Amanda Olivares, 2nd. runner-up
in Miss Universe 1988
Mexico had participated
in Miss Universe since 1952 and it was in 1953 when Miss Mexico,
Ana Bertha Lepe, 18 years old and 1.62 cm tall obtained the
fourth runner-up spot at Miss Universe.
After her, only two more Miss Mexico made it to the semifinals,
1956 and 1978. It wasn't until 35 years later in Miss Universe
1988, in Thailand, that a Mexican representative is included
amongst the most beautiful women in the universe.
She was Amanda Beatriz Olivares Phillips, 22 years old and 1.69
cm tall, a student of Business Administration with beautiful
olive skin from the state of Puebla.
Olivares came with a different look that her antecedents,
with a winner's attitude, speaking in English, with a smile
and a stare of a triumphant queen, wins second runner-up at
the 1988 Miss Universe Pageant.
Among the top five finalists, four were Asians: Hong Kong,
Japan, Korea and Thailand, the only one from the west and
from latin america was Amanda Olivares
And that is how from that year on and consecutively Mexico
was a finalist until 1991 when Maria Guadalupe Jones Garay
won the Miss Universe 1991 title. Amanda Olivares will be
remembered as the most beautiful Miss Mexico ever to represent
Mexico in the Miss Universe pageant.
Thank you Armando Mexico (Chiapas, Mexico)
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