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Miss Universe 1968 results: Sylvia Hitchcock crowns Martha Vasconcellos in Miami Beach, Florida

  • beauty pageant: Miss Universe
  • edition: 17th
  • date: July 13, 1968
  • venue: Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
  • broadcasters: CBS, WTVJ
  • host: Bob Barker
  • candidates: 65
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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FINALISTS

PLACEMENTNAME (COUNTRY)
Top 15
Nancy Wilson (Canada)
Dánae Monserrat Salas Sarradell (Chile) 
Jennifer Lowe Summers (England)
Elizabeth Cadren (France)
Miranta Zafiropoulou (Greece)
Miriam Friedman (Israel)
Tone Knaran (Norway)
Anne-Marie Hellqvist (Sweden)
Apantree Prayutsenee (Thailand)
Daliborka Stojsic (Yugoslavia)
Top 5
Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos (Brazil) 
Anne Marie Braafheid (Curacao)
Leena Marketta Brusiin (Finland)
Dorothy Catherine Anstett (United States)
Peggy Kopp Arenas (Venezuela) 
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SPECIAL AWARDS

AWARDCANDIDATE
Miss AmityYasuyo Lino (Japan) 
Miss PhotogenicDaliborka Stojsic (Yugoslavia)
Best National CostumeLuz Elena Restrepo González (Colombia)
Best in Swimsuit
Roxana Bowles Chávez (Bolivia)
Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos (Brazil) 
Nancy Wilson (Canada) 
Anne Marie Braafheid (Curacao)
Jennifer Lowe Summers (England)
Elizabeth Cadren (France)
Miranta Zafiropoulou (Greece)
Miriam Friedman (Israel)
Kim Yoon-jung (Korea)
Margine Davidson Morales (Nicaragua)
Monica Fairall (South Africa) 
Anne-Marie Hellqvist (Sweden)
Apantree Prayutsenee (Thailand)
Dorothy Catherine Anstett (United States)
Daliborka Stojsic (Yugoslavia)
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WINNERS

PLACEMENT19681967
4th runner-upDorothy Catherine Anstett
United States
Batia Kabiri
Israel
3rd runner-upPeggy Kopp Arenas
Venezuela
Ritva Helena Lehto
Finland
2nd runner-upLeena Marketta Brusiin
Finland
Jennifer Lynn Lewis
England
1st runner-upAnne Marie Braafheid
Curacao
María Elena Pérez Branger
Venezuela
Miss UniverseMartha Vasconcellos
Brazil
Sylvia Louise Hitchcock
United States
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Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos
Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos

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