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Miss Universe 1992

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Date  8 May 1992
Entrants  78
Broadcaster  CBS
Placements  10
Miss Universe 1992
Presenters  Dick Clark, Leeza Gibbons, Angela Visser
Venue  Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Miss Universe 1992, the 41st Miss Universe pageant, was held on 8 May 1992 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Seventy-eight contestants competed in this year. Michelle McLean of Namibia was crowned by Lupita Jones of Mexico at the event's conclusion. This is the first and so far only time that Namibia won the pageant.


Host city

Thailand anticipated holding the pageant as early as August 1991, when thousands of slum dwellers were evicted in order to improve the image of the city prior to a World Bank conference that was held in the city in October and the pageant.

The official announcement that Bangkok would host the pageant was made in December 1991, with the date initially set as May 16. In March the date was moved back to May 8 so that it would not clash with Wisakha Bucha Day, a Buddhist holiday.

Political crisis

The pageant was held amidst a political crisis in Thailand that culminated on 17 May in the Black May protests against the government of General Suchinda Kraprayoon. The day prior to the event the public relations director expressed fears that the show might have to be cancelled if the situation escalated, although the threat was played down by other pageant officials.


Miss Universe 1992 Wikipedia

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