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Top  Michigan, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Philadelphia (PA), Nebraska, Utah, New Jersey, Louisiana, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Delaware, Miami Beach (FL), Georgia, St. Louis (MO), Ohio, New York, Wyoming

Middle  Venezuela, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Vermont, Connecticut, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, California, North Dakota, Iowa, Greece, Alaska, Uruguay, British Guiana, Tennessee, New Mexico, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Washington, Nevada

Bottom  Israel, Sweden, Holland, Mexico, Belgium, Peru, Brazil, France, Chile, Italy, Germany, Philippines, England, Iceland, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Japan, Dominican Republic, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Turkey 

Miss Universe 1956

1956 July 20

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

Results
U.S.A.  Carol Laverne Morris
Germany  Marina Orschel
Sweden  Ingrid Goude (1st RU Europe '56)
England  Iris Alice Kathleen Waller (World '56)
Italy  Rossana Galli

Semi-finalists
Argentina  Ileana Carré
Belgium  Lucienne Auquier
Brazil  Maria José Cardoso
Cuba  Marcia Rodríguez
Echevarría
France  Anita Treyens
Greece  Rita Gouma
Israel  Sara Tal
Mexico  Erna Marta Bauman
Peru  Rosa Dolores "Lola" Sabogal Morzán
Venezuela  Blanquita Heredia Osío

Remainder
Alaska  Barbara Maria Sellar
British Guiana  Rosalind Iva Joan Fung
Canada  Elaine Evelyn Bishenden
Chile  Concepción Obach Chacana
Costa Rica  Anabella Granados
Dominican Republic  Olga Fernánda Fiallo Oliva de los Rosario
Ecuador  Maria Mercedes Flores Espín
Guatemala  Ileana Garlinger Díaz
Holland  Rita Schmidt (4th RU Europe '56)
Iceland  Gudlaug Gudmundsdóttir
Japan  Yoshie Baba
Philippines  Isabel Escobar Rodriguez
Puerto Rico  Paquita Vivo
Turkey  Can Uysaloglu
Uruguay  Titina Aguirre

Replaced
Philippines  Edith Noble Nakpil

Did not compete
Finland  Mirva Orvokki Arvinen
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Awards
Miss Friendship
1 Costa Rica
2 New Mexico (Jackie Brown)

Miss Photogenic
1 Germany
2 Sweden
3 Venezuela
4 Italy
5 California (Shurlee Witty)

Most Popular Girl
1 Iowa (Carol Morris)
2 Texas (Jo Dodson)
3 Germany
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Guest
Miss Welcome to Long Beach  Sibyl Smith


New York City
Belgium, Sweden, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Turkey

Top 15
Top  Italy, Mexico, Peru, Miss Universe 1955 (Hillevi Rombin), Sweden, U.S.A., Venezuela
Middle  Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, England, Israel, France
Bottom  Greece & Germany

England (3rd RU), Germany (1st RU), U.S.A. (winner), Sweden (2nd RU), Italy (4th RU)