Miss Universe 1988

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Miss Universe 1988
DateMay 24, 1988 (local time)
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 (local time)
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 the title of Miss Universe 1988. She was crowned by Miss Universe 1987, Cecilia Bolocco of Chile. 66 contestants competed in the pageant. This year was also considered the "Year of the Far East Asians" as four of the five finalists came from Asian countries.

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]

CountryPreliminary AverageInterviewSwimsuitEvening GownSemifinal Average
 Thailand8.719 (4)9.730 (1)9.684 (1)9.752 (1)9.722 (1)
 Korea8.795 (3)9.453 (2)9.463 (2)9.630 (2)9.515 (2)
 Mexico8.497 (7)9.266 (3)9.144 (3)9.233 (3)9.214 (3)
 Japan8.409 (9)8.922 (4)8.866 (5)8.944 (5)8.910 (4)
 Hong Kong8.505 (6)8.744 (6)8.666 (7)9.074 (4)8.828 (5)
 Dominican Republic9.052 (2)8.833 (5)8.688 (6)8.744 (8)8.768 (6)
 Venezuela8.518 (5)8.543 (8)8.900 (4)8.811 (7)8.751 (7)
 USA9.144 (1)8.522 (9)8.621 (8)8.943 (6)8.695 (8)
 Colombia8.440 (8)8.712 (7)8.588 (9)8.644 (9)8.648 (9)
 Norway8.368 (10)7.555 (10)7.977 (10)8.077 (10)7.869 (10)
     Winner
     First Runner-up
     Second Runner-up
     Third Runner-up
     Fourth Runner-up
     Top 10 Semifinalist
(#) Rank in each round of competition

Special awards[edit]

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

Order of announcements[edit]

Top 10[edit]

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. Mexico
  4. USA
  5. Japan
  6. Thailand
  7. Korea
  8. Colombia
  9. Norway
  10. Venezuela

Top 5[edit]

  1. Mexico
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Korea
  4. Japan
  5. Thailand

Background Music[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Preliminary swimsuit scores[edit]

  • 8.988 Dominican Republic
  • 8.822 USA
  • 8.644 Korea
  • 8.272 Singapore
  • 8.255 Norway
  • 8.227 New Zealand
  • 8.188 Colombia
  • 8.161 Iceland
  • 8.144 Denmark
  • 8.122 Mexico
  • 8.105 Thailand
  • 8.105 Sweden
  • 8.100 Venezuela
  • 8.055 Hong Kong
  • 8.044 Japan
  • 8.011 Costa Rica
  • 8.005 England
  • 7.988 Trinidad and Tobago
  • 7.977 Holland
  • 7.966 Portugal
  • 7.937 Ireland
  • 7.883 Philippines
  • 7.868 Brazil
  • 7.805 Taiwan ROC
  • 7.783 Italy
  • 7.772 Scotland
  • 7.733 Finland
  • 7.711 Australia
  • 7.622 Malaysia
  • 7.600 Turkey
  • 7.594 Israel
  • 7.588 Austria
  • 7.566 Chile
  • 7.544 Canada
  • 7.422 Peru
  • 7.411 Greenland
  • 7.400 Argentina
  • 7.342 Northern Marianas
  • 7.342 Guam
  • 7.316 Turks Caicos
  • 7.311 Germany
  • 7.305 Switzerland
  • 7.300 Puerto Rico
  • 7.266 Bahamas
  • 7.244 Belgium
  • 7.222 Uruguay
  • 7.155 Spain
  • 7.111 Wales
  • 7.088 US Virgin Islands
  • 7.072 Sri Lanka
  • 7.066 France
  • 7.055 British Virgin Islands
  • 7.044 Ecuador
  • 7.022 Bolivia
  • 6.922 Gibraltar
  • 6.911 Malta
  • 6.868 Nigeria
  • 6.844 El Salvador
  • 6.761 Paraguay
  • 6.755 Egypt
  • 6.722 Jamaica
  • 6.711 Luxembourg
  • 6.655 Honduras
  • 6.622 Bermuda
  • 6.555 Guatemala
  • 6.472 Lebanon

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]

External links[edit]