from left to right, two Miss Universes,
Margareta Arvidsson of Sweden (Miss Universe 1966) modelling "Catalina"
bathing suit in one of her visits to Mexico and Amelia Vega of
Dominican Rep. in semifinal bathing suit competition in Panama,
later she would win the crown of Miss Universe 2003.
from left to right Miss World
Mexico 2004, Yessica Ramirez in a parade in Sanya, China attending
the Miss World 2004 pageant and Rosalva Luna general rehearsal
in Quito, Ecuador during Miss Universe 2004.
from left to right Miss USA 2004,
Shandi Finnessey chatting with Miss Universe 2004 and showing
her beautiful back to the photographer and Miss Germany 2004 Shermine
Sharivar during rehearsals.
above; the contenders to Miss
Universe 2004 title walking down after the rehearsal show; although
the are facing away from us, we can recognize some of them; Miss
Venezuela, Miss Italia, Miss Guatemala, Miss Mexico, Miss Dominican
Rep., Miss Trinidad & Tobago, below; Miss Italy, Miss Mexico,
Miss Dominican Rep. and the only blonde of the group would win
the pageant, Miss Australia, Jennifer Hawkins.
from left to right. Miss Chile
2004; Gabriela Barros during rehearsal show; Miss Panama 2005
Rosa María Hernández in a fashion show in Panama
and Miss USA Myrna Hansen y Miss Universe 1953 first runner-up
International beauty queen photographed
facing away from us (below), Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003 just
after minutes have been crowned, Jennifer Hawkings of Australia,
after minutes to win Miss Universe 2004 title and Julia Mantilla
of Peru is congratulated by contenders for to win Miss World
2004 pageant in Sanya, China.
from left to right Miss Mexico
1996, Vanessa Guzmán, Miss Universe 1968, of Brasil, Martha
Vasconselos, poses with the Miss Universe trophy and Gloria
Diaz (Miss Universe 1969) being Miss Philippines yet (wearing
pink bathing suit)
Miss Australia, Karen Wenden in
semifinal competition in Miss Universe 1989 in Cancun, Mexico
from left to right; Miss South
Africa 1968 Monica Fairall wearing a very sexy dress during semifinal
competition in MissUniverse, Miss Universe 2004, Jennifer Hawkins
of Australia run away from the stage when her dress falled during
catwalking in the "welcome home" ceremony in Australia
and Miss Mexico 1989 Adriana Abascal during final competition
in bathing suit in Miss Universe 1989 in Cancun, Mexico
Photos courtesy Victor Sánchez,
Lestat, Alfredo Téllez, Pepe Medel and Sergio (Mexico)
Pawee (The Philippines), gettyimages.com and missuniverse.com