Canada, France, and Germany are the only countries who has competed in every Miss Universe Pageant since the beginning in 1952. Sweden did not compete for the first time ever this year (2005) and the USA was disqualified in 1957
And now let’s get on with the show. Held for the second time in Bangkok, Thailand. The format was pretty much similar to the previous two pageants but they featured more ethnic details, like the Thai dances, the Thai children greeting the reigning Miss Universe, etc.
The contestants were first cut down to the top 15 – who competed in swimsuit and then 5 girls were cut and the top 10 who then competed in swimsuits and finally the final cut was selecting the Top 5.
First came the announcement of the Top 15 – which included Miss Mexico, Miss Latvia, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss Canada, Miss South Africa, Miss Venezuela, Miss Norway, Miss Switzerland, Miss U.S.A., Miss Indonesia, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Miss Israel, Miss Peru, Miss Greece, and finally Miss Puerto Rico.
~ The top 15 were then cut to the ~
Top 10 after evening gown competition…
1. Miss Puerto Rico
2. Miss Canada
3. Miss Peru
4. Miss Switzerland
5. Miss Latvia
6. Miss Dominican Republic
7. Miss USA
8. Miss Mexico
9. Miss Venezuela
10. Miss Israel
After swimsuit, the Top 10 were cut once again to
The Final 5-(Mexico – Puerto Rico – Dominican Rep – Canada – Venezuela)
1. Mexico 2. Puerto Rico
3. Dominican Republic 4. Canada 5. Venezuela ~ Top 5 ~
4th Runner-up ~ Miss Venezuela
3rd Runner-up ~ Miss Mexico
2nd Runner-up ~ Miss Dominican Republic 1st Runner-up ~ Miss Puerto Rico Miss Universe ~ 2005 ~ MISS CANADA!!!
Canada won it’s first Miss Universe in 1982 ~ the pageants the 30th anniversary, and we had to wait another 23 years to get our second Miss Universe – Natalie Glabova. Great job Natalie…