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Complete list of Miss Universe 1953 candidates

Judy Dan, Elza Kananionapua Edsman, Armi Helena Kuusela, Renate Hoy, Ntaizy Mavraki
Judy Dan, Elza Kananionapua Edsman, Armi Helena Kuusela, Renate Hoy, Ntaizy Mavraki

The second edition Miss Universe will take place at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States on July 17, 1953. The inaugural queen Armi Helena Kuusela, 18, of Finland has resigned so “Bend of the River” star Julie Adams, 26, will crown the new queen.

Colette Ribes was supposed to represent Morocco. However, she withdrew before the coronation night.

Now that Ribes is out of the competition, only 26 women will compete for the Miss Universe 1953 crown. Here is the list:

  1. Muriel Hagberg (Alaska)
  2. Maxine Morgan (Australia)
  3. Lore Felger (Austria)
  4. Elayne Cortois (Belgium)
  5. Thelma Elizabeth Brewis (Canada)
  6. Jytte Olsen (Denmark)
  7. Teija Anneli Sopanen (Finland)
  8. Christiane Martel (France)
  9. Christel Shaack (Germany)
  10. Doreta Xirou (Greece)
  11. Aileen Lauwae Stone (Hawaii)
  12. Rita Stazzi (Italy)
  13. Kinuko Ito (Japan)
  14. Ana Bertha Lepe Jimenez (Mexico)
  15. Synnøve Gulbrandsen (Norway)
  16. Emita Arosemena Zubieta (Panama)
  17. Mary Ann Sarmiento Hall (Peru)
  18. Cristina Monson Pacheco (Philippines)
  19. Wanda Irizarry (Puerto Rico)
  20. Ingrid Rita Mills (South Africa)
  21. Ulla Marianne Sandkler (Sweden)
  22. Danielle Oudinet (Switzerland)
  23. Ayten Akyol (Turkey)
  24. Myrna Rae Hansen (USA)
  25. Ada Alicia Ibáñez Amengual (Uruguay)
  26. Gisela Bolaños Scarton Scarton (Venezuela)

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