Miss Universe 1988

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Miss Universe 1988
DateMay 24, 1988
PresentersAlan Thicke, Tracy Scoggins
VenueLin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan
BroadcasterCBS
Entrants66
Placements10
WithdrawsBarbados, Belize, Curaçao, Cyprus, Greece, India, Kenya, Panama, Senegal
ReturnsBelgium, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Iceland, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Scotland
WinnerPorntip Nakhirunkanok[1]
Thailand Thailand
CongenialityLiza Marie Camacho
 Guam
Best National CostumePorntip Nakhirunkanok
 Thailand
PhotogenicTracey Williams
 England
 
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Miss Universe 1988
DateMay 24, 1988
PresentersAlan Thicke, Tracy Scoggins
VenueLin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan
BroadcasterCBS
Entrants66
Placements10
WithdrawsBarbados, Belize, Curaçao, Cyprus, Greece, India, Kenya, Panama, Senegal
ReturnsBelgium, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Iceland, Luxembourg, Taiwan, Scotland
WinnerPorntip Nakhirunkanok[1]
Thailand Thailand
CongenialityLiza Marie Camacho
 Guam
Best National CostumePorntip Nakhirunkanok
 Thailand
PhotogenicTracey Williams
 England
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results.

Miss Universe 1988, the 37th Miss Universe Pageant was held at Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan on May 24, 1988. Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand was crowned Miss Universe 1988. She was crowned by Cecilia Bolocco of Chile. 66 contestants competed in this year.

This was the first Miss Universe Pageant not to feature Bob Barker as host. Barker left his hosting duties over a dispute of fur being involved in the pageants.

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final ResultsContestant
Miss Universe 1988
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Japan - Mizuho Sakaguchi
4th runner-up
Top 10

Semifinal scores[edit]

Special awards[edit]

AwardContestant
Miss Congeniality
  •  Guam - Liza Marie Camacho
Miss Photogenic
Best National Costume

Order of announcements[edit]

Background Music[edit]

Host city[edit]

Helsinki, Finland was elected as the host city after Bob Barker told everybody for him to host the 1988 pageant. On January 3, 1988, the mayor of Helsinki announced that it will not host the 1988 pageant due to critical problems. On January 4, 1988, the day after Helsinki canceling to host the 1988 pageant, the mayor of Taipei decided for the city to host the 1988 pageant and the city is elected.

Contestants[edit]

Preliminary swimsuit scores[edit]

National pageant notes[edit]

Withdraws[edit]

Returns[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

Miss International[edit]

Miss World[edit]

International Broadcasting[edit]

These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on CBS) that showed the 1988 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:

References[edit]

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