After back to back winner from Venezuela, a new country walked with the Miss Universe Crown. Jimena Navarrete, Miss Mexico
The Top 15 were: Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Ukraine, Miss Mexico, Miss Belgium, Miss Ireland, Miss South Africa, Miss France, Miss Australia, Miss Jamaica, Miss Russia, Miss Albania, Miss Colombia, Miss Guatemala, Miss Czech Republic and Miss Philippines. Although Miss Philippines got the loudest cheer and applause when she was called in the semi-final round but the crown went to Miss Mexico eventually.
Other awards given were Miss Congeniality going to Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell, with Miss Photogenic going to Miss Thailand, and Miss Thailand also won the Best National Costume Award.
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