Top 5

  1.  Spain
  2.  Aruba
  3.  Wales
  4.  Finland
  5.  Colombia

Contestants

Country/Territory Contestant Placement
 Argentina Leonor Celmira Guggini
 Aruba Maureen Ava Vieira 4th Runner-up
 Australia Yasmin May Nagy Top 12
 Austria Eveline Engleder
 Bahamas Agatha Elizabeth Watson
 Belgium Anne-Marie Sophie Sikorski
 Bermuda Joyce Ann De Rosa
 Bolivia Teresa Isabel Callau
 Brazil Sandra Guimarães De Oliveira
 Canada Deborah Tone
 Chile Jeannette Rebecca Gonzalez
 Colombia Ella Cecilia Escandon Palacios 3rd Runner-up
 Costa Rica Rebeca Montagne
 Curaçao Catherine Adelle De Jongh
 Cyprus Andri Tsangaridou
 Dominican Republic Jacqueline María Cabrera
 El Salvador Ana Carlota Araujo
 England Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders † Top 12
 Finland Riitta Johanna Raunio 2nd Runner-up
 France Louise Le Calvez
 Germany Ursula Faustle
 Greece Lena Kleopa
 Guam Elizabeth Clara Tenorio
 Holland Nicolone Maria Broecks
 Honduras Etelinda Mejia Velasquez
 Hong Kong Jojo Cheung
 Iceland Anna Bjornsdóttir
 India Shailini Bhavnath Dholakia Top 12
 Indonesia Nia Kurniasi Ardikoesoema †
 Ireland Yvonne Costelloe
 Israel Edna Levy
 Italy Loretta Persichetti
 Jamaica Lennox Anne Black
 Japan Eriko Tsuboi
 Lebanon Laudy Slim Gabache
 Liberia Maria Yatta Johnson
 Luxembourg Giselle Anita Nicole Azzeri
 Malaysia Lily Chong Swee Lian
 Malta Josette Pace
 Mexico Guadalupe Del Carmen Elorriaga Valdez
 New Zealand Dianne Deborah Winyard
 Nicaragua Fanny Duarte De Leon Tapia
 Panama Jazmine Nereida Panay Top 12
 Paraguay Maria Angela Zulema Medina
 Philippines Guadalupe "Guada" Cuerva Sanchez Top 12
 Portugal Anna De Silva Freitas
 Puerto Rico Sonia Maria Stege Chardon Top12
 Scotland Catherine Robertson
 Senegal Thioro Thiam
 Singapore Angela Teo Bee Luang
 South Korea Kim Jae-kyu
 Spain Amparo Muñoz Miss Universe 1974
 Sri Lanka Melani Irene Wijendra
 Surinam Bernadette Werners
 Sweden Eva Christiane Roempke
  Switzerland Christine Lavanchy
 Thailand Benjamas Polpatpijarn
 Trinidad & Tobago Stephanie Lee Pack
 Turkey Simiten Gakirgoz
 Uruguay Mirta Grazilla Rodriguez
 United States Karen Morrison Top 12
 Venezuela Neyla Moronta Sangronis
 Virgin Islands Thelma Yvonne Santiago
 Wales Helen Elizabeth Morgan 1st Runner-up
 Yugoslavia Nada Jovanovsky

Notes

  1. ^ a b The event was held at 8:00 am Philippine Standard Time (UTC+08:00); for the Americas, this was July 20 in their local times.

Debuts

Returns

Withdrawals

Name Change

Awards

General References

References

  1. ^ "Miss Universe". The Spokesman-Review. 22 July 1974. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ Requintina, Robert (2 August 2016). "PH eyes MOA or Philippine Arena as venue for Miss Universe 2016". Tempo (in English and Filipino). Retrieved 2 August 2016.