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Complete list of Miss Universe 1968 candidates

The Miss Universe 1968 coronation night will be held at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, United States on July 13, 1968. It is the 17th edition of the international beauty pageant founded by Catalina Swimwear manufacturer Pacific Knitting Mills, which is based in California, USA.

Bob Barker, 44, will host the ceremony, which will be aired on CBS and WTVJ. Congo-Kinshasa, Malta and Yugoslavia are represented for the first time.

Jennifer Lynn Lewis, Maria Elena Perez Branger, Sylvia Louise Hitchcock, Ritva Helena Lehto, Batia Kabiri
Jennifer Lynn Lewis, Maria Elena Perez Branger, Sylvia Louise Hitchcock, Ritva Helena Lehto, Batia Kabiri
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Representing the U.S., Sylvia Louise Hitchcock was 21 years old when she was crowned Miss Universe 1967 at the Miami Beach Auditorium on July 15, 1967. She bested 55 other candidates.

There are 65 women competing for the Miss Universe 1968 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. María del Carmen Jordán Vidal (Argentina)
  2. Sandra Croes (Aruba)
  3. Laureen Jones (Australia)
  4. Brigitte Kruger (Austria ) 
  5. Brenda Fountain (Bahamas)
  6. Sonja Doumen (Belgium) 
  7. Victoria Martin (Bermuda)
  8. Roxana Bowles Chávez (Bolivia)
  9. Ilse Maria De Jong (Bonaire)
  10. Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos (Brazil) 
  11. Nancy Wilson (Canada) 
  12. Sheila Jayatilleke (Ceylon)
  13. Dánae Monserrat Salas Sarradell (Chile) 
  14. Luz Elena Restrepo González (Colombia)
  15. Elizabeth Tavares (Congo-Kinshasa)
  16. Ana María Rivera (Costa Rica)
  17. Anne Marie Braafheid (Curacao)
  18. Gitte Broge (Denmark)
  19. Ana María Ortiz (Dominican Republic)
  20. Priscila Álava González (Ecuador)
  21. Jennifer Lowe Summers (England)
  22. Leena Marketta Brusiin (Finland)
  23. Elizabeth Cadren (France)
  24. Lilian Atterer (Germany)
  25. Miranta Zafiropoulou (Greece) 
  26. Arlene Vilma Chaco (Guam)
  27. Claudie Paquin (Haiti) 
  28. Nathalie Heyl (Holland)
  29. Nora Idalia Guillén (Honduras)
  30. Tammy Yung (Hong Kong)
  31. Helen Knuttsdóttir (Iceland)
  32. Anjum Mumtaz Baig (India)
  33. Tiffany Scales (Ireland)
  34. Miriam Friedman (Israel)
  35. Cristina Businari (Italy)
  36. Marjorie Bromfield (Jamaica)
  37. Yasuyo Lino (Japan) 
  38. Kim Yoon-jung (Korea)
  39. Sonia Fares (Lebanon)
  40. Lucienne Krier (Luxembourg) 
  41. Maznah Binte Mohammed Ali (Malaysia) 
  42. Kathlene Farrugia (Malta)
  43. Perla Olivia Aguirre Muñoz (Mexico) 
  44. Christine Mary Antunovic (New Zealand) 
  45. Margine Davidson Morales (Nicaragua)
  46. Tone Knaran (Norway)
  47. Sachie Kawamitsu (Okinawa) 
  48. María Esther Brambilla (Peru)
  49. Rosario Rosello Zaragoza (Philippines)
  50. Marylene Carrasquillo (Puerto Rico) 
  51. Helen Davidson (Scotland) 
  52. Yasmin Saif (Singapore)  
  53. Monica Fairall (South Africa) 
  54. Yolanda Legarreta Urquijo (Spain)
  55. Anne-Marie Hellqvist (Sweden)
  56. Jeannette Biffiger (Switzerland)
  57. Apantree Prayutsenee (Thailand)
  58. Rekaia Dekhil (Tunisia)
  59. Zuhal Aktan (Turkey) 
  60. Mayela Berton Martínez (Uruguay)
  61. Dorothy Catherine Anstett (United States)
  62. Peggy Kopp Arenas (Venezuela) 
  63. Sadie Sargeant (Virgin Islands)
  64. Judith Radford (Wales)
  65. Daliborka Stojsic (Yugoslavia)
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Maria Eugenia Torres of Paraguay was originally included in the list. However, she will not be able to compete in the coronation night.

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