Miss Universe 1957


Miss Universe 1957
Miss Universe 1957
Date 19 July 1957
Presenters Bob Russell
Venue Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA
Entrants 32
Placements 15
Debuts Martinique, Morocco, Paraguay
Withdraws British Guiana (Guyana), Chile, Dominican Republic, Holland, USA
Returns Austria, Hawaii, Korea, Norway, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Winner Gladys Zender
Peru Peru
Congeniality Mapita Mercado Cordero  Puerto Rico
Photogenic Gerti Daub
 Germany
Participating Nations and Results.

The 6th Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 1957 was held in Long Beach, California, USA for the 6th time. In this pageant thirty two contestants competed. Miss Peru, 17-year-old Gladys Zender won the competition.

Contents

Results

Placements

Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 1957
1st runner-up
  •  Brazil - Teresinha Gonçalves Morango
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
  •  Cuba - María Rosa Gamio Fernández
4th runner-up
Top 15

1 Miss USA, Leona Gage (MD), was announced as a semi-finalist, but she was ejected from the pageant the day before the final after it was discovered that she was married and the mother of two young children; Miss Argentina, Monica Lamas, who had placed 16th in the preliminary, took over the vacated spot.

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Most Popular Girl in Parade

Contestants

  • Misses  Australia (June Finlayson),  Colombia (Yolanda Pulecio Vélez),  Finland (Marita Lindahl) and  USA (Leona Gage) (disqualified) did not compete.

Panel of Judges

External links


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