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Miss Universe 1953

1953 July 17

Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
26 entries

Results
France  Christiane Martel (real surname: Magnani)
U.S.A.  Myrna Rae Hansen
Japan  Kinuko Ito
Mexico  Ana Bertha Lepe Jiménez
Australia  Maxine Morgan

Semi-finalists
Austria  Lore Felger (Europe '53)
Canada  Thelma Elizabeth Brewis
Denmark  Jytte Olsen
Germany  Christel Schaack (winner Europe '54)
Italy  Rita Stazzi
Norway  Synnöve Gulbrandsen
Panama  Emita Arosemena Zubieta
Peru  Mary Ann Sarmiento Hall
South Africa  Ingrid Rita Mills
Turkey  Ayten Akyol
Uruguay  Ada Alicia Ibáñez Amengual

Remainder
Alaska  Muriel Hagberg
Belgium  Elayne Cortois
Finland  Teija Anneli Sopanen
Greece  Doretta Xirou
Hawaii  Aileen Lauwae Stone
Philippines  Cristina Monson Pacheco
Puerto Rico  Wanda Irizarry
Sweden  Ulla Marianne Sandklef
Switzerland  Danielle Oudinet
Venezuela  Gisela Carlota Bolaños Scarton

Did not compete
Morocco  Colette Ribes
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Awards
Miss Friendship  Louisiana (Jeanne Vaughn Thompson)
Miss Photogenic  U.S.A.
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Guest
Miss Welcome to Long Beach  Joan Kelly


Miss Friendship
Louisiana

Finland

Top 5
U.S.A. (1st RU), Mexico (3rd RU), Japan (2nd RU), France (winner), Australia (4th RU)